Delhi Food Outlet: (Dr. Rameshwar Dayal) You must know about the Mandi House area of New Delhi. Throughout the day, this area sometimes runs and sometimes drowsy and tense. But as the evening wore on, the mood of the whole Mandi House changed. It is said that people come here even for a few hours because of the hustle and bustle of life, the struggle, the stress, the misery, the misery. There is laughter, there is heated debate, when it comes to one’s flight, one remembers one’s long struggle. At that time it seems that ideology is floating in the environment of Mondi House. There is a lot to keep this ideology alive, but what attracts everyone is the tea found here. There are many places where gatherings take place as soon as evening falls, when one group breaks up the other group gathers.
Take me to a tea shop here today. It is actually a habit to drink tea in this place. Those who come here are relieved, even their own strangers are left behind for a few hours. Life begins to gain strength here to fight the struggle.
The world of Mandi House is different from the whole of Delhi
Since this area is weird, let’s talk a little more about it. The streets that turn from Mandi House Circle have their own history. Mandi House on Bhagwan Das Road, Embassy and Russian Center of Nepal on Firozshah Road, Sahitya Akademi and Doordarshan Office on Copernicus Marg, Tribeni Kala Sangam and FICCI Auditorium on Tansen Marg, Shri Ram Center on Safdar Hashmi Marg and Sikran. . By evening, when the government activities in the area stopped, a different world was born here. It is a world that separates this region from the whole of Delhi. There are many more … the story will be longer. But if we talk about tea, then let’s talk.
Drinking tea has become a habit in this place.
This tea cup is famous in the area
When you cross the road in front of the gate of Shri Ram Center in the evening and reach the front, there will be a crowd of different groups. A group will be seen arguing over the script of a play while drinking tea around a two-wheeler, while a group will be sitting on the sidewalk arguing over a movie. Some young people will be seen standing there smiling while others will be seen desperately waiting for someone. But one thing that will look the same here is that most of them have a glass of tea in their hands. Hot tea in a glass of paper energizes them, persuades them to argue and makes them indifferent to the humble world. Here is the tea stall, which is the ‘milestone’ of this area. Youth is coming, jeans-kurta, bushy beard and indifference to the face, whatever the name people have given, but officially the name of this place is ‘Bablu Tea Stall’, where only tea is available from morning till night, nothing more.
Crowds of people started coming to this place after evening.
Kadak tea filled with the aroma of ginger, cardamom, cloves
People associated with drama, artists, young people struggling in film-serials, if they tell someone that they meet at Mandi House in the evening, it means they will meet at this tea stall. Standing there, we saw that the specialty of this Chawla was that he saw the man and made tea according to his mood and taste. They come in groups and ask for tea, after a while the tea is in their hands and the people continue arguing. There are many people who come to this place year after year. He doesn’t say anything, but after a while the tea is in hand. Take slack tea or sweets. It is only 10 rupees. There is no hesitation or tension with the payment. If you give, the beggar will take, if not, he will not ask questions. The specialty of this tea is that it will smell like ginger, cardamom and cloves and it will be so strong that it will float like heat in the blunt veins of the brain.
The tea is rich in ginger, cardamom and cloves.
The store has been running for 20 years
People say it’s a habit and the tea here is an addiction. That’s why we need to come here. In 2001, Chandravan introduced the Thea permanently. Now the boys and their sons Bablu, Kalu, Praveen etc. serve tea with them in shifts. Her one-year-old car is parked outside, which is her shop and bedroom. Tea service starts at 5 am. Nowadays corona period, so it is reduced to 8 o’clock at night, otherwise it would have been surrounded by debates till 10-11 o’clock. No vacation. Many times famous movie stars are also seen at this place at night, who used to come to this place to have tea at Mandi House during the days of struggle. There are some famous people who come in cars, drink tea
Goes away quietly.
Nearest metro station: Mandi House
Tags: food, Tea