Old Famous Jalebi Wala at Chandni Chowk of Delhi

Jalebi is one of those sweet dishes you must try when you are in India. To be honest, you’ll find Jalebis everywhere. But so far the best Jalebis I have tried was at the ‘Old Famous Jalebi Wala’ at Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk in New Delhi. They make jalebis in pure ghee.

Jalebis made at home
Jalebis made at home

Jalebis are made by deep frying flour (gram flour) batter in circular shapes in oil and then soaking in boiling sugar syrup after which they become orange in colour. Although Jelabis can be served both hot and cold, I prefer it when it’s hot after I’ve had some dinner (here’s what I would usually have for breakfast, lunch and dinner).

So don’t miss out on your jalebis when in Delhi. I can’t promise you’ll like it but it’s worth a try. We Indians love it. Here’s a list of another 10 foods you must try when you are in India.

Old and famous jalebiwala
Old and famous jalebiwala

Their address:
Old and famous jalebiwala
Shop No.1795, Dariba Corner, Chandni Chowk,
New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India +91 11 2325 6973


Here’s how they make these jalebis at the Old famous jalebi wala.

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45 thoughts on “Old Famous Jalebi Wala at Chandni Chowk of Delhi

  • August 10, 2013 at 10:02 am
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    Oh, my favorite sweet from anywhere in the world, and desi Ghee jalebis are absolute Nirvana for the taste buds….
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  • August 10, 2013 at 10:34 am
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    Hi Shalu ma’am,
    The Jalebi picture gave me eager to eat it now! Will visit the Old famous Jalebiwala if I visit Delhi.
    BTW, which font you are using?

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  • August 10, 2013 at 10:38 am
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    Hello shalu ma’am,
    Well thank god I found a blog where “FOODY FREAKS” like me can get to know the each and every tasty smelling street or places and can reach out there for hogging and enjoying food.

    JALEBI is one of my favourite desert to enjoy. 😛 I wish I have a trip to DELHI soon.

    Thanks a lot for this share. :)

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    • August 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm
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      Mine too, when you do make a trip don’t forget to go the old famous jalebi wala shop. Thanks for commenting.
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  • August 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm
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    hello shalu. i love to cook and i might try jalebi although we do not have gram flour but wheat flour might do the trick.

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    • August 11, 2013 at 1:20 pm
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      I think wheat flour would also do, please let us know you got along in case you make it. Thanks
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  • August 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm
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    Hi Shalu, wonderful blog! And food too lol…..really excited to visit India in a few months. We were in Sri Lanka around Christmas time and enjoyed the region so much.

    Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing!

    Ryan
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  • August 11, 2013 at 6:14 am
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    Jalebis made from Desi Ghee are delicious …The sweet shops take a special order to make them here in our city .Jalebi’s in the image look delicious and mouth watering.

    -Pramod
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  • August 11, 2013 at 6:22 am
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    I love foods especially sweets. I was hoping that you did also write the recipe of the jalebi, it seems that my mouth is watering and I would love to prepare and eat it myself…. Seems to me I am glutton myself, hope it is not a bad thing…. =D Thanks for sharing this post and there is another sweet dish I need to watch out….

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  • August 11, 2013 at 7:10 am
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    Yummy, Jalebi is always a delicious cuisine to have. Especially, Parantha’s and Jalebi of Chandani Chowk is world famous.
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  • August 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm
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    Hi Shalu.

    Jalebi’s are an all time favorite with my kids, and each time we are out for a meal, they must wind up with a little jalebi for sure. I’ve never tried them at Chandni Chowk though I’ve heard they are pretty yum! Yes, Desi ghee one’s though are full of fat, but their taste is simply out of the world.

    I’ve tried making these Jalebi’s at home, but they never turn out the same way, though one keeps trying out and not give up – isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend :)
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  • August 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm
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    Hi Shalu,

    Ah, this was a wonderful post! I love jalebi. In fact we all love them in our house.

