eating your way around India without leaving Delhi

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So I was just thinking about all the food I need to eat on my upcoming visit. Unfortunately I won't have the time to travel all over the country to get my fill of chicken 65, parotha, gujarati thali, vada pav and prawns balchao. What do people know about Delhi's regional food scene? Anyone been to the South Indian (mallu and tamil?) food alley between New Delhi train station and Paharganj? How about Gujarati at Suruchi and Rajdhani? Bonus points for places in SE Delhi(lajpat Nagar, Nizamuddin, Jangpura).
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Shashank is an expert on this! There is a website (and he can fix this for me if it's not quite right) http://delhi.burrp.com/ which can give you types of food and restaurant locations. It's superb.
Dilli Haat in South Delhi (near Laxmi Bai Nagar) is a great place to try different foods out in one location. It's opposite INA Market - any rickshaw driver should know where it is. Well set out, clean, toilets etc. it displays all the products and foods from the different States in India.
Also Defence Colony, Lajpat Nagar Market have regional food places. I find Defence Colony Market so easy to walk around - Mughlai, South Indian is there.
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Delhi Haat would be a good place. Can you tell me how much time do you want to spend in Delhi ?
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I have been to that site Aishah but don't recall the correct URL..
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Thanks Machadinha for fixing link!
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Thanks. Right after posting I found the Eating Out In Delhi (EOID) forums on Orkut and must say they made me very hungry. I'll be in Delhi for 9 months or so, plenty of time to scratch the culinary surface at the very least and gain the "Delhi Das" (pounds, not Kilos).
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Originally Posted by jalebiwallah View Post So I was just thinking about all the food I need to eat on my upcoming visit. Unfortunately I won't have the time to travel all over the country to get my fill of chicken 65, parotha, gujarati thali, vada pav and prawns balchao. What do people know about Delhi's regional food scene? Anyone been to the South Indian (mallu and tamil?) food alley between New Delhi train station and Paharganj? How about Gujarati at Suruchi and Rajdhani? Bonus points for places in SE Delhi(lajpat Nagar, Nizamuddin, Jangpura).
A few resident experts have replied ably to you. I am curious about prawns balchao - what IS it? Photos, anyone?
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Delhi haat would be the best place for you to try these things out at one go.

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Jalebiwallah - since you are going to be in Delhi for quite some time I suggest you check out Delhi Forum as well and look under 'Restaurant' in your search. There are a no. of threads there with some good recommendations. You may want a change from Indian Cuisine and there are some fabulous places with cooking from all over the world. When I go to Delhi, it's not only to see friends it's also to try out new restaurants there with brilliant food, not available here. Many new places I found through posting here, not only for Indian food. check out 'Delhi Restaurants for Ladies Lunch'- some wonderful recommendations there. And the title is deceptive, whereever we went there are also men, so don't be put off that you are going to a ladies' only place! Just good restaurants with excellent food.
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Oh..9 months is a good enough time..just contact me when you are in Delhi and will fix a meetup and get you introduced to local Delhi IM lot..Delhi members would be glad to guide and show you around..
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prawn balchao

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Originally Posted by AwayFromHome View Post A few resident experts have replied ably to you. I am curious about prawns balchao - what IS it? Photos, anyone?
Balchao is of Goan origin, kind of a spicey pickle. It is possible to buy this in bottles from some select departmental shops.

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