The famous and happening north campus of Delhi University can always be seen brimming with young vibrancy of the student populace. Thus, the university campus does an excellent obligatory job at providing them with all amazement. While an area like Kamla Nagar provides a wide spectrum of market facilities from Malls and branded showrooms to small, crowded joints for food and clothing, other little areas on the whereabouts of the universities, though a little lesser known, sometimes succeed in amazing the students no less. From the footpaths adjoining the college walls to the main market area, one can easily spot abundant little food joints with interesting, quirky names and menu. One such little abode for good food is ‘Chacha Chawal Wala’.
Situated near the main traffic light crossroad which marks the end of Kamla Nagar and from where starts Shakti Nagar, or can be easily seen between the main Shakti Nagar traffic lights and the small ones, Chacha Chawal wala serves what students wouldn’t mind spending extra 15 minutes on extra 2 kilometers to eat. Almost all the food joints in Kamla Nagar are instantly tried and tested and then reviewed, while people are still getting to know about the slightly off-beat CHACHA CHAWAL WALA.
As a matter of fact, Chacha Chawal Wala serves what campus people, especially the ones staying away from home, crave for. It is like a little shop which feeds you with some of the favorite Indian delicacies, managed only and solely by a man in his mid-forties, fondly called ‘chachaji’. As the name suggests, the man or chachaji mainly serves lunch with dishes made from rice only. His menu is simple and extremely desirable by willing eaters.
with Salad and Raita.
Might sound like a mundane menu list of any common north Indian chap, but only campus people understand and relate to the way it satisfies their love and need for such food. It is as tasty as any north Indian remembers eating the best of it and compels them to come back to the magnanimous chachaji time and again, with friends or alone. Kamla Nagar serves the population with all kinds of cuisines, from chinese to continental, from desi rolls to tasty shakes, Indianised and popular versions of almost everything and anything but hardly does it ever treat them with a mouth-watering full-plate food with rajma chawal ( the much loved ) and other chawals. And that is where Chacha Chawal Wala scores; kindly so. He opens his small shop every morning around late hours, say 10-11 am and serves with a generous smile and eagerness to serve until 4pm in the evening. When we say it’s a shop, it really is like one. The shop has a little menu hanging over it with only one little counter where chachaji takes orders and serves accordingly. One must find a place to eat it there or can happily get his food packed. Must I emphasize on the hygiene, I’d be happy to state that food from Chacha Chawal Wala is not just tasty but also clean, well kept in containers, served with much care and packed with the finesse most famous food joints amiss. Most of all, it serves the ever so hungry students with good food and noticeably reasonable rates. If one ever interests himself in visiting the clamor of the campus and tasting the food servings of the area, Chacha Chawal Wala is not to be missed. If you are visiting Delhi stay in a 14Square serviced apartment and visit this popular food joint. To find out our apartments, visit www.14square.in