Diwali 2023: Delhi's Top 10 Kaju Katli And Soan Papdi Hotspots
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Diwali is almost here and if you're still scouting for mithai and sweet treats, make sure you consider all your options. If you're in Delhi and want to go for some classic festive mithai like kaju katli and soan papdi, you'll be spoilt for choice. Many trusted names have been in the business for decades and can never let you down, and then there are emerging brands as well who have a more diverse line-up and sugar-conscious offerings. 

Most retail sweet shops in Delhi also have an online presence so you can easily use their website to send sweets to your loved ones. However, if you want to score some fresh mithai for your family events, make a note of these places that serve some of the best kaju katli and soan papdi in Delhi: 

For Kaju Katli 

Hira Sweets, Shahdara 

Though this store is best known for its balushahi, their kaju katli has been anointed the best in Delhi by Internet sleuths and Delhhites alike. The shop has a range of kaju sweets including gujiya, jalebi, cassata, but their kaju katli is fudgy, sweet and has a melt-in-the-mouth quality.

Phone Number: 9136587253 

USP Dishes: Paneer Dhokla, Kalakand, Deluxe Thali, Raj Kachori, Rasgulla, Rajma Rice

Available Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian, Chinese

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: K-19 TO 21, Radial Road Number 4, Block K, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timing: 9:30 am to 10:30 pm

Price For Two: Rs 200 (Budget-friendly)

Mithaas, Multiple Locations

Mithaas makes a classic kaju katli with premium cashews, topped with silver foil. They have a decent kaju-based range featuring sugar-free kaju katlis, mix kaju katlis (in flavours like rose, kesar and blackcurrant) and kaju cake. The brand is also known for its savoury bites including the raj kachori. Don't miss out on their sugar-free range which has picks like anjeer pak and khajur pak.

Phone Number: 1204526465

USP Dishes: Malai Ghewar, Raj Kachori, Tandoori Platter, Samosa, Dosa, Chilli Paneer

Available Cuisines: Indian

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: Plot No C, GH-3, Kala Pathar Rd, next to Big Bazaar on, Aditya Mega City, Vaibhav Khand, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201014

Timing: 8 am to 11 pm

Price For Two: Rs 180 (Budget-friendly)

Haldiram's, Multiple Locations

Haldiram's is your best bet if you want your kaju katli to have balanced sweetness. It's creamy and seasoned with cardamom and you'll love the ghee-accented notes. It has also has a long shelf-life and if you're planning to send sweets to someone in another city, Haldiram's dry kaju katlis would be a great option.

Phone Number: 9594406956 

USP Dishes: Raj Kachodi, Dahi Papdi, Onion Kachori, Masala Soda, Rajkachori, Kaju Katli

Available Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: 6, L Block, Connaught Cir, Block L, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timing: 8:30 am to 10:45

Price For Two: Rs  200 (Budget-friendly)

Evergreen Sweets, Green Park 

Evergreen Sweets offers a delicious kaju katli, which has often been deemed to be one of the best in Delhi and definitely among the top 3 in South Delhi. Their kaju katli is a classic diamond-sliced wedge of cashew and has a shelf life of 10 days. Also, explore their kaju shahi roll and their decadent kaju matka.

Phone Number: 011-40239091 

USP Dishes: Veg Creamy Pasta, Chocolate Pyramid Pastry, Pista Barfi, Dahi Papdi, Chole Bhatoorey, Kalakand

Available Cuisines: South Indian, North Indian, Chinese

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: Sarai Jullena, near Escort Heart Institute, New Delhi, Delhi 110025

Timing: 8:30 to 10:30 am

Price For Two: Rs 200 (Budget-friendly)

Gulab Sweets, Pitampura 

Pitampura's Gulab Sweets is known for their ghewar, kaju katli and gulab jamun. Their kaju katli is delicious, creamy and lightly spiced. The brand also serves fresh badam gajjak, gur khasta, gur rewri and kaju gajjak, along with some yummy ras malai, raj bhog and moong dal halwa.

