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Paranthe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk, Delhi

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The one place in Old Delhi that is sure to increase your appetite by just its name is ‘Paranthe wali gali’. It literally means ‘bylanes of fried bread’ and these bylanes are filled with the smell of ghee, pickles, chutney, raita. Paranthe wali Gali has a charm of its own.

This gali is small, crowded and always full of life. There are many ways to enter the gali, one can come from Dareeba, another way is from Maliwada through Nai sadak. Another way is through Moti Bazaar via Tirah mali waha. This market is open through the week and closed on Sundays.

Of the 20 Paratha shops in the Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandani Chowk during late 1960s, only three remain today: Pt Kanhaiyalal Durgaprasad Dixit (estd 1875), Pt Gaya Prasad Shivcharan (estd 1882) and Pt Baburam Devidayal Paranthewale (estd 1886). It is believed that all Parantha shops belong the same family.

ADDRESS: Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi.

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