Thursday, May 29, 2008

LOW key, HIGH notes, MYSTICAL charm...

....revelations are certainly made of these.
It has been a couple of days since Skeety last went there. Gives her a high of sorts, and rejuvenates her. She is talking yet again about her beloved OLD area of Delhi. Bazaar Sitaram. Kuch Pati Ram. The name spells nostalgia and the place casts magic. Perfect ambience to get lost, to let the thoughts flow uninterruptedly, and if an experience can balsam Skeety then the visit here would be it.
Skeety takes you down the lane of her favourite Kulfiwala. LOW key because not everyone goes there. HIGH notes because the taste is as exotic as it could get. MYSTICAL charm arises when the ambience soaks you in (or vice versa) and transfers you to another era.
Skeety is talking about Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale.
Skeety goes beyond Gelato only to demolish Kulfis at Kuremal. They come in traditional cone-shaped moulds (steel or plastic these days) and have flavours to die for. Kuremal's have an endless list of flavours like aam, panna, faalsa, fruit cream, cream, rabdi, anaar, strawberry, litchi, gulukand, kesar, et al. Creamy, frozen, flavourful delights these. Slurrrp...I recommend, aam, fruit cream and panna kulfis. Each very strongly.

Dhuli Chand's (another kulfiwala in Bazaar Sitaraam) is the mail competitor of Kuremal. Dhuli Chand's, it seems, serves better aam kulfis. But overall Kuremal's is terrific. They serve sugar-free kulfis as well. Dig in!

Address: Kuremal Mohanlal Kulfiwale#1165-66Kucha Pati Ram, Sitaram BazarDelhi - 110006
Directions: Get down at Chawri Bazaar Metro Station and ask anyone there to guide you. They'd happily do it. TRUST ME!

16 comments:

Woodsmoke said...

You really need your own food column in some publication now. Keep up the exploration, Skeety!

Asha said...

Sounds good in this heat! Kulfi we get here in a Gujarati store gives you a white floury ring around the mouth and lips after eating it! Cornflour added? Who knows!
so, I make my own Mango and Pista kulfi at home in my Icecream machine, can't beat that!:)

AlterinG Abhishek said...

yum-ye!
dilli chalo!!

~ Deeps ~ said...

good post......yeah i agree kuremal is better in others but for mango......dulichand rocks....infact if u want to eat kulfi in del.....kucha pati ram is the place..........

Pritika said...

loved the wide-scope pic of all the kulfi flavours! You are my favourite food explorer...admire your bravery in exploring chandni chownk on your own :)

Gonecase said...

I prefer plain kulfi...yummmmmm..par yahan kaisi bhi kulfi nahi milti :|

madteaparty said...

I think it will be a great idea if we meet up in Old Delhi itself! You can lead me on a gastronomic trip thru the streets of Shahjahanabad!

gunj said...

slurrrpppp
i am so going thr now :D

dRoZzY!!! said...

utha ke le jayenge kisi din...
fir rote rehna

Friendly nextdoor guy said...

fundoo fooodie

Reeta Skeeter said...

Woody: It is a long way to go :) Thanks...your comments are always encouraging :) love you for that...
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Asha: You bet! But wait till you taste this one :P hehe
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AA: :P
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~deeps~: :D Yeah and we have agreed already...innit? Thank God...no 'which is is better controversies now'... the verdict is out... Oye what became of our Old Delhi eating out trip?
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pritika: :D danke babes!
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gonecase: Teri kismat :P Plain kulfi kya hota hai?
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madteaparty: Be it so then :)
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gunj: Don't go...RUN :D
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dRoZzY: Phir shuru ho gaya...you can start escorting me there....wotsay? :P Phir tujhe utha ke le jayenge heeee hawww
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friendly nextdoor guy: Honoured... *bows*
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Ujjwal Tiwari said...

yup, uchchhiha, delicious...im short at words to express the taste. From where do u get the idea to write such amazing and interesting food stuff? Looking for suggestion frm ur side...

crasiezt said...

Damn it this is an old post..but saw it only now!!

Kulfi is awesomely delicious..ice creams are yummy, but there is nothing like home made kulfi is there?

siropdevanille said...

Nice... thank you! Need to visit old delhi soon-ish!

Friendly nextdoor guy said...

yumm yumm
mom are you reading this!??

tejbir said...

sigh, dont know when will i get to visit this place again :(