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Famous Sweet Dishes of Delhi You Should Try

Sweets (Mithai) are the confectionery and desserts of the Indian subcontinent. Sweets are the embodiment of happiness, joy, and love that are shared during different celebrations and occasions. Sweets are typically enjoyed as standalone munchies or it concludes a meal.
Delhi is the vibrant capital city of India. It is renowned for its rich culinary heritage. Among its many culinary delights, sweets hold a special place. Delhi offers a diverse range of regional sweets that cater to different taste preferences.
The ultimate sweet journey towards your taste buds unwraps the sweetness of Halwaivala, The best Sweets in Naraina Delhi. It is created with love and traditions from many generations. Bite into a world of the authentic sweetness of different sweets from India.

From the rich and amazing Kaju Katli to the melt-in-your-mouth Gulab Jamun. From the wonderful Peda to Barfis, Kalakand, and much more. Just indulge in different sweets from Bengal, Maharashtra, and South India. And more as Halwaivala brings you the sweetness of India in your hands. The best traditional and modern Sweets in Naraina Delhi.

Let us explore some of the flavoursome sweet varieties that you can find in Delhi.

Famous Sweets of Delhi:


Shahi Tukda
Shahi Tukda is one of the most famous sweets in Delhi. It is a rich, royal, and popular dessert from the Mughlai cuisine. Some say that Babur, the founder of the Mughal dynasty, brought it with him to South Asia in the 16th century. It is said that it descends from the Middle Eastern bread puddings. It is made of ghee-fried bread slices. Soak them in rose & cardamom-scented sugar syrup. They are topped with fragrant, creamy, sweetened, thickened milk (Rabdi). It is flavoured with exotic saffron.


Gulab Jamun
Gulab Jamun is a sweet dessert, originating in the Indian subcontinent. It is a type of mithia that is popular in many other countries as well. You can find Gulab Jamun in every sweet shop in Delhi.
Traditionally, it is made mainly from khoya, which is milk reduced to the consistency of a soft dough. Modern recipes call for powdered milk instead of khoya. Then the khoya is kneaded with flour and small balls are made out of it. Then they are deep-fried in oil or ghee. It is then soaked in a light sugar syrup flavoured with green cardamom, rose water, or saffron.
Gulab Jamun also pairs well with vanilla ice cream or kulfi.


India’s top sweets in existence, savor the delight of Jalebi. These golden crispy spirals infused and dipped in sugar syrup just give a burst of sweetness in each bite. Prepared from fermented batter and fried to perfection and perfect crispiness, this sweet is a true celebration in itself.


Kesar Rasmalai
Rasmalai is a classic Indian dessert consisting of juicy cheese discs served with thickened milk. The term Rasmalai consists of 2 words – Ras and Malai. In Hindi, Ras means “Juice” and Malai translates to “Cream”. So it is juicy and creamy. But Kesar Rasmalai is the ultimate sweet Bliss one can ever imagine until they try it.
Kesar Rasmalai is made of curdled milk infused with the best strands of Kesar (Saffron) which and chenna(cottage cheese). A disc shape from Chenna is made and then dipped into thickened milk infused with Kesar, Sugar, Cardamom, and the specialness of Halwaivala. You can find the best ras malai in the best mithai shop in Delhi, The Halwaivala.


Raj Bhog
Rajbhoj is a popular Bengali sweet, similar to Rasgulla. During festivals and celebration time, people make Rajbhog. Rajbhog is made with soft fresh paneer, saffron and stuffed with mixed dry fruit. And then soak them in sugar syrup. It tastes best when served chilled or at room temperature.


Kheer Khadam
Named after the amazing and globular Kadamba flower, Kheer Khadam is a triple layered Indian Sweet that will take you to a special land of sweetness. This multilayered sweet has the first layer made up of Khoya and milk solid bits along with a thick creamy layer of milkiness and an especially juicy rasgulla in the middle to give you the special sweet delight you never encountered.


Pisto Roll
A deeper part of Indian cuisine, this is one of the festival favorites and marks the festivals in India. Made with milk, sugar, ghee, cardamon, and pasta, this indulging sweet is whiter and creamier on the outside while having a flavored center of pistachios inside to give them this beautiful white and light green color and this is available in one of the most famous sweet shops in Delhi, Halwaivala.


Imarti is a sweet made by deep-frying black urad bean flour batter. It is in a circular flower shape. It is then soaked in sugar syrup. Do not confuse this dish with Jalebi. I marti is thicker and less sweet than Jalebi. The flavours you can find in the sugar syrup are cardamom, cloves, and saffron. You can enjoy it both hot and cold.


Milk Cake
A specialty of North India, the milk cake is thick, granular, and moist, and provides a unique taste of sweet indulgence. Made with Ghee, Milk, and Sugar, and cardamom powder, this sweet takes a lot of time to prepare to give milk this form and texture that will make you fall for the sweetness of these milk cakes.


Just indulge in the amazingness of Malpua, a classic Indian sweet and a true festival favorite, that is made till golden, totally sweet, and these pancake types of sweets are dipped in sugar syrup to give them that special oozing sweetness. Topped up with rabdi and then served the malpua is a perfectly irresistible sweet.


When it is ice cream versus sweets, sweets are the thing that we Indians can never say no to. We all crave mouth-watering desserts whenever we get the chance. Delhi is famous for its sweets. You can find all types of sweet dishes in Delhi.

The history of Mithai in India is a rich and fascinating one. It shows the diverse cultural traditions and tastes of the country. Hence, make The Halwaivala the best mithai shop in Delhi.

The Halwaivala caters to all kinds of tastes belonging to different regions in India. In The Halwaivala you can get the best sweets in Delhi catering to the root of each culture’s sweets.
Every culture has its own sweet to celebrate and The Halwaivala adds joy to every face. It has an immense variety of sweets from different regions making it the best sweet shop in Delhi.
The Halwaivala is also available on Swiggy and Zomato making it easy for sweet shopping whether it is for oneself or to give it to your loved ones.
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