Delhi University Street Food & Campus Tour (Indian Student Life & Food) #RockEats

Delhi University Street Food & Campus Tour (Indian Student Life & Food) #RockEats

October 28, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


Karl: I’m here at Delhi North Campus to take you guys on a delicious Street food tour. Show you what Indian students are eating. And actually I used to live here when I first arrived in India. I lived in Vijaynagar. Right here with all the students. It is one of the coolest places to live and I used to spent a lot of time with my sister-in-law here because she lived here as well. She was studying at Ramjas. So Aastha Aastha: Yes.
Karl: Let’s go and you show me all the amazing places to eat here at Delhi North Campus. Aastha: Offcourse Aastha: We gonna try all the street vendors, I used to love during my college days Karl: What was some of your favorites then?
Aastha: Maggie point of course because very near to my college and there is this Bhelpuri point near Hindu College.
Karl: okay.
Aastha: that makes the spiciest bhelpuri, you will ever eat. We used to cry and we used to keep eating it because it was so delicious. Karl: So let’s tour around here and find some yummy food here. Karl: So Aastha what is maggie?
Aastha: Do you wanna try it? Do you wanna see the menu and find out. This is a very famous Tom Uncle Maggie point.
Karl: Ok.
Aastha: It’s been here for forever. Karl: Oh, really? Aastha: He’s the most famous person for maggie. There is no other place you will go for Maggie in North campus. Karl: Okay, and if you guys are wondering what Maggie is we call it Maggi noodles, actually Aastha: oh, really? Karl: Yeah, we don’t call it maggie oversea like the brand name we call it maggi. Aastha: Does it taste exactly the same? Karl: No, we don’t have the masala flavor overseas. But the unique thing about India is they put ton of masala into these Maggi noodles. Aastha: That is what Tom Uncle is gonna do now, with a lot of cheese. Karl: Cheese, in the noodles? Aastha: There are so many options.
Karl: Ok, let’s go try it. Aastha: These are the options, so many. Karl: Wow, there’s so much there.
Aastha: Yeah. Karl: So we’ve got schezwan maggie, chili mushroom maggie, double masala maggie, vinegar maggie, oregano maggie,
Aastha: manchurian masala maggie, chili paneer. Any flavour, just name it. Aastha: They even have cheese mint dip maggie. Karl: What? cheese mint dip maggi Aastha: oats Aastha: This person creates magic. Aastha: So, which one we gonna try? Aastha: My favourite used to be chili mushroom chesse maggie. Aastha: I love mushroom and I love chili. Do you wanna try it? Karl: Yeah, okay. Yeah, let’s do it Karl: I’ve got this delicious onion, chili cheese maggie. This is definitely the richest Maggie I’ve ever had in my life. Karl: Let’s give it a go Karl: Aastha there’s chili. Karl: So much chili, i am gonna cough. Karl: God, it’s amazing. They’re like, this is Maggie to the extreme and in 80 rupees and it’s a big plate. This will fill you up. Karl: Aastha my mouth is still burning after this. Why do you get the chili version? Aastha: Because I love it and you should’ve tried it with cheese. Karl: So we’re at Ramjas college now and there’s like 12-13 colleges in this one huge North Campus right? There’s kind of four amazing campuses here in Delhi. There’s North Campus, the south campus, JNU University and then there’s IIT and these places are just incredible to study at and Incredible to live at and you’ve lived here as well now. Like what’s the experience? Like, how does it’ll happen? Aastha: I don’t know this place becomes home. When I was living in this place, I didn’t realize how important this place is for me. Now whenever I’m sad or whenever I have to actually go someplace, I come here and go for a very long walk. Karl: And so what kind of stuff does North Campus offers the students? Aastha: Everything, this is Central University. We are getting the best education in India. Karl: There’s good food, right?
Aastha: There is good food, there is cheap food There are restaurants. There is a whole road called Hudson road.
Karl: There is shopping at Kamla Nagar. And where do you sleep here? These universities have like dorms or what? What’s the process? Aastha: Yeah, there are hostels but not everybody gets into hostels. Hostel commodity is not that big. So, we prefer hostel outside the college.
Karl: Okay, is it less restrictions in these? Aastha: Actually, not for girls. Karl: What’s the restrictions for girls in? Aastha: It sucks.You have to be back at 9 pm and You can’t go out late night without telling your parents. They will call your parents. Karl: What? So you stayed at a girls hostel then and I’m guessing it to be all girls hostel.
Aastha: Yes.
Karl: Did you get in trouble? Aastha: Not really.
Karl: Did they call your parents? Aastha: My sister was always there to save me. Karl: Manisha, she calls Manisha ‘Didi’ her sister.
