While the markets today have innumerable options of ice creams and other desserts, nothing can beat the happiness that the good old kulfi brought with it. Even the mention of kulfi takes us back to the old summer days when everyone as kids would rush to kulfi wale bhaiya with a 10 rupees note in hands.
If you like getting nostalgic about those old days and have a desire to revive them, then you must visit Khushdil Kulfi in Chawri Bazaar. The famous Khushdil Kulfi has been in Chawri Bazaar for 50 years. While it was started by Mobeen Ahmad, his son Dilshad Ahmad, currently runs the stall. Dilshad has been handling the business for almost 25 years now after his father passed away.
For Dilshad, above everything, it is the love people have showered on his shop that matters the most. For a minimal cost of rupees 10 or 20, Dilshad sells a small bunch of happiness in the form of kulfi.
“I have worked so hard that’s why I have come this far. The lockdown period was very difficult but eventually, I managed to stand on my feet again,” says Dilshad. He further says that not a lot has changed in the last fifty years. "When my father used to sell kulfi, the price was 25 paisa, the prices have now gone up to rupees 10 and 20, but apart from that, the love people have for kulfi, at least here, is still the same,” says he.
Dilshad's day starts at around 6:00 a.m. as he sets his stall and starts preparing the kulfi. He only sells Rabri kulfi, which is absolutely delicious. He adds crushed almonds to make it even better.
A fruit vendor in Chawri bazaar, who is a regular customer of Khushdil Kulfi tells us, “The taste of his kulfi is amazing. Whenever I feel like having a kulfi, I only come to his shop. It's tasty and very refreshing, especially during these summer days.”