Indian food is famous and oft infamous for the same reason – it’s spicy quotient! But there’s a lot more to Indian food than just spice. The country has 29 different states and each state has its own distinct fervour when it comes to food. South Indian food and North Indian food are usually quite popular than others but Western and eastern versions of Indian food are equally lip smacking.
Just like the country, its food is also not something easy to explore. However, Delhi has a range of different restaurants that offer a variety of cuisines and should definitely be tried when volunteering in Delhi, India. Here’s a recommended list for all VolSolers.
The South Indian eating panorama is quite well known for its welcome drinks and an authentic south indian dishes. The franchise has various outlets in the city but the one in Hauz Khas Village is definitely best one. A 10 minute walk from the Green Park Metro station, the restaurant is dimly lit and the waiters are traditionally dressed. A complete value for money, this restaurant is highly recommended when in Delhi.
Rajdhani meaning “Capital” is a one treat to the taste buds. Offering lunch and dinner buffets in different Indian cuisines, the sheer variety of the foods is so delightful that the smell enchants you and the taste gives you an authentic awesomely cooked Indian food.
Offering North Indian staple, the dal makhani, naan bread and different varieties of chicken in the restaurant are highly recommended. Mushroomed all over the city, the outlet in CP (nearest to Rajiv Chowk Metro station) is easily accessible and must be tried for lunch.
A very affordable small eatery, the “Gol Gappas” and “Chole Bhature” in Bengali Sweet house is known all over Delhi. Awesomely priced and very hygienic, the different kinds of Indian street food options are available here and should be tried while volunteering in Delhi.
Another South Indian restaurant, this ones runs into queues for hours before one can grab a table. Totally worth effort, the “Masala Dosa” and “Idlis” are the specialities of the restaurant. Can be clubbed with souvenir shopping in Janpath, CP.
The food stalls in Dilli Haat offer different kinds of cuisines at one place. Easily accessible from INA Metro station on the yellow line, it is a great idea to club some shopping with eating in Dilli Haat, a cultural hotspot in Delhi.
A small and cosy affair, the Rosang Cafe offers authentic North Eastern food and quiet and tranquil atmosphere. The restaurant is also in South Delhi, near the Green Park metro station.
Well, if after too much of gorging on Indian food, you miss European food, the Big Chill cafe is your answer. Try it for lunch after exploring the Humayun’s tomb and Khan Market in which the outlet is situated.
Famous all over for its rolls, the mutton rolls of Karim’s are one of a kind are a complete value for money. With outlets in Select Citywalk Saket, Khan Market and CP, snacking at Karim’s is a great option.
One of the fine dining places in Delhi, Dum Pukht is known for its Lucknowi Awadh Kitchen that has lip smacking non vegetarian food. Try it if you have a few hundred dollars to spare and want to be treated like “Lucknowi Nawab”.
The above restaurants are surely going to satisfy your taste bud, give a hint of the Indian culture and give you a great way to pass your free time while volunteering in Delhi, India. Want to know more about the food, or the volunteering opportunities or both ? Drop us a comment below and we’ll get back to you in less than 48 hours, we promise!
A Culture, Gender And Social Enthusiast, Aparna loves being in and exploring diverse and multicultural setups. She finds solace in humor and reading up all kinds of things, including shampoo bottle directions.
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