October 2, 2014
By Anubhav Sapra
The one dish which has caught the imagination of Delhiites is Momos. It has become the most sought-after street food of Delhi. At every nook and corner, one can find small kiosks- a table and a steamer with steaming momos. Adjacent to the steamer are two big jars of chutneys –One is red, hot and spicy with loads of red chillies and the other is red in colour too but mild in spices. Some of them sell steamed momos and some sell fried versions, both vegetarian and non vegetarian.
Recently, my sister, who is fond of momos, introduced me to another version of momos on the street – tandoori momos. Whenever I have posted the query on DFW’s facebook page asking the fans about the best place in Delhi to try tandoori momos- the answer has always been QDs. I must admit that I am not at all a fan of QDs and have never liked their dry and half cooked tandoori momos. My search for the best tandoori momos continued for years and finally I have found a place, which in my knowledge serves the best tandoori momos.
The place is in C-7 market of Lawrence Road and the small kiosk is owned by Dheeraj (cell number 9990892822). It was a delight to my eyes to see him prepare a plate of tandoori momos so passionately. It is cooked the same way as the other tandoori items are cooked. On skewers, pieces of momos interspersed with capsicum and onion are grilled uniformly. The grilled momos are then added to a bowl where green coriander chutney, red chilly momos chutney, mayonnaise, cream, chaat masala, and lemon juice is added. The momos are mixed and served on a plate with a toothpick and a spoon – toothpicks for the momos and spoon for gravy. The momos were juicy and delicious in taste. A plate of Chicken momos is Rs 100 and Veg costs Rs 60 and Paneer is Rs80.
This place is a must visit in North Delhi for all the momos lovers. I have got the long list of places to try momos in North Delhi and I am going to try them all soon. Till then, keep reading and keep munching!