Aastha:Yeah
Karl: and I used to live nearby here. I was over Vijay Nagar like a kilometer from here, so we would meet up and she showed me all the restaurants. I got to see what an incredible place it is to live for a student. It’s like the best place you can be as a student in one of these types of campuses here in Delhi So let’s go and eat some Bhelpuri now. You know a bhelpuri vendor?
Aastha: Yes The best one.
Karl: Is it spicy again?
Aastha: very spicy. Karl: I like spice but not every meals spicy. I have to eat 5-6 dishes today Aastha. Aastha: Yeah, you’re gonna curse me tommorow. Karl: Let’s go less on the spices this afternoon. Karl: I’ve got a massive plate of the bhelpuri here from the most famous bhelpuri vendor in all of North Campus. I’m an expert of bhelpuri myself. I am bhelpuri maker at home I make this all myself and I watched how he made it and it’s a little bit different for my recipe. So let’s give it a taste. Let’s see whose is better. Aastha, I gotta say mine is better. Aastha: No way Karl: No, I stuffed mine with coriander. This guy’s secret ingredient is lemon actually. This is like lemon flavored Bhelpuri. And the other big difference is I don’t use my hand to make bhelpuri, I use a spoon. That’s why I felt worried about eating this because I don’t know the hand is clean, right? He like crushed the whole bhelpuri with his hands and mix all around. Aastha: Is it spicy enough? Karl: There is no chili.
He left the chili because i am a foreigner. This is not the best. So sorry Aastha, sorry North Campus your bhelpuri is thumbs-down for me. Aastha: This was one of my favourite. Karl: Am I Gordan Ramsay now. But seriously I make this one better. I’m not joking. You gotta eat this, I’m not eating this. Aastha: Fine, next time I am gonna film you making a bhelpuri. Karl: This one you get for 30 rupees. And if you guys don’t know about bhelpuri is here It’s a street snack. You get all the way across India and it’s basically spiced rice puffs, mixed with tamarind chutney. You’ve got onion in there. You’ve got cucumber. You’ve got peanuts. You’ve got little fried biscuit pieces called papdi and then you know a few spices and it all gets mixed together that that tamarind chutney that tamarind sauce. Yes, it’s like this delicious rice puff snack. We’re on the back side of the campus now and this is where all the the modern shops are. You you’ll find a ton of lanes, and a ton of street food in them as well. Then you’ll find like KFC Wendy’s McDonald’s All the fast food junk here as well and just tons of shopping for girls. You’ve got like H&M here. You’ve got Fab India. Aastha: Yeah, every brand crocs, pepe jeans, levis. Karl: That’s why this place is like paradise to be a student because we’ve got that massive campus or that beautiful green room to sit around and chill out on you’ve got the street food. Yeah, and then you’ve got This modern side, you know the market a modern market Aastha: Yeah.
Karl: It’s so cool. Aastha: All in one place. And that is what makes north campus different from south campus. Karl: Really, How south campus is different? Aastha: South campus doesn’t have the market area around. There is no Ridge around, there is no place to chill. There are restaurants like Hudson road certainly, but they are very congested. We don’t have a lot of space to make a big restaurant there. Karl: So we walking down one of these lanes in Kamla Nagar now and there’s also another side to the North Campus. It’s a place called Hudson Lane and that place is amazing as well. It is a foodies heaven more so than what I’ve just shown you in Kamla Nagar here and we’re gonna do a whole another video on Hudson Lane. Actually. Are we here? Where are we where we going? Whoa, somehow I got here and even know where I was walking I was just walking we made it. Let’s try shawarma now. This is what they call a roll in India a kathi roll. It’s a hundred rupees. It’s huge. It’s full of chicken with lemon flavoring. You’ve got I mean you’ve got a bunch of spices and yeah a bunch of different chutneys in there. All these are delicious. The special thing is the bread. It’s like it’s not a prantha. It’s like a really really soft How do I describe that? A really really soft fried bread and it’s just super tasty and super soft. This is the kind of food like if you had a few drinks, you go ahead and get one of these like it just fills your stomach, after you been drinking. It’s basically an Indian kebab. Basically a kebab and even back in New Zealand we have kebab for the same thing. So if you are a hangover and they give you like a usually like a mayonnaise sauce as well. You kind of just dip it in. Go like that. So Aastha you were saying a bunch of films have been shot here as well, which movies?
Aastha: Yes, my favorite one, Rockstar, Dev D and Special 26 shooting was done somewhere in North Campus.
Karl: My favorite movie Tanu weds Manu return. It’s one of my favorites. Aastha: Yes, Tanu weds Manu second part was shot.
