The slender lanes, the outdated homes, the close-bonded muhalla, the Mughlia historical past and the road meals… these make our nationwide capital Delhi the famend Dilwalo Ki Dilli; and the primary image that is available in thoughts is of Delhi 6 (pronounced Dilli 6). For the unversed, Delhi 6 stands for Chandi Chowk space of Old Delhi (postal code 110006 is shortened to 6). Food and Purani Dilli (Old Delhi) go hand in hand and among the well-known dishes embrace, kulhe ki chaat, daulat ki chaat, chhole bhature, jaleba, kebabs, tandoori hen and extra.

Are these names taking you to the fairy meals land? Now think about, in case you get the entire essence of Purani Dilli beneath one roof! Edesia at Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla is providing the identical by means of their 10th version of annual Dilli 6 meals competition. The competition, which began from February 14 and can proceed until February 29, 2020, tried to rediscover the culinary secrets and techniques of Purani Dilli which were handed down by means of generations.

According to Sumit Sinha, Director of Food and Beverage, Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla, “The food at Purani Dilli is sumptuously garnished with culinary secrets that have been passed down through generations. We have attempted to bring back the magical recipes from the household and streets of Old Delhi for our patrons. We will be attempting to recreate same flavours, aromas and visual delight to take forward the legacy.”


This 12 months’s theme ‘Food Museum’ tried to unravel the outdated world appeal of Old Delhi- from its meals to the vintage cutleries. The spotlight of the theme is the Chor Bazaar eating expertise the place an asymmetrical setup has been finished with random cutleries, furnishings, curtains, candle sticks, desk napkins, followers, lights and extra from the suites, restaurant kitchens, retailer rooms, laundry room and different areas of the resort itself.

Also Read: Breakfast in Old Delhi: 7 Lip-Smacking Dishes to Kickstart Your Day

The Chor  Bazar setup

The Jhilmil Bar setup

Food And Drinks

Talking in regards to the meals, the fest has every thing that defines Dilli 6changezi hen, ghosht ka halwa, mutton korma, chhole bhature, the well-known kulche and extra. It has additionally recreated the long-lasting parathe wali gali, which is serving deep fried, golden colored parathas, filled with fillings made out of mirchi, nimbu, methi, matar, mewa et al. In such a type of fest, how can one miss the dessert part that has delicacies corresponding to Daulat ki chaat, Karachi halwa, fruit kulfi, kadha doodh and jalebi, Haneef ki phirni and many others.

Also Read: The Legacy of Kallu Mian, Old Delhi’s Legendary Nihari Walla

t5u6o5uoParathe wale gali expertise on a plate

The Purani Dilli desserts cannot be missed

What grabbed our eyeballs was the Jhilmil Bar. The drinks on the bar had been devoted to all of the villains of Bollywood, like Old Fashioned Gabbar, Kaancha Cheena, Mogambo Margarita, Sidecar Shakaal and others.

So if you wish to expertise a slice of Dilli 6 life beneath one roof, then this meals fest could be a good choice for you!

What: Dilli 6 Food Festival, Season 10

Where: Edesia at Crowne Plaza Today New Delhi Okhla

Cost per individual: INR 2099 (plus taxes)

When: 14th February to 29th February, 2020

Timings: 7 pm to 11:00 pm (solely dinners)

About Somdatta SahaExplorer- that is what Somdatta likes to name herself. Be it by way of meals, folks or locations, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A easy aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and film could make her day.