What’s that one thing that we Dilliwalas are most proud of? If you just screamed food, then I’d say you’re totally right people! Delhi is famous for its spicy and tangy food, especially the mouth-watering chaat. Bittoo Tikki Wala is one name that pops up in my mind whenever I hear the word! So, like many other times in the past, we made our way over to Bittoo Tikki Wala AKA BTW.
Delving into the main attraction of the place, the food, I ordered Bittu’s special golgappe, famous aloo tikki, and papdi chaat.
How can a chaat trail start without our beloved gol gappa, right? This gol gappa (6 pieces) come in a packet which is served on a tray with a generous serving of potato and channa stuffing, meethi chutney and one glass of khatta and meetha pani each. Full marks for hygiene and cleanliness but as far as the taste is concerned, I’d say it was okay-ish. They were moderately spicy and the imli pani wasn’t as tangy as I hoped it would be. Call me lazy, but it’s not really fun when you have to make your gol gappa.
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The one thing that BTW has been extremely famous for is their super yum aloo tikki that is not just the crispiest tikki I’ve ever had but also comes loaded with awesome combinations of flavours. I couldn’t help but dig into this dish as soon as it was served to me. Topped with meethi chutney, green chutney, pomegranate pearls, cabbage, onions, and even cubes of paneer, this dish is delicious and quite photogenic!
Finally, comes my personal favourite papdi chaat and it was all things delicious. The crispy papdis dipped in oodles of thanda-thanda curd was exactly what we needed to beat the heat. The generous spread of meethi chutney, green chutney, boiled potatoes, sprouts, bhalle and various spices did perfect justice in making the dish all the more flavoursome. I’d say this one’s a must-try whenever at BTW!
Satiram Yadav aka Bittu Tikki Wala started his entrepreneurial journey in 1991 by selling tikkis on a pushcart on the streets of Ranibagh, Delhi. Then he decided to expand his business with the help of his nephew Ramakant. Then they started diversifying and opened their outlets in Delhi. After they start getting the attention of others they decided to move ahead by diversifying their business in catering too.
Yadav, the owner of Bittu Tikki Wala, said, “My own will, my courage, my thinking motivated me. I gave my nephew Ramakant Yadav, the idea to make tikkis. Together we started as a small stall. The stall became famous as 'Bittu Tikki Wala'.
Serving delicious chaats and having the right business strategy is what will take BTW, that is poised, to the next level of growth. Today, he has 10+ shops in New Delhi. He knows the value of moving with the times and has used the internet to market his outlets and products.
He said, “My vision was to serve and delight everyone at reasonable rates.”
Currently, he has 15 brand outlets crisscrossing Delhi-NCR with more than 500+ employees. Now they offer namkeens, gift packs, badam milk, veg biryani, tikki, kaju katli, Bengali sweets, tandoori platter, thali, idli dosa, gol gappas, vada pav, and much more.
So now whenever your heart craves for something chatpata, you know that you can always head over to your nearest BTW outlet for a much-needed cheat day!
Where | BTW - Sector 10, Dwarka Main market. There are more outlets in Delhi,
Timings | 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM