5 Desserts That Taste Best During The Delhi Winter

Delhi posted on 13 November

We know you’re feeling exceptionally lazy in this cold, and a plain old chocolate bar won’t really curb those sugar cravings, so here we are with a list of winter desserts that #DSSCRecommends.

Gajar Ka Halwa

Halwa is the reason we embrace winters so well. Warm, sweet, rich it’s everything we want to eat in a bowl. No Punjabi dinner in winter ends without gajrela, so who are we to say no? While every family has its own recipe {passed down from grandmothers}, we know a few places who do it really well, like the good old Giani’s Di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, which tops it with a truckload of nuts.

Where:  651/52, Church Mission Road, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk

Dessert Parlours

651/52, Church Mission Road, Fatehpuri, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

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Strawberry & Mascarpone Cake

Strawberries are in season, so we can finally ditch the preserves and enjoy this fruit in its full glory. A topping of chocolate-dipped fresh strawberries is what sugar heaven looks like. The Big Chill is the place to ring for a slice or two {oh who are we kidding, get the whole cake!}.

That light sponge cake layered with Italian mascarpone and fresh strawberries—it feels like floating in a garden.

Where: The Big Chill

Bakeries

Lower Ground Floor, DLF Mall Of India, Sector 18, Noida

Chikki

Soaking in the winter sun with peanuts and chikki is how we like to begin each year. Jaggery and peanuts coming together to form this Indian version of French praline {let’s not get into the nutty gritties of it, but chikki beats praline every time}, puts winter in a whole new perspective.

Gulab Wala uses high quality jaggery that gives it a deep amber colour and the balanced sweetness we love for our afternoon chikki sesh.

Where: Gulab Wala

Sweet Shops

5, Main Road, Pitampura, New Delhi

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Daulat Ki Chaat

Often regarded as an Indian soufflé {only better}, daulat ki chaat marks the beginning of the best season in Delhi. As the air gets nippy, the streets of Chandni Chowk are filled with vendors serving this winter favourite from their quaint carts. This hand-churned dessert is light, creamy and can easily pull you into a food trance.

Topped with a saffron layer, silver sheets and pistachios, the name seems just about right

Where: Dariba Kalan and Paranthe Wali Galli in Chandni Chowk

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Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

    Jalebi & Kulhad Ka Doodh

    We don’t really hesitate to gobble up these twisted sweets during summer, but it’s particularly pleasing to eat them piping hot when it’s freezing cold. Deep fried and loaded with sugar syrup, they make a perfect combination with warm kulhad ka doodh infused with saffron.

    Old Famous Jalebi Wala is the most beloved place for big fat jalebis in Delhi, however if you enjoy the crispy petite ones, Bikanerwala is the place to go.

    Where: Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk

    This post was first published on Delhi Secret Supper Club, here.

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    Chandni Chowk, New Delhi