Of all the richness that Old Delhi offers, most of it comes from the food joints speckled across its busy streets and lanes. Here the alleys are known by a name and are famous for their locally adored dishes. So here's a list of the top 10 desserts Old Delhi has to offer!
As you stroll your way into Chandni Chowk, you would easily find the conspicuously written ‘Old Famous Jalebi Wala’ around a little corner that connects Chandni Chowk with Dariba Kalan. Jalebis are crunchier on the outside and moist and gooey on the inside and this small booth is undoubtedly the most popular place to indulge in jalebis when in Old Delhi.
Where | Old Famous Jalebi Wala - Shop No.1795, Dariba Corner, Chandni Chowk
Call Them | +91 11 2325 6973
Timings | 8 AM - 10 PM
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Shahi Tukda is another dish fairly popular amongst people visiting Chandni Chowk; you can find many stalls serving this piping hot dish near Jama Masjid’s food lane. It is prepared by dipping deep fried bread in condensed milk with saffron and dry fruits in it and is truly delectable!
Where | Near Jama Masjid, Gate No 1
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If you're looking for something cooler, then you must visit a shop by the name of Giani’s Di Hatti. It serves Rabri Faluda besides other popular dessert items. This dish is made of condensed milk with lots of dry fruits in it. People are fond of it especially during summers. Go get your fill!
Where | Giani’s Di Hatti - Church Mission Road, Chandni Chowk
Call Them | +91 11 2393 6174
Timings | 9 AM - 11 PM
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Moong Dal Ka Halwa is best had at the Churuwala’s shop, Kucha Mahajani near the Chandni Chowk metro station. It is another tender, mouth-watering sweet preparation made by roasting lentils and then cooking it in clarified butter till it’s glutinous – truly blissful!
Where | Churuwala Marwari Sweet - 1194, Ground Floor, Town Hall, Kucha Mahajani, Chandni Chowk
Call Them | +91 9711 145 309
Timings | 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
You will come across many stalls serving this white and frothy sweet dish which goes by the name of Daulat ki Chaat; it is made by whisking milk to an extent that it forms a light froth. Later dry fruits, saffron and iced sugar is added to it. It is lightly sweetened and melts instantly on the palate. Many vendors can be found scattered across Old Delhi especially in Kinari Bazaar.
Where | Khemchand Adesh Kumar - Kinari Bazaar, Chandni Chowk
Call Them | +91 9711 542 481
For a rich and delightful dessert, visit Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale in Sitaram Bazaar. Although their offering resembles your regular kulfi, its consistency is richer in nature; they also have local flavours such as Mango, Pomegranate, Rose and Saffron that are most famous in India!
Where | Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale - Lal Kuan Bazaar Road, Chandni Chowk
Call Them | +91 11 2323 2430
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
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Paranthe Wali Gali, though renowned for its fried paranthas is also a great destination for Rabri Khurchan - another milky, lightly sweetened dish made up of condensed milk. You can even have stuffed paranthas with khurchan or rabri as a filling at this haunt!
Where | Pundit Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan - Shop No. 34, Paranthe Wali Gali, Chandni Chowk
Call Them | +91 9873 682 978
Timings | 9 AM - 11 PM
Can you really call yourself a true Delhiite if you haven’t tried all these? So, shove all your plans aside and head to these places ASAP!