OLD DELHI FOOD FESTIVAL - DILLI 6
Indian cuisine displays the genius of our culture and
our people. The culinary and cultural heritage of India illustrates the
harmonious blending of diverse influences over the centuries. Delhi, the
imperial capital for many dynasties, has drawn talent in diverse fields to seek
their fortune here. The result was the city became a unique merger of multi
cultures and cuisines. Its cuisine incorporated the best of Hindu-Rajput, Baniya
and Kayasthas well as the Afghani, Persian and Mughal influences.
Delhi has a vibrant tradition of snacks and street
foods, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian and it truly is the gastronomical
capital of India. The best place to have some amazing street food is Old Delhi,
the famous paranthewali gali and the lanes of Dilli 6. Each lane in Purani
Dilli has its own range of cuisines.
The Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar tried to create and bring
in a similar environment of food and culture at their all day dining restaurant,
offer are the famous street delicacies of Dilli 6 - Makhana chaat, Dahi Bhalla
, Gol Gappas, Moong Vadas, Lassis, Chai,
Aloo ki Tikki, Papdi matar, Parathas, Tawa Chicken with paranthas, Moong Daal
Ka Halwa etc.
ambience is nice with live counters serving the dishes. Cutting chai
counter, is made on the Pushcart (Thela)….Charpoys lay on the floor, olden
glass jars filled with Milk Rusks, Biscuits and Mathhis. The Big Tawas were
being used for making tikkis and paranthas. The Big Copper dish at the Matar
Kulcha counter reminded of the roadside Kulche chhole wala.
Sweet lassi was very thick and tasty. I loved the Makhana chaat as, I had never
tried it before. The texture of makhana was very soft with a little bite. The
Tikki (aloo) was served with tangy chutneys which was again too good. The
Paranthas (stuffed) were not very well made as per me. The stuffing was too
less and lacked seasoning. The matar mathri was very nice as the boiled matar
mix was made very nicely using a bunch of spices and masalas. I could taste the
awesome Chai (tea) as the counter got closed down (lunch timings over), as we
reached a bit late, thanks to Delhi traffic.
non veg dish I could find was the Tawa chicken, which was just ok. My
recommendation to them is to increase the number of Nin veg dishes too, as
Dilli 6 especially the Jama Masjid area is world famous for its mughlai
delicacies. The non veg cuisine also forms an integral part of the Dilli 6
a very well curated concept. Next time, we would expect more things to come and
for that we will be waiting eagerly.
Dilli 6 fare is part of the regular buffet at LEVEL 2 , running till 30th August.
Timings : 12:30 - 3 pm for Lunch
7:30- 11 pm for
Venue- Level-2, Radisson Blu, New
Delhi Paschim Vihar
Price : Lunch Buffet @ Rs. 999+ Taxes
Dinner Buffet @
Rs. 1250+ Taxes
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