Navneet Kalra’s Khan Chacha: Of Tikkas, Kebabs, And An Old-World Charm

Change is the law of the universe. And yet, some things manage to remain constant throughout our lives. In my life, one such constant has been my love for Khan Chacha restaurant, owned by Delhi restaurateur Navneet Kalra. But what makes me love this place, even more, is the fact that it loves me back equally.

Over the many decades of its operations, Khan Chacha has undergone a number of transformations. However, a cozy setup, the aroma of spices, and delectable food on the plate – these are a few things that haven’t changed a bit in all this time. To me and other Mughlai street food connoisseurs, the food joint will always be a place to have your fill and yet yearn for more.

The way Khan Chacha manages to retain its old-world charm while adapting to modernization is remarkable. Perhaps that’s why the restaurant is a favorite among commoners and celebrities alike.

Restaurateur Navneet Kalra, who runs several other establishments in the Khan Market area, has turned this small food joint into an omnipresent name. With branches sprawling all across Delhi NCR, Khan Chacha is gradually expanding its horizon under the aegis of its owner.

However, despite the air of modernization, food at Khan Chacha remains a constant among many variables. It doesn’t matter whether you are a die-hard non-vegetarian or a pure vegetarian – the restaurant manages to captivate your tastebuds with its decades-old recipes.