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THINGS TO DO IN DELHI: DELHI STREET FOOD FESTIVAL (2015)

January 21, 2015

THINGS TO DO IN DELHI

For all of you who live in Delhi or who are planning on visiting India’s capital city sometime this year, listen up! This is VY Lodging’s first post on an ongoing THINGS TO DO IN DELHI series and it is specifically dedicated to Indian Cuisine lovers. So if you love Indian food, you are going to love this write-up which discusses Delhi’s Street Food Festival, a culinary marvel that provides its visitors the chance to choose from over 25 dishes spanning 25 Indian states – all in one place!

Now the most recent outdoor Delhi Food Festival took place in December of last year (2014), but there will be other similar outdoor food events coming up this year (2015), so you will have plenty more opportunities to fill up on delicious dishes from across India. .

The last Delhi Food Festival was held near the metro station at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium – Central Secretariat-Badarpur Line. Each new outdoor food festival, however, is usually held at a different place. Therefore, if you would like to attend any of the upcoming street food festivals in 2015 then you might want to contact India’s Department of Tourism for event dates and locations. Tickets usually cost Rs. 50 and can be purchased at ticket booths in front of the venue.
DELHI FOOD FESTIVAL

The outdoor Delhi Food Festival offers everyone a chance to experience the unique taste of “street-vendor” food, an Indian culinary specialty that in my opinion is a must attend event for Indian natives and tourists alike.

The Delhi Street Food Festival typically takes place over a 4-day period and features approximately 175 food stalls, each one showcasing one (or a few) of the various “street meals” that can be found scattered throughout the subcontinent. The prices for most dishes are reasonable, running around Rs. 20 tp Rs. 150 per dish or item.

The street food festival is the only one of its kind in Delhi that offers such a vast array of Indian dishes under one roof (actually, under no roof), giving natives the chance to gorge themselves on their favorite foods and visiting tourists the opportunity to sample and acclimate themselves to the different “flavors of India”.
THINGS TO DO IN DELHI

Some of the food you will find on display at the Delhi Food Festival, include:

  • CHOLE KULCHE
  • SEPU BADI
  • MOMOS
  • IDLI-SAMBAR
  • DOSA
  • MUTTON BIRYANI
  • KALINI KABAB
  • PALAPPAM CHICKEN STEW
  • KERALA KHICHDI
  • DEHATI MURG BHAT
  • SARSO KA SAAG
  • BANARA PAAN
  • FRUIT ICE CREAM
  • This list is only but a small sample of the various dishes the festival has to offer, for there are many more dishes on display at the festival – (you can see more of them in the video provided at the bottom of this post).

    The food at the Delhi Food Festival is the same kind of food that can be found at almost any street food vendor cart across India – from Himachal Pradesh (North India) to Kerala (South India), and everywhere else in between. That is why it does not matter If you are a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, a South Indian food lover or North Indian food lover, have a sweet tooth or prefer spicy food, with so much variety to choose from you are sure to find your favorite dish at Delhi’s outdoor street food festival.

    So go ahead and bring the entire family (outdoor games available for children and cultural performances for adults), and enjoy this one-of-a-kind food arrangement that will give you a delicious experience of Indian culture and history through the means of Indian street food.

    *** You do not have to wait until the next Delhi Food Festival to satisfy your taste buds. You can download the Android App, “Street Sathi”. and get all the information you need to locate nearby street food vendors (proximity, popularity and cuisine type), at absolutely no cost to you – the app is free!

    Here is the video of the Delhi Food Festival.
    BON APPETIT!

    *** If you are visiting Delhi for business, medical tourism, vacation or to partake in the Delhi Food Festival, you may be looking for an appropriate accommodation – a home away from home. Well look no further because Tej Abode is your home away from home. To learn more about this bed and breakfast in G K II, Delhi click the link below.

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