    Often on Sunday mornings, my uncle brings us all jalebi and ghatiya.

    Thank you.

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  • August 12, 2013 at 7:41 am
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    Jalebi’s are an all time favorite with my kids, and each time we are out for a meal, they must wind up with a little jalebi for sure…………

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  • August 12, 2013 at 10:41 am
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    ” JALEBI”- really one of the most delicious, mouth-watering sweet in Indian sub-continent. It is also popular with the name of Jilawii in some regions of Asian countries. Jalebi is the celebration sweet of India which served mostly on national days, like Independence day or republic day.

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  • August 12, 2013 at 11:09 am
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    Hi Shalu,
    Thanks for your great article as you always share great articles. Well Shalu I need your help. I’m sorry if I ask this question here so plz sorry for it.

    I see you have added mini tweets feed. I have a WordPress Blog & I want to add this mini tweets feed in my Blog ! I have install this mini tweets feed plugin but now I’m confuse for how to add mini tweets feed in Blog. Please help if you wish to help me ! please let me know how & where to add this mini tweets feed

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  • August 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm
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    Aah! Delicious. I love Jalebi (in fact I love sweets) :).
    I would love to visit and taste the jalebi at that place. Thank you talking about it.

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  • August 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm
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    OMG; what a wonderful idea to write a post; I daily see a Jalebi Wala here in Karachi in my street but never ever thought that a post can be written on such an interesting topic; really Shalu your ideas are always awesome
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  • August 13, 2013 at 7:57 am
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    I love jalebi. In fact we all love them in our house.

    Often on Sunday mornings, my uncle brings us all jalebi and ghatiya.

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  • August 13, 2013 at 9:09 pm
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    is that sweet, or what. look like frying. should test it.

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  • August 14, 2013 at 5:14 am
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    That video reminds me of watching parathas being made at streetside stalls in Kerala. Love jalebis, but I prefer them cold.
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  • August 14, 2013 at 7:33 am
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    The picture itself looks so tempting. I would really like to try these whenever I get a chance. Thanks for sharing this interesting info.

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  • August 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm
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    I really love this sweet and i give my next preference for jalebi after gulab jamoon.

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  • August 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm
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    Nothing can beat the yummy desi ghee jalebis of Delhi. I just love it.

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  • September 4, 2013 at 6:45 am
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    Oh, my favorite sweet from anywhere in the world, and Nothing can beat the yummy desi ghee jalebis of Delhi .

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  • September 4, 2013 at 6:52 am
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    Jalebi’s is all time myfavorite, and each time we are out for a meal,in sweet dishi i like to have little jalebi .

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  • September 19, 2013 at 7:29 am
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    hi shalu,
    thank you for sharing you experience with all of us i think Jalebi Wala at Chandni Chowk of Delhi is very famous and very taste ..
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  • October 8, 2013 at 9:48 am
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    Thank’s Shalu for filling our mouth with water…:)
    One time I was there, and come to know about “SUDDH DESI GHEE KA JALEBA ”

    actually jaleba is bigger than jalebi.. :)

    Taste was really very nice..

    Could you please tell us about best shop for chandani chowk paratha….???

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  • October 22, 2013 at 6:32 am
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    Ohh! I love eating Jalebis =D !! Yummy..Post title reminds me ‘Jalebi bai’ from bollywood movie Dhamaal 2. HaaHaa. :)
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  • October 28, 2013 at 12:12 pm
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    To see this water came in mouth.really delhi is famous for food .thanks for sharing

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  • December 30, 2013 at 6:55 am
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    HI,
    first of all i appreciate you,because you have nice collection about india,Thank for Sharing

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  • November 10, 2014 at 3:32 am
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    Its like practically there in Delhi while reading this article. We have got a Chandni Chowk too here in Karachi featuring great taste of sweets.

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  • January 20, 2015 at 12:35 pm
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    Great post… It looks so delicious, I must try this. Thank you for sharing this amazing video with the recipes.
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