Must Try Affordable Restaurants in Delhi
Food is fairly cheap in India, as compared to other Cities Ive visited , including Metro Manila. For the tight budgeted , food allowance of 400 INR/day ( 7-8 USD ) is enough , but will most likely limit you with basic and street food. Below are most of the affordable restaurants I’ve tried, with its corresponding price range, to give you an idea how much food costs in Delhi ,( and similarly with other cities in India I ve visited ).
Odiya Hotel near New Delhi Railway Station . Main Bazaar . Price range 80 – 150 INR ( 1-3 usd )
Odiya Hotel is in fact an eatery, and not a hotel. Theres a lot like it in India. and I wonder why they always use “hotel” instead of Restaurant.
Some lunch – curried Fish and Pita Bread
Street Side Food along Pajar Ganj, Delhi
For the Meat Lovers, I highly recommend trying Stewed Lamb at Bhape da Hotel, in Connaught Place , Delhi . Just google the walking direction from Rajiv Chowk Train Station . Not the cheapest option, with price ranging at 200 – 300 INR ( 4-5 usd) , but food is really good ! This restaurant is also recommended by migrationology.com as among his fave street food worthy of travel.
The Bhape da Hotel Restaurant , mentioned by Migrationology.com as on of his fave Indian Eatery. Stewed Lamb was super Delicious.
Just to give you an idea of the price range of food in India. This is not the cheapest Restaurant , but the place is OK.
the Stewed Lamb at Bhape da Hotel
Malhorka Restaurant along Main Bazaar . Its clean and fairly priced.
Curried Mutton. Delicious ! 180 INR ( around 3 USD )
Indian Palak Dish ( Spinach Sauce ) 150 INR ( 2.5 USD)
Comesum Fast Food for the tight budgeted.
Comesum Cafe – A famous affordable fastfood chain in India serving indian cuisines.
Masala Dosa ( spiced mash potato wrap with Dip. only aroun 70 INR ( 1 USD )
A cheap Vegetarian Thali / Meal , with Lassi (Yogurt Drink ) This is around 60 INR (1 USD)
Street Food !
Masala Egg Omelette Sandwich . A cheap street food , prepared while you wait. Which was is good because you get to see how its done. (think fairly clean street food) Costs 20 INR (.5 USD )
Chicken Afgan (smoked/BBQ-ed on a traditional Clay pot.) A usual Find in Pajar Ganj
Mutton Shawarma ( just the filling ) no pita . 40 INR ( less than 1 USD ) . I mixed this with my Biryani Rice. =)
Street Side . Chicken Biryani with rice. around 100 INR ( less than 2 USD ) with 2 pcs. mid sized chicken
Jamun Balls. deep fried sweet dough with caramel sauce. Yummy ! 15 INR for 2 piece !