It all started from here...my home in Gurgaon-on to a metro from Dwarka
Next in an auto with my buddy Yogesh alias Yogi--Sat in the ultimate Indian vehicle after twenty years...
Changeover on a cycle rickshaw: I was amazed to see that it took my weight to perfection!!!
Gharib Nawaaz hotel: has a tradition of serving 300 people every day; therein lies barkat in food
Our ENT specialist in action
Manohar Shah's old shop opened in 1947 after partition after Manohar came from Pakistan--famous for its chole bhature /japani samosa -our Indian version of wonton
This is the famous Japani samosa of chandni chowk--how this name japani came is an interesting story-This samosa was created 48 yrs ago and is an improvised version of the wanton
Streets of Jama Masjid
Street Connecting Chawri Bazaar and Jama Masjid: Phew!!!
Jama Masjid Just Before the Friday Prayers
Fruits of Life
Barkatuddin's Nihari...too good Sevai---Semolina being sold in one of the shops near Jama Masjid. Best sevred with milk, cooked in ghee and dry fruits
Next to Chandni Chowk Metro station-bread pakoras and chillas-his garlic chutney is really good
Seekh Kebab in Al Jawahar; according to legends the old man named it so because Jawaharlal nehru came to eat here
Dates at its Best(!)---this man sells about 30 different varieties infront of Jama Masjid
RASHID'S HALWA--IT IS MADE OF 40 HERBS AND SPICES IN PURE GHEE--RICH AND HEAVY-BUT GREAT TO TASTE AND RASHID SWEARS IT CURES CERTAINS AILMENTS LIKE PAINS ETC. (check out his caption: the last line)
The Journey remains incomplete without the mention of phirni and kheer
Thus Spake the Plates...