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Food Places Around Jama Masjid

Food places in Jama Masjid are nothing like you have seen before. Starting from Aslam butter chicken, seekh kabab, chicken tikka to the famous shahi tukda.

Delhi is often dubbed as the culinary capital in India. The people have always been fond of the food and the confluence of cultures witnessed by the city. The little pieces of history clubbed together constitute Delhi Cuisine. Think Old Delhi, and you are immediately transported to the famous food places in Jama Masjid and Chandni chowk. The food here is nothing like you have ever seen before, with lanes fully loaded with paranthas, biryani, succulent kebabs, chaat, dahi bhalla, sweets. Hence, the ultimate Indian street food. Matia Mahal presents a window to that rich culinary past. A well-spent culinary evening here would include an assortment of great food the street has to offer. If you're lucky enough to visit during the month of Ramazan, the street adorns a festive look with tons of delicious food.

Matia Mahal street starts just opposite from the Jama Masjid's Gate number 1. You are now at the mouth of the famous food street. There are so many hidden gems. It's no secret that Old Delhi's got eateries with some of the city's best grub. Aromatic biryanis, kababs, chole bhature and some of our all-time favourite sweets like gulab jamun, Shahi Tukda, very unique paneer jalebi are all reasons why people are always ready to visit.

Here are some of the top food places in Jama Masjid Delhi that are must-visit:

Aslam Butter Chicken

The butter chicken at this four-storeyed narrow shop is nothing like you may have tasted before. Aslam chicken is literally just that- juicy, spicy chicken tikka pieces, dunked in a pool of melted butter and curd. A separate chulhas is used to heat large blocks of Amul butter which are then combined with curd and poured generously over the scrumptious chicken pieces. The melted butter seeps into the chicken thereby softening it and the curd lends a tangy taste to the dish. The chicken is served in a steel container with a basket of rumali roti which is popularly paired with a chilled cold drink making the meal even more delightful. They’re also famous for their kheer with almonds and nuts. Aside from chicken, paneer tikka, sheekh kebab, fish are amongst the popular dishes at Aslam Butter Chicken. Just throw your calories out the door before visiting here.

Aslam’s famous butter chicken rich in flavours.

Cost for two: INR 700
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Karim Restaurant

One of the best no-brainer restaurants in Matia Mahal is Karim's, famous for its lip-smacking Mughlai food. Their famous Mutton korma with khamiri roti or rumali roti is a must. They are famous for their exotic Pulao, biryani, sheer maal and chicken Kebab. There are multiple outlets across the city but the one in Jama Masjid is the authentic one. Along with locals it's a popular tourist spot. The restaurant holds both the options of 'Take Away' and 'Have It In', and is easily approachable.

The famous mutton korma and khamiri roti along with biryani served with green chutney and onions.

Cost for two: INR 1000
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AL Jawahar

This restaurant serves the best Non-Vegetarian cuisine, Mutton korma, mutton stew and chicken changezi is the way to go, helped down with khameeri roti at Rs 8 a pop. If you have a sweet tooth you can always go for sheer maal. It opens up at 7 in the morning and serves till midnight, and hence, it serves for almost the whole day. Be prepared for a packed restaurant no matter what time of the day.

The restaurant is filled with people at every hour of the day.

Cost for two: INR 1000
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Haji Mohd

Hussain fried chicken: Established 40 years ago, this shop has been dishing out fried chicken in Delhi far longer than KFC. The chicken is first marinated in different spices and chickpea batter. The chicken is juicy and tender with roomali roti, onions and special tangy masala chutney (also known as peeli mirch Ki chutney).

Fried chicken so crispy yet so juicy served with peeli mirch ki chutney.

Cost for two: INR 600
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Qureshi kabab

Abdul Ghani Qureshi Kebab Corner has been serving kebabs for 72 years now. Their secret recipe is what makes their kebabs so popular. The Qureshi brothers have been running the show for five generations and the standards of their kebabs have only improved with time. The place is famous for seekh and boti kebabs. They make excellent kebabs of chicken, mutton seekh kebab and buff smeared with butter, onions, and spicy chutney. The place opens up in the evening and is constantly crowded with people. It's a must for every person to taste their kabab at least once. The cost will be around Rs.300 for a single person.

