Every taxi driver in Delhi knows that when night-time hunger pangs hit you, the place to go is Moolchand.
Nondescript thela, favourite night haunt of all truckers, cab drivers, and late night party fiends
Paratha in progress - scalded by fire. The flames go whoosh, and the paratha turns out crisp and brown
The assistant at the back rolls out the parathas and tosses it in one smooth movement, it lands unerringly on the far edge of the pan.
Then the guy with the tongs moves them around. Four or five parathas are usually underway at a time, because there's always demand. The anda-paratha is popular, so there's always a stock of eggs.
Hot parathas stacked, waiting to be handed to a long list of buyers.
Lots of people eat here, but many people come and take-away stuff too.
Usual accompaniment - a simple but delicious raita ladled out in plastic cups