A HISTORICAL TOUR AROUND OLD DELHI
Old Delhi is a walled part of New Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 and originally named Shahjahanabad. It remained the capital of the Mughals until the end of the Mughal dynasty and was later rechristened Old Delhi by the British. It offers spectacular pieces of architecture, a mouthwatering variety of food, and a living, breathing piece of history.
Delhi is a truly a foodie’s paradise and Old Delhi just proves this point with its numerous and variety of street food joints to a variety of high end restaurants catering to every taste bud of the world. Full of a thousand culinary secrets, a walk through the by-lanes of Old Delhi is likely to lead you to countless food joints. The aromas of good food in each and every corner is irresistible. Since the time it was the seat of Mughal authority, Old Delhi has had a long and intimate relationship with food. However, if one is in Old Delhi then one must indulge in the variety of street food available.
WHY YOU PREFER YOUR FIRST FOOD WALK IN OLD DELHI – INDIA
The lanes of Old Delhi are famous for the diversity of food on display. Savories, snacks, biscuits, sweets, paneer, spices, vegetables and fruits – everything is available in Old Delhi. Many vendors have been in the same business for multiple generations and have built reputations on the basis of specialty dishes. The food also reflects the religious and social cuisine habits of various communities which make up Old Delhi. On this tour, you will not only see Old Delhi’s famous food, but also daily life in this colourful and chaotic part of the city. The tour is great fun for those interested in photography and street life.
We start the tour at Chawri Bazaar Metro Station, and walk through the Sitaram Bazaar area. This area has shops owned primarily by Hindu Bania merchants. The colorful and interesting street food in this market caters to the vegetarian preferences of this community. From Sitaram Bazaar, we will take cycle rickshaws and visit the famous Khari Baoli spice market. This is Asia’s largest wholesale market selling all kinds of spices and nuts; it is also a wholesale market for food products like rice and tea. From Khari Baoli, we will again take a cycle rickshaw to visit the Sees Ganj Gurudwara. Here we will participate in the cooking of the langar, the community cooking program of the Sikhs. After Sees Ganj, we will walk through Chandni Chowk area, to visit Paranthe Wali Galli (Lane of Parathas) and a famous jalebi stall. The tour ends here, at Chandni Chowk.
In Ancient period in India. Different kind of rulers from all over the world rule in Delhi & at the same period the bring with them their their variety of cultural dishes. And at the same time they present their food variety like Hindu people prefer only Vegetarian food & in this mostly they prefer to have Dal, Chapati, Rice & they also love Chaat(Spice Food) They love different kind of sweet dishes in desert for example: The sweet dishes which are made with milk, sugarcane. They use herbals in sweets like Cardebon. Saffron , silver metal. Some kind of dry fruits.
On the other sided some people love Non vegetarian foods & there are various kind of dishes in Non Veg for example : Chicken & mutton meat like Chicken Biryani, Muton Biryani, Kabab, Chicken Tikka, Chicken Grilled (Tandoori) and many types of meat.