The lip-smacking chicken and mutton kebabs

Cost for two: INR 600
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Cool Point

Established 25 years ago by Muhammad Zahid, the place is currently managed by his son, Zohaib. It is mainly famous for its shahi tukda (bread deep fried in pure ghee and then dipped in thick cream and sugar syrup) and phirni (a mouthwatering dessert of milk and crushed rice served in clay containers). The place is also known for its kesar milk, badam milk,lassi and mango and vanilla ice cream.

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Shahi Tukda

Cost for two: INR 150
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Nawab Qureshi's Watermelon Shake

This place is famous for " Mohabbat ka sharbat " that will surely give you the feeling of pyaar mohabbat mazaa (affection, love, fun), this drink costs just ₹ 10 per glass, and is indeed filled with love and fun. The baby pink colour drink is made up of fresh Amul milk and Rooh Afza, a typical drink of the summers. They also add a twist to it by adding freshly cut watermelon cubes for crunch and a fresh taste.

" Mohabbat ka sharbat "

Cost For Two: INR 50
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Kallan Sweets

Tired of eating meat, this shop offer a great range of samosas and varieties of pakora's. Kallan's establishment is big name when it comes to the sweets of Delhi. This place has been serving a vast array of sweet dishes and other sweet items since the past 75 years. The different versions of halwa and paneer jalebi are a must try. Their Gajar ka Halwa is their best-seller and is extremely popular in Ramzan, along with other festive delicacies such as khoya samosa, keema samosa (shaped like gujiya and stuffed with minced meat) and paneer ke pakode.

Paneer Jalebi

Cost for two: INR 300
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Laung Churey Kebabs

This place serves the best vegetarian kababs which is fried and is made up of aata, besan and onions, a perfect evening snack to have with a cup of chaai. In a street full of non-veg food this place is heaven for vegetarians. These kebabs are served with chutney made of red chillies, amchur, salt and garam masala. For Rs 20 a plate, this is one deal vegetarians cannot pass on.

Veg Kebab

Cost for two: INR 200
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Kamaal Sweet House

More than 100 years old Ameer sweet house creates a nostalgic theme in our mind of pre and post-independence. People can choose from various dishes that are displayed right in front of the shop making it easy to choose. Infamous of their Gulab Jamun, this place is called the sweetshop of Delhi. You will find mouthwatering sweets like balushahi, besan ke laddu, chamcham and gulaab jamun, as well as chhole bhature and pakoras.

Halwa filled with nuts

Cost for two: INR 200
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Taufeeq Ki Biryani

Known as "Dil Pasand Biryani Point", also known as "Taufeeq ki Biryani”. Chicken Biryani tastes very tasty here and differs from other places. They keep a large container full of "dhaniya raita" so you can have it with biryani. The meat in biryani is tender and perfectly cooked. They also have Beef Biryani for the same price.

Mutton biryani.

Cost for two: INR 400
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Rehmatullah Hotel For Sheermal

This hotel is known for selling some iconic Mughlai sweet bread - Sheermal. The hotel initially sold only rotis, but now has a fancy-looking restaurant, adjacent to the old shop (that's where you get the Sheermal).

Sheermal.

Cost for Two: INR 400
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Sheeren Bhawan

Sheeren Bhawan is famous for their delicious rasmalai and is the only eatery in Jama Masjid where you will find this dessert. The Rasmalai has extra soft texture and sweetness. The milk has a strong flavour of cardamom which makes the sweet dish very refreshing. They sell it by Rs 25 per piece.

Halwa

Cost for two: INR 100
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Rizk Kashmiri Wazwan

Jama Masjid has a few Kashmiri eateries which offer authentic Wazwani food. This place offers Namkeen Chai - a delicacy in Kashmiri culture. The taste is completely different from your regular tea, and as the name suggests, it's slightly salty, served with a piece of Lavasa which is a crispy bread made in tandoor.

Some Chaai and lavasa.

Cost for two: INR 100
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Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale

This kulfi shop is a must-try for all dessert lovers. They’ve attained an iconic status among Delhiites and for a good reason. The over 100-year-old kulfi store serves creamy kulfis stuffed inside fruits like mangoes, pomegranates, oranges and apples. Mango stuffed kulfi should be your obvious choice, followed by jamun kulfi 'julpep'. The latter is an iced fruity delight resembling a sorbet and is served with a little bit of chaat masala sprinkled on top.

