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Kulfi craving: Five places in Delhi where you must head to savour a kulfi in monsoon

The traditional Indian dessert is for all seasons, and, during the monsoon, the sweet treat seems even more delectable. Here’s where you can find the tastiest kulfi varieties.

more lifestyle Updated: Jun 23, 2017 19:31 IST
Henna Rakheja
Henna Rakheja
Hindustan Times
How about a plate of kulfi to herald Delhi’s monsoon this year? (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

Kulfi, the typical Indian frozen dessert, needs no celebration or occasion to be devoured. The sweet delicacy is a must have in not just Delhi’s scorching summer but even in the rains. As monsoon knocks Delhi’s doors, what better way to welcome the respite from heat than by relishing a kulfi and staying calm?

To save you the trouble of searching the places in Delhi where the most authentic kulfi is available, here are five spots famous for their mouth-watering kulfis.

1. Kuremal Mahavir Prasad Kulfiwale

The popular Kuremal Mahavir Prasad Kulfiwale shop in Chawri Bazaar. (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

Fruit or kulfi? That’s one question that keeps everyone wondering at this quaint shop in Old Delhi. This place has more than 30 varieties, which are broadly divided among Rabri Kulfi Cream, Kulfi Julpeps, Stick/Tila Kulfi, Kulfi Dry Fruit, Stuffed Kulfi, Kulfas and some specials such as Kulfi Chaat, Roller Fruit Kulfi and Handiya Kulfi. These kulfis are not just loved by Delhiites but demanded across the country and even abroad!

The Rabri malai kulfi and the exotic fruit flavoured kulfis are a must have at this shop. (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)
Ever thought of having kulfi in a fruit, like this? (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

Where: Sita Ram Bazaar, Hauz Qazi

Timings: 11am to 11pm

Nearest Metro Station: Chawri Bazaar on Yellow Line

2. Siya Ram Nannumal Kulfiwale

If you want to avoid going to the interiors of Old Delhi, then this place also has some amazing fruit-stuffed kulfis. So whether you like chikoo, apple, kiwi, orange or mango – there’s a kulfi concoction in all of these fruits. Also, besides their kesar kulfi, the pista kulfi doesn’t have a match anywhere in Delhi, and is a hit in the 75 years of tradition of this shop.

Where: 629, Kundewalan Chowk, Kucha Pati Ram , Ajmeri Gate
1pm to 8pm
Nearest Metro Station:
New Delhi Railway Station on Yellow Line

3. Roshan di Kulfi

The iconic Roshan di Kulfi is a landmark in Karol Bagh market. (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

This iconic place has a long-standing tradition of making and serving kulfi since 1958. Located in one of the oldest markets of Delhi, the shop is today not just a kulfi-selling joint but a wholesome dhaba that caters to the ever-rising demands of Delhiites.

No matter what you order at this place, a plateful of their popular kulfi faluda is a must to savour! (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

Served with faluda, their kulfi is thick in texture, and quite filling. They also have the option of sugar-free kulfi for the diabetics. One can also try their kesar pista and their summer-speciality mango kulfi.

Where: 2816, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh
8am to 10pm
Nearest Metro Station:
Karol Bagh on Blue Line

4. Ravi Raj Di Kulfi

Stick kulfi is undoubtedly the most popular at Ravi Raj Di Kulfi. (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

One can smell sweetness from kilometers away at this ordinary looking shop that sells delicious kulfis. Their name is sufficient to find them in the market. Be it their popular stick kulfi, rabri faluda or kesar milk kulfi – there’s quite a variety to choose from. Over the years, kulfi has got many avatars but this place has remained go-to place for the original kulfi.

Envy this kid? Go ahead and order your kulfi too! (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

Where: 13/31, Bawa Plaza, Opposite Ghaffar Market, Arya Samaj Road, Karol Bagh
: 11am to 12 midnight
Nearest Metro Station:
Karol Bagh on Blue Line

5. Ram Bharose Gupta’s stall

The famous Ram Bharose Kulfi shop at Amar Colony Market is a night haven for kulfi lovers! (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

Ram Bharose Gupta, now in his mid-50s, came to Delhi about 25 years back. In a new city, the young man had to struggle a lot before he managed to set up this stall. Today, the environs of the market have changed drastically since he started yet this stall is a favourite among families which step out for a late night dessert post dinner. He serves kulfi with two colours of faluda — one white and the other yellow (flavoured with kesar) and dollops of delicious rabri. The plate is topped with a tinge of Roohafza and chopped dry fruits.

Wanna try some rabri topped kulfi? (Zabeeh Afaque/ HT Photo)

Where: Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar IV
Timings: 7pm to 10.30pm
Nearest Metro Station: Moolchand on Violet Line

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First Published: Jun 22, 2017 18:34 IST