Street of Paranthas ( Gali Paranthe Wali or Paranthe wali Gali), is the name of a narrow lane in the Chandni Chowk Delhi, well-known for its sequence of shops selling luscious parathas, a fried Indian bread, and now a popular culinary destination. The food is old fashioned, purely vegetarian, and cooked dishes do not contain onion or garlic, since the owners are Brahmins, and traditionally their clientale has included Jains in the neighborhood. Varieties include curious fillings like Kaju, Badam, Matar, Mix Paranthas, rabri parantha etc. It provides a distinct varities like paneer, aloo, dal, muli, Pudina, Ajwain Paratha, etc. So, it’s the most croweded area in the Chandni Chowk , Old Delhi.
If you are foodie and simply love to eat then there cannot be a better place for you than the well known Parathe wali gali in Old Delhi. The Parathe wali Gali is located in Chandni Chowk which was built close the Red Fort in 1650. This was built under the influence of the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. The place is so famous that in Mumbai a similar concept has been rolled out by the name of “Only Parathas" restaurant group.
The Parathe wali gali was initially also well known for the Silver shops but later on once the paranthe wale chefs moved in, like the first shop to be set up here was by Pandit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe wala shop, in the year 1872. Although one can still locate a few jewellery shops alongwith the shopping for sarees, in the same lane.
As the name suggests here you will get to eat all variety’s of parantha’s which have been stuffed with items like Rabri, khoya, cauliflower, kaju, badam, matar mix parantha’s, parat parantha’s. These paratha’s are generally served along with paneer, fenugreek curry, Mint chutney, mixed vegetable pickle, potato curry and a sauteed mash of sweet pumpkin.
CUISINEIndian, Vegetarian, North Indian, Punjabi