Delhi, the capital of India, is situated in northern India and stands on the west bank of Yamuna River surrounded by Uttar Pardesh and Haryana. Delhi is famous for its culture, tradition and effervescent history.
The culture of Delhi reflects the rich heritage of the past mingled with the influence of modern lifestyle. From the lanes of the walled city to the 5 star hotels and restaurants, Delhi has the taste of all. Delhi gives you the option of choosing from the wide variety of cuisines. Right from the street food of the Delhi’s bustling areas to the lavish and 5 star hotels and restaurants, Delhi is rich in offering tempting and sumptuous cuisines and hence it has the taste of all kinds of cuisines including domestic and international food. Eating out on the streets in Delhi is not just a culinary experience, there is so much of history and culture mixed up with the food. Everything from chaats, parathas, momos, seekh kebabs, kulfi, varieties of dosas and wide range of sweets are available in by lanes of Delhi.
Being born and brought up in India and visiting Aunt’s house in Delhi has given me exposure to authentic Delhi street food. Well, now that I live in Dubai, I have been on a hunt to get that proper, traditional Delhi food, though there is an endless list of restaurants offering the same.
On a lazy weekend afternoon, Hubby and I set out for long drive to Ajman. We decided to try some good food there since its very rare we visit Ajman. While searching, we came across Delhi Chatkaare.
Delhi chatkaare is a simple, homely restaurant serving tasty food and sweets prepared in-house. Located on the main road of King Faisal street, Delhi Chatkaare serves authentic delhi food from breakfasts to dinner.
We were welcomed by the owners of the restaurant and immediately served water. Everything on the menu attracted us and we were really confused about what to order. Thanks to the owners, we took their recommendations.
We ordered for Raj Kachori, Sev Puri and Hubby’s all time favorite Samosa to begin with. Honestly, I was blown away when I saw the chaats on my table. Raj kachori was something, surprisingly my hubby had never tried before. It tasted so good, in a jiffy I was in Delhi. No pre-stuffing is done in this kachori but crispy deep fried puris are filled with moong dal(green gram), mashed potatoes, chickpeas, spiced up with tangy chutneys, chilled smooth yogurt, topped with pomegranate and coriander leaves.
Sev Puri was over the top, I can probably give my everything to eat this everyday. Comes in generous quantity, loaded with sev, on the base crispy papads, dollops of mashed potatoes, chickpeas, drizzled with tangy and spicy chutneys. Garnished with chunks of tomato, onions, beetroot and coriander leaves. Loved every bite of this.
Samosa is a must thing, especially with a cup of chai. The stuffing was great and tasted too good with the spicy tangy chutney.
For Mains, we ordered Churchur Naan with Chole. ChurChur Naan is an authentic Amrithsari Naan, layered and crushed, dipped in butter and served with Chole Masala. It was aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish. Chole was tasty but it the chickpeas could have been softer and cooked in a slow process to bring the totality of the dish.
Next thing we ordered was Tandoori Gobi. This was AMAZING. Perfectly made. Great portion for the price. Served hot with mint chutney. Too good to say NO.
We ordered Blue Lagoon and Digestive Kokum. Both were gratifying and refreshing. Loved the digestive Kokum for its natural digestive properties along with many other health beneficial qualities.
And finally for desserts we had Hot jalebis. I am usually not a fan of jalebis but this place really made me fall in love with jalebi.
Delhi Chatkaare Restaurant serves Thali for lunch which includes a portion of dal, veg gravy, 3 chapati, rice,salad and pickles and that’s something not to be missed out. They also prepare authentic Indian sweets and take custom made orders.
Now there is a place I know I can recommend to my vegetarian friends and of course a reason for a weekend long drive.
Phone number: 04 2463981
Address: King Faisal Street, Near Gulfa Bridge, Nuaimiya, Ajman 9173
Average Cost: AED 20 for two people