Parathas are probably the king of breakfasts in North India. It’s the most common variety of home made bread in North India and goes well with butter, pickle, curd, tea or just like a roll with stuffing inside. There are parathawalas in every nook and corner of Delhi but the kind of fame that Moolchand Parathey wala enjoys is quite rare. Initially it was popular around Moolchand Flyover /Nehru Place / South Delhi area. Later, after the onset of call center/BPO culture, it became popular all over Delhi. Since they are open till late, a lot of call center/BPO cabs used to stop here and the young crowd savoured their lip smacking and affordable parathas.
We visit this place mostly when we are looking for no fuss simple pocket friendly food. Earlier they were on the Moolchand flyover footpath but now have shifted below the Moolchand metro station inside a shop. Now they have an address and of course a zomato listing.
We recently went there with a friend and tried a few of their parathas like soy paratha, mix veg paratha, daal paratha along with the “never-goes-wrong” aloo pyaaz paratha. The parathas are served with green chilli pickle and boondi raita in a glass. Parathas are quite heavy and for someone with an average appetite, one paratha is enough.
Most of the parathas taste more or less the same – but our favorite is daal paratha. Scattered daal on the plate from this paratha tastes awesome afterwards on its own or mixed in raita.
Along with vegetarian parathas they also serve egg paratha which is quite popular but we are yet to try that out. They have also started making lassi and carry mineral water and soft drink bottles too.
They do not have dine in facility as yet, just some tables outside and a counter inside. For someone who likes street food and is not fussy about the cleanliness, weather or waiting, Moolchand Parantha is a must try.
– with Sachin Jain