There are those who love mithai (sweets) and then there are those who LOVE mithai. I am ignoring completely, the ones who don’t like mithais at all. What’s life without mithai? (another debate, another time).
I super LOVE mithai. Afraid to say, but a tad notch above Chocolates (Godiva, curse me not). For the ones who won’t travel miles to get the perfectly made sinful mithai, your local Haldiram works well. But the Mithai connoisseur that lives in me (I occasionally indulge in self praise and terms that do not exist) takes me miles into the heart of Old Delhi, all the way to the elemental area of Chandni Chowk (located near Fatehpuri Masjid ) in my quest for the perfect mithai, to none other than ‘Chaina Ram’. Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners have been serving their rich delicacies all the way from 1901! Needless to say they have won various accolades in their history, most recent one being Times Food Guide Award 2014. They maybe winning numerous accolades, but that can’t match the number of hearts they have won throughout the history of time. They surely have my heart.
Give this place a shot whenever you are in Chandni Chowk this winter!
My top 3 ‘must have’ suggestion are :
- Karachi Halwa (Both orange and Green, taste it to experience royalty)
- Soan Halwa (I dare you to finish one in a single go, this pure desi ghee rich mithai will make it an impossible feat)
- Soan Papdi, no one makes it better than them, I promise!
Many fat tummies thence will galore,