Now, if we have lived far and long in the capital city of Delhi, most of us have often tried to venture into the mysteriousness of what drives the dariya-dilli of the Delhi residents. Amidst the bustle of the city, what is it exactly that makes their hearts grander with each second? Well…some would go on and on about this chicken-or-the-egg situation, but we seem to have arrived at food. For it this exact vat of oil and calories that go on unrestrained, even when consumed by the loud-mouthed, tender-hearted Dilli-wales. Following is a list of the top 5 pakwaan that a Dilli-wala just can’t do without in a single day:-
- Jalebis – This spiral shaped, hot and crispy sugary dough doesn’t cost much, as it caters to your sweet tooth. This are either deep fried in oil or ghee, and it is almost hard to turn it down when you are keeping count of your calories.
- Chole Bhature – Now, this is one of the few standout pakwaan out of the usual ones that comes out to be as soft and fluffy as ever. Delhi’s offering of this dish gets all the more better, as the vendors add special tangy chutney in the chole that just makes your cravings irresistible.
- Kulfi – And here we come back to another one of the desserts, again! The impressive list just keeps including more, as we come to savor the slight granules of dry fruits embedded in this cold, textured caramelized milk. Its inclusion is simply a no-brainer!
- Aloo Ke Parantha – Most of the Dilli-wales choose to have this high-on-calories food, be it for breakfast or just to satiate hunger pangs at midnight. The extravagant stuffing of aloo goodness makes us ecstatic, as we keep adding butter to it.
- Butter Chicken – Now, this dish has several origin stories attributing to its present popularity, be it the accidental tossing of butter, tomato and tandoori chicken in Moti Mahal Restaurant, Daryaganj or its supposed invention in Glasgow. Whatever be the case, coupling it with rice or naan would just satiate your appetite, and who knows…maybe you would be the one to partake in the dariya-dilli in this city.