Pomegranate kulfi

Cost for two: INR 150
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Pehalwaan Biryaniwale

Pehalwaan Biryaniwale, also known as Biryani Mirch Masala, is right opposite Ameer Sweet House in Haveli Azam Khan. The owner, Haji Mohd. Anwar opens up at 5 pm and sells biryani right until 2 am. He also sits outside in Chitli Qabar Chowk for an hour in the night. The meat, marinated in salt and chillies, is cooked separately and added to the rice. After adding masala, the dish is cooked on low heat (on dum) in a big tub covered with cloth. This type of biryani does not need complementary dishes like raita and the smell itself is enough to make your stomach growl.

Cost for two: INR 300
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Moti Mahal Restaurant

This restaurant is a brand that is quite famous because of the delicious food. They bought up butter chicken into the picture and is fabulous in taste. It could be visited with family and they serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Famous Moti Mahal Cookbook

Cost for two: INR 1500
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Al-Saad

This is a small shop that serves one of the best non-vegetarian Shormas, a great evening snack. A family-friendly restaurant. The quality and quantity of the food they serve is really great. The price is very much affordable.

Shorma and sandwiches.

Cost for two: INR 400
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Fish Point

This is a small outlet that offers a takeaway. It opens up at 12 in the afternoon and serves till midnight. Specializing in fish recipes the fish they serve is tender and juicy. Portion sizes are huge and each dish is served with chutney and onions making it a great combination. The price is pretty much affordable and the quantity and quality is really good.

Proper seating arrangement available.

Cost for two: INR 500
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Changezi Chicken

Originally established as Hotel Maidah in 1986, the name of the shop was changed to Changezi Chicken in 1990 after their signature dish. Changezi chicken is served in a tangy gravy of yoghurt, tomatoes and onion. The chicken is roasted separately in a roast machine by l-Halabi, a brand established in Dubai, and then shredded into boneless pieces by hand before it is put in the gravy. This dish is the brainchild of the founder of the shop, Mohd. Fazil, the Mr Delhi of 1971! You can also have beef biryani, paya, nahari and a multitude of chicken preparations at the many branches of Changezi Chicken. The restaurant occupies a long stretch on Churi Walan Gali and buzzes with customers during Ramzan as it remains open from 6 pm -midnight.

Amazing food served with proper seating arrangement and service.

Cost for two: INR 1000
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These are few of the food places in Jama masjid that one should definitely visit. A food walk on the streets of old Delhi makes you forget all about the crowds and the punishing heat and takes you on a gastronomical journey that is both satisfying and unique in nature. All non-vegetarians must head out to old Delhi and re-discover the joy of eating out at these priceless gems of Delhi's food landscape. Make a visit with your college pals or with family. These food places in Jama Masjid will never disappoint you and you will definitely become a big fan of their food. After all the eating and walking in the cramped lanes, end the day with the majestic view of the Jama Masjid, during sunset.

Eats

Food Places Around Jama Masjid

Food places in Jama Masjid are nothing like you have seen before. Starting from Aslam butter chicken, seekh kabab, chicken tikka to the famous shahi tukda.

Delhi is often dubbed as the culinary capital in India. The people have always been fond of the food and the confluence of cultures witnessed by the city. The little pieces of history clubbed together constitute Delhi Cuisine. Think Old Delhi, and you are immediately transported to the famous food places in Jama Masjid and Chandni chowk. The food here is nothing like you have ever seen before, with lanes fully loaded with paranthas, biryani, succulent kebabs, chaat, dahi bhalla, sweets. Hence, the ultimate Indian street food. Matia Mahal presents a window to that rich culinary past. A well-spent culinary evening here would include an assortment of great food the street has to offer. If you're lucky enough to visit during the month of Ramazan, the street adorns a festive look with tons of delicious food.

Matia Mahal street starts just opposite from the Jama Masjid's Gate number 1. You are now at the mouth of the famous food street. There are so many hidden gems. It's no secret that Old Delhi's got eateries with some of the city's best grub. Aromatic biryanis, kababs, chole bhature and some of our all-time favourite sweets like gulab jamun, Shahi Tukda, very unique paneer jalebi are all reasons why people are always ready to visit.

