As you wait in anticipation of that plate of steaming crescent-moon-shaped momos with chilli sauce, are the tables next to you enjoying gorgeous Himalayan treats like steamed buns or that heartwarming noodle soup? There is a high probability that you have made your way to Majnu ka Tilla (MKT) or Little Tibet, one of Delhiâs hotspots for food destinations.
Mini Dharamshala, MKT, is a vibrant area with the promise of authentic Tibetan cuisine and culture, unique Tibetan facades, warm people and charming cafes. Its rich cuisine culture offers something for everybody.
MKT was named after a Muslim disciple of Guru Nanak Dev Ji who converted his Khanqahn into a Shree Guru Nanak shrine known as Gurudwara Majnu Ka Tilla Sahib. Situated next to Delhi University in Arun Nagar, the quirky lanes lined with prayer flags, quaint cafÃ©s and restaurants are an instant hit with students and food lovers.
Must-try-it-out at MKT
Coffee Breakfast with tasteful interiors: AMA Cafe
Enjoy super cute interiors with a beautifully brewed cup of coffee or tea wrapped in your palms. AMA Cafe guarantees many Instagram-able moments. However, thatâs not all! You can order a hearty Himalayan breakfast, which includes eggs, aloo khasta, tomato chutney, Tingmos, and Tibetan bread. Alternatively, you can request a proper English Breakfast. They do not skimp on the dessert options, either. Brace yourselves for Tiramisu cake and blueberry cheesecake.
Address| House 6, New Colony, Majnu Ka Tilla
Cost for two| Rs 500
Time| 8 AM to 10 PM
Apple Beer with Tibetan cuisine: Himalayan Restaurant
Himalayan is the place to grab your glass of apple beer. Try their Thukpa soup, Chicken Momo, Tigmo, Butter Garlic Chicken, Chili Garlic Noodles, and Prawn Chilly.
Address| h no, 26, Outer Ring Rd, New Aruna Colony
Cost for two| Rs 800
Time| 10 AM to 10 PM
Best Tibetan momos: Tee Dee
This place is ideal for catching up with friends over food because it serves the best momos in MKT and has a warm ambience. This restaurant serves a variety of breakfast items as well as Tibetan cuisine. There are the must-try dishes: Tibetan bread, porridge, buff chilli, or sliced pork with mushroom egg fried rice.
Address| 32 Aruna Nagar, Majnu Ka Tila
Cost for two| Rs 200
Time| 9 AM to 10 PM
Continental Platter: Rigo Restaurant
The atmosphere at Rigo makes you feel like youâve stepped right into McLeod Ganj. This cafe serves everything from Italian to Asian cuisine. From French toast to Kimchi, you will find it all here. Their must-try dishes are Apple beer, sushi, chicken devil momos, Tibetan breakfast, and banana pancakes.
Address| House No. 17, Tibetan Old Camp
Cost for two| Rs 600
Time| 12 PM to 10 PM
Best views and Dessert: Yamuna Cafe
As the name suggests, this stunning cafe is located right on the banks of the Yamuna River, offering breathtaking views. The restaurant is famous for the best desserts, pasta, and pizzas. Pancakes cost 60 Rs each, and various breakfast items are available. Oatmeal, fruit salads, and scrambled eggs are all options. However, some of their must-try dishes are Chicken Arrabiata Pasta and Smoke Chicken Pizza, margarita, and pancakes.
Address| D-34, East House
Cost for two| Rs 600
Time| 9:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Worth tasting MKT street food, Take advantage of this!
A traditional Tibetan dish that will leave you wanting more. Itâs a spicy, cold mung bean noodle dish in every corner of Majnu ka Tilla. Laphing translates to âcold noodle.â
Tingmo is a humble, fluffy, flower-shaped steamed bun that will melt in your mouth. A visual treat, Tingmos pair well with chilli pork.
Another popular Tibetan dish that you should try at Majnu ka Tilla. Thenthuk is a Tibetan hand-pulled noodle soup with vegetables, chicken, and pork. The warm soup is delicious and highly soothing to the taste buds.
It is a crunchy snack filled with chicken, pork, beef, or other meat stuffing. Itâs deep-fried and served with tangy chutney.
How to reach there
1. Majnu ka Tilla is accessible via Vidhan Sabha metro station on the yellow line
2. Avoid bringing your car.
3. The ISBT Kashmiri Gate bus stand is hardly five minutes from here.
So this is about, Majnu ka Tila; if we have missed any popular dish or a new restaurant that is worth trying, do let us know at email@example.com