When it comes to food in Delhi, there are ample of choices to give your tastebud a treat. From momos to jalebis, the city offers the best of all. Talking about sweet desserts in Delhi, and not mentioning the crowd-favorite Old Famous Jalebi Wala is a crime. Admit it, this place is a heaven for all sweet-tooths. Scroll down to know more about the famous jalebi wala in detail.
Situated in a busy street in Chandni Chowk is a shop that offers the juiciest jalebi in Delhi. The ‘Old Famous Jalebi Wala’ was started around the year 1884, and this century-old shop is still dishing out the best jalebis in the city.
As the name suggests, the shop is known for its thick, juicy, and made-in desi ghee jalebi. Unlike the usual small, crispy jalebi, they serve their customers with large, soft, and thick jalebis. What the crowd loves the most is their deep-fried made-in ghee jalebis. And to make the dish even more delicious and tempting, they serve it with Rabri. We can imagine eating these hot-lusciously delectable jalebi garnished with Rabri.
History of the Shop:
Established in the year 1884, this famous shop belongs to Late Sh. Lala Nem Chand Jain. He migrated to Delhi from Agra's Hari Ki Garhi village with only 2 Rs. With that money, he opened his shop and tried his hands on various recipes. After mastering the art of making jalebis, he settled on selling crispy ghee jalebis in his shop, which is crowd-favorite even now.
These jalebis are not only famous in Delhi, but even in countries like the U.S.A., Australia, Canada, and Pakistan. The shop has witnessed visitors from all over the world. Several prominent personalities like Raj Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Gandhi, and Chaudhary Charan Singh have also been here. Even Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi, and H.P. Deve Gowda were also extremely fond of these jalebis.
These golden-brown thick jalebis dipped in a mixture of sugar, flavoring spices, and other hidden ingredients are enough to make your mouth water. They also have samosas, lassi, and Rabri to offer. If you are in for some delicious treats, then we suggest you head straight to the ‘Old Famous Jalebi Wala’.
Where: Dariba Kalan Road, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Cost: Rs 500 per kg
Call: 011 2325 6973
Time: 8 AM to 10 PM