As cold waves are hitting Karachi and mercury is hitting single digit, people started craving the food. Karachi has the true hype of spicy food around the globe but today, let’s talk about desserts that everyone must try in winters.
Although the list is long enough, but these are our top picks that are definitely worth trying
1. Gajar Ka Halwa (One of the most awaited desserts in karachi)
Gajar ka halwa is a popular dessert in Karachi and throughout Pakistan. It is a sweet and rich pudding made with grated carrots, milk, sugar, and ghee (clarified butter). It is often flavored with nuts and spices like cardamom and saffron. Gajar ka halwa is often served hot and garnished with almonds or pistachios. It is a popular dessert during the winter months, as it is warm and comforting. It can be found at many dessert shops and restaurants throughout Karachi.
Rehmat-e-Shereen is famous for its sweet ‘Gajar ka Halwa. It is located in the Clifton neighborhood of Karachi.
2. Gulab Jamun
Gulab jamun is a popular dessert in Pakistan, including in the city of Karachi. It is a sweet made with deep-fried dough balls soaked in a syrup flavored with cardamom and rosewater. The dough balls are typically made