Karol Bagh, New Delhi street food | Bhature, pakoda, Tikki, Chicken roll & more

Karol Bagh, New Delhi street food | Bhature, pakoda, Tikki, Chicken roll & more


Hello friends! Welcome to Visa2Explore. One word that defines Karol Bagh… is shopping! Eat while you shop, or like us…shop while you eat. Thankfully, there’s a metro station right outside Karol Bagh market. Our objective is to explore Karol Bagh’s street food. Let’s go! I think as crispy and fluffy a bhatura is… the temptation to eat it escalates as well. Let’s taste chana (white chickpeas) first. The best thing is… The maker did not assume about how hot and spicy a customer would want his food to be. The taste of chana is wonderful! The bhatura.. is very less oily! We’ll talk to the cook after eating and find out what’s the reason behind this being so less oily. We use clarified butter which doesn’t make bhatura oily It’s been 30-35 years here and I have always used this And we stuff the bhaturas which people really like! Heart shaped tikki (cutlet) amazing design! There’s a filling of lentils. like a stuffing. I’m enjoying this. Let’s pair it with more chutney. I feel like tasting the chutney separately. Believe me…I’ve never had a chutney like this! I’d like to ask the owner what’s in it for tanginess? Tamarind or dry mango? Also known as amchur. We use jaggery for sweetness and dry mango pulp for tanginess. And ginger, green coriander, chilli, mint leaves, etc. for the masala. Let’s try golgappa here. What’s this made of? wheat flour? Sir, this is wheat flour, rice flour etc. mixed Will you show me one? Oh God! Is this golgappa or something else? It’s crispy and like a blast in your mouth! What else is mixed with wheat flour? This is wheat flour and rice mixed. Also flour made of papad is mixed. I’ve never had wheat golgappa like this in Delhi. where wheat flour, rice, and papad are mixed together. It’s very crispy! I’ve never had a golgappa this crispy before! more spicy water please. 1 potato fritter 1 onion fritter and 1 paneer (cottage cheese) fritter. I’ll try the onion fritter first. without the chutney Amazing! I’ve never had such delicious onion fritters before! Let me show you a close-up of the spice filling inside. There’s a spice filling with the onions. which is giving such a tangy and tasty flavour. Now, a bite of the paneer pakoda. (cottage cheese) Same concept like in the onion fritter. There’s the same spice filling in both onion as well as the cottage cheese fritter. Let’s show you a close-up view! To reach here, the landmark is Divya College. This place is known as Sardarji Pakodewale. This shop is quite old.. around 25-30 years old. If you are a Delhiite you might have come here or Om Bhatura, or Sindhi corner. So, do share your experiences with us in the comments! Now, Let’s finish this and carry on! I’m at Ajmal Khan road crossing and this in front of me is Janak Stores. On the opposite side there is Jainsons and Ahujasons…These are reknowned shawl traders. Now, we will go have some golgappa In the lane next to Roopak Stores. Roopak Stores is also quite a popular dry fruit shop! Hello… I’d like to have some golgappa. What’s the rate? 4 for INR 20. The golgappa is definitely good. But, this spicy water is amazing! Loving it. Do you make any special chutney for the water? Yes, this is a special spice mix that I prepare. Black pepper, mint leaves, coriander leaves, black salt, white salt, cumin, etc. is used to make this. Gujralsons is a quite renowned groom wear store. A wide range of clothing is available here for grooms. In Ajmal Khan road, Karol Bagh On one side of Roopak Stores is the golgappa shop. And in the other lane, there’s Karol Bagh chaat house. I’ll show you a very special dish here called Moonglet Come let’s see what a moonglet is And how it’s made using green gram. This dish is called moonglet. It’s made of moong dal or green gram. We also use some stuffing for this. Like onion, capsicum, and sweet corn. We use butter to cook this and serve it with 3 chutneys made of dates, dry mango powder and mint leaves. This innovative dish is called moonglet. It’s like moong dal cheela(pancake made of green gram) Difference is the fluffiness the crispiness outside and softness inside. I’ve taken a couple of bites… amazing taste! What I love the most here is this condiment, the chutney made of dates. I’ve never had date chutney like this before! Gaffar is at a distance of 1km from Karol Bagh metro station Here… mobile phone, mobile accessories, electronics, etc. are available at best prices. I think nowhere in India, there’s a market this big for electronic devices. Here, a plate of bhatura costs INR 35. And 2 samosas for INR 10. So, INR 5 for one samosa. I don’t think anywhere else in Delhi… one can get samosa for INR 5 other than here. And…I really like the taste of the samosas as well. I’m in Bank Street, Karol Bagh right now There are numerous jewellery shops on both sides People come here from far to buy jewellery I guess there’s definitely at least 150-200 shops here I’m right behind City Hospital now Doesn’t seem like there could be food joints on this road But… there are quite a few food joints here. I’m taking you to few of those amazing joints here! 1 chicken roll First time here? No Sir, I have classes nearby. I come here regularly. I’ve come here once before…around 5-6 years back. I really like the chicken roll here. The good thing is the chicken is well fried and the spices used in rolls are always savoury… particularly, here. Whatever burger or sandwich we serve is of best quality Some regulars are coming for years – now with their kids Deepak’s sandwiches and burgers has maintained quality and taste for over 20-25 years. still as tasty as I remember from my school days Now, I bring my kids here too And they agree something is truly different about this tiny shop without a board or anything… And yet is so popular. I come here every week…And I challenge you come and try the sandwich and burger here… People from all over Delhi come here to eat. Taste is very unique… A friend of mine referred me to come visit this place for veg seekh kebab. I tasted it today finally. Nice taste. Black gram and vegetables are mixed and made into seekh kebabs. It’s quite crispy and tasty! And obviously, it tastes better with onions and chutney I’ve been roaming around Karol Bagh since 9:15am and it’s 7:30 in the evening now. We’ve explored Karol Bagh quite thoroughly. We haven’t shopped much but enjoyed the street food. I’m right in front of Ghaffar market One thing I had saved for the last is the very popular Roshan di kulfi! It’s nearby. Let’s go and check it out. 1 mango falooda kulfi Roshan’s kulfi in Karol Bagh needs no introduction! If you are from Delhi and have been to Karol Bagh you must have come here! I’ve come here 4-5 times in the last 20 years. I love the kulfi here For a change, I ordered mango kulfi today Usually I have the pistachio kulfi here. I am liking the flavor of mango I am having the mango flavour here for the first time. The kulfi is amazing! made of thick creamy milk..lovely! So, we’ve had the kulfi as well. Our day has almost come to an end…it’s 7:45 pm. the whole day we have roamed around and enjoyed! This day in Karol Bagh will be a memorable one for me! By the way, if you haven’t subscribed Visa2Explore yet, then click the red button and please subscribe. And if you have some memories related to Karol Bagh the places we took you, the street food here or any joint that you have visited…do share in comments. We will be waiting for your comments Thanks for your time!

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