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Kasturi posted on 5th November

Sweet Dreams are Made of These: Iconic Sweet Shops in Delhi

We’ve always maintained that dessert is the most important part of a meal, but since the proof is in the pudding, here are Delhi’s age-old sweet shops.

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Evergreen

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Kaleva

Kamala Sweets

Kamala has been spreading joy to patrons with its amazing Bengali treats since 1984. We recommend the Kacha Golla, Mishti Doi, Radhaballavi {stuffed puri}, Aloo Dum, and Sita Bhog {sweetened cottage cheese noodles}. During winter, the nolen gur makes a dramatic entrance with shondeshrosogollas and moa, so don’t miss out. 

 

Bengali Sweet House

Established in 1937, Bhimsain’s Bengali Sweet House is an iconic landmark near Mandi House. In the evenings, you can see patrons eating Chhole Bhature, Aloo Tikki and Gol Gappe, with their famous lassi and kesar badam milk. We highly recommend the ras malai and gajar ka halwa during winter months.

Kaleva

Currently run by the fourth generation of Agarwals, Kaleva is our go-to option for every occasion. With different kinds of laddus, khoya sweets, Bengali sweets, andsohan papdi {choco ones too!}, as well as kaju mixture, mini samosas and kachorisgalore, it isn’t hard to understand why we love this one.

 

Nathu’s

A force to contend with since 1939, Nathu’s branches are now scattered across the city. Visit this one for ghee, Bengali khoya and milk sweets. The pethas are gorgeous and you can also try their seasonal fare with Gajak, Til Bati and Laddu. The best part? They ship across the country.

Evergreen

A well-known name across Delhi, Evergreen has been serving up treats since 1963. Having grown from a three-person effort to a 125 dedicated working force, this is the best option for when you want sweets in bulk. While they do the usual Rosogulla, Rajbhog and Kesari Anguri Petha, they’re also a pretty great option for dry fruits and namkeen. They also do home delivery.

Ram Swaroop Halwai

A place for all our kachori and halwa fantasies, Ram Swaroop also serves up delectable gulab jamuns. Go early during the day to avoid missing out on the freshest batch of sweets {and it’s always full so be prepared to hustle}. Khoya mithais, gujiaimartighevarphenipetha and barfi steal the show, but the jalebis have stolen our hearts.

 

Anupam Sweets

There’s plenty to pick from here, with Desi Ghee Gajar Ka Halwa available seasonally along with Kufi Faluda. Chenna Pai, Dilbahar, Malai Chop, Malpua, jalebi… we could go on and on. They also have a winter special section, and all this at unbeatable prices!

 

Kallan Sweets

A legacy of 75 years that is still going strong, Kallan Sweets is one of those off-beat spots where the owner comes and sits at your table and tells you stories about the olden days. Known primarily for its sinful Shahi Tukda, you can also check out the kulfi, phirni and rabdi.