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Desserted in Delhi

india Updated: Jan 06, 2011 02:31 IST
Namya Sinha

Gajar ka halwa (carrot pudding), becomes the most popular dessert in the city during winters. It makes its presence as not only big shops, but even vendors on streets can be seen selling huge mounds caramelised carrot cooked with condensed milk and garnished with dry fruits that the halwa can barely be seen. We get you some places where you can buy and enjoy this winter delight.

Meghraj & Sons
The halwa served here is too sweet and after two spoons you might crave for something salty. A good place if you plan to gift a box of gajar ka halwa to someone as they also keep special metal boxes with beautiful patterns, for which you will have to pay an extra charge.
Charges: R 300 per kilo
Address: 292-293,
Chowk, Fatehpuri
Tel: 011- 65357875

Haryana Paneer Bhandar
This is one of the cheaper options for buying gajar ka halwa. The halwa is kept in a big vessel on a fire and a man just stands there to keep stirring it. As a result you get freshly cooked and piping hot halwa whenever you order it. The halwa sold here is not as rich as the ones you get otherwise in sweet shops, and as a result the taste of carrots remain intact.
Charges: R 250 per kilo
Address: Shop No-18, Fatehpuri
Tel: 011- 23934763

Karachi Halwa House
The halwa served here is loaded with khoya (condensed milk) and dry fruits. So much so, that you can barely taste the carrot. It is also high on elaichi. Make sure you ask them to re-heat it before serving.
Charges: R 300 per kilo
Address: 5, Bhagat Singh Marg, Gole Market
Tel: 011-23360028

Standard Burfee
It has patrons coming from far of places to taste the gajar ka halwa sold here. Prepared in pure ghee, the halwa here is just of the right sweetness and garnished with dry fruits and khoya. This place is a must visit for your halwa trail.
Charges: R 320 per kilo
Address: 2750/21, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh
Tel: 011- 28723930

Sri Banke Behari
The halwa here is popular with the students of north campus of Delhi University, and is usually consumed within 3 pm! They also serve smaller portions keeping in mind the demand, and pocket, of the students.
Charges: R 250 per Kilo
Address: D128, Kamla Nagar
Tel: 011-23842116

Check out these places as well:
Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners 6499, Fatehpuri Chowk
Vendor outside Gate number 6, Barakhambha Metro station
Odeon Sweet, 22, Bhagat Singh Market, Connaught Place
Haldiram’s (various outlets across the city)
Madan Sweets 5285, Sadar Thana Road, Sadar Bazar