Here are some of the top food places in Jama Masjid Delhi that are must-visit:

Aslam Butter Chicken

The butter chicken at this four-storeyed narrow shop is nothing like you may have tasted before. Aslam chicken is literally just that- juicy, spicy chicken tikka pieces, dunked in a pool of melted butter and curd. A separate chulhas is used to heat large blocks of Amul butter which are then combined with curd and poured generously over the scrumptious chicken pieces. The melted butter seeps into the chicken thereby softening it and the curd lends a tangy taste to the dish. The chicken is served in a steel container with a basket of rumali roti which is popularly paired with a chilled cold drink making the meal even more delightful. They’re also famous for their kheer with almonds and nuts. Aside from chicken, paneer tikka, sheekh kebab, fish are amongst the popular dishes at Aslam Butter Chicken. Just throw your calories out the door before visiting here.

Aslam’s famous butter chicken rich in flavours.

Cost for two: INR 700
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Karim Restaurant

One of the best no-brainer restaurants in Matia Mahal is Karim's, famous for its lip-smacking Mughlai food. Their famous Mutton korma with khamiri roti or rumali roti is a must. They are famous for their exotic Pulao, biryani, sheer maal and chicken Kebab. There are multiple outlets across the city but the one in Jama Masjid is the authentic one. Along with locals it's a popular tourist spot. The restaurant holds both the options of 'Take Away' and 'Have It In', and is easily approachable.

The famous mutton korma and khamiri roti along with biryani served with green chutney and onions.

Cost for two: INR 1000
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AL Jawahar

This restaurant serves the best Non-Vegetarian cuisine, Mutton korma, mutton stew and chicken changezi is the way to go, helped down with khameeri roti at Rs 8 a pop. If you have a sweet tooth you can always go for sheer maal. It opens up at 7 in the morning and serves till midnight, and hence, it serves for almost the whole day. Be prepared for a packed restaurant no matter what time of the day.

The restaurant is filled with people at every hour of the day.

Cost for two: INR 1000
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Haji Mohd

Hussain fried chicken: Established 40 years ago, this shop has been dishing out fried chicken in Delhi far longer than KFC. The chicken is first marinated in different spices and chickpea batter. The chicken is juicy and tender with roomali roti, onions and special tangy masala chutney (also known as peeli mirch Ki chutney).

Fried chicken so crispy yet so juicy served with peeli mirch ki chutney.

Cost for two: INR 600
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Qureshi kabab

Abdul Ghani Qureshi Kebab Corner has been serving kebabs for 72 years now. Their secret recipe is what makes their kebabs so popular. The Qureshi brothers have been running the show for five generations and the standards of their kebabs have only improved with time. The place is famous for seekh and boti kebabs. They make excellent kebabs of chicken, mutton seekh kebab and buff smeared with butter, onions, and spicy chutney. The place opens up in the evening and is constantly crowded with people. It's a must for every person to taste their kabab at least once. The cost will be around Rs.300 for a single person.

The lip-smacking chicken and mutton kebabs

Cost for two: INR 600
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Cool Point

Established 25 years ago by Muhammad Zahid, the place is currently managed by his son, Zohaib. It is mainly famous for its shahi tukda (bread deep fried in pure ghee and then dipped in thick cream and sugar syrup) and phirni (a mouthwatering dessert of milk and crushed rice served in clay containers). The place is also known for its kesar milk, badam milk,lassi and mango and vanilla ice cream.

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Delhi food carnival at Ansal plaza

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Shahi Tukda

Cost for two: INR 150
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Nawab Qureshi's Watermelon Shake

This place is famous for " Mohabbat ka sharbat " that will surely give you the feeling of pyaar mohabbat mazaa (affection, love, fun), this drink costs just ₹ 10 per glass, and is indeed filled with love and fun. The baby pink colour drink is made up of fresh Amul milk and Rooh Afza, a typical drink of the summers. They also add a twist to it by adding freshly cut watermelon cubes for crunch and a fresh taste.

" Mohabbat ka sharbat "

Cost For Two: INR 50
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Kallan Sweets

Tired of eating meat, this shop offer a great range of samosas and varieties of pakora's. Kallan's establishment is big name when it comes to the sweets of Delhi. This place has been serving a vast array of sweet dishes and other sweet items since the past 75 years. The different versions of halwa and paneer jalebi are a must try. Their Gajar ka Halwa is their best-seller and is extremely popular in Ramzan, along with other festive delicacies such as khoya samosa, keema samosa (shaped like gujiya and stuffed with minced meat) and paneer ke pakode.