Karl: She went to Ramjas in the film. Aastha: Yes, Ramjas student in the film. Ranveer first movie was shot in north campus.
Karl: What was that called? Aastha: Band baja baraat.
Karl: Oh. I love that movie. Yeah. I watched it in Dubai. Aastha: He was a Delhi Universe student in the movie. So, it was shot in Hansraj.
Karl: Oh, ok. Aastha: Hansraj happens to be Amitabh Bachchan’s college and Shahrukh Khan college.
Karl: Wow, it’s a famous college, no wonder they shot films here. Aastha: I think Amitbah Bachchan was in Kirorimal and Shahrukh Khan was in Hansraj. and Karl: Akshay Kumar
Aastha: No,no not Akshay Kumar.
Karl: He went to school at Chandni Chowk. Yeah Yeah, Chandni Chowk University. Aastha: There’s no Chandni Chowk University. School and knowledge.
Aastha: but Shahrukh Khan was in Hansraj everybody knows that. Karl: Yeah, heaps of Delhi actors go down to Mumbai and like make their lives there. Aastha: Yeah, because theater in Delhi Univeristy is really famous. It’s not only about subjects, we are studying Yeah. All the societies we have in colleges are really good. Theaters both in English and in Hindi Karl: ok There is a theater in English and in Hindi in every college.
Karl: Really? every college. Aastha: Then there are dance societies and then there are sports basketball players, volleyball players. Badde Papa happens to be a volleyball player and sports secretary of DUSU in his time. Karl: I thought you guys just ignored extracurricular activities like especially theater. I thought it was all about being an engineer. Aastha: No, not in north campus.
Karl: Thank God for that. This is my kind of place that I study here for sure. Arts. Hey look at here who we’ve found, Hey sexy. Aastha: Sexy Karl: Did you find corn? We wanted to eat some corn. Manisha: No,i can’t find any corn. Aastha:It’s monday. On monday the market is closed. Karl: ohh no Manisha: It was a bad day to come. Karl: We were gonna go and eat corns here on the street of Kamla Nagar because it’s monday the markets closed and the corn guy is at home. If you ever get a chance, come along here to Kamla nagar, the main road and you’ll find a bunch of guys selling corn along this road and just come here for yourself and explore all the restaurants in Kamla Nagar in the university area and In Hudson Lane, and it’s safe for foreigners to come here as well. Like it easy is what I mean to say easy for foreigners to come here. Everybody speaks English in this area and you can have some really nice food. Good-quality food, clean food. Yeah, and it’s a totally unexplored area by foreigners. It’s just north campus area, everybody’s welcome here. You can even walk into the universities and have a look around if you want to as well. Karl: Aastha
Aastha: Yeah Karl: Momos
Let’s go, we’ll eat. Aastha: Do you want chicken momos?
Karl: These ones are good? Aastha: These are the best.
These are Dolma aunty momos. Karl: Ok, Dolma aunty. Okay, good, you know it. I haven’t eaten here before.
Aastha: Do you want chicken?
Karl: Yeah Yeah, and if you guys don’t know what Momos are, they are basically dumplings. It seems a lot like India, here’s a different word for everything Maggie maggi, shawarma, kebabs Momo’s Dumplings. Yeah, it’s a different name for everything here and yet it’s just a dumpling stuffed with chicken with you can have it with cheese, or you can have it with just vegetables. Well and they give you this really spicy kind of orange schezwan sauce. So here we go. Chicken Momo That’s inside just like a little chicken patty, oh my god the chili. These are steamed as well. So they are super healthy, they’re not fried at all. Just like lightly steamed. How’s it? I’m zooming into you chewing.
Manisha: I hate it when people film me when I’m eating. Karl: Shouldn’t have married me then. Aastha so North Campus has one more special feature. It’s right on the kamla nehru ridge line that just massive forest in Delhi. And that’s why it feels like the university’s are like built in these forests and why they’re so green there, right?
Aastha: Yeah
Karl: cuz you’re right on a Greenbelt. Literally. Yes, we’re walking for right now, huh? Aastha: And it’s huge This ridge covers the whole area.
Karl: And mainly it’s just like lovers coming here and sitting on these seats here. Aastha: Yeah
Karl: making out in the bushes and this is called Aastha: Where did you leran that? Karl: This is some advance Hindi, right? Aastha: Yeah Karl: This park is so did but it’s one of the hidden gems of Delhi. People think of Delhi as a dirty city but then when you come here and you see these beautiful parks and the beautiful kind of forests that Delhi has. It’s an incredible place. If you guys want to support the work that I create and you want to help me so I can continue to keep devoting my life to bring you content from here in Incredible India. Hit that join button below guys and become part of the Rock army. Jai Hind.