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5 Hidden Eateries In Nizamuddin Every Foodie Must Try Once In Their Lifetime

If you wish to enjoy the street side unhealthy fried delicacies of Chandni Chowk minus the pushing, elbowing, jerking, then Nizamuddin Market with its broad lanes and thin crowds is the place you're looking for! So check out our recommendations and explore away!

1. Hussaini Hotel

Two shops back from Al-Rafiq, this place is famous for Ranbir Kapoor acting out his food-less, shelter-less days in Rockstar right there by the wrecked door! Nihari and Tandoori Rotis are a hit. Rich, thick gravy and warm, soft rotis are just what you need on winter afternoons! 2 Tandoori Rotis and 2 half plate Niharis cost us an unbelievable 90 bucks.

Where | Hussaini Hotel - Shop No 58, Mirza Galib Road, Nizamuddin
Call Them | +91 9873 641 612
Timings | 6 AM - 12 Midnight
Meal For Two | Rs 400

2.  Al-Rafiq Kebab Corner

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Taking the left of the diverging streets in the gali of Nizamuddin, this little kebab corner has a fair amount of history attached to it as the other shops in the vicinity. It serves a variety of dishes but the must-tries are the Chicken and Mutton Seekh Kebabs at just 50 rupees a plate; they're an explosion of flavours as they simply melt in your mouth.

Where | Al-Rafiq Kebab Corner - T 386, Ghalib Road, Near Lal Mahal, Nizamuddin
Call Them | +91 8802 362 207
Timings | 10 AM - 10 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 300

3. N. Iqbal

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If you take the right off the two divergent streets, you'll enter a street full of biryani shops difficult to miss with huge biryani deghs placed right at the threshold and many eager voices inviting the customers to their respective shops. Serving flavourful plates of biryani, you defo need to try this one out the next time you’re in Nizamuddin.

Where | N.Iqbal - 268A, Jha Basti Market, Hazrat Nizamuddin West
Call Them | +91 9891 278 628
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Meal For Two | Rs 350

4. A Cluster Of Tiny Shops

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Just opposite the row of biryanis you’ve got a number of tiny shops selling Kakori Kebabs as well. Not just the kebabs, you also have the option of indulging in some Tandoori Chicken, which is simply divine! One thing to have for sure here is Fried Chicken served with green chutney and onions.

5. A Nook For Parantha-Halwa

As you enter the gali, you'll find an amiable beard-clad old man drawing you towards his colourful and oil-rich Halwa Paranthas. Priced at 30 rupees for a quarter kilo, it's a treat for the eyes, though not so much for the abs!

While paying your respects at the iconic dargah, do drop by these lesser-known gems for a memorable gastronomical experience!