Paneer Jalebi

Cost for two: INR 300
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Laung Churey Kebabs

This place serves the best vegetarian kababs which is fried and is made up of aata, besan and onions, a perfect evening snack to have with a cup of chaai. In a street full of non-veg food this place is heaven for vegetarians. These kebabs are served with chutney made of red chillies, amchur, salt and garam masala. For Rs 20 a plate, this is one deal vegetarians cannot pass on.

Veg Kebab

Cost for two: INR 200
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Kamaal Sweet House

More than 100 years old Ameer sweet house creates a nostalgic theme in our mind of pre and post-independence. People can choose from various dishes that are displayed right in front of the shop making it easy to choose. Infamous of their Gulab Jamun, this place is called the sweetshop of Delhi. You will find mouthwatering sweets like balushahi, besan ke laddu, chamcham and gulaab jamun, as well as chhole bhature and pakoras.

Halwa filled with nuts

Cost for two: INR 200
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Taufeeq Ki Biryani

Known as "Dil Pasand Biryani Point", also known as "Taufeeq ki Biryani”. Chicken Biryani tastes very tasty here and differs from other places. They keep a large container full of "dhaniya raita" so you can have it with biryani. The meat in biryani is tender and perfectly cooked. They also have Beef Biryani for the same price.

Mutton biryani.

Cost for two: INR 400
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Rehmatullah Hotel For Sheermal

This hotel is known for selling some iconic Mughlai sweet bread - Sheermal. The hotel initially sold only rotis, but now has a fancy-looking restaurant, adjacent to the old shop (that's where you get the Sheermal).

Sheermal.

Cost for Two: INR 400
Open Google Map

Sheeren Bhawan

Sheeren Bhawan is famous for their delicious rasmalai and is the only eatery in Jama Masjid where you will find this dessert. The Rasmalai has extra soft texture and sweetness. The milk has a strong flavour of cardamom which makes the sweet dish very refreshing. They sell it by Rs 25 per piece.

Halwa

Cost for two: INR 100
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Rizk Kashmiri Wazwan

Jama Masjid has a few Kashmiri eateries which offer authentic Wazwani food. This place offers Namkeen Chai - a delicacy in Kashmiri culture. The taste is completely different from your regular tea, and as the name suggests, it's slightly salty, served with a piece of Lavasa which is a crispy bread made in tandoor.

Some Chaai and lavasa.

Cost for two: INR 100
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Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale

This kulfi shop is a must-try for all dessert lovers. They’ve attained an iconic status among Delhiites and for a good reason. The over 100-year-old kulfi store serves creamy kulfis stuffed inside fruits like mangoes, pomegranates, oranges and apples. Mango stuffed kulfi should be your obvious choice, followed by jamun kulfi 'julpep'. The latter is an iced fruity delight resembling a sorbet and is served with a little bit of chaat masala sprinkled on top.

Pomegranate kulfi

Cost for two: INR 150
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Pehalwaan Biryaniwale

Pehalwaan Biryaniwale, also known as Biryani Mirch Masala, is right opposite Ameer Sweet House in Haveli Azam Khan. The owner, Haji Mohd. Anwar opens up at 5 pm and sells biryani right until 2 am. He also sits outside in Chitli Qabar Chowk for an hour in the night. The meat, marinated in salt and chillies, is cooked separately and added to the rice. After adding masala, the dish is cooked on low heat (on dum) in a big tub covered with cloth. This type of biryani does not need complementary dishes like raita and the smell itself is enough to make your stomach growl.

Cost for two: INR 300
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Moti Mahal Restaurant

This restaurant is a brand that is quite famous because of the delicious food. They bought up butter chicken into the picture and is fabulous in taste. It could be visited with family and they serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Famous Moti Mahal Cookbook

Cost for two: INR 1500
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Al-Saad

This is a small shop that serves one of the best non-vegetarian Shormas, a great evening snack. A family-friendly restaurant. The quality and quantity of the food they serve is really great. The price is very much affordable.

Shorma and sandwiches.

Cost for two: INR 400
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Fish Point

This is a small outlet that offers a takeaway. It opens up at 12 in the afternoon and serves till midnight. Specializing in fish recipes the fish they serve is tender and juicy. Portion sizes are huge and each dish is served with chutney and onions making it a great combination. The price is pretty much affordable and the quantity and quality is really good.

Proper seating arrangement available.

