It’s time to shift slowly from the food lust lanes of Old Delhi & tread over to the Mughlai Food Street of Zakir Nagar! Zakir Nagar has a dedicated love zone for the city dweller & his/her lustful plate of Mughlai food. Going down the lane – much like our Ghalib lane in Nizamuddin – there are few shops that sell meals like maggi on a cold day!
30 Second Window:
- The street is constantly filled with the delicious aroma of kebabs, rotis, biryani & freshly made shahi tukda!
- It will surely make you forget Jama Masjid for a while! Refreshingly different & new – if you love kebabs, then Zakir Nagar is the place for you!
Known for their Chicken Biryani, the peeps here at Madina Hotel are the master cooks of Mughlai food! About 9 years old, this shop has been preparing fresh chicken biryani, everyday.
Sneak Peak | Madina Hotel, Shop No. 6, Zakir Nagar
And Pay | ₹30 per plate
Talib Kebab Corner
Keema chicken kebabs, slow grilled on coal takes your palate to another level! This place is another jewel in the market. They serve kebabs with some mint chutney, onions and soft roomali roti, every bite spells delicious!
Sneak Peak | Talib Kabab Corner, Zakir Nagar
And Pay | ₹40 for 5 kebabs
Galauti kebabs in our mouths & we can’t talk till the entire plate is over! Dig right into these succulent, melt-in-mouth kebabs with ulte tawa ka parantha for that perfect Mughlai foodgasm!
Sneak Peak | Al Rashida, Shop No. 2, Zakir Nagar
And Pay | ₹100 for kebab & roti
You cannot say no to Nihari. So, it’s best if you make a pit stop at the people’s favourite, Javed Nihari. Perpetually crowded, these guys serve thick stews of nihari with khammeri roti.
Sneak Peak | Javed Famous Nihari, 392, Zakir Nagar
And Pay | ₹70 for quarter, not bad eh?
A short ride away from Zakir Nagar towards the Jamia Millia Police Station lies Al Nawaz. One of the oldest & most loved shack here, these guys make the most amazing Mutton Barra!
Sneak Peak | Al – Nawaz, Jamia Nagar
And Pay | ₹390 a plate
- That you get your fix of Mughlai food to the next level with these places in Zakir Nagar & Jamia Nagar!
And in the meanwhile, do read our blog post on the best places to eat biryani here!