Midnight food cravings for Parathas
Check out you midnight food craving for piping hot parathas stuffed with the most mouth watering filling and slathered with a good dollop of desi ghee or butter. Seriously, we cannot say no to them even in the dead of the night when our tummies crave for good desi food that satiate you to the core. And so, here’s a curated list by Placio of all the paratha places in town open post midnight that can fulfill your late night hunger pangs in the most delicious way!
Moolchand Paranthe Walla
Moolchand Paranthe Walla, Near Lajpat Nagar … Opposite AIIMS, head to the Safdarjung Hospital gate is the evergreen haunt of every South Delhi person with a penchant for late nights paranthe courtesy the amazing aloo, gobhi, onion parathas and anda parathas. Parantha and chai await your taste buds here. Open until 1 am, this is the Delhiites’ go-to after party place.
This one needs no introduction. Slotted in the ancient narrow alleys, famously known as Paranthe Wali Gali the street or gali is a foodie’s paradise with a legendary series of restaurants serving parathas. It is believed that Pandit Gaya Prasad Paranthewala was the first one to sell paranthas here (dating back to 1870s), the legacy of which is now being carried on by three shops: Pt. Kanhaiyalal Durgaprasad Dixit, Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthewala and Pt. Baburam Devidayal Paranthewala. The paranthas sold at these shops are unique and very different from the traditional Punjabi paranthas that are usually stuffed and then roasted on the flat ‘tawa’ (flat dripping pan) partially cooking them with oil and finishing off the crisp parantha by smearing it with the desi ghee. However, the paranthas at Gali Paranthe Wali are a mix of the traditional Punjabi parantha and the bedmi poori (deep-fried stuffed Indian bread), which is cooked not on the tawa but deep-fried in a ‘kadhai’ (wok-like pot). It is served with spicy potato sabzi or curry and tamarind-banana chutney. Pt. Kanhaiyalal Durgaprasad Dixit – this legendary outlet serves paranthas that are truly innovative. Foodies swear by its bhindi (lady finger), kela (banana), mirchi (chilli) and rabri paranthas. If you must pick one, go for the killer rabri parantha whose sheer yumminess is sure to make you forget about your calorie-count. Or walk into Babu Ram Parantha – who serrves paranthas with an aloo-matar (potato-peas) sabzi and pethe (pumpkin) ki sabzi, Baburam Paranthewala is known for its robust flavours and wholesomeness bite into Papad parantha, Meva parantha, Karela parantha, Dal Aloo parantha or Lemon parantha. At Babu Ram Paranthe Wale there are probably about 30 different kinds to order from. Another legendary parantha place is Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan Paranthewala who serves paranthas not only with the traditional sabzi but also raita. Be prepared for long waiting hours and cramped up space, to bite into traditional but yummy paranthas like Paneer, Aloo-Pyaz, Gobi and Pudina paranthas. Its Khurchan parantha, Khoya Parantha and Cashew/Kaju Parantha – can all be eaten as a dessert.
Murthal, NH 1, Haryana
Murthal offers a cluster of excellent dhabas with a few that excel in the art of paratha making – Sukhdev, Gulshan, etc. So technically this place might not be “Delhi”, but with the quality of parathas served here, you wouldn’t mind travelling the 2 hours by road. Gulshan Dhaba at Murthal
Known for their Tandoori Parathas besides the regular tawa ones, Gulshan Dhaba in Murthal is one of the most frequented and loved dhabas amongst the lot loved for its parathas – be it with the classic fillings or otherwise. Operating 24 hours a day, the place is always crowded with food enthusiasts, travelers and young friends out on a foodie trip along the highway.
A humble little joint with authentic dhaba vibes, is trusted by most to soothe their hunger pangs. The place offers most dhaba delicacies plus a variety of tasty and stuffed parathas in variations such as the regular Aloo, Pyaaz, Mix Paratha to Keema, Chicken and even Tandoori Chicken Paratha amongst many more. Do bite into the absolutely fantastic Tandoori Chicken Paratha which is baked in the tandoor to a crisp outside but the chicken inside remains tender. Each paratha has sumptuous stuffing in it. Do also try the keema paratha as well, and hence we reckon tandoori parathas will always outdo tawa parathas. The Aloo Pyaaz is good but can be given a miss.
Hurry’s Paratha in Noida & Mayur Vihar Phase 1 is your savior late at night. This outlet dishes out over 40 varieties of parathas including Pizza Parathas. They have some crazy options that any paratha lover would totally love – from classic options like Aloo, Aloo-Pyaaz, Paneer Hara Matar and the like, they also have Pizza Parathas with veg options like Farm Fresh, Hara Bhara, Cheese Burst and Exotic Meza and non-veg variations such as Chicken Keema, Keema On Egg and lots more.
Kake Di Hatti
Kake Di Hatti is known for its supremely delectable naans and desi khana. Cocooned in the streets of Old Delhi, Kake Di Hatti is famous for its smoky tandoori parathas. Menu also features a number of paranthas like Laccha, Pudina, Ajwain, Lal Mirch, Hari Mirch & tons more, so feel free to take your pick.
Parathas N More
One of South Delhi’s go-to haunt for late night cravings, this quaint eatery with its nice location and simple decor that offers you a garden area to enjoy your meal, all with twinkling fairy lights above, serves some real delicious baked and tawa parathas. With fillings such as Cabbage Carrot, Matar, Broccoli Cheese, Garlic Cheese, Mushroom Carrot and a lot more besides the regular ones, you’ll love what they bring to the table!
So these were a few late night haunts you can trust to fulfill your late night paratha cravings. Share your happy tummy experience here in the comments below.