Cost for two: INR 500
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Changezi Chicken

Originally established as Hotel Maidah in 1986, the name of the shop was changed to Changezi Chicken in 1990 after their signature dish. Changezi chicken is served in a tangy gravy of yoghurt, tomatoes and onion. The chicken is roasted separately in a roast machine by l-Halabi, a brand established in Dubai, and then shredded into boneless pieces by hand before it is put in the gravy. This dish is the brainchild of the founder of the shop, Mohd. Fazil, the Mr Delhi of 1971! You can also have beef biryani, paya, nahari and a multitude of chicken preparations at the many branches of Changezi Chicken. The restaurant occupies a long stretch on Churi Walan Gali and buzzes with customers during Ramzan as it remains open from 6 pm -midnight.

Amazing food served with proper seating arrangement and service.

Cost for two: INR 1000
Open Google Maps

These are few of the food places in Jama masjid that one should definitely visit. A food walk on the streets of old Delhi makes you forget all about the crowds and the punishing heat and takes you on a gastronomical journey that is both satisfying and unique in nature. All non-vegetarians must head out to old Delhi and re-discover the joy of eating out at these priceless gems of Delhi's food landscape. Make a visit with your college pals or with family. These food places in Jama Masjid will never disappoint you and you will definitely become a big fan of their food. After all the eating and walking in the cramped lanes, end the day with the majestic view of the Jama Masjid, during sunset.

Eats

Food Places Around Jama Masjid

Food places in Jama Masjid are nothing like you have seen before. Starting from Aslam butter chicken, seekh kabab, chicken tikka to the famous shahi tukda.

Delhi is often dubbed as the culinary capital in India. The people have always been fond of the food and the confluence of cultures witnessed by the city. The little pieces of history clubbed together constitute Delhi Cuisine. Think Old Delhi, and you are immediately transported to the famous food places in Jama Masjid and Chandni chowk. The food here is nothing like you have ever seen before, with lanes fully loaded with paranthas, biryani, succulent kebabs, chaat, dahi bhalla, sweets. Hence, the ultimate Indian street food. Matia Mahal presents a window to that rich culinary past. A well-spent culinary evening here would include an assortment of great food the street has to offer. If you're lucky enough to visit during the month of Ramazan, the street adorns a festive look with tons of delicious food.

Matia Mahal street starts just opposite from the Jama Masjid's Gate number 1. You are now at the mouth of the famous food street. There are so many hidden gems. It's no secret that Old Delhi's got eateries with some of the city's best grub. Aromatic biryanis, kababs, chole bhature and some of our all-time favourite sweets like gulab jamun, Shahi Tukda, very unique paneer jalebi are all reasons why people are always ready to visit.

Here are some of the top food places in Jama Masjid Delhi that are must-visit:

Aslam Butter Chicken

The butter chicken at this four-storeyed narrow shop is nothing like you may have tasted before. Aslam chicken is literally just that- juicy, spicy chicken tikka pieces, dunked in a pool of melted butter and curd. A separate chulhas is used to heat large blocks of Amul butter which are then combined with curd and poured generously over the scrumptious chicken pieces. The melted butter seeps into the chicken thereby softening it and the curd lends a tangy taste to the dish. The chicken is served in a steel container with a basket of rumali roti which is popularly paired with a chilled cold drink making the meal even more delightful. They’re also famous for their kheer with almonds and nuts. Aside from chicken, paneer tikka, sheekh kebab, fish are amongst the popular dishes at Aslam Butter Chicken. Just throw your calories out the door before visiting here.

Aslam’s famous butter chicken rich in flavours.

Cost for two: INR 700
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Karim Restaurant

One of the best no-brainer restaurants in Matia Mahal is Karim's, famous for its lip-smacking Mughlai food. Their famous Mutton korma with khamiri roti or rumali roti is a must. They are famous for their exotic Pulao, biryani, sheer maal and chicken Kebab. There are multiple outlets across the city but the one in Jama Masjid is the authentic one. Along with locals it's a popular tourist spot. The restaurant holds both the options of 'Take Away' and 'Have It In', and is easily approachable.

The famous mutton korma and khamiri roti along with biryani served with green chutney and onions.

