Delhi Famous Food | Top 10 Best Sweet Dishes of Delhi

Delhi is not only the national capital but also the food capital of the country. There is so much more to this city than what meets the eye and that is certainly true for the Delhi special sweets it serves! One can find best sweets in Delhi serving eateries or hawkers in almost every street here and this is probably the reason why foodies are so much in love with the famous sweets of Delhi city so much. If you love sweets, then you must have a Delhi sweets -based bucket list. Delhi is known for its insatiable hunger as there are unending varieties of Delhi famous sweets.

Top 10 Famous Food of Delhi

 Delhi Famous Food

1. Shahi Tukda

A rich Mughlai Dessert made mainly of milk, bread, and some shahi dry fruits. One bite of this traditional recipe Shahi Tukda will give you a feeling of royalty. One of the best desserts Delhi has to offer, the Shahi Tukda can be found near Jama Masjid too.

2. Tangy Achari Mathri

Check your watch! Is it chai-time yet? How can it ever be complete without including these crunchy, tangy desi biscuits from Delhi? Achari Mathri is made of sooji, maida or wheat flour and pickles mixed with hot spices and herbs. This namkeen is the best bingeing partner to munch on.

3. Sohan Halwa

The origin of Sohan Halwa is believed to be in Persia. The word Sohan comes from the Persian language. and there is an almost identical brittle confection called sohan-e-qom in Iranian cuisine. Traditionally made in circular disc shape, The Sohan Halwa is known as a jaw breaker. The sweetness you feel after eating sohan halwa is far more robust and dense than any other sweet.

4. Karachi Halwa

Karachi Halwa is made with  4 ingredients- cornflour, desi ghee, water and sugar and topped with almonds, pistachios, and cardamom that melt in your mouth with a bite and make you want more. Make sure you don’t forget to have this famous sweet of Delhi while visiting it.

5. Royal Anjeer Barfianjeer burfi

Anjeer Barfi is a mouth-watering, aromatic, utterly delicious sweet from Delhi made from dried figs and nut, an easy guilt-free sweet that is sugar-free. The sweetness for this burfi comes from the figs and a good amount of mixed nuts like cashews, almonds and more are used to add a definite crunch.

6. Khajur Barfi


Khajur Barfi also known as dates roll is a dry fruit barfi which is sweet, crunchy and delicious with only natural sugar. This delicious barfi has a soft texture and a chewy nature. They make a power-packed workout snack and are perfect for those having a sweet tooth and who don't want to indulge in refined sugar-based desserts.

7. Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is in the hearts of Indians, one of the oldest and popular dessert all over India, as well as in Delhi. This delicious treat consists of soft, melt-in-mouth, fried dumplings that are traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk and then are soaked in sweet, sticky sugar syrup. The name comes from two words. Gulab means "rose" and refers to the rose syrup and jamun refers to a berry of a similar size and colour.

8. Kesar Jalebi

Jalebi is a mithai (Indian sweet) or dessert that Indians like to eat at celebrations or festivals. Kesar Jalebi is a traditional Indian sweet which is made by deep-frying flour and then soaking in saffron sugar syrup. It has such a nostalgic vibe to it too.

9. Ras Malai

Ras malai or rossomalai or rasamalei is a dessert originating from the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent. Ras malai is a famous Indian confection consisting of white cream, sugar, milk, and cardamom-flavored cottage cheese known as chhena. Ras Malai is a combination of two words “Ras” meaning juice and “Malai” meaning cream.

10. Rabdi

Rabdi is a luscious dessert that’s often enjoyed for special occasions and that deserves to be served at nearly every celebration! Rabdi, also called rabri, is a classic North Indian treat that’s rich, creamy, and perfectly sweet. To make Rabri, milk is cooked until it reduces to a thick pudding-like consistency, then is flavored with cardamoms, saffron, and your favorite nuts and dried fruits.