Delhi Has its Own Version of Man vs Food

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© Mohans1995 |
Photo of Vani Munjal
18 September 2017

Delhi, a food lover’s paradise, can punish the glutton within you with its own variety of challenges. Yes, we are talking about Delhi’s menu of food dares that could test your relationship with portions, spice, and sugar. Follow our guide and make a food dare list when you’re next in the capital.

India’s largest parantha (stuffed bread) challenge

Served in a small roadside shop on the Delhi-Rohtak bypass road, this circular surprise weighs a bit more than 1 kg and is 18 inches wide. The shop gives you about 50 minutes to demolish this Indian bread. The reward: free paranthas for life.

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Khade chamach ki chai (tea with a standing spoon)

Restaurant, Diner, Market, Indian
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Persian Kebab
Persian Kebab | © Nadir Hashmi/Flickr
As simple as the name suggests, this challenge comes with a cup of tea with a standing spoon planted in heaped loads of sugar. The 90% sugar tea challenge is so sweet that only three people have won so far. Offered in a popular Parsi food restaurant, you get a surprise gift if you manage to finish the cup of tea.

The mother-in-law's revenge challenge

Restaurant, American, $$$
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An eight patty burger served with a tall glass of milkshake, side serve of potato chips and a bowl of pasta, this 30 minute food challenge from Old Wood’s charm takes you to the edge. Delicious but impossible to eat in under 30 minutes for most people, winning makes you a permanent celebrity on the wall of fame in the restaurant and gets you a free meal.

Cafe Kangroos challenge

Cafe, Market, Restaurant, Indian
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Serving quality and quantity in massive portions, this cafe in Gurugram offers a burger challenge. If you are up for it, you have 15 minutes to finish a meal that comprises of a burger with a patty that weighs 1.2 kg, packed with six cheese slices, fries, mayo and bbq sauce. The winner gets a special place on the restaurant’s wall of fame and a 20% discount on their next visit.

Fire alarm wing challenge

Bar, Mediterranean, Italian, American, Pub Grub, $$$
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Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill, New Delhi
Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill, New Delhi | © Jesse! S?/Flickr
A dozen wings in under eight minutes? It may sound easy but this food challenge comes with a punch of spice. The super spicy fire alarm challenge at the Underdogg’s sports bar tests your spice tolerance. Winners’ pictures are put up on their wall of fame, and they even get a free T-Shirt from the bar.

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