Cost for two: INR 1000
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AL Jawahar

This restaurant serves the best Non-Vegetarian cuisine, Mutton korma, mutton stew and chicken changezi is the way to go, helped down with khameeri roti at Rs 8 a pop. If you have a sweet tooth you can always go for sheer maal. It opens up at 7 in the morning and serves till midnight, and hence, it serves for almost the whole day. Be prepared for a packed restaurant no matter what time of the day.

The restaurant is filled with people at every hour of the day.

Cost for two: INR 1000
Open Google Maps

Haji Mohd

Hussain fried chicken: Established 40 years ago, this shop has been dishing out fried chicken in Delhi far longer than KFC. The chicken is first marinated in different spices and chickpea batter. The chicken is juicy and tender with roomali roti, onions and special tangy masala chutney (also known as peeli mirch Ki chutney).

Fried chicken so crispy yet so juicy served with peeli mirch ki chutney.

Cost for two: INR 600
Open Google Maps

Qureshi kabab

Abdul Ghani Qureshi Kebab Corner has been serving kebabs for 72 years now. Their secret recipe is what makes their kebabs so popular. The Qureshi brothers have been running the show for five generations and the standards of their kebabs have only improved with time. The place is famous for seekh and boti kebabs. They make excellent kebabs of chicken, mutton seekh kebab and buff smeared with butter, onions, and spicy chutney. The place opens up in the evening and is constantly crowded with people. It's a must for every person to taste their kabab at least once. The cost will be around Rs.300 for a single person.

The lip-smacking chicken and mutton kebabs

Cost for two: INR 600
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Cool Point

Established 25 years ago by Muhammad Zahid, the place is currently managed by his son, Zohaib. It is mainly famous for its shahi tukda (bread deep fried in pure ghee and then dipped in thick cream and sugar syrup) and phirni (a mouthwatering dessert of milk and crushed rice served in clay containers). The place is also known for its kesar milk, badam milk,lassi and mango and vanilla ice cream.

View this post on Instagram

Delhi food carnival at Ansal plaza

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Shahi Tukda

Cost for two: INR 150
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Nawab Qureshi's Watermelon Shake

This place is famous for " Mohabbat ka sharbat " that will surely give you the feeling of pyaar mohabbat mazaa (affection, love, fun), this drink costs just ₹ 10 per glass, and is indeed filled with love and fun. The baby pink colour drink is made up of fresh Amul milk and Rooh Afza, a typical drink of the summers. They also add a twist to it by adding freshly cut watermelon cubes for crunch and a fresh taste.

" Mohabbat ka sharbat "

Cost For Two: INR 50
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Kallan Sweets

Tired of eating meat, this shop offer a great range of samosas and varieties of pakora's. Kallan's establishment is big name when it comes to the sweets of Delhi. This place has been serving a vast array of sweet dishes and other sweet items since the past 75 years. The different versions of halwa and paneer jalebi are a must try. Their Gajar ka Halwa is their best-seller and is extremely popular in Ramzan, along with other festive delicacies such as khoya samosa, keema samosa (shaped like gujiya and stuffed with minced meat) and paneer ke pakode.

Paneer Jalebi

Cost for two: INR 300
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Laung Churey Kebabs

This place serves the best vegetarian kababs which is fried and is made up of aata, besan and onions, a perfect evening snack to have with a cup of chaai. In a street full of non-veg food this place is heaven for vegetarians. These kebabs are served with chutney made of red chillies, amchur, salt and garam masala. For Rs 20 a plate, this is one deal vegetarians cannot pass on.

Veg Kebab

Cost for two: INR 200
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Kamaal Sweet House

More than 100 years old Ameer sweet house creates a nostalgic theme in our mind of pre and post-independence. People can choose from various dishes that are displayed right in front of the shop making it easy to choose. Infamous of their Gulab Jamun, this place is called the sweetshop of Delhi. You will find mouthwatering sweets like balushahi, besan ke laddu, chamcham and gulaab jamun, as well as chhole bhature and pakoras.

Halwa filled with nuts

Cost for two: INR 200
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Taufeeq Ki Biryani

Known as "Dil Pasand Biryani Point", also known as "Taufeeq ki Biryani”. Chicken Biryani tastes very tasty here and differs from other places. They keep a large container full of "dhaniya raita" so you can have it with biryani. The meat in biryani is tender and perfectly cooked. They also have Beef Biryani for the same price.

Mutton biryani.

