The lane opposite Jama Masjid – Bazar Matia Mahal – is filled with so many restaurants and food joints. But with so many choices, where will you find the best food? Here are 5 of my favorite joints in Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid.
If you ask any foodie for the best place to eat at Jama Masjid then I am sure they will say “karim’s”. It is one of the Legendary Restaurants in Delhi. Food is brilliant. You might have to wait for seating considering they are crowded most of the days. But it’s worth the wait
Kebabs – Mutton / Chicken
Mutton Qorma with Sheermal Roti (sweet bread)
Brain Curry – I haven’t tried this but few of my friends have and they say its good
Phirni – You should not miss out on this after main course.
Location: Karim’s Jama Masjid |16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid
2. Aslam Chicken Corner
This place is famous for unique interpretation of the butter chicken, when I say butter chicken it’s not the usual one, here loads of Amul butter is poured in as a gravy onto hand grilled chicken. For tangy taste they add little bit of curd in that. Believe me its amazingly delicious. The chicken is served with a basket of rumali roti, green chutney and onion.
Location: 540, Bazaar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid.
3. Al Jawahar
Al Jawahar is again one of the Mughlai food restaurants in old Delhi. This is an immediate neighbor to karim’s. Have tried so many dishes and found few of them even better than karim’s. Few of my favorites are Chicken Jahangri, Mutton Rogan Josh and Biryani. Ambience is a little let down but the food is good.
Location: Al Jawahar | Matia Mahal Road Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid
4. Haji Mohd. Hussain Fried Chicken
This place was established 40 years ago and famous for fried chicken, to start with they marinate chicken in their secret spices and then fry them in huge pan of boiling oil. It tastes delicious. They serve it with chutney and rumali roti
Location: Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid
5. Cool Point
This is an amazing place to satisfy your sweet tooth. I have been to this place so many times and never disappointed. Do try shahi Tukda and Phirni. They also serve ice cream, falooda and other sweets too.
Address: Cool Point | 973, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid.