Saturday, 25 February 2012

Rolls @ 34,Chowringhee Lane

In vicinity of all colleges and Universities of Delhi you can find good eateries. Whether its JNU’s famous Ganga Dhaba or Delhi University, North Campus Kamla Nagar, the food available is irresistible.

In all these eateries, the food is reasonably priced keeping in mind the pocket of the students.Last week after completing my work at Venkateshwara College in South Campus, I asked my friend about the eateries, which serves mouth-watering food . At once, my friend asked me to try rolls at 34 Choringee lane. It was lunch time and I thought of eating something delicious which can fill up my empty tummy. In Delhi one would wonder why all the roll centres are named after Patna. Anyways I will try to find it out some other time. The rolls available at these road side food stalls have stuffing of noodles. However, a perfect roll in its true sense has a filling of onions, different sauces and lemon.

The famous rolls joints in south campus which was referred by my friend is 34 choringee lane right opposite to Venkateshwara College. This chain was started by entrepreneur Rishi Kapoor(do not confuse it with bollywood superstar).After going through the menu which was a bit confusing as there were different kind of rolls. I ordered single lemon chicken roll, priced at Rs.70. The chicken stuffed inside the roll was juicy and truly delectable with a tinge of lemon . However it could not satisfy my eagerness to try some another rolls available at 34 chowringhee lane. Another roll, which I tried was simply veggie. However, I did not like it much but the taste of chicken was still fresh in my mouth. I returned to my office happily relishing the lemon chicken moments with a resolve to visit that place again.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Makhan Lal Tika Ram Sweets @ Kashmere Gate

Old Delhi is a divine place for foodies and I am a devout follower of good food. One of the children’s home run by Aman Biradari is at Kashmere Gate. Whenever I visit the Children’s home, I make it a point to visit Makhan Lal Tika Ram Sweets Shop.

Makhan Lal Tika Ram Sweets shop was established in 1928 (close to Old Stephens College) .Its famous for Doodh -jalebi and Lassi. Both are truly delicious. A glass of doodh jalebi costs Rs 45. It includes 100gms Jalebi and 250ml of milk. The colour of milk is brownish in col

our because it is boiled for 3 to 4 hours. There is almost deduction of 25% in milk when it is boiled for 4 hours. A thick cream (malai) is added to it in order to give it a perfect taste. In winters it’s in great demand.

Makhan Lal also serves Bedmi poori and Sabzi with methi chutney and pickles. It is priced at Rs 34. Bedmi Poori is heavier than plain poori as it is made of wheat flour and ground urad lentil. The methi chutney tastes awesome. Its a perfect combination to start a new day. Bedmi sabzi and a glass full of Lassi are perfect to fill an empty tummy. After this, you need not eat the whole day, as the dish is quite enough in itself.