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Kulle Chaat: An Old Delhi Delicacy That'll Make Your Taste Buds Go Gaga

We bet you didn't know about 'kulhad' waali chaat.

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Old Delhi never disappoints when it comes to food, and the proof is in Hira Lal Chaat Centre's Kulle Chaat. The 130-year-old shop at Chawri Bazar is known for its mouthwatering fruit-based chaat, stuffed with salt, spice, and everything nice.


Carved-out fruits and vegetables.

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So what's with the name? 'Kulle' means kulhad (cup) – fruits and vegetables are first hollowed out so that they're shaped like a cup.


Apples and bananas hollowed out and stuffed with spices.

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These fruit and vegetable cups are later stuffed with salt, spices, and lemon juice for that hot, tangy flavour.

Kulle Chaat, in all its glory.

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Finally, the cups are topped with boiled chickpeas and pomegranate seeds. Voila, this Delhi-esque delicacy is set to make your taste buds go gaga.

Kulle Chaat being served at Hira Lal Chaat Centre.

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