Cost for two: INR 400
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Rehmatullah Hotel For Sheermal

This hotel is known for selling some iconic Mughlai sweet bread - Sheermal. The hotel initially sold only rotis, but now has a fancy-looking restaurant, adjacent to the old shop (that's where you get the Sheermal).

Sheermal.

Cost for Two: INR 400
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Sheeren Bhawan

Sheeren Bhawan is famous for their delicious rasmalai and is the only eatery in Jama Masjid where you will find this dessert. The Rasmalai has extra soft texture and sweetness. The milk has a strong flavour of cardamom which makes the sweet dish very refreshing. They sell it by Rs 25 per piece.

Halwa

Cost for two: INR 100
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Rizk Kashmiri Wazwan

Jama Masjid has a few Kashmiri eateries which offer authentic Wazwani food. This place offers Namkeen Chai - a delicacy in Kashmiri culture. The taste is completely different from your regular tea, and as the name suggests, it's slightly salty, served with a piece of Lavasa which is a crispy bread made in tandoor.

Some Chaai and lavasa.

Cost for two: INR 100
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Kuremal Mohan Lal Kulfi Wale

This kulfi shop is a must-try for all dessert lovers. They’ve attained an iconic status among Delhiites and for a good reason. The over 100-year-old kulfi store serves creamy kulfis stuffed inside fruits like mangoes, pomegranates, oranges and apples. Mango stuffed kulfi should be your obvious choice, followed by jamun kulfi 'julpep'. The latter is an iced fruity delight resembling a sorbet and is served with a little bit of chaat masala sprinkled on top.

Pomegranate kulfi

Cost for two: INR 150
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Pehalwaan Biryaniwale

Pehalwaan Biryaniwale, also known as Biryani Mirch Masala, is right opposite Ameer Sweet House in Haveli Azam Khan. The owner, Haji Mohd. Anwar opens up at 5 pm and sells biryani right until 2 am. He also sits outside in Chitli Qabar Chowk for an hour in the night. The meat, marinated in salt and chillies, is cooked separately and added to the rice. After adding masala, the dish is cooked on low heat (on dum) in a big tub covered with cloth. This type of biryani does not need complementary dishes like raita and the smell itself is enough to make your stomach growl.

Cost for two: INR 300
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Moti Mahal Restaurant

This restaurant is a brand that is quite famous because of the delicious food. They bought up butter chicken into the picture and is fabulous in taste. It could be visited with family and they serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian.

Famous Moti Mahal Cookbook

Cost for two: INR 1500
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Al-Saad

This is a small shop that serves one of the best non-vegetarian Shormas, a great evening snack. A family-friendly restaurant. The quality and quantity of the food they serve is really great. The price is very much affordable.

Shorma and sandwiches.

Cost for two: INR 400
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Fish Point

This is a small outlet that offers a takeaway. It opens up at 12 in the afternoon and serves till midnight. Specializing in fish recipes the fish they serve is tender and juicy. Portion sizes are huge and each dish is served with chutney and onions making it a great combination. The price is pretty much affordable and the quantity and quality is really good.

Proper seating arrangement available.

Cost for two: INR 500
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Changezi Chicken

Originally established as Hotel Maidah in 1986, the name of the shop was changed to Changezi Chicken in 1990 after their signature dish. Changezi chicken is served in a tangy gravy of yoghurt, tomatoes and onion. The chicken is roasted separately in a roast machine by l-Halabi, a brand established in Dubai, and then shredded into boneless pieces by hand before it is put in the gravy. This dish is the brainchild of the founder of the shop, Mohd. Fazil, the Mr Delhi of 1971! You can also have beef biryani, paya, nahari and a multitude of chicken preparations at the many branches of Changezi Chicken. The restaurant occupies a long stretch on Churi Walan Gali and buzzes with customers during Ramzan as it remains open from 6 pm -midnight.

Amazing food served with proper seating arrangement and service.

Cost for two: INR 1000
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These are few of the food places in Jama masjid that one should definitely visit. A food walk on the streets of old Delhi makes you forget all about the crowds and the punishing heat and takes you on a gastronomical journey that is both satisfying and unique in nature. All non-vegetarians must head out to old Delhi and re-discover the joy of eating out at these priceless gems of Delhi's food landscape. Make a visit with your college pals or with family. These food places in Jama Masjid will never disappoint you and you will definitely become a big fan of their food. After all the eating and walking in the cramped lanes, end the day with the majestic view of the Jama Masjid, during sunset.

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