Delhi,  Food

The Famous Paranthe Wali Gali in Delhi

Paranthas are one of the most preferred breakfast items in North India. Well, paranthas are not just a breakfast item anymore, people like to eat it as and when they like. From fancy hotels to Roadside dhabas, it’s available everywhere. Our love for paranthas is such that, in the heart of old Delhi there exists a street named after paranthas, and the street is famously called paranthe wali Gali. I’ve been to paranthe wali Gali chandni chowk several times and every time the experience was good. The shops have a long history and some of them are being run by the sixth generation of the family.

Paranthe wali Gali

Paranthe wali Gali

The paranthe wali Gali is located in the Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi, which was designed by Jahanara Begum, the daughter of Shah Jahan. The area is quite crowded and using public transport is a better option to reach there. If you travel by metro, you need to get down at Lal Quila metro station or at Chandni chowk metro station. Once you are out of the metro station, take a cycle rickshaw to the paranthe wali Gali. Also, It is very close to Lal Quila. So, if you are planning a trip to all quila then you should definitely try out the parathas of the paranthe wali Gali.

Why is Paranthe wali Gali in chandni chowk so famous?

The parantha shops at paranthe vali Gali are famous for their unique paratha preparation style. Unlike we do at homes, the paranthas at Chandni chowk are made by frying the paranthas. Moreover, they have really different types of paranthas available. When I first visited in 2015, I was awestruck by looking at the menu, I was wondering “Iska Bhi parantha ban sakta hai” ( parantha can be prepared for this item too!).  pudina paratha, banana paratha, aloo paratha, nimbu parantha, and the list goes on. critics also argue that it’s not a parantha. they go on to add that it should rather be called poori. Well, whatever the critics say, it has always attracted people. From Bollywood celebrities to politicians, many famous people visited here to taste these paranthas.

Deep-fried Paranthas         Courtesy: Tripadvisor

Paranthas at Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wale

Once you are at paranthe Wali Gali, you can choose the shop you want to eat at, the rate will be almost the same everywhere. I choose to go to a shop called “Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wale”. The area of the shop is really small. It seems to be really popular and the proofs of its popularity can be seen on its wall, which contains a picture of Indira Gandhi’s visit to the shop, placed along with mementos from Zomato and TripAdvisor. after waiting for 10 mins, got a place to sit. The seat and tables are very tightly placed, it may be difficult to sit for corpulent people. the menu had a long list of different types of paranthas. Finally, zeroed down banana parantha and aloo parantha. The paranthas are served with a pudina chatni, aloo sabzi, banana chatni, pumpkin chatni. Among all, I liked pumpkin chatni the most. The parathas were good and it’s totally worth traversing the ultra crowded streets of Chandni chowk just to have the parantha. In addition to the parantha, I ordered a glass of lassi, and trust me that it gives good competition to the top lassi shops in Delhi. If you going, do try the sweet lassi, it’s just amazing.

Overall, I had a great time at the paranthe wali Gali. If you are in Delhi, do visit the paranthe Wali Gali at Chandni chowk.

Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthe Wale Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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  • Brinda

    Thanks for sharing the information.

  • Sunita Kashid

    I was astonished to see so many varieties of paranthas being offered by these shops at paranthe vali gali. Loved the blog, thanks for sharing

  • Madhuri

    Great going. Absolutely loved the place when I visited back in 2019, you’ve also put down your article
    quite well.

  • Kailash

    I really like your means of blogging. Keep it up !!!

  • Harish

    It was long back that I visited Chandni Chowk. Not sure how it looks now. Thanks for writing this.

  • Harish

    Well, I truly enjoyed reading it, as much as I loved eating paranthas over there.

  • Falguni Sharma

    Thank you for sharing your notions on this website.

  • Aman

    Yes, yummy parathas available there

  • Sukirti

    So much tasty things to try there. Loved it.


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