Jama Masjid is one of the most popular sightseeing sites in New Delhi. A religious shrine, it is also famous for its impressive architecture. It is one of the largest mosques in India. Jama Masjid Delhi is also known as Masjid-i-Jahan-Numa, which means a mosque that reflects the world. Jama Masjid has derived from the word jummah, which refers to the prayer of the holy assembly of Muslims — located in Chandni Chowk, another popular place to visit in Delhi, especially if you are shopping enthusiasts.
Jama Masjid Delhi was built during the reign of Shah Jahan, while Saadullah Khan supervised its construction.
The Mughal Empire is synonymous with more significant than life architecture, high culture and beautiful art. The Mughal emperors, with their rich heritage, food and culture, were the first to bring Mughal’s cuisine into the country.
Here is a list of 6 best places to eat in Jama Masjid
Aslam Butter Chicken
If you think you have had the best butter chicken so far, you have to bite Aslam’s butter chicken and trust us to fall in love with the smoky flavours. This place, which has been serving for signature food for more than ten years, is also known for its fish Tikka and Paneer Gravy, which are served with khamiri roti.
Qureshi Kebab Corner
This eatery in Jama Masjid makes the most delicious kebab. This is where many people go to get their meat repaired. Everything here is smoked on-site on a charcoal grill and served sizzling hot. They also offer a variety of Mughlai dishes that will undoubtedly trigger your taste buds. If you’re travelling to New Delhi, a visit to Qureshi is a must.
Al Jawahar Restaurant located on Matia Mahal Road. It conveniently located at the beginning of the road at Jama Masjid Gate 1. It’s not easy to miss this. Tandoor and large metal cooking pots dominate the entrance. There is also another restaurant called Old Jawahar, but that’s another place. Al Jawahar has two floors of seating and an upper level for families. Although air-conditioned, it is not enclosed and therefore does not expect the site to be cooled but merely comfortable. The top floor has a large central table for large families. The other tables are in six or four configurations. One needs to be careful about what you order and when. Mutton Nihari and Paya Soup are their signature plates but are only available in the morning. He’ll be in 10 hours, so you have to hurry. Mutton Nihari is a specially prepared meal that cooks over a slow flame overnight and is therefore only prepared in the morning.
Cool Point Sahi Tukda
Located at Bazaar Matia Mahal, Opposite Jama Masjid Gate 1. They specialise in Mughlai desserts alone, don’t expect a large variety to choose from: And Shahi Tukda, kheer, badam milk and rabri is all you’ll get.
Taufeeq Ki Biryani
Located in Chitli Qabar, it is “Dil Pasand Biryani Point”, best known as “Taufeeq ki Biryani”. Chicken Biryani tastes very tasty here and differs from other places. They also keep a large container full of “dhaniya raita” so you can have it with biryani. The meat in biryani is tender and perfectly cooked. They also have Beef Biryani for the same price.
Karim’s Jama Masjid
Karim’s has served an excellent meat curry since 1913. Every day, more than 2,000 people come from different parts of the city to indulge in their soft kebabs and precious mutton. After all these years, Karim’s has maintained the same taste and quality and is proudly known as one of the oldest and best Mughlai restaurants in Delhi.