Top 20 Famous Dishes Of North India And Where To Find Them In Delhi


 1 Aloo Tikki

Aloo tikki is a quick snack made out of boiled potatoes onions and curry spices. It is served hot with a side of tamarind, coriander or mint sauce, yogurt and chickpeas. A fried and spicy snack easily available around the city, it is wholesome and qualifies as a complete meal with a calorie content of 144.8 per serving.

Where to find it? 

  • Natraj Dahi Bhalla, Chandni Chowk
  • Bitto Tikki Wala outlets, Delhi


2. Rajma Chawal

One of the favorite comfort foods, rajma chawal is readily available across food carts in Delhi. It is a sumptuous meal served along with onions, pickle, and spiced curd. Calories: 433.7

Where to find it?

  • Jain Chawal Wale, Connaught place
  • Kakaji corner, Lajpat Nagar market

3. Paranthe

Paratha means layers of cooked dough with a variety of stuffing like potato, onion, cottage cheese, etc. Parathas are generally served as a breakfast or tea time snack. They are enjoyed with a dab of butter, curd, pickles or chutney.

 Where to find it?

  • Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk
  • Moolchand Parantha, near Moolchand Metro Station.

4. Bhelpuri

One of the most popular chaats in India, bhelpuri is a mixture of puffed rice, sev, vegetables, tamarind sauce, mint chutney and typically served in a paper cone. Bhelpuri is the most loved comfort food and provides instant energy. Calories: 350

Where to find it?

  • Bombay Bhelpuri, South Extension 1, New Delhi
  • UPSC Chaat Wala, Main Bhawan Road, Pehladpur Banger, New Delhi
bhel puri

5. Chhole bhature

Chhole bhature is a combination of hot chana masala along with fried Indian bread, bhature. Chhole bhature is served hot and enjoyed with pickle coriander chutney and onions.

Where to find it?

  • Sita Ram Diwan Chand, Paharganj
  • Chache di Hatti, Kamla Nagar
cole bhature

6. Butter chicken

Butter chicken is an Indian dish that was developed by Moti Mahal Restaurant, Delhi. It is chicken in mild curry sauce. It has become one of the most relished curry dishes all over India. The dish had its roots in Punjabi cuisine and served along with tandoori roti/naan or steamed rice.

Where to find it?

  • Minar restaurant, Connaught place
  • Moti Mahal restaurant, Delhi
butter chicken

7. Gajar halwa

Gajar halwa is one of the favorite desserts in India. It is usually served hot and enjoyed along with dry fruits and ghee. It is often served at most of the festivals and preferred due to its low-fat content.

Where to find it?  

  • Kaleva sweets, Bangle Sahib Marg, Gole market, New Delhi
  • Tewari sweets, Lajpat Nagar2

8. Biryani

The core ingredient in the biryani is the rice along with meat vegetables and spices. Biryani is a complete meal in itself and curd/raita, salad or chutney are served along with it.

Where to find it?

  • Iqbal Biryani, Nizamuddin
  • Kolkata biryani house, C.R. park

9. Gol gappe

Gol gappe or Pani Puri has been all time favorite amongst people of all age groups. It is a spicy and tangy snack that is easily available everywhere. It consists of a round, crisp puri, with spiced water tamarind chutney, chickpeas, onions, etc.

Where to find it?

  • Chhote Lal Chaat Bhandar, Chawri Bazaar
  • Ashok Chaat Bhandar, Chandni Chowk

10. Samosa

Samosa is another tea tie fried snack with spicy potato and peas filling.  Nowadays the baked variant is also available along with a variety of savory fillings like noodles, minced meat, pasta, etc. At various places, samosa is served in the form of a chaat with chhole, tamarind chutney, mint-coriander chutney, onions, etc.

Where to find it?

  • Rewari Sweets, Lajwanti Garden
  • Gopinath Bazaar, Delhi Cantt.

11. Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken as a dish originated in Punjab region. It is often served as a starter or an appetizer. The chicken is marinated in yogurt and seasoned with different spices; it gets its bright orange-red color from the Kashmiri red chili powder.

Where to find it?

  • Pindi Restaurant, New Delhi
  • Kake Da hotel, New Delhi

12. Makki di roti sarso da saag

Makki di roti sarso da saag is an important part of the rural Punjabi cuisine. The dish is served during the winter months, along with a generous serving of ghee.

Where to find it?

  • Punjabi Haveli, Jail Road
  • Karachi Halwa House, Gole Market

13. Jalebi With Rabri

Jalebi is a fried dessert that is best served with chilled rabri. It is during the winter months that crisp jalebi with chilled velvety rabri and dry fruits is enjoyed the most.

Where to find it?

  • Bangle sweet house, Connaught place
  • Bikanerwala, Greater Kailash 1

14. Kachori

Kachori is a spicy tea time snack with a choice of fillings like spiced potatoes, moong dal, onions, dry fruits, etc. Kachori is occasionally served with spicy potato curry.

Where to find it?

  • Sharma Kachori Wale, Kamla Nagar
  • JB Kachori Wala, Maliwara

15. Pakore

Pakoras are deep fried fritters made in Indian households. The vegetables give the pakora its specific name like potato pakora, cheese pakora, onion pakora, etc.

Where to find it?

  • Khandaani Pakodewale, Sarojini Nagar
  • New Vishal Corner, Nehru Place

16. Afghani/tandoori chaap

Soya chaap enriched with protein, is both delighting and appetizing. It is a delicious preparation for the vegetarians and, onions and mint or coriander chutney are served along with it.

Where to find it?

  • Amritsari chaap Corner, New Delhi
  • Sardarji Malai Chaap Wale, New Delhi

17. Kulfi

Kulfi is a traditional Indian ice-cream. It comes in various flavors like rose, mango, cardamom, saffron and pistachio. It has a creamy texture and rabri is served with it.

Where to find it?

  • Roshan di kulfi, Karol Bagh
  • Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfi wale

18. Dal Makhani and Naan

Dal makhani and naan is a complete meal served along with salad and chutney. It is one of the favorite main course dishes in the city.

Where to find it?

  • Veg Gulati, Pandara Road Market
  • Gupta’s Restaurant, South Extension

19. Paneer Tikka

Paneer tikka is a vegetarian alternative for chicken tikka. The paneer is marinated in spices and grilled in the tandoor. Mint-coriander chutney and roasted or grilled vegetables are served with it.

Where to find it?

  • Khan Chacha, Khan Market
  • Rajinder da Dhaba, Safdarjung Enclave

20. Kheer

In India, Kheer is served on various festivals like Diwali, Eid, Raksha Bandhan, etc. It is prepared by boiling milk with rice or vermicelli along with sugar, cardamom, raisins, cashews, saffron, etc.

Where to find it?

  • Siddique’s family kheer shop, near the Chawri Bazaar metro station.