I can’t believe it I lost an entire blog yesterday. I worked on it for hours.
So I open the door to the Alleyways of Old Delhi and let you into the world I experienced.
A thin, dark cavern is carved through the dense urban skin of Old Delhi. The array of tandoori ovens and open burners turn the alley into restaurant on the run. An old man sits alone at the front of the shop cooking tempting dishes… I have no idea what they were, but he gave us one to sample, and it was hot, sweet and absolutely delicious.
Behind him, were a number of men preparing the dough and the filling, they enjoyed this funny lady photographing them.
They must have been good because my friend Anju bought some to take home.
Opposite this small room was the man making chai and a few friends gathered around him to sip tea and chat. The space he took up was just about a foot and a half, and motorbikes, and rickshaws wove their way past in a continuous stream. The light is muted and it was quite cool however, I think it would be rather stifling in summer.
I have no idea what this is, but I’ve seen it every time I come to India. Just the fact that it sits in a huge pan of Ghee is a little worrying.
This is my favorite drink Lime soda with sugar and salt. It looks wonderful, however, I don’t buy it off the street I only have it in restaurants. I think the sugar syrup has enough calories to make you hair curl.
Small restaurants line the walls of the alleys, the monkeys watch from above.
People are happy for you to take a photo, but I always ask.