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Best cheap eats in Delhi

Last updated on: May 11, 2013 11:01 IST

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Harnoon Channi-Tiwary

5 places to head to when hunger strikes and you are on a stretched budget.

Delhi has something to offer every foodie. And there are many fabulous low cost eateries that are light on the wallet. We bring you 5 such nukkads you can to head to when hunger strikes and you are on a stretched budget.

Note: This list does not include street food like chole bhature, chaat or Delhi's famed sweet shops.

The options suggested in the following slides are places where you can have a full meal which is quick and delicious and under Rs 300.

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Harnoor Channi-Tiwary is the founder of Journey My Way, a personalised travel advisory firm journeymyway.com




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MI Meat Suppliers (Meherchand Market)

This is a well kept secret in the foodie community. A meat shop by day that opens its doors to hungry customers after 6:30 pm, a meal for 2 at MI Meat Suppliers will rarely be over Rs 300.

The chicken tikka is unique here, served in a creamy sauce and the chicken changeezi seems to be quite a popular order. But the reason you head to this place is for their outstanding chicken wings. Deep fried chicken wings that crackle when you bite the crust are yum and juicy in the centre.

A word of caution though, ask them to go easy on the masala they sprinkle on top, it is often a tad too generous.

Location: 42, Mehar Chand Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi


Photographs: Rohan Tiwary

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Anna's Hotel (INA colony)

Hidden in the famed gullies of INA colony, Anna's Hotel is where you should go to get your fix of good Kerala food. It is a tiny eatery with just 4 to 5 tables. A plate of chicken masala, beef fry or prawn masala lapped up with soft appams will satiate your taste buds and cost you not more than Rs 300 for two people. Rice lovers can dig into biryani.

Location: Shop No. 204, Ground Floor, Mohan Singh Market, INA, Delhi


Photographs: Rohan Tiwary

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Nihari (Bara Hindu Rao)

The best Nihari in Delhi is served by Haji Noora in Bara Hindu Rao area. If you want to savour it, you will need to be in front of his door at the crack of dawn.

The Nihari served here is sublime, it melts in the mouth and is leaves one wanting more. Haji Noora's Nihari runs out within minutes after it opens at 6:30am. Breakfast for 2 costs less than Rs 100.

Location: Bara Hindu Rao, near Pool Bangash Metro Station



Photographs: Miansari66/ Creative Commons

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Moolchand Paranthawala (Lajpat Nagar)

Located near Vikram Hotel in Lajpat Nagar, this is the place you go to blindfolded when hungry late in the night. The alu parantha, mix parantha and anda parantha come highly recommended and is served with fried green chillies sprinkled with chaat masala and raita on the side. You can order some dal (served in plastic cups) as well.

Location: Under Moolchand metro station, outside Vikram Hotel, Lajpat Nagar

Dhabas

The Punjabi streak that runs through Delhi almost begs dhabas to be mentioned in this list. You may find Rs 300 to be a fortune in a dhaba. One can easily order a vegetable, a daal and rotis and still have some money to spare. The paneer bhurjee and dal fry are lip-smackingly good at most dhabas. If you are in West Patel Nagar area, then head to Dwarka dhaba. Another place that draws in the crowds is Aunty ka Dhaba in Basant Lok.

Want to share your foodie diary? Simply write in to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject line: 'My Foodie Diary'), along with pictures of the places you're writing about. We'll publish the best ones right here on rediff.com!


Photographs: Simon Law/Wiki Commons

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