Winter in Delhi is pure magic, but you know what’s even more magical? Well, it’s the iconic winter foods of Delhi that can warm souls with their flavour, taste, and comfort. That’s why we decided to make a list for you about the must-try winter food in Delhi that anybody shouldn’t miss.
Dilli ki Sardi and its glory are indeed something else. It’s also the winter delicacies that make it extra special and so exploring them would be a great idea this winter. Plan a day out with your dear ones, eat your heart out, and try these winter foods in Delhi that’ll leave your tummy very happy!
A perfect dessert for all those who love meetha, a piping hot malpua is something you have to try in Delhi winters. It’s a complete delight to bite on these hot, soft, and fluffy malpuas that taste like heaven when served alongside rabdi or dunked in sugar syrup. Either way, they are delicious. Some of the few places to get amazing malpuas during winters would be Bengali Sweet House in CP, Makhan Shah Halwai in Sonarpatti, and Aggarwal Sweets in Munirka.
2. Dudh Jalebi
A crunchy bite of syrup-filled Jalebi with a sip of creamy and warm milk is what we call a perfect way to start the day or rock chilly winter evening in Delhi. You can try this absolutely drooling food combination at several places. Some of them would be Makhan Lal Tika Ram in Bara Bazar, Old Famous Jalebi Wala in Chandni Chowk, and Gulati jalebi centre in Gol Chakkar Road.
3. Momos soups
That feeling of dipping a momo into its red chutney and then biting the very juicy and meaty momo is something every Delhite lives for. It’s a special feeling, and we all know eating momos is just something else during winters! ‘Mothuk’, which is a momo soup, is also a must-try in the city’s chilly weather. Head to Yeti in Hauz Has Village, Tashi Delek Food Joint in Dilli Haat, or Ama Thakali in Manju Ka Tila, as they all offer delicious plates of momos and soups!
A plate of warm, soft, and grainy gajar ka halwa, moong dal halwa, sooji halwa, or any other halwa is a big yes during winters. These sweet delicacies are worth all your time and efforts and will give you a sugar rush. You can visit Chandni Chowk for your Halwa fetish as there are many iconic mithai shops like Churuwala Marwari Sweet, Giani’s Di Hatti, and Chaina Ram serving delectable halwas!
This Tibetan noodle soup is loved by many. A steaming hot bowl of Thukpa comes with vegetables, meat, and perfectly cooked noodles that will warm up your insides. Many places in Delhi offer delicious Thukpas, and some of them are Yo Tibet in Safdarjang, AMA restaurant in Majnu Ka Tila, and Lhasa in Kailash.
A plate of slow-cooked Nihari with garma garam Tandoori roti is what you need to satiate your spice cravings during winters in Delhi. The tender bites of meat is something every meat lover would want to dig in, and if you are craving for it now, then visit Haji Shabrati Nihari Wale in Jama Masjid, Madina Chicken Corner in Zakir Nagar, Kallu Nihari in Daryaganj, and Kit Care Kabab Corner in Nizamuddin.
7. Makki di roti te Sarson da saag
A piping hot Makki di roti and Sarson ka saag, with a dollop of white butter, is also something that you need this winter. This dish is one of the most mouth-watering dishes to try in Dilli Ki Sardi, and all we can think of is to bite on them without any more delay. If you are also thinking the same, do try Kake Di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Pind Balluchi in Dwarka, and Dhaniya Da Dhaba in Lajpat Nagar.
8. Bedmi Puri with sabzi
Winters are also about gorging on fried food items, and Bedmi Puri with sabzi is one of them. These puris are made of wheat flour and loaded with urad lentils & spices. It is served with a lip-smacking aloo sabzi which is all about flavours. Shyam Sweets in Chawri Bazaar, Ram Swaroop Halwai in Chawri Bazaar, and Jain Saab Poore Wale in Daryaganj are some of our favourite spots to have them.
9. Fried fish and Fish Tikkas
For many non-vegetarians, eating fish in winter is a ritual. Many eateries in the city serve tasty Fish Tikka, Pakoda, Fish and Chips, curry, and more. You can head to Pappu Fish wala in Pul bangesh, Rajinder Da Dhaba in Safdarjung, Ganesh restaurant in Karol Bagh, and other such places to enjoy a crisp and hearty bite of fish and other kinds of seafood.
We hope you found this list of winter foods in Delhi useful. And, know exactly where to head next for your food adventure!