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5 Must Try Dishes in NCR To Beat The Heat

Written By Pratyush Arya

Published On June 15, 2016

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Feeling the summer blues yet? We thought of bringing you a little relief in this otherwise season of hot miseries. And what better way of relieving yourself than having some delicacies so cool they'll take you back to December! Below are a few of the must try summer dishes from NCR.

Kulfi


Your Delhi visit is incomplete without exploring the various places that offer varieties of Kulfi like nowhere else. Right from the good old Pista Kulfi, to Custard Apple, Blackberry Sharbat, Aam Papad, Gulaab Gulkand, and what not, the shops listed below offer you a foodgasm without being too heavy on your pocket.

1. Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwaale

This place is one of the hidden gems of Delhi. Situated in the heart of Delhi, this has to be the best place for Kulfi in the entire NCR belt. You can either visit their shop, or place an order over the phone, and get it picked up from the shop.

Location : Plot No. 1165-66, Kucha Pati Ram, Sitaram Bazaar, Chandni Chowk

Price of a Kuremal kulfi is a bit on the higher side when compared to others in the list, but that said, it is well worth it. A cup of Kulfi from here will cost you somewhere between ₹ 70-120.

2. Siya Ram Nannumal Kulfiwale

These people are masters in the business, for they've been churning out top notch kulfis for over 75 years now. Their specialty has to be a wide variety of fruit stuffed kulfis they offer. Ranging from Chikoo, Orange, Apple, Mango, to Kiwi, their fruit stuffed kulfis are almost always in demand.

Location : Shop No. 629, Kundewalan Chowk, Kucha Pati Ram Bazar, Ajmeri Gate

Price :Relishing a Kulfi at Siya Ram Nannumal Kulfiwale will cost you around ₹40-70 bucks. Isn't that a delight!

Ice-Cream


"I scream, you scream, we all scream, for Ice Cream!"

Aren't fond of kulfis much, and are looking for other ways to beat the heat? Well, we've got a little something for you. The National Capital Region boasts a variety of shops to satisfy your ice cream hunger, and trust us, it won't let you down.

Below we've mentioned our favorite ice cream parlors you got to check out this summer. Go alone, or with a friend, or with a group of friends, or with a loved one, or with a group of loved ones. But, go!

1. Azote

This place tops our list of the 'must visit ice cream parlors', and the reason will be clear to you as you read till the end.

Azote, an obsolete name for ammonia, is a perfect name for this place, because unlike other places, the ice creams here aren't on display. Instead, they ask you to choose a flavor, and they blend it in front of you, using liquid nitrogen. A visual treat, to say the least. And once the smoke fades away, you have yourself a perfect cup of ice cream, with an injection filled with chocolate sauce. Sheer Creativity.

They have a wide range of flavors to choose from, ranging from Vienna Coffee, Blueberry Cheesecake, and even Popcorn. Wow!

Location :C11 , SDA Market Opposite IIT Gate

Price :This combination of visual treat, and foodgasmic taste costs just around ₹ 180-250. Pretty decent, considering the amount of hard work they put in for one bowl of ice cream.

2. Naturals

Hailing from Pune, this outlet has just made its entry in the capital. The name is not deceptive, the focus here is on the natural ingredients, from the Tender Coconut, to Chikoo, to even Jackfruit, each and every flavor they offer is fresh as a Monday morning. Because they focus on natural ingredients, they don't really use much preservatives in their recipe, so if you are planning to take it home, do make sure you finish it quickly.

Location :Ground Floor, JMD Kohinoor Mall, Main Road, GK 2; L8, Outer Circle, Connaught Place

Price :Paying around ₹120-150 for ice cream full of natural ingredients is surely an awesome bet, right?

Fruit Chat


What better than satisfying your hunger with something healthy? Fruit chats are amazing, anyway you look at them. And the places we've listed below just increase the awesomeness of the fruit chats tenfold. Do check them out!

Below we've mentioned our favorite ice cream parlors you got to check out this summer. Go alone, or with a friend, or with a group of friends, or with a loved one, or with a group of loved ones. But, go!

1. Bishan Swaroop Fruit Chat Corner

Located in the by-lanes of Chandani Chowk, one might get confused searching for the shop. But its popularity makes it stand out from the crowd (not literally, though). Ask anyone, and you're sure to land in the perfect place. Apart from mouth watering fruit chat, this shop also serves aloo chat, and aloo ke kulhe. A treat for people itching for something spicy!

