Old Delhi is a divine place for foodies and I am a devout follower of good food. One of the children’s home run by Aman Biradari is at Kashmere Gate. Whenever I visit the Children’s home, I make it a point to visit Makhan Lal Tika Ram Sweets Shop.
Makhan Lal Tika Ram Sweets shop was established in 1928 (close to Old Stephens College) .Its famous for Doodh -jalebi and Lassi. Both are truly delicious. A glass of doodh jalebi costs Rs 45. It includes 100gms Jalebi and 250ml of milk. The colour of milk is brownish in colour because it is boiled for 3 to 4 hours. There is almost deduction of 25% in milk when it is boiled for 4 hours. A thick cream (malai) is added to it in order to give it a perfect taste. In winters it’s in great demand.
Makhan Lal also serves Bedmi poori and Sabzi with methi chutney and pickles. It is priced at Rs 34. Bedmi Poori is heavier than plain poori as it is made of wheat flour and ground urad lentil. The methi chutney tastes awesome. Its a perfect combination to start a new day. Bedmi sabzi and a glass full of Lassi are perfect to fill an empty tummy. After this, you need not eat the whole day, as the dish is quite enough in itself.