My Visit to the 137-Year-OLD FAMOUS Jalebi Wala at Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

Old Famous Jalebi Wala, Dariba Corner, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi, IndiaAfter the exit from Lal Quila metro station, the first temple I reached was Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir Ji and then Shri Gauri Shankar temple – both on the left-hand side of Chandni Chowk Road.

Walking further, a little, to enter Esplanade Road (cycle market), again on the left-hand side to reach Shahi Jama Masjid situated on the right-hand side. And again, back on Chandni Chowk Road towards Fatehpuri Chowk, I saw OLD FAMOUS Jalebi Wala (Opposite Central Baptist Church) on the left-hand side.

I stop to have a look at the shop proudly stating – ESTD 1884.

Unbelievable – a thought.

SPECIALIST IN JALEBI & SAMOSA – The display board talking.

What to have? – another thought.

Jalebi is always one of my favorite Indian sweets since childhood.

Let’s have it.

How much for one piece of Jalebi? – My query.

Minimum 100 gm Jalebi for Rs. 50 – said the person present.

OK – said I. Amount paid in advance.

The most important subject for me was not the Jalebi I was having but was the visit to a tiny Jalebi shop that has existed since 1884 and then having Jalebi deep-fried in PURE DESI GHEE.

Fresh, Hot, Perfectly Sweet, Crispy & Crunchy, Juicy, Delicious – what else?

Though they don’t have sitting space, hygiene is maintained.

They also serve Jalebi (100 gm) with Rabri (50 gm) for Rs. 75/- only.

They also serve Aloo Samosa for Rs. 20 and Mattar Samosa for Rs. 25/- only.

If you want Jalebi or Rabri in kg, then the price is Rs 500 per kg.

A request: Please take away cold Jalebis. Warm Jalebis becomes soggy.

May I know who established the OLD FAMOUS Jalebi Wala in 1884?

Late Lala Nem Chand Jain – replied the cash counter person.

What are the timings of the OLD FAMOUS Jalebi Wala shop?

8:30 am till 8:30 pm due to the current pandemic situation in India.

7 days/365 days – open.

Next time, if I visit again, I would love to have Jalebi with Rabri. Never had – a thought.

It is a heritage shop (existed before independent India) if I am correct, and Jalebi, if I am correct, is India’s national sweet dish. Such heritage shops must be taken care of by the government too. What say? The journey continues..

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