Location :1421, Near Ashish Medicos, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Price :And to think of it, their prices lie between ₹30 to 50, no matter which variety of the chat you wish to have. Can it get easier on the pockets, than this?

2. Lala Baabu Chat Bhandaar

Lala Babu's shop serves everything a spicy food lover can ask for, from gol gappas, to samosa, to kachori, you name it! But don't get deceived, it has something for people looking to have a fresh bowl of not fried food as well, the famous fruit chaat! Their fruit chaat is equally savory as are their other items, and it tastes best during a hot summer afternoon!

Location :: 62-opposite McDonald's, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

Price :A bowl of freshly served fruit chat from Lala Babu Chat Bhandaar will cost you somewhere between ₹30-50.

Brownie


The National Capital Region is full of such mouthwatering brownie bakeries that their deliciousness will get you high. And mind you, we're not even talking about the weed brownies. Trust us, these babies will give your taste buds something to cherish for a long, long time.

1. Classic

Classic, Delhi is the go to place for any brownie lover. Apart from the regular stuff, they have the 'Brownie Fudge Fantasy' which tastes fantastic. Ask any Delhi-ite one shop to try brownies from, and without a doubt he'll suggest Classic Ice Cream Parlor. Such is the awesomeness they pour in one cube of bread. Located in more than one locations, we suggest you try the Preet Vihaar outlet.

Location :Shop 2, Defence Enclave, Near Bal Mandir Public School, Preet Vihar

Price :The brownies at Classic will cost you around ₹80-120, which is a really steal deal. You gotta taste 'em to agree with us!

2. Diggin

Known for its ambience, along with the delicious food, this place, like others on our list, is a must visit for all the chocolate fanatics reading this. A picturesque decor, and ambience, with near perfect brownies, cakes, and pizzas, you'd not want to miss what this place has to offer.

Oh, and if you like the brownies here, try the Belgium Chocolate Shake, Zucchini Fries, and Strawberry Cheesecakes. Don't worry, the bill is on us. (Not really!)

Location :: 1&2 Anand Lok shopping center (Opposite Gargi college), South Delhi

Price :Enjoying a mouthwatering brownie sitting in a place with spectacular decor and ambience wouldn't even hurt your pockets, for it costs around ₹150-180 only!

Cold Coffee


For all the caffeine addicts, who've been craving for a cup of coffee, but are unable to gulp a cup of hot coffee down, thanks to the weather, we have a treat for you. Cold coffee, or as we call it, caffeine on ice, will quench your thirst for caffeine, and at the same time will help you beat the heat! Below are our favorite parlors that serve some amazing cold coffees in the town.

1. The University Bistro

A heaven on earth for the Delhi University students, the University Bistro is a cute cafe located in Hudson lane, and it has some delicious food items to offer. The Hazelnut Ice Latte, Cinnamon Frappe, Mocha Frappe are their specialties. And take our word, you won't be disappointed with their cold coffees. Delicious, and stone cold.

Oh and if you are looking for something to munch on while relishing your cold coffee, they don't disappoint. Their varieties of pizzas, nachos, sandwiches, etc are the best in the locality.

Location :F-15, Opposite NDPL Office, Hudson Lane, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi

Price :A glass of stone cold ice coffee to cool you and also satisfy your caffeine thirst would cost a lot less than you'd expect. Just ₹120-130, and you would find yourself savoring the awesomeness that is cold coffee.

2. Sakley's The Mountain Cafe

Allow us to say, this cafe has the most unique ambience. As the name suggests, it is a mountain themed restaurant with cozy interiors. 'Surreal' is the word that comes to your mind as soon as you step into this place.

But their ambience isn't the only thing that is commendable. The Kimberley, their special cold coffee, is no less than perfect. The wide range of cold coffees they have to offer will get you thinking. To help you munch while you drink, lost in the mountains, the cafe also serves mouthwatering burgers, and a bit too awesome desserts.

Location :: M Block Market, GK 1, New Delhi

Price :Although the cost here is on a bit higher side as compared to The University Bistro, but come on, who are we kidding, I'd pay that much only to enjoy the ambience they provide. Honest! A glass of cold coffee here would cost you around ₹240-260.

Visit any of the chill-points to keep yourself rescued from heat. Guess you need more than SPF-50 creams for protection in this globally warmed season.