Nikhil Khanna and his wife, from Dwarka, visit Roshan Di Kulfi in Karol Bagh every Sunday to enjoy their most famous Kesar Faluda Kulfi. "Over the last 10 years, a lot has changed but their kulfi is something that has remained the same," says Nikhil
If you are a true Delhiite, you must have eaten Roshan Di Kulfi, and if not, must have at least heard about it. Roshan Di Kulfi is one of the most famous kulfi joints in the capital. People from all over Delhi and even from outside visit their outlet to have a taste of their famous kulfis.
Manoj Mehta had travelled from Chandigarh to visit his relatives. His relatives brought him here making him a forever fan. We also met another woman Rajni Sharma from Patel Nagar, who says, “I had especially come here to eat their sugar-free kulfi as I am a sugar patient. Since then, I have been a regular.”
As gathered, the founder, Roshan Lal, from Himachal Pradesh’s Una District, started this business 71 years ago, in 1951. Struggling to find sustenance, Roshan used to walk almost 5km from Shakti Nagar to Karol Bagh to sell his kulfis. Little did he know that one day the whole town would come to him, to have a taste of his kulfi.
Here, at Roshan Di Kulfi, you can find amazing varieties of kulfi including kulfi flavours such as mango faluda, chocolate oreo, Sugar-Free, and the Kesar Faluda, which is the most popular. Besides this, they also sell spicy and mouth-watering tandoori snacks including Veg Kabab, Malai Chaap, Soya Chaap, Paneer Tikka, Mushroom Tikka, Rolls, and many more. Their menu also offers South Indian, North Indian, and Chinese cuisine. The price of their food items is between 100 and 350 rupees. They are also going to introduce Rajasthani ghevar to their menu soon.
At present, Ishan Soni, the grandson of Roshan Lal Soni, is running the shop. Ishan mentions running the business was not always a sweet treat. In 1997, they faced a hard situation when their shop became the epicentre of a bomb blast during Diwali. They also faced many hardships during the COVID-19 peak as they struggled to make ends meet. Fortunately, they were able to survive everything and the business is booming for them once again.
“I have made sure that we provide the same taste that our grandfather created 71 years back. We are glad that we could continue his legacy," says Ishan.