Let’s Walk up an Appetite!!!

It is that time of the year again when we look forward to the delightful food offered during the month of Ramzaan and though most of us don’t fast we are love to be around the beautiful Jama Masjid area around Iftar (the time when the fasting community breaks their fast for the day)! Like every year this year too my food group The Delhi foodie club #TDfc visited the Jama Masjid and its mystic lanes and bylanes to experience the meaty delights that are being cooked up before Eid.

The Jama Masjid, Delhi ... Majestic and in all its glory!

The Jama Masjid, Delhi … Majestic and in all its glory!

#RamzaanFoodWalk which has become a #TDfc tradition, shows how much #welivetoeat. With a lot of first timers and a few of our dependable foodies we choose to visit the Jama Masjid and witness it in all its glory! Our food walkers kept asking us what’s next, what’s next and the 3 of us who led the walk kept leading them from one delicacy to another. The initial shyness, the inhibitions connected to street food, the indecisiveness all vanished as we moved deeper into the food paradise. Thank you all for making it to the walk and your continuous support to TDfc encourages us to keep on continuing the legacy which has germinated from the love for food.

The troops gather!

The troops gather!

Inside the Masjid ... the hungry souls wonder when the Iftar would be announced!

Inside the Masjid … the hungry souls wonder when the Iftar would be announced!

Wudu ... The ritual of washing hands and feet before breaking the fast!

Wudu … The ritual of washing hands and feet before breaking the fast!

The community prefers and enjoys eating together!

The community prefers and enjoys eating together!

The places we covered this time were both tried and tested and some dishes were new, but one thing is a fact, no matter how many times you come here you will be wanting more of it!
1. Lalu Kebabbe & Al Nisar for Buff Kebabs (opposite Gate No.1)
2. Paneer Jalebi at the Matia Mahan entrance
3. Aslam Chicken for Cream butter plus the amazing Chicken Seekh kebabs which are by far the best we tasted.
4. Watermelon Sharbat right after Aslam Chicken Corner on the left
5. Haji Shabrati for Nahari, Bheja & Nalli with the moti roti
6. Taufeeq’s (Dilpasand) Biryani
7. Gur ka Sharbat by Akheel Ahmad
8. And finally Al Jawahar (again chose this over Karim’s) for the mutton burra and changezi chicken.
9. The desserts like always at Shahi Tukda stall accompanied with some Phirni and Mango ice-cream.

Lalu Kebabbe and Al Nisar (Opposite Gate No. 1, Urdu Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Delhi)

First stop ... Lalu with my favourite Buff Kebabs!

First stop … Lalu with my favourite Buff Kebabs!

Who doesn't like butter ... Buff kebabs laden with butter, chutney and curd concoction ... just the way we like it at Al Nisar!

Who doesn’t like butter … Buff kebabs laden with butter, chutney and curd concoction … just the way we like it at Al Nisar!

The #TDfc army ready to attack the soft, succulent kebas!

The #TDfc army ready to attack the soft, succulent kebas!

Paneer Jalebi, Matia Mahal Road.

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Jalebi ... The sweetshop right at the entrance of Matia Mahal road!

Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Jalebi … The sweetshop right at the entrance of Matia Mahal road!

Aslam Chicken Corner, Matia Mahal road.

The best chicken seekh kebabs at Aslam Chicken Corner!

The best chicken seekh kebabs at Aslam Chicken Corner!

Aslam Chicken Corner ... The pioneers of cream butter chicken ... no one does it better!

Aslam Chicken Corner … The pioneers of cream butter chicken … no one does it better!

Watermelon Sharbat, right after Aslam Chicken Corner on the left!

Apple & Watermelon sharbat to wash down those buttery kebabs

Apple & Watermelon sharbat to wash down those buttery kebabs

Haji Shabrati Nahari Waale!

Haji Shabrati ... a must stop if you love Bheja & Nahari!

Haji Shabrati … a must stop if you love Bheja & Nahari!

Taufeeq’s famous Dilpasand Biryani!

Dilpasand Biryani ... Taufeeq bhai to sabki dil ki pasand hai!

Dilpasand Biryani … Taufeeq bhai to sabki dil ki pasand hai!

Time to Dig in and one can see how well the meat is cooked along with the saffron flavour in the rice!

Time to Dig in and one can see how well the meat is cooked along with the saffron flavour in the rice!

Akheel Ahmad’s Gur (Jaggery) ka sharbat, Chitli Kabar road!

Akheel Ahmad's shop which has been serving the Gur ka sharbat for 65 years and now his son who has been on the job for 35 years ... told us that his dad started selling it for 1paisa and now over the year it is 10 bucks ... still a steal we say!

Akheel Ahmad’s shop which has been serving the Gur ka sharbat for 65 years and now his son who has been on the job for 35 years … told us that his dad started selling it for 1paisa and now over the year it is 10 bucks … still a steal we say!

We created a mini traffic jam gulping glasses after glasses of Gur ka sharbat

We created a mini traffic jam gulping glasses after glasses of Gur ka sharbat

Al Jawahar Restaurant, Matia Mahal Road.

Al Jawahar Restaurant ... this time this was our last food stop where we settled instead of Karim's!

Al Jawahar Restaurant … this time this was our last food stop where we settled instead of Karim’s!

Mutton Burra Kebabs ... could not get any better!

Mutton Burra Kebabs … could not get any better!

Shahi Tukda, Mango Ice-cream & Phirni, Matia Mahal Road.

Shahi Tukda always completes the meal!

Shahi Tukda always completes the meal!

The man who kept serving us Mango ice-cream one after the other!

The man who kept serving us Mango ice-cream one after the other!

It was dessert marathon and now Phirni or Kheer!

It was dessert marathon and now Phirni or Kheer!

The satisfied lot!

The satisfied lot!

The mehman-nawaazi and the rich culture of this place is what food stories are made of and TDfc loves to visit it again and again!

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