Though New Delhi is a great place to feast on curries, biryani rice dishes, and tandoori barbecue, there are also plenty of places to try out regiona... Read More
Though New Delhi is a great place to feast on curries, biryani rice dishes, and tandoori barbecue, there are also plenty of places to try out regional South Asian cuisines that can be hard to find in restaurants overseas. Don't miss the traditional Kyber Frontier Province dishes at the world-famous Bukhara, or the South Indian specialties at Toddy Shop. New Delhi restaurants often serve Mughlai or Punjabi cuisine. Stuffed flatbread (parathas), kababs, varied versions of fried dough (chaat), and spicy pockets with stuffing (kachauri) are all very popular.
Restaurants in New Delhi vary from expensive to budget-friendly local chains to street food. Staple foods of Indian cuisine in general include rice, millet, beans and lentils, due to the region’s predominantly vegetarian culture. Chicken and mutton are the most common meat dishes; pork and beef are not widely consumed. Indian cuisine is most well-known for its spices and flavorings like chilli pepper powder, black mustard seed, cardamom, cumin, ginger, coriander and garlic. Each culinary region has a distinctive blend of spices. See below for more New Delhi restaurant ideas.