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Frozen desi delights

What can be better than beating the heat with a plateful of kulfi topped with falooda? Here’s a look at some places where you can enjoy the dessert.

india Updated: Apr 12, 2011 01:29 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Moet’s Kulfi
There is little possibility that you have not heard of this kulfi walla in Defence Colony market. He has been operating from this place for the past 16 years. His shop is one of the few remaining shops in the city that stay open till midnight. One can often see people lining up till late for a plateful of kulfi. Located just outside the Moet’s restaurant, the menu has just one flavour to offer - kesar pista, available for R60. Prepared with milk and dry fruits such as cashew nuts, pista, saffron, cardamom and raisin, it’s served with falooda and essence. The attendant at the stall informs us that he serves more than 200 people in a day.
Where: Outside Moet’s restaurant, Defence Colony market
Timings: 2 pm till midnight
Tel: NA

Giani Di Hatti
Located in Chandni Chowk, it is probably one of the oldest kulfi shops in Delhi. Started in 1951, the place serves rabri falooda, which is served for R50. It is prepared with milk, khoya and dry fruits such as almonds, cashew nuts and pista. The place is also known for its milk shakes and ice creams. They have more than 1000 flavours in ice cream. In winters, it is famous for Dal ka Halwa, Gaajar ka Halwa and Pinni. Though, it has 51 branches all over Delhi now, if you crave for that perfect Rabri falooda, then this is the shop for you.
Where: Church Mission Road, Fathepuri Chowk,
Timings: 10 and to 11 am
Tel: 9210318644

Charan Singh Natural Fruit Kulfi
To get a burst of cold fruity flavours in your mouth, try out the fresh fruit kulfis served here. Some of the best-selling items of this place are jamun kulfi, kiwi kulfi, imli kulfi and mango kulfi. “All the kulfis are prepared with natural fruits and we don’t use any flavours or artificial essence,” says Charan Singh, owner of the shop. Located in South-Ex market, the stall is actually a van that opens to its customers every day at 2 pm. They also do home delivery of kulfi within the range of two kilometres. The kulfis are served in plastic bowls with bamboo sticks that serve as spoons. This delicious experience is available at a pocket-friendly price of R50.
Where: Opposite Ahuja Sons,
South-Ex market, Part 2
Timings: 2 pm to 12 midnight
Tel: 9910874574

Roshan Di Kulfi
Think of kulfi and Roshan is one name that comes to mind instantly. A piece of rich and creamy kulfi is served with falooda and rose essence, available for R60. The best-selling kulfi is falooda kesar badam pista, available at the shop throughout the year. But during summers, they have a special addition — mango kulfi. They also have a sugar-free kulfi for the health-conscious people. The shop is usually crowded throughout the day and chances are rare that you will find a seat inside the shop. So, it’s better and quicker to enjoy the kulfi, standing outside the shop.
Where: Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh Timings: 11 am to 8 pm
Tel: 011-28722728

King’s Kulfi
Located in the food court of DLF Promenade mall, this kulfi stallattracts many customers not just for its location, but also for the variety of lip-smacking flavours it offers. There are three types of kulfi – stick (R30), matka (R40) and falooda (R50) – available in more than 20 flavours, including chocolate, rose, paan and strawberry. Another kulfi worth trying is rabri falooda, a mixture of rabri, sugar syrup, falooda and crushed ice. All the items are prepared from fresh fruits and no artificial preservatives are used.
Where: DLF, Promenade, Vasant Kunj
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm
Tel: 9015927810