We are back with another list of Delhi’s favourite desserts because one is obviously not enough. A day bereft of sweets is like a day bereft of joy. We, henceforth, need a bigger list to explore the sweetness around us. These treats aren’t just memorable; they are worth every single delicious calorie. Fair warning: We’re not sharing!
- Loki ki kheer @ The Golconda bowl
This ain’t no ordinary kheer. The Golconda Bowl is preparing the pudding of your wildest dreams. This Indian dessert is made from shredded bottle gourd or lauki, soaked sabudana and milk. You might be skeptical about bottle gourd being the choice of dessert, but the Golconda Bowl knows what they’re doing and you should invest in it.
Location: 26, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Green Park
- Chocolate truffle @ Wenger’s
Wenger’s was started by a Swiss couple as bakery and confectionery in the year 1926. It is known that this was the first place to introduce the margarine pastries, French bread and Swiss chocolates to the Capital and remains to be a popular destination for the very same reason. It is probably the only place in Delhi which is packed at all times of the day. Their Chocolate Truffle is the best followup to the savoury Chicken Patty at Connaught Place’s most loved bakery.
Location: A-16, Connaught Place ,New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk
- Jelly and cream @ Delhi school of Economics canteen
Apart from being known for their delicious rajma, mutton cutlet and keema dosa, the Delhi School of Economics Canteen serves a majestic combination called jelly and cream that makes you wonder why you haven’t experimented with it before. If you are yet to taste the strawberry jelly served with sumptuous cream, go immediately.
Location: Delhi school of Economics
Nearest Metro Station: Vishwa Vidyalaya
- Kachcha gola @ Annapurna sweets
If you have a Bengali friend, you’ve most likely enjoyed Sandesh, but Kachcha Golla is the other traditional sweet to be tasted. This simple but delectable dessert will have your mouth watering for days. These are made up of different constituents, such as gram flour, nuts, raisins, saffron, rose water, kewra essence, coconut, jaggery, sugar and of course, a very important ingredient: the milk. Milk is transformed into fine-quality chenna or paneer (cottage cheese) and these are then metamorphosed into a variety of sweets: the kinds differing markedly in their taste, smell and appearance.
Location: 38, CSC Market 2, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Nehru Place/Hauz Khas
- Phirni @ new jama masjid
It’s summers and the phirni is the coolest dessert in town. It’s easy to have a love affair with the delectable goodness at Chandni Chowk, with it’s wonderful, thick, creamy texture made with ground rice combined with milk, sugar and delicately flavoured with cardamom and saffron. It’s Indian comfort food at its finest (and sweetest), and it might just be the best pudding in Delhi (or dare we say, the world?).
Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk
- Mississippi Mud Pie @ Big Chill
Diving into this delicacy is just like splurging on a Rick Owens jacket — once you’ve tried it, there’s no going back. That’s why we haven’t been able to stop thinking about the Mississippi Mud Pie since we first tried it (and had to restrain ourselves from licking the dish clean). It is a hefty slice and tastes like a one-way ticket to a chocolate factory, without the pesky security lines.
Locations: Big Chill outlet across the city
- Balu Shahi @ Hira sweets
Balu shahi is a traditional dessert in Indian Cuisine. It is similar to a glazed doughnut in terms of ingredients, but differs in texture and taste and is made of maida flour, deep-fried in clarified butter and then dipped in sugar syrup. More satisfying than a jalebi, but not as sweet, not having tried the Balu Shahi is a crime and Hira Sweets is the place to wash your sins.
Location:E-60, Vikas Marg, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Laxmi Nagar