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When one thinks of food in Delhi, it is similar to and as colorful as a carnival, in fact it is carnival on one's platter. In Delhi, dry fruit is widely used in most of the delicacies to give one the real taste of Indian food be it biryani, lassi, thandai or jalebi. In fact dry fruits are also very popular when it comes to gifting during the festive season, auspicious occasions or otherwise as well. Despite the sharp rise in prices of various commodities and the cost of living being high, the sale of dry fruits has not been impacted at all. More and more people not prefer to give dry fruits instead of sweets.
Dry fruits as a commodity are so much in demand in Delhi that there is an entire market dedicated to dry fruits in Delhi. Dry fruits can be found almost everywhere in Delhi but one of the most famous dry fruit market in Delhi is situated in Khari Baoli, Old Delhi. Khari Baoli is a street in old Delhi, near Red Fort, behind the Masjid towards west of the famous Chandni Chowk market. Khari Baoli has been existing since the late 17th century during the Mughal period and happens to be one of Asia’s largest wholesale markets selling various kinds of exotic spices, nuts,tea,herbs etc. It is also a place of tourist attraction since not only because of historical reasons.
This particular dry fruit market in Delhi smells exotic and fresh; there is always hustle and bustle where even the stubborn summers or the harsh winters cannot manage to dampen the spirits of the sellers or the buyers. The market starts at about 10 AM and is open till late evening. Apart from shops there are many who sell on cart wheels known as ‘thela’. The view of the market is at its shimmery best during the holy month of Ramzan and during Diwali.
When one visits the dry fruit market in Delhi one can expect to find the best quality dates, almonds, raisins, pistachios, cashew, nutmeg, walnut, fig, apricots, prunes etc. There are also variations that one can find here like Californian almonds, golden raisins, black seedless dates, dry peach and apple etc. One can even find saffron of the best quality. It is believed that nuts from this particular market are transported to various other countries as well.
If all of these is now making you long to savour these dry fruits, just stroll into the many market lanes of Delhi and but the best nuts and dry fruits that money can buy. Here are some of the leading dry fruit shops in Delhi with their addresses.
Dry Fruit Shops in Khari Baoli
Satish Kumar And Bros- 533 Katra Ishwar Bhawan Delhi Contact no: 9811573006
Bhoop Singh Hari Ram- 474, Main Road , Khari Baoli Delhi-6 Contact no: 9810382456
Bharti Dry fruit Marg- Shop No. 13, Municipal Market, Connaught Place Contact no: 01123327140
So go and experience the variety at Khari Baoli, the dry fruit market in the lanes of old Delhi. You can also venture into Connaught Place that has a few shops that sell the best dry fruit in the city.