Date: 23 Dec to 30 Dec
Venue: Karag Singh Marg near CP
Dilli ke pakwaan is back with a bang. This festival is being organised by Delhi Tourism since last couple of years and we have been regular visitors in 2014 and 2015. This is majorly a street food festival and a welcome break from fancy, molecular, Masterchef variety cuisine that we come across almost everywhere in Delhi NCR.
The whole Rajiv Gandhi Vyapar Bhawan opposite Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Place, is decked with festival lights and the you can’t miss the whiff of yummy odors as you approach the festival area. The food stalls range from vegetarian street food like Kachori, Tikki, Bhel poori Cheela to non-veg delights like Biryani, Shawarma, Kebabs and chicken rolls.
While we tried a number of dishes, this year’s specialties would be Dabheli (Burger like dish from Gujarat / Maharashtra) and Litti Chokha from Banke Bihari stall. We have had this dish at various places and sort of given up till we had it here. It was wholesome, tasty and not overtly oily or spicy. As an ode to tradition we finished our food expedition with the dessert Daulat ki chaat. The whipped cream delicacy from Lucknow. This is only available in Chandni Chowk in winters.
Dilli ke Pakwaan festival is on till 30th Dec so if you want a break from pub hopping and restaurant food, you can take a break here. Enjoy the chaats and kebabs and tea/coffee/paan as well as live music performances, games and playzone for children.
Be assured Dilli Ke Pakwaan street food festival is a great way to close 2016.
Happy New Year!