Winter Must Eats: Dry fruit sheermals at Chandni Chowk

There are many varieties when it comes to deserts in India, every state has its specialty. And when it is wintertime, Delhi’s Chandni Chowk is the hub to delicious sweet treats. In this season you must try Sheermal at Delhi 6. Sheermal is a saffron-flavored traditional roti originated from Lucknow and Hyderabad. Many places in old Delhi serves this, but the essence that Chacha has, no one else does that.

The famous Sikander Sheermal is run by Hakeem Muhammed Ashwaq Habibullah, an old man that serves this delight stuffed with dry fruits.

How it is made:

It is a sweet naan made with maida and baked in a tandoor or over. Chacha’s offers three varieties of it:  Pista, Badam (almonds) and Kaju (cashew).the dough for all three is the same, just the dry fruits change. In simple words, it is a kind of roti that is covered with a lot of dry fruits, this heavy roti is then dipped in ghee and served.

They have been selling these for years now. Originated in Meerut, these thick Rotis are so deliciously addictive and sufficient that you can enjoy them without any curry.

It is popular among Delhiites as Dry fruits Parantha. You can find them stacked on Dhaba counters, covered with protective net-like material.


These sheermals are available at a very reasonable price. If you love deserts these hot sheermals are an absolute treat for you.


Contact no.: 8920015940

Address: Near Matia Mahal Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

Price: INR30, 60 and 80.