Sunday, April 25, 2010

India : Day 5 : Post 5 : Paranthewalli Galli

This is the famous Paranthewalli Galli in Delhi's Chandni Chowk neighborhood. We are talking tiny tiny lanes which are narrow, crowded, and super-filthy.

Naturally, the food is out of the world because nobody but the locals and the criminally insane would go there (so the CC qualifies!)

They only make one thing - paratha's. Stuffed with innumerous ingredients as the first photograph shows. The second word in all the items is just paratha so the CC will just list out all of the stuffings from top to bottom: potato, lentils, fenugreek leaves, cauliflower, radish, peas, paapdi, parwal, carrots, "mixed", paneer, mint, lime, "rolled", "sweet", fruit and nuts, cashews, raisins, almonds, rabdi, "golden", banana, bitter melon, okra, and tomatoes.

The place is pure vegetarian (being run and originally catering to the Brahmins) and the food is cooked in ghee (clarified butter.)

This was breakfast which started the day off on a perfectly healthy note. Hey! The CC was on vacation.

The lassi featured below comes from a neighboring shop. They outsource! And focus on what they do best. (Ricardo lives!!!) If you order it, a boy is sent (child labor laws be damned!) and you can have a complete meal.

Please note that the cup of lassi is disposable and bio-degradable. It's just clay. Elementary, my dear fellows!

1 comment:

Heguiberto said...

I love Indian food and am enjoying your posts. Have a great time there. India is in my to list of places to visit.