Looking for some great places in Delhi to enjoy Ramadan food? The capital city of India is one of the top places where Ramadan is celebrated in full swing and if you are in the city you should make sure that you visit some of the top food destinations in Delhi that can offer you a memorable gastronomic experience. Ramadan is celebrated throughout India and metro cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi that have cosmopolitan crowd celebrate it in style. However, historically Delhi has remained one of the main cities during the rise of the Mughal Empire and you can still visit some of the monuments here close to the city that speaks about the architectural brilliance of the Mughal era. The city also is home to some of the mouth-watering Islamic cuisines that are sold out at various places when the iftar celebrations begin after the sunset. Here we take a quick look at the top 3 food destinations in Delhi during Ramadan that you should not miss out.
Iftar without nihari? Are you kidding me? Well, that is what most Muslims will tell you when they are breaking their fast and enjoying their iftar meals. Nihari remains one of the most popular Ramadan dishes which is actually a rich stew of goat meat or beef that is cooked for almost six to eight hours. Although, you will find Nihari is almost all cities in India but if you are in north Delhi you can end your quest at Haaji Noora located in the Bara Hindu Rao also known as Bhaji Gali in Sadar Bazar.
Well, let me aware my readers that you might not like the ambience of this place but Haaji Noora can beat the best hotels in the capital city when it comes to lip smacking nihari. If you are using metro you can get down at Pul Bangash on the Red Line. A delicious meal here will cost you around 100 Indian rupees (approx. USD 2)so it’s pretty affordable.
Tucked away near New Friends Colony is Puraani Dilli and it really offers you the same great old taste of mutton haleem that can make you feel nostalgic. Located in South West Delhi’s Zakir Nagar Puraani Dilli offers mutton haleem 12 months a year but visiting this place during Ramadan is a different experience altogether. If you are not happy with Haaji Noora’s ambience you can visit Puraani Dilli that offers air conditioned seating while you gobble up the best mutton haleem in town. Click here to know more about haleem.
If you are using metro you can get down at Okhla on the Violet Line. A delicious meal of mutton haleem will cost you around 200 Indian rupees (approx. USD 4) considering that you get a better seating space.
Chandni Chowk is one place that you cannot afford to miss out when you are in Delhi whether its during Ramadan or when you just want to enjoy a casual meal with your loved ones. Not too far from the iconic Jama Masjid you will find Karim’s that serves delicious biryani, boti biryani, kebabs and firnis. The seating place is not quite big so you will have to adjust yourself in the crowd since many Muslims come here after praying at the Jama Masjid.
If you want to escape the commotion I would recommend you be there on time before others come in. You can get down at the Chandni Chowk metro station on the Yellow Line to reach Karim’s quickly. A meal for one person here will cost you around 400 Indian rupees (approx. USD 8), but that is an affordable price that you pay for a perfect setting that will make your Ramadan evening memorable.