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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Delhi South chapter.

The street food of Delhi is definitely the most loved aspect of here. It is not just preferred because it is budget friendly but also for its mouthwatering taste!!! Here are a few named street foods of Delhi:-


It’s impossible to talk about Delhi and not mention momos!! Perhaps one of the most liked and desired street food among Delhites is momos. Usually after eating, it is followed by an after debate of which is better, veg momos vs chicken momos or what is more delicious to have with it mayonnaise or the red chutney or just like that. It is impossible to find any college fest or other youth event that doesn’t have a momos stall.There are several types of momos such as Tandoori momos, Chicken momos, Tandoori cream Afghani momos, Kurkure momos, Steam momos, Soya Momos, Paneer Momos. Some of the preferred places to have momos from are – Yellow Bowl, Wow Momos, Dolma Aunty Momos (it is believed that Dolma Tsering was the first one to set up a stall of momos in Delhi), and of course near the metro stations.


Known by many names such as Phuchka, Pani Puri, Gup Chup, Batasha Pani and Gol Gappa; this is an extremely popular street food in North India. It is something that binds people of all generations, be it your grandparents, your parents or you, all definitely drool just by listening to the name of Gol Gappa. 

The fried puris of either sooji (semolina) or atta (wheat flour) are taken, a hole is made in the center and it is filled with stuffings of mashed potato, chickpeas, chaat masala etc to make it savoury. Afterwards, it is filled with either or both the types of water, sweet or spicy.  One is the jaljeera pani whose major ingredients are tamarind, mint and jaljeera powder. The sweet water is made of tamarind chutney.

Towards the end of eating gol gappa with paani, people usually ask for “sookha” which is just this puri with dry masala, curd and chutneys.


A dish made from puffed rice, it is actually both healthy as well as delicious!!

Here is a recipe for the same-

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Add wheat flour along with salt and ajwain. While adding water gradually, knead into a firm dough. Allow it to rest for 15 min
  2. Flatten the dough and cut it into circular shapes. Prick the the flattened sheet and place it in baking tray
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 10 min till the papdi is crisp and golden. Remove and set it aside
  4. Toast the coconut shavings in a pan with a little oil till golden. Set aside. Heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow it to crackle. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder and saute it for few seconds
  5. Once the masalas cook, add puffed rice and toss it well. Set it aside to cool down. Season with salt and black salt. Mix again
  6. Break the baked papdi into rough pieces and set aside. Clean the pomegranate, chop the tomato, chopped coriander and raw mango. Set aside. In a bowl with the bhel, add the pomegranate, tomato, raw mango, roughly broken papdi and chaat masala
  7. Check seasoning and add salt only if needed
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander and toasted coconut shavings

(Recipe from – https://www.cult.fit/live/recipe/healthy-bhelpuri/RECIPE783#:~:text=As%20mentioned%20above%2C%20bhel%20puri,one%20or%20the%20other%20way.)

Be it in the inner circle of CP or Mukherjee Nagar, Bhelpuri is found to be everywhere.


One thing that is both filling and usually within the budget especially of students are rolls. Punjabi Bagh which has several coaching institutes for JEE, NEET aspirants and those for other competitive exams is a place where rolls are absolutely loved by students who after their hours of hectic classes usually buy it.

Though the list doesn’t end here and includes many more favourites like Chaap, Laphing etc. but these surely are things no one should miss when coming to Delhi.

Shreya Mishra

Delhi South '24

Shreya Mishra is a Sociology Honours student at Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.