Kallan Sweets is the most renowned sweet shop in the Jama Masjid area of Old Delhi. Be it the lassi or the shahi tukda or the paneer jalebi which they prepare during the holy month of Ramzan. Its all too good.
Location of Kallan Sweets
Kallan Sweets is located at the starting of Matia Mahal road, as you start from the Gate Number One of Jama Masjid. It is hard to miss as it is the first shop on the starting of the street right next to the famous Al Jawahar Restaurant.
Marking on Google maps however is a issue as of writing this article. Hope they will correct it soon.
To reach this place, you can take your own vehicle upto the parking area of Meena Bazar and then walk down to Matia Mahal road. For metro users you can either get down at Chandni Chowk or Chawri Bazar and then take a rickshaw to Jama Masjid. Seating is limited to just one table. Mostly people have a quick bite or take a parcel.
Menu at Kallan Sweets
The popular items on the menu are Shahi Tukda, lassi, kheer, rabri and kheer. But the best is the paneer jalebi which is available only during Ramzan. You can also try the phirni during that period.
Each item tastes good and is prepared from good quality ghee. It is rich in taste and mind you, high on calories, but who cares. Shahi Tukda is claimed by many to the best available here.
Packing is also available and is smart.
The person who manages the place is very friendly and welcomes you to click photos. He also carefully explains the preparation of each sweet and its specialty and origins. The wall is full of newspaper clippings and photos of famous visitors to this place. Overall the place is kept very neat and tidy.
The best place to finish off your meal with a good dessert.