A few weeks ago we dropped by Delhi Streets for some lunch. Here you can get a meal for around $10-$12, or try some of their street chaat or wraps for even less money. The seating area is not big and we visited during peak lunch hour, but we managed to grab an empty spot by the window. The three of us ordered 3 meals, 1 street chaat, 1 dessert and a mango lassi.
This was the only dish we ordered that we didn’t like. We’ve had aloo tikki before at other restaurants, but not like this… too salty, spicy and a tiny bit sweet all at once, but not in a good way. Rather than complimenting each other, the different flavours were just overwhelming. Maybe they made a mistake with the seasoning.
The mixed thali is served spaced out on a big platter. Although the portion size doesn’t look that big, it’s actually quite filling. The curries we tried included the chicken tikki masala, beef madras and dal makhani (lentils). The meat curries were tender and tasty. The lentil curry was surprisingly spicy, which can be either good or bad depending on your heat tolerance. Luckily the raita helped to balance out the heat. There was a good balance between rice and naan.
This crepe was simple but satisfying. The spiced potatoes were a nice alternative to saucy curries. The sauces on the side were great for dipping and added more flavour.
Yum! Next time we visit, we’ll be ordering this dessert again. Imagine the flavour of something like baklava, but with the texture of warm syrup-soaked cake. Yes, this dessert is quite sweet (keyword: syrup), but if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth you can always just share it with a friend.
We can’t eat Indian food without getting a mango lassi. Mangoes are great and yoghurt is great, so what’s not to like? This particular lassi was a bit smaller than we would have expected.
Verdict: Good cheapish lunch option. We’d probably skip the street chaat and just get a meal and a dessert. Favourite dish: gulab jamun; least favourite dish: aloo tikki.