Majnu Ka Tila in New Aruna Nagar, Delhi is a shopper’s paradise and a foodie’s paradise for all epicureans. Also known as Little Tibet, the place is an ideal hub for young people as the place offers a number of delicious delicacies and a wide market in the narrow streets that are worth visiting. With beautiful, affordable cafes, bright Tibetan flags and the melodious sound of Tibetan prayer bells, this foodie destination is moving at a rapid pace. The place offers a plethora of cuisines ranging from Chinese, Korean, Nepalese, and Japanese, but Tibetan cuisine tops the list due to its unique flavors and zests. If you are planning to visit Delhi’s compact Majnu Ka Tila, here we list 4 delicious dishes that you should not miss.
Famous around the world and loved by people of almost all age groups, the delicious Momo has its roots in Tibet. And a walk to this place is incomplete without enjoying a plate of momos. The place offers authentic Tibetan momos with bright red chutney made from ingredients like tomatoes, chillies and garlic and the taste is second to none. While many cafes bring the best flavor of momo to the table, try street food eateries to savor the unique zest. Soy, vegetarian and non-vegetarian are the three most famous types of momos that are served at this place.
Laphing is an authentic Tibetan dish which is prepared from all-purpose flour and is additionally sprinkled with turmeric powder and red chili powder to bring out the spicy flavor and mild texture. Every nook and cranny of Majnu ka Tila serves this dish and once you taste it, it will surely leave you wanting more! It has a spicy flavor and a cylindrical shape and is eaten chilled, making it a perfectly refreshing summer food. The jelly consistency and slippery texture of this dish are a treat for the taste buds.
Shaphaley or Shabhaley is crispy on the outside and silky smooth on the inside, making it a perfect staple. It is filled with stuffing of chicken, pork, beef or other meat stuffing and then fried until brown and crispy. The dish is mainly savored with a tart chutney.
Not only satisfies your hunger pangs, but it also makes you feel comfortable as it is light on the stomach and contains nourishing ingredients. Thenthuk is a traditional Tibetan dish and almost every street food stall is adorned with this hot and refreshing saucer. Prepared with a variety of refreshing ingredients like assorted vegetables, chicken, pork and hand-pulled noodles, a bowl full of this hot soup will refresh you and the unique texture and flavor it provides will satisfy your body and your soul.
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