Delhi is one city where you will find cuisines of different regions and even countries. Whether you want French, Thai, Italian, Nepalese or Bihari, Bengali, Marathi, Goan — you can totally satisfy the foodie in you in this city.
But while global is good, the Capital also scores high when it comes to its own cuisine. And now, you can sample all of Delhi’s delicacies at the Delhi Tourism organised Delhi Ke Pakwan festiva.
The festival brings together the culinary delights from the various lanes of Old Delhi and other parts of the city as well.
Glorifying the past, and keeping with the present, the food of Delhi is as diverse as the people it consists of. The amalgamation of different recipes from different cultures produced the dishes which are unique and deliciously different.
The festival has a collection ranging from Mughlai foods comprising Nihari, kababs, Ulte tawa ki roti, chicken dishes and biryanis. You can also dig into street food like pav bhaaji, pani puri and chaats. Or sample desserts like gulab jamun, moong and gajar ka halwa and kulfis and of course the very Indian refreshner- Banarasi meetha paan. Young and old alike flocked to these stalls and enjoyed the food with obvious relish.
The first day also saw a cultural programme consisting of Rajasthan folk dance and songs. Jazzing up the decor are decorated rickshaws and autos for click-happy visitors, a Banyan wishing tree, a handicraft exhibition.
A dhaba-like setting with cots scattered around adds a nostalgic touch.
There are vendors from Purani Dilli who have set up stalls, the famous chicken dishes from Chandni Chowk are also on sale.
The sheer number of visitors who turned up for the opening day of the festival clearly proves that no matter how many Western and modern food outlets have opened in the city, the Capital’s very own cuisine will always remain a hot favourite. Go check it out.