Sita Ram Diwan Chand is an old restaurant in Paharganj, New Delhi which has been serving delicious Chole Bhature for generations. The recepie is a timeless classic and might not require any changes for years to come. Paharganj is a traditional business place and the demand during lunch time peaks.
Location of Sita Ram Diwan Chand
You will need to do some exercise to reach this place as it is located in one of the most congested localities in Delhi. Best time to enjoy a meal is morning when the shops are not open. That way you can reach the place in the comfort of your own vehicle and get a parking too.
Location is correctly marked on Google maps. And for first time visitors it is highly recommended to use it for every meter that you are going to travel.
Nearest Metro Station is Rama Krishna Ashram Metro Station. From there you get on to the Main Bazar Road and then take a turn to the Rajguru Marg. Nearest landmark is the Imperial Cinema, now in a state of disuse. A little more walk will take you to Sita Ram Diwan Chand restaurant. But walk is not really recommended unless you want to soak in the sight of a typical street scene of Old Delhi or Purani Delhi.
About the food
There is only one item available on the menu, either a single plate or a two piece chole bhature. Once you enter the restaurant, you come across a counter where a gentleman patiently attends to you and takes down orders. So you can either pack you stuff or take a token to eat the meal in the restaurant itself. There is no seating here and limited tables mean you might have to share one during peak hours.
Once you deposit the token at the concerned counter, you will get a plate with a filling of chole and some accompaniments. After that you need to proceed to the next counter where you will get the bhature. Bhature are not freshly prepared as it is done at most of the places in New Delhi where they serve similar food. But they do reheat it on the hot tava before serving on your plate. And then you proceed to the nearest table to dive into your food because by this time, you mouth is already watering with the delicious sights and smell all around.
The highlight of this place is also the quick and fast parcel service. A well oiled machinery ensures that the rush for delivery is met by some fast and fanatic packing.
Serving food is considered a good deed. Owners at this place has been doing this for a lot of years. We wish them more success in years to come and lots of satisfied customers.