Phone Number: 9310100002 

USP Dishes: Gajak, Jalebi with Rabri, Raj Bhog, Malai Ghewar, Onion Kachori, Matar Kulcha

Available Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian, Chinese

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: Metro Pillar No. 353, Metro Station Pitampura, Shop No. 5, Vaishali Rd, near Kohat, New Delhi, Delhi 110088

Timing: 8 am to 11 pm

Price For Two: Rs 250 (Budget-friendly)

For Soan Papdi 

Nathu's, Sunder Nagar

If you're sick of pre-packaged soan papdi and want fresh options, head to Nathu's soft, flaky soan papdi that is full of almonds and pistachios. The besan-flavoured sweet treat is flavoured with cardamom which accents the ghee perfectly. 

Phone Number: 011-24312431 

USP Dishes: Papri Chaat, Raj Kachori, Sweets, Sambar, Chowmein, Chole Bhature

Available Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian, Chinese

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: 2, Market, New Khanna Market, Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003

Timing: 9:30 am to 9:30 pm

Price For Two: Rs 250 (Budget-friendly)

Kaleva, Gole Market 

Kaleva serves some of the best sweets in the Gole Market area and is best known for their badam milk, bedmi puri, fafda and michi and panjiri. They stick to classic flavours and often stick to simplistic recipes. Don't miss out on their range of peanut-based sweets like sev badam barfi, badam patisa, badam pinni etc.

Phone Number: 7838399536 

USP Dishes: Kesar Jalebi, Paneer Pakora, Kalakand, Raj Kachori, Rasmalai, Sweets

Available Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: 109, Bangla Sahib Rd, Sector 4, Gole Market, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Timing: 8:30 am to 11 pm

Price For Two: Rs 250 (Budget-friendly)

Kanwarji's, Chandni Chowk 

Kanwarji's is your best option for buying festive sweets in Old Delhi; their halwa nagori, kaju barfi and chhole bhatore are widely popular. Their soan papdi is light, airy and has a great texture with a hint of nutty aroma. They also make a sohan halwa tikki and a decadent ghewar.

Phone Number: 9821991318 

USP Dishes: Raj kachori, Aloo Tikki, Vada Pao

Available Cuisines: Indian

Type: Vegetarian

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: B4, II 33A, Ashok Vihar II, Phase 3, Ashok Vihar, Delhi, 110052

Timing: 9 am to 9 pm

Price For Two: Rs 350 (Pocket-friendly)

Standard Burfee, Tilak Nagar

If you want to buy large portions of soan papdi, Standard Burfee sells 400 grams of soan papdi for Rs 150. Their soan papdi is made of desi ghee and has the perfect crumble. The brand has an exceptionally large line-up of festive sweets and sells everything from panjiir laddu to desi ghee dodha, brown barfi, malai chaap and more.

Phone Number: 011-43004650 

USP Dishes: Raj Kachori, Gulab Jamun, Thali, Snacks

Available Cuisines: North Indian, South Indian, Chinese

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: D-117, Jail Rd, Block D, Tilak Nagar, Fateh Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110018

Timing: 8 am to 10:30 pm

Price For Two: Rs 200 (Budget-friendly)

Om Sweets, Harinagar 

If you want a contemporary touch to your old favourites, the soan papdi at Om Sweets would be the perfect pick. The light soan papdi has no added preservatives and is dotted with nuts and dry fruits. You can also buy a 900-gram pack online.

Phone Number: 011-45782222 

USP Dishes: Tomato Cheese Sandwich, Amritsari Koolcha, Crispy Jalebi, Malai Ghewar, Imarti, Rajkachori

Available Cuisines: South Indian, North Indian, Chinese

Type: Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address: GL - 23, SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH MARG, Jail Rd, Hari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110064

Timing: 8:30 am to 10:30 pm

Price For Two: Rs 350 (Budget-friendly)