What are the famous cuisines of Delhi?

Delhi, the capital city of India is known for its delicacies. Most of the dishes are influenced by Mughals and this was the place that gave birth to Mughlai cuisine. There is no one particular cuisine that is identified as the taste of Delhi. A large variety of dishes like different varieties of paranthas, kababs, tandoori, Punjabi, and varieties of chats are relished in Delhi.


This is a household food in Delhi and is a perfect meal for common people on the streets as well as hungry college students. This is just a roti type of bread but the difference is that paranthas can be stuffed with a variety of fillings. Ranging from different vegetables to minced meat fillings you can fill up your paranthas. This is commonly enjoyed by the lovers of street food, even as a midnight snack in Delhi Streets.


Chaat is a very wide terminology that is used to describe an entire genre of food. In Delhi you can find chaat in the most luxurious hotels and also on the streets. There is a wide variety of chaats that you can eat. Chaat is basically a mixture of a few items like samosas and channa. Chandni Chowk area in Delhi is very famous for its chaat.

Butter chicken

A very popular dish all over the world, known to be originated in Delhi and also Punjab. It’s the most loved chicken dish in Delhi and it is easily available, be it in a fancy hotel or a local Dhaba. This dish was basically originated by the Moti Mahal restaurant in the 1950s. In order to enjoy the dish, you should eat it with plain rice or else naan with butter spread all over it would make it a very enjoyable experience.


This dish can be considered as a gift that has been left behind for us by the Mughals. It was basically meant to be served to the higher class society back then. The kababs are pure meat and they are marinated with a few spices and then they are roasted or grilled on thin metal sticks. They have a whole array of kababs ranging from chicken to mutton and also vegetarian kababs.

Chole bhature

This dish is widely available almost everywhere in the streets of Delhi. It basically consists of some puris and to accompany that they serve it with a serving of chole curry. You can literally have this dish at any time of the day, either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This dish is commonly served with a glass of Lassi. The dish is exotic, spicy and is very satisfying as it fills your stomach well.


This is a signature delicacy and it tastes best when it is served along with some tandoori rotis. Nihari is basically the bone soup of mutton. The bones of the mutton are boiled for a very long time and then some spices are added to the dish to make it tasty. The cooking process of nihari is a lengthy and time-consuming process.