Food for hungry souls


When it comes to food, Old Delhi doesn’t fail to surprise anyone.

expert hands Deepak serves a plate of chole kulche.

Adding to the existing list of popular eateries here is Lotan ke Chole Kulche– a small counter run by brothers – Deepak, Rakesh and Kamal since the last 35 years.

 “Our father started the business with a small shop and after him we took over the business. The spices and flavours used to make chole is the real strength of our food,” says Deepak who runs his stall from Nai Sadak, Chandni Chowk. While Rakesh and Kamal have set up shops at Daryaganj and Kashmiri Gate respectively.

Lotan ke Chole Kulche has a unique style of making chole. Chole in this dish are not made of conventional kabuli chana or white chana.

They are made of a special type of chole called dry matar that is boiled and served with spices as per taste. At Lotan’s you can even choose your chole in low, medium or high spices. What makes it so special is the addition of fried aloo (potato) that adds an extra punch and crunch to the dish. The kulche served here are topped with butter and served piping hot. No wonder the softness of the kulche here is unmatched. Lotan’s also serves chole kulche to its patrons with a glass of lassi and a huge bowl of salad.

In spite of being open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm, Lotan ke Chole Kulche has patrons thronging this place to grab that extra special bite.

“The taste of chole kulche here cannot be compared to any other place in the City. I have been eating here for the last many years but they haven’t compromised on their quality at all,” says Ramesh Kathuria, a regular customer at Chandni Chowk’s outlet of Lotan ke Chole Kulche.

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