Fried Chocolate Bars, Apple Cinnamon Jalebis & Other Unusual Desserts

Editors posted on 25 May

For all you dessert freaks out there, how long will you indulge in those red velvet cakes and chocolate brownies to get your sweet fix? We looked around for some of the most interesting desserts available in the city—be experimental and try a few of these now. If nothing else, you’ll walk away with a good story.

Apple Cinnamon Jalebis

This may sound a little far-fetched, but think about it. Apple pie flavours fused into piping hot jalebis. How could it possibly go wrong? Café Lota serves two fat pieces of this genius dessert with a generous portion of rabri.

Where: Café Lota, National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Contact: +91 7838960787

Timings: 8am – 8.30pm {Monday closed}

Price: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

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Cafes

National Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

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Parle G Cheesecake

Who knew that this biscuit from our childhood years would one day feature in a fancy dessert? But then again, anything is possible at Farzi. Think of a block of yummy creamy cheesecake wedged between two Parle G biscuits. The accompanying rabri gives it a nice Indian touch.

Where: Farzi Café, Cyber Hub, Gurgaon; E Block, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Cyber City; Rajiv Chowk

Contact: +91 8800690419; 011 43551028, +91 9599889700

Price: INR 325 for one cheesecake

Timings: 12pm – 1am

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Casual Dining

E-38/39, 1st Floor, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Melon Bun

A gem from Sibang, this one combines the goodness of both cake dough and cookie crusts, great for people who enjoy a variety of textures. Enriched dough is covered in a crisp layer of cookie dough and can be flavoured with caramel, chocolate, melon {as per popular request because of the name} or even filled with custard. It can get a little bit dry, so we suggest a beverage to go with.

Where: 108, First Floor, DLF South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Timings: 9am – 9pm

Price: INR 100 for one {+ taxes}

Contact: +91 9811297865

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Bakeries

DLF South Point Mall, Shop 108, 1st Floor, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon

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Shaahi Jam

Following the vodka gol gappa trend, it’s now the chuski’s turn to douse itself in alcohol. 21 Gun Salute does a delicious chatpata version consisting of shaved ice seeped in vodka, Roohafza, lime juice and black salt. We love eating our alcohol don’t we?

Where: 21 Gun Salute, First Floor, SCO 35 & 36, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Contact: 0124 4898341

Timings: 11.30am – 11.30pm

Price: INR 575 + taxes for one

For more details, visit their website here.

Fine Dining

SCO 35-36, 1st Floor, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Dou Sha Bao

From Gurgaon’s Korean bakery Sibang comes Dou Sha Bao — steamed white buns filled with a sweet red bean paste filling. Alternatively, the filling can also be white bean paste. The dessert is then called Anman. Soft, light and great even as a breakfast option! They both go well with milk, so any time you want a sweet, filling, albeit slightly nutritious snack, bite into one of these and take a big swig of milk.

Where: 108, First Floor, DLF South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Timings: 9am – 9pm

Price: INR 90 for one {+ taxes}

Contact: +91 9811268210, +91 9811297865

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Phirni Creme Brulee

Normal phirni coated with sugar on top, and then torched like a regular creme brulee. It tastes like phirni, but on steroids. Don’t miss this one at Junglee Billi.

Where: M24, Gk 1, M Block Market

Contact: +91 8527105488

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12.45am

Find them on Facebook here.

Casual Dining

M-24, Main Market, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi

Fried Chocolate Bars

As if chocolate wasn’t already contributing enough to your calorie count, Garage Inc has gone ahead and taken Mars and Snickers and deep-fried them. The result is nothing short of a miracle. We say, dig in and maybe take a long walk back home.

Where: Garage Inc, 30, Second Floor, Powerhouse Building, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: +91 8800958705

Price: INR 357 for one fried Snickers bar

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Bars

Powerhouse Buliding, 30, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi