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What is so special about “Parathe Wali Gali” in Delhi? By- SHIVAM SHARMA

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Almost all people in India have heard about “Parathe Wali Gali” in Old Delhi, especially those who love eating parathas. Being the capital of India, Delhi is well-known all over the world for its great history, places to visit, and scrumptious north Indian food as well. So, I thought that after visiting this famous “Parathe Wali Gali” in old Delhi I must share my views with you all. 

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# Overview

Paranthe Wali Gali is a well-known street in Chandni Chowk, Delhi known for selling the best parathas. In this legendary street, there are some of the oldest shops which have been in the trade of serving delicious parathas for ages. Here, you can get lots of varieties of Parathas such as dry fruit paratha, aloo, gobhi, mooli, gazar, bitter gourd, mix, and lots more. These are served with curries, chutney, salad, and others. In this picture, you can see I opted to eat Dry fruit and Matar paratha at the Kanhaiyalal Durga Prasad Dixit Parathe Wala.

At Kanhaiyalal Durga Prasad Dixit Parathe Wala, there are a bunch of tables and benches but if there will be a crowd then you have to share the table with other customers as well. From a dozen of parathas, you can choose from their menu as per your choice. Choosing dry fruit paratha and matar (peas) paratha was not a bad choice. I found them very tasty and are reasonably priced as per the popularity of the place.

·    Location: 36, Gali Paranthe Wali, Chandni Chowk, Delhi

·    Price for two: INR 200

Kanhaiyalal Durga Prasad Dixit Parathe Wala

# History of Parathe Wali Gali

At present, Paranthe Wali Gali has a culinary cuisine of a wide range of parathas but it was not like that from starting. Pandit Gaya Prasad Paranthe Wala was one of the oldest shops residing within the lane and dates back to the 1870s. So, the legacy carries till now and make it one of the most famous places in the capital of India. Followed by the first shop, three other shops opened there, Pt. Kannaiylal Durga Prasad Dixit, Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wala, and Pt. Baburam Devidayal Parathe Wala.

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By the year 1911, this zone, known as Chota Dariba or Dariba Kalan, and afterward got the name Paranthewali Gali. Just after independence, Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit came to taste parathas in this Gali. So, this is how this Gali came into existence and got huge popularity. In addition to this, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was also a resident of Parathe Wali Galli.

Akshay Kumar's Old House

# Final Words

As there are many places to visit in and around Delhi, but Parathe wali Gali has its own popularity. Chandni chowk too is very popular for shopping and for delicious food. While visiting that place you can also visit Red Fort, Gurudwara, and Jama masjid. So, next time you visit Delhi, don’t forget to visit the famous Parathe wali Gali and taste the parathas there. Though the parathas I found are overrated but trying once is surely worth it. So, visit there and have scrumptious parathas!

gurudwara, chandni chowk


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