It’s Durga Puja time, and your most festive week of meeting your friends and relatives during the festival season is about to start. Here’s our list of the places in Delhi where you can find the yummiest, most authentic Bengali sweets for you to gift to those close to your heart.
The markets in Chittaranjan Park are quite well known for the many eateries present there, and Kamala Sweets is one of the famous ones. The Jaffran Sandesh, Lord Chomchom, Nalen Gurer Sandesh, Maalpooah and Mishti Doi are delicious, and the chops, kachoris and singaras are definitely things you will love. You could also try the Labanga Latika, Doodhpuli (available only in winters), Orange Sandesh, Kamal Bhog, Cream Toast and Sharada Bhog.
Address: 101, Block K1, Near Nehru Place Metro Station, Chittaranjan Park
Annapurna wins on both accounts—the locations in South Delhi, and the many different sweetmeats that they have to offer. The Mishti Doi, Kheer Kodom, Cham- Cham, and Roshokodom are par excellence. Annapurna originated in Chandni Chowk with the very first one in 1922. The regulars are loyal to their Chena Mithais — Rajbhog, Rasamalai, Shahi Toast. The Samosa is one of the bestsellers as people queue up to get their share. A must visit for those with a sweet tooth!
Address: 10, DDA Market, Yusuf Sarai, Opposite Bharat Petroleum, Aurobindo Marg & Shop No.38, Market No.2, Block J, Chittaranjan Park
Rasoraj is also a popular sweet shop in Chittaranjan Park. They’re well known for their Gur Rosogulla, Cham-Cham, Kheer Kodom, Rajbhoj, Paneer ki Jalebi, Rabadi, and of course, the Mishti Doi. You can definitely count on Rasoraj for their authentic Bengali sweets.
Address: 767D, Ground Floor, Bipin Chandra Pal Marg, Near Fish Market, Chittaranjan Park
Bengali Sweet Centre
Located in the busy hub that is South Ex, Bengali Sweet Centre has its own dominion in the bustling market. While mithai is what they do best, their savoury snacks too have become well-known for their innovation and quality. They also have a chaat counter outside where you can satisfy your cravings for tangy and spicy snacks. Since it is so popular, it is always crowded even on non-festive days. Even so, the service is always quick and prompt. You should get the Badam Lauj, Pista Lauj, Badam Barfi, and Kalakand here.
Address: G-19, Har Gyan Singh Arya Marg, South Extension I
The Bengali sweets here are relished by people from all over Delhi. They have a huge variety of sweetmeats and savoury snacks, and their chaat is hugely popular too. Any time you’re in central Delhi, you should go here for their juicy Rosogollas, creamy Sandesh and cooling Rabri-Kulfi.
Address: 115-117, Gole Market, Bangla Saheb Marg, Connaught Place
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