1. Natraj Dahi Bhalla
Natraj is located near Bhai Mati Das Chowk at the turning to Chandni Chowk metro station. It was started in 1940 and is run by Inder Mohan. They have only two items on the menu – dahi bhalla and aloo tikki. Both are worth a taste.
2. Lala Duli Chand Naresh Gupta and Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale in Sitaram Bazaar
For kulfi, you can't do better than these sweet shops in Sitaram Bazaar. Here, these creamy concoctions are at their best. Lala Duli Chand Naresh Gupta is one of the oldest outlets and is known for its fruit flavoured kulfis especially, the seasonal mango kulfi. These places also offer a new breed of innovative flavours like tamarind, rose, aam papad and kewda.
Address: Lala Duli Chand Naresh Gupta - 934, Kucha Pati Ram
Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale - Plot No. 1165-66, Kucha Pati Ram
3. Khemchand Adesh Kumar's Daulat ki Chaat, Nai Sadak
You'll find them hawked around places like Dariba, Kinari Bazaar and Daryaganj. They sell a frothy, creamy sweet, famously known as ‘Daulat ki Chaat'. It is made with churned milk. The soft, cottony foam is carefully collected and served. It is enriched with khoya and saffron and instantly melts on your palate. One of the most sublime sweets, its preparation can take about six hours! It is made through the night and served fresh in the morning.
Address: Dariba, Kinari Bazaar and Daryaganj
Phone Number: 9654331721, 9899417485
Daulat ki Chaat, Old Delhi. A winter dessert from Lucknow (where it's called nimish) that used to be made for the ruling aristocracy of Nawabs. It's made of whisked milk and cream- much lighter than a mousse (I would say its texture is about as light as whisked up egg whites) and covered with a top saffron infused layer. If that's not regal enough the key ingredient in this dessert is morning dew. If you ever wondered what it was like to eat a cloud- this I think is the closest anyone can get. #DaulatKiChaat #Nimish #dessert #dolce #meetha #mousse #cream #saffron #nawab #nawabi #Lucknow #foodporn #foodgasm #indian #indianfood #delhi #delhidiaries #olddelhi #DaribaKalan #PuraniDilli #India #travel #traveller #wanderer #wanderlust #holiday #travelphotography #foodphotography #streetfood #foodtalkindia @foodtalkindia
4. Old Famous Jalebi Wala
Located at the Dariba Kalan Road in Chandni Chowk, the jalebis here are the real deal. A look at those lovely swirls frying in hot oil, then delicately dipped in sugar syrup and you just can't wait to eat them. This shop has been around since 1884. The jalebis here are fried in home-made desi ghee. The founder of this shop, Nemi Chand Jain, is known to have experimented with many recipes before deciding on the final one. The jalebis are soft and are cooked over coal-fire. Another thing that interests me is that they use desi khandsari sugar and not the regular one to make the syrup. That's what we call pure pleasure.
5. Lotan Chole Wala, Chawri Bazaar
The cholas here are top of the pile. For those who love their spice, this is as good as it gets. Been on the streets since 1977, the cholas are served with potatoes in a red hot curry, garnished with coriander and green chillies. You'll always find a crowd buzzing around this humble establishment. Reach Barsha Bullah Chowk and ask for Lotan, almost everyone would know about him. Mostly, you'll find him in Chhatta Shah ji.
Address: Barsha Bullah Chowk
Address: Karim's Hotel - House No: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid