A visit to Chandni Chowk in Purani Dilli is a must on the itinerary of every foodie visiting the capital city of the country. Be it the world-renowned parathas, chaat, kulfi, samosa and kachori, the culinary legacy and cultural glory of Chandni Chowk is second to none. The food lovers of Pink City can now enjoy the delicacies from the alleys and lanes of Purani Dilli’s food haven right here in Jaipur as the Monarch restaurant of Holiday Inn is hosting a 10-day food festival entitled ‘Chandni Chowk Ki Rasoi’.
Guests can get an authentic experience of old Delhi while feasting on time-honoured culinary recipes that have been passed through generations. The menu, a mix of the best street delicacies, main course specials and desserts, boasts of gastronomical delights like keema pav, parathas, chola kulcha, biryani, kebabs, chaat and chuski. Those with a sweet tooth can sample the Karachi Halwa, Mirch Ka Halwa, Garam Jalebi, Ras malai, Moong Dal Halwa and much more. Imagine gorging on all this in a hygienic setting sans the sizzling heat and the crowd and chaos of the bazaar!
From the dazzling and bling decor as one enters the restaurant to the colourful trinkets on sale, the vibe of Purani Dilli is re-created right from the word go. Visitors are welcomed by several street-style kiosks that have been named after the popular haunts of Chandni Chowk such as – Parathe Wali Gali, Kake Di Hatti, Jung Bahadur Kachori Wala, Giani’s di Hatti, Pandit Prem Parkash Sharbat, among others. The show pieces on the tables and the dress of the servers has also been especially customized to match the theme of the festival.
Says Imit Arora, General Manager, Holiday Inn: “The USP of the menu of this food festival is that it focuses on presenting the guests with the authentic delicacies from the lanes of Chandni Chowk and gratifying the food cravings of Jaipurites who haven’t been able to venture out owing to the pandemic. They can enjoy the majestic flavours of Purani Dilli in a hygienic setting without even leaving their city. Along with the classic dishes, we have also used stylish decor, carts and hangings as well as traditional attire and a photo booth to bring in the vibe of Chandni Chowk and a perfect backdrop for enjoying these traditional flavours.”
Where: Monarch Restaurant, Hotel Holiday Inn
When: 8 April – 17 April 2022
Time: 7 pm to 11 pm
Price: 1499 + taxes/person
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