It was a real sunny day when I decided to wear my spun kurta in blue & pink with white ribbons to walk through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi. We boarded the metro from INA and after 7-8 stops, reached Chawri Bazar and took a rickshaw ride full of the hustle bustle and the food making activities on the way which were happening- kulfi, tikki, fruit chaat, garam dudh in kulhad & fruit chaat. It was amazing to see the food flavours of Old Delhi. I just kept gazing till we reached the Police Chowk and went to Gali Gulliyan there to reach our destination HAVELI DHARAMPURA amidst the small shops stocking necessities & the lane full of people. We were greeted by Vidyun Goel, daughter of Vijay Goel, the restorer of Haveli Dharampura who ensured that our experience was wonderful.
What if you get to experience the Old Delhi food hospitality, the Old Delhi magic & the Old Delhi charm of delectable meals & food items prepared by special Old Delhi chefs & this whole experience enlivened without the hustle bustle, sweat, dust & noise of Old Delhi. I am talking about the Dilli 6 Food Festival happening at Crowne Plaza Today Okhla’s all day dining restaurant Edesia. The fifteen days long festival (started from 18th February and ending on 3rd March this year) has transformed the restaurant into a food haven of the Walled city of Delhi with authentic flavours of Purani Dilli.
Chef Sudershan Bhandari, Executive Chef at Crowne Plaza Today Okhla gave us a tour of Dilli 6 festival. The extensive feast included dishes like Golgappas, Bhalla Papdi Chaat, Mutton Biryani, Subz Bahar Biryani, Kakori Kebab, Seekh Kebeb, Akbari, Jahangiri, Daulat ki Chaat & Imarti. The various colours of India could be seen in the ambience with pleasant & calm lighting and colourful papers & kites all done in different shiny papers. Every year annually this festival is held, an honour to Dilli 6 patrons & food.