Black Jalebis In Old Delhi

by Yashasvi Shaktawat
Black Jalebis In Old Delhi

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This unusual delicacy, black jalebis, can be found in the streets of Old Delhi at a shop called Sultanji Sweets & Snacks in the Matia Mahal Bazar.

What Is It?

You’ve probably never heard of black jalebis before and this is why we are giving you a glimpse of this unusual delicacy that is being sold at Sultanji Sweets & Snacks in the streets of Old Delhi. The Black Jalebis are a black version of the orange jalebis which taste ten times better than the regular ones. Asghar Ali, who works at the shop, explains the making of this black jalebi.

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This shop is actually the part of the same chain that is popular in Madhya Pradesh and is known for its black jalebis.

What’s In It?

The black jalebis as the name suggests are black in colour. They’re not made out of maida and instead, they’re made with a mixture of khoya (thickened milk) and ararot (potato starch) whipped into a gooey mash. These jalebis are also called as the Khoya jalebis or the Mawa jalebis.

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The mixture is then spilled into the piping hot oil in a large pan that is cooked until the colour turns black. When these jalebis are deep-fried, the khoya caramelizes and turns black in colour. It’s a combination of crisp on the outside and soft and gooey from the inside. The jalebis are priced at ₹30 for 100g.

Apart from these delicious black jalebis, you can also try gulab jamuns and chaat at the shop.


Address: Sultan ji sweets and snacks, Gate 1, Meena Bazaar, Bazar Matia Mahal, Jama Masjid, New Delhi
Phone: +91 9289322786
Cost for two: ₹200