The food scene in New Delhi is diverse and seems to be growing by the minute. While international flavours can be found in many of the city’s hot spots, it is the Indian flavours that are being presented in an entirely new light. Check out these fantastic Delhi restaurants for a taste of the top picks.
1. Regional Indian cuisine is the focus at Jamun
Jamun pays homage to India’s diverse culinary traditions. The menu curates a mix of forgotten recipes and popular Indian dishes from the heartland. For example, the bharwan guchhi – tandoor roasted Kashmiri morels stuffed with water chestnut and sprinkled with truffle oil – uses mushrooms sourced directly from farmwives in Kashmir. Missing sandy beaches and cool waves? Transport yourself to Goal with a tangy, creamy Goan Prawn curry with fresh coconut milk tempered with Goan red chilli.
2. Inventive Indian cuisine can be enjoyed at Indian Accent
At Indian Accent, fusion ingredients and techniques underscore plates such as pork ribs and sun-dried mango pickle or spice-infused chicken kofta. Consistently named among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, the restaurant now sits in an artful dining room at The Lodhi hotel.
3. Re-imagined Indian dishes are prepared at Varq
Varq is an upscale restaurant that specialises in re-imagined, sophisticated Indian cuisine, beautifully plated and plump with the essence and aromas of Indian food. The menu is expansive, and indulgent and boasts a fine spread that consists of chaat, a popular street-snack made with crispy flowers, and puddings of apricot in handmade puff pastry. Check out the beautiful mural wall created by celebrated artist Anjolie Ela Menon.
Additional reporting by Sharanya Deepak
Please check the establishments’ respective websites for opening hours as well as booking requirements before visiting, and remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while out and about.
The information is accurate as of press time. For the latest travel advisory updates, please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website.
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This article was originally published in the July 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine