Apr 18, 2014

Review A to Z – Paranthe Wali Gali

As I write today’s post, my mind tells me I am hungry (actually I have had food just about half an hour ago) and I think hard to think of something spicy, tangy, tasty to eat.

But in fact what I crave for is the paranthas from Paranthe wali Gali.
If you are in Delhi and you haven’t been to this lane in old Delhi which is famous for Paranthas, please make a resolution to go there this weekend.

Even I had not been to Paranthe wali gali for a long time during my stay in Delhi. Then while ticking my to-do list from LP (read my experience with Lonely Planet here) I realized I had HAD to go to this place.


A walking distance from Chandni Chowk metro station, Paranthe wali Gali is a crowded lane adjacent to the famous kinari bazaar.

The lane has several small restaurants selling deep fried paranthas. Yes you heard read my correct! The paranthas are deep fried. Take a deep breath my friends. It is not as bad as it sounds. Although, deep friend, these paranthas are not as oily as you imagine. There is another surprise waiting for you here. Forget about conventional potato and onion filling, this letting sets out to leave a memory with their unconventional fillings of jaggery, sugar or chili.

The whole experience of eating in this small lane could be overwhelming and the chaos in queues and heat around you could leave you in perspiration. But don’t worry, drown it with a glass of Lassi and enjoy the frenzied excitement of the lane.




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16 comments:

  1. You made me hungry.... Chalo let's go today!!

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    1. hehehe it is such a late reply...next time pakka

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  2. I made it a point to visit this place the last time I went to Delhi.. but frankly I don't think I am a big fan of deep fried paranthas.. home made tawa fried paranthas are the best for me :)

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    1. nothing beats home make paranthas but this is good for change

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  3. Even though I am from Delhi, never been to this gali. Maybe now that I am actually not a dilliwali I might make it there during one of my visits :)

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  4. I went to this place during my recent visit to Delhi. As much as I loved the food, the place was VERY dirty. There were rats inside these shops too. Freaked me out.

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    1. Soumya its so sad that your experience was bad...I can't say the place was really clean, but I didnt find rats atleast

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  5. Wow that was a wholesome post!!Whether you were hungry or not ,you have made me hungry early in the morning with hose tempting pictures of parantha and its accompaniments.I was in Delhi for more than a decade but missed out this place.

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    1. I have managed to reach there in recent years only...

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  6. Your post reminds me of a visit I made there years ago when I was in Delhi on work. The atmosphere of the place is charming and it has an "old world time stands still" kind of image, Of course, I speak of a time some 20 + years ago. I don't know if things have changed for the better, or the worse.

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    1. Prem it is still the same....I am not much of a photographer, I wish I could show nothing changes in Chandani Chowk

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  7. why why why did i miss going here... I was there ar Chandni chowk, but the crowd really scared me. Never seen so many people at one place. Wish I had atleast packed some.

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    1. The crowd in CC can be really intimidating...you can see everything from a bullock cart to a Mercedes on the road at the same time...not to mention enthusiastic shoppers and sellers...

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