Tashika Tyagi

9 Iconic, Ages-Old Places Serving Piping Hot And Rich Gajar Ka Halwa In All Of Delhi

For once and all, let’s agree to the fact that the only reason we love winters in Delhi so much is because of all the yummy, hot, desi, sugary goodies we get to gobble up in this season. We mean, the garam garam gulab jamuns and jalebis, the soft and juicy rasmalai and the mouth-watering moong dal halwa are all we dream of devouring while being cosily cocooned in our quilts. But the one dessert that’s almost synonymous to Dilli ki sardi is the glorious gajar ka halwa! 

No winter season is ever complete without hogging on this seasonal delicacy that can make us weak in our knees. So, since winter is finally here, our favourite dessert has also made a comeback and we decided to make a list of our fave places in Delhi that make the BEST gajar ka halwa, read up!  

1. Kaleva Sweets

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These guys need no introduction - they’ve been satiating Delhiwalas’ sweet tooth for years now and are one of the most popular people in the business! So it comes as no surprise that you’ll find this place forever packed with people. They have the best besan ke laddoos, but trust us, their Gajar Ka Halwa is next level. Perfectly garnished with lots of khoya and cashews - you CANNOT miss the halwa here! 

Where | Kaleva Sweets - 109, Bangla Sahib Marg, Gole Market
Price | Rs 550 (Per Kilo) Onwards
Call Them | +91 7982 234 844
Timings | 8:30 AM - 10:30 PM

2. Chaina Ram

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Located right in the heart of Old Delhi, this age-old Sindhi sweet house is a halwa paradise, Famous for their Karachi Halwa, these guys are so much more than that. The shop is laden with everything from Pista Barfi to Milk Cake to Kaju Loj but you HAVE to sample their Gajar Ka Halwa - it comes studded with dry-fruits and khoya (heart eyes) and is just simply yum!   

Where | Chaina Ram - 6499, Fatehpuri Chowk, Chandni Chowk
Price |  Rs 640 (Per Kilo) Onwards
Call Them | +91 11 2395 0747
Timings | 9 AM - 7 PM
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Chaina-Ram 

3. Shyam Sweets 

Besides serving the best Aloo Ki Sabzi and Matar Kachori in the city, these guys have been serving the most ah-mazing Gajar Ka Halwa for decades now. Made on a low flame with lots of desi ghee and dry fruits, this halwa will lead you to another level of gastronomic gratification, no exaggerations here!  

Where | Shyam Sweets - 112, Barshahbulla Chowk, Near Metro Station, Chawri Bazar
Price | Rs 500 ( Per Kilo) Onwards
Call Them | +91 11 2326 8087
TImings | 8 AM - 10 PM
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/shyamsweets112/

4. Anupama Sweets 

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This place has a long list of dishes on their menu to satiate your sugar cravings but we especially recommend you try out their Gajar Ka Halwa this winters (if you haven’t already) - it’s the best thing in the world. Freshly prepared with desi ghee and loads of nuts, this place proves why gajar ka halwa is the best winter dessert ever. Go over there right away because this one begs to be polished off! 

Where | Anupama Sweets - HS-13, Kailash Colony Market
Price | Rs 540 (Per Kilo) Onwards
Call Them | +91 11 2924 3311 & +91 11 2923 329
Timings | 9 AM - 11 PM
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/kailashcolonymarket/

5. Giani’s Di Hatti

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If you’re a true blue Delhiite then you know that Giani’s Di Hatti = the best Rabri Faluda ever. But these guys also boast of having the most delicious Gajar Ka Halwa that’ll make your mouths water with all the khoya, nuts and cardamoms you’ll get to savour with every mouthful. Pair it with their piping hot Chole Bhature and trust us peeps, it would be the best meal of your lives! 

Where | Giani’s Di Hatti - Church Mission Road, Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk
Call Them | +91 11 2393 6174
Timings | 9 AM - 11 PM

6. Shiv Misthan Bhandar 

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Purani Dilli is the magical lane that holds within all the yummy food in the world, so it obviously has the some of the best places that serve the yummiest gajar ka halwa and Shiv Misthan Bhandar here has been doing that since 1910 (WOAH)! Cooked slowly over 8 hours in pure desi ghee, the halwa here is perfect with the right amount of sugar and loaded with dry fruits, so put this on your foodie bucket-list! 

Where | Shiv Misthan Bhandar - 375, Kucha Ghasiram, Chandni Chowk
Call Them | +91 11 2392 1406
Timings | 7 AM - 9 PM

7. Kanwarji’s 

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This one lies right outside the famous Parathe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk and is popular for their samosas and kachoris but we love this place for its Gajar Ka Halwa. Preparing halwa with their age-old family-preserved recipe, you can taste the desi ghee and the clear fragrance of cardamom in this dry-fruit enriched halwa (heart eyes)! 

Where | Kanwarji’s 1972-1973, Corner Gali Paranthe, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 650 (Per Kilo) Onwards
Call Them | +91 9811 049 585
Timings | 9 AM - 9 PM

8. Bhimsain’s Bengali Sweet House

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One of the oldest sweet shops in Delhi, this Bengali Sweet House is beloved for more than its delicious sandesh, cham cham and ladoos. Their Gajar Ka Halwa is heavenly. Pro tip - if you’re up for some real indulgence, then gobble up some of their yummy gol gappas and chaat and top it up with their to-die-for Gajar Ka Halwa and you’d thank us later!

Where | Bhimsain’s Bengali Sweet House - 27-29, Bengali Market, Mandi House
Price | Rs 600 (Per Kilo) Onwards
Call Them | +91 11 2331 1855
Timings | 7:30 AM - 11 PM
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Bhimsains-Bengali-Sweet-House 

9. Tewari Bros Confectioners

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These guys have been serving us their AH-MAZING sweetmeats for more than 28 years now and are still going strong. You can easily get confused about what to eat at this foodie paradise but we urge you not to miss their Gajar Ka Halwa - it’s yummilicious. Loaded with desi ghee and the freshest of ingredients, this halwa is the winter snack you NEED! 

Where | Tewari Bros Confectioners - 862, Hanuman Road Area, Chandni Chowk
Price | Rs 600 (Per Kilo) Onwards
Call Them | +91 11 2391 8326
Timings | 8 AM - 9 PM

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and head to one, we mean ALL of these places right away and hog on some yummy gajar ka halwa!