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Best Places To Try Jalebi Around Delhi

The smell and taste of jalebis fill our mouths with water and hits us with nostalgia every time. The sweet and slightly saccharine taste of these golden delicacies is happiness of those golden childhood days of celebration. Jalebis are your first love for all those of you out there with sweet tooth.

Even as you bite into that crispy sweetness don’t you wonder where this came from? Who blended these tastes together to make this miracle and called it ‘jalebi’?

ORIGIN OF JALEBIS

This might come out as a bit of a shock, but jalebis were not born in India. They came here during the medieval days when the Persians were involved in trade. It shouldn’t be a surprise to know that Indian food is greatly influenced by Persian, Arabic and Central Asian cuisines.  The word is derived from the Arabic word “Zulabiya” and was first used in association with a Jain work called Jinasura in 1450 AD.
The story of jalebis from those days till date is an interesting one. P. K. Gideon in 1943 recorded that jalebis were around five hundred years old at the time. Later Dileep Padgoanker in his article in the Times of India listed the various names of this delicacy: jilbi, jilipi, jilapi, zelapi, jilapir pak, imarti, jhangiri and some more. The rest, as they say, is history and today jalebis hold a pride place among Indian desserts and are sold at all sweet shops.
Even more interesting is the fact that different regions use different mixtures to make this delight. Some use urad Dal and rice flour while others use besan and wheat flour. There are even those who use baking powder.
Amusing and interesting as the story is, isn’t it more important to know where you can get the best jalebis in Delhi? Well, why don’t you try:

1. JALEBI WALA

A small shop in the corner among the hustle and bustle of Farina Kalan. After the initial crisp, the jalebis practically melt in your mouth and their paneer jalebis.!!  Well, who can say no to paneer filings in their jalebis?

Location: Shop No.1795, Dariba Corner, Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi 

2. BANGLA SWEET HOUSE

Are you a lover of Rabdi? Then this is the spot for you – one of the oldest sweet shops in Delhi at the heart of the city in Hole market, next to Connaught place.

Location: 115-117, Bangla Sahib Marg, Gole Market, New Delhi

3. SHIV MISTHAN BHANDAR

Jalebis are the star in the menu of this place which sends a variety of food. So plan a lunch in this restaurants which is one of the oldest Inthe city and end your meal with a round of their special jalebis. It can you out you in a better mood for the rest of your day.

Location: 375, Kucha Ghasi Ram, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

4. Kali Charan Gupta Jalebi Wale

Do you find it irresistible to walk away from the aroma of trying jalebis dipped in sweetness? You would be unable to move away then from this shop near the Fatehpur Masjid in old Delhi.

Location: 1210, Farash Khana, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

5.  GUJARAT BHAWAN

Out of all the places where you get lip-smacking and out if this world jalebis, Gujarat Bhawan is a must visit. Ij the diplomat enclave of Delhi you find this haven which proves to us that Gujaratis do have a sweet tooth.

Location: 11, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

So what are you waiting for? Jalebis make the world a better place to live in. Plan a trip around the city and enjoy jalebis in their various forms and tastes from these shops suggested above.

Also Read: Top 7 Places To Eat Non-Veg Food In Chandni Chowk

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