The walk started off at Gate No. 5 of Jama Masjid and we walked into the busy Chawri Bazaar road to our first stop at Avia Experts. This shop is a contemporary of the 100-year old Shyam Sweets. We tried an assortment of barfis and other new age sweets which you won’t find in the traditional sweet shops. My favorite here was the sun-dried tomato and the paan barfi.
We made our next stop at Shyam Sweets. Known for their amazing matter kachoris, nagori halwa, and bedmi puri and aloo. Back in the day, Jawaharlal Nehru also visited this shop and it is said that it is on his recommendation that they started making matter kachoris. What we had here was the nagori halwa with some aloo curry and chhole. Nagori halwa is basically small crispy puris, also known as nagori which is eaten with halwa made of semolina. After the breakfast of champions, we moved to Sudarshan which is just opposite to Shyam Sweets and serves amazing flavoured milk and lassi. Must-try here would be their kesar badam milk and the paan flavoured milk.
After having some amazing nagori halwa and flavoured milk, we once again started walking and this time entered a small by-lane to reach a hidden gem which is the Jain Coffee House. This place is known for its signature fruit sandwich. With a thin layer of white butter on one slice of bread and topped with slices of apple, paneer and pomegranate seeds and finally finished with another slice of bread with a thin layer of pineapple jam. This sandwich is the real deal.
Next stop was Hira Lal Chat Corner for the famous kulle chaat. This is made of scooped out potatoes, cucumbers, watermelons and pineapples stuffed with chickpeas, pomegranate seed and sprinkled with chaat masala.
After this, we moved to Ashok Chaat Corner which is right outside Chawri Bazaar metro station. Here we had some nice golgappas and headed to other lanes to see some old style architecture in Old Delhi. Here, to end the walk we visited Kuremal Kulfiwale for their signature kulfis. We tried some unique flavours of kulfi like imly, jamun, and falsa at Kuremal.