A Divine Sojourn to the Heart of Delhi…Chandni Chowk/Jama Masjid

 

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

Wah! tandoor

Tandoori

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...

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4 Responses to “A Divine Sojourn to the Heart of Delhi…Chandni Chowk/Jama Masjid”

  1. Boss,
    you have a great blog going on here. I loved the Langar post, the one on Assamese cuisine and this one (Jama Masjid) absolutely takes the cake – in fact the pictures have me absolutely famished. I love old Delhi food and the ambiance – your post has set gastric juices a-boil and has made many food memories throb afresh.
    Congratulations sir.

  2. And this is the first time I have seen a Japani Samosa – or heard it called that!!!

  3. You Rock dude, keep up the good work, your blog is great and so enjoyable, thanks for all the lovely pics.

    Keep Rocking

  4. some of the pictures did not pop up which was disappointing.

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