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Winters bring with them a plethora of food selections that we go gaga over, like- makkhan malai, shorba and Kashmiri chai, etc. But the most awaited one is gajar ka halwa!
We wait for winters all year long to taste this sweet-rich delicacy and in Lucknow, there's no dearth of options when it comes to gajar ka halwa. Each place selling this sweet treat has its signature mark & not even one can be missed. No matter how you like your halwa, whether is it extra sweet and jammy, or light and nutty, this list of 7 places for an indulgent 'gajar ka halwa' will definitely give you a place to come back to.
Moti Mahal is a legendary place in the city. Ask anyone in Lucknow where to find the best Gajar ka Halwa and this is where they'll send you off to. The gajar ka halwa served here is overflowing with nuts, mawa and deliciousness. A bite or two of this beauty and you'd be left comforted and satiated.
Location: 75, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Next to Central Bank of India, Hazratganj, Lucknow
If you're not new to Lucknow, you have definitely heard of the kali gajar ka halwa sold in Chowk. Made with deep purple carrots, this halwa is rich, milky, laden with cashews and the perfect sweet you could ask for. Head to the busy lanes of Chowk and ask for kali gajar ka halwa, you will not be disappointed.
Location: Alamgir wali gali, Chowk (Ask for "Halwe wale Haji Sahab")
Another big name in the city, Chhappan Bhog, is one of the oldest and the most reputed sweet shops. Chhappan Bhog is where people come to, for their sweet tooth situation and this is where you too need to be when craving a delicious halwa. The gajar ka halwa served here is subtle, rich and done just right.
Location: No. 311, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sadar Bazaar, Cantonment, Lucknow
Parampara is also a great place to look for a delicious gajar halwa. Made with thickened milk, their halwa stands out from the rest because of its creaminess. If you're into saturated sweets that keep your energy up during the harsh winters, this is the halwa for you.
Location: Gole Darwaza, Chowk, Lucknow
Located at Ram-Ram Bank Chauraha in Aliganj, this quaint sweet shop is a favourite in the area. The halwa they serve can turn even the most staunchest of carrot haters. Simmered for hours in rich nutty, milky and sweet mix, this is the halwa that your mothe will approve of.
Location: LGF, Ashirwad Plaza, 3/4 Ram Ram Bank Chauraha, Aliganj, Lucknow
Another great place to find a rich and luxurious halwa, Mahalaxmi Sweets in Aliganj is a staple for those who crave familiar flavours. Prepared in a ton of desi ghee, the gajar halwa here is as rich as it gets. They even serve a sugar free version of the halwa for those who're looking for a healthy indulgence.
Location: Sector H, Near Sector A, Aliganj, Lucknow
If you're looking for a standard halwa, a no muss, no fuss tasty treat, this is where you need to be. The Ritz halwa is as simple and as good as it gets. It is the safety net, the reliable halwa we go back to when the more experimental ones leave us wanting.
Location: M 20, Ground Floor, Gole Market, Mahanagar, Lucknow
If you're looking for a scrumptious gajar ka halwa, this is the list you need right now. In case you are someone who isn't a fan, you must surely visit any of the given places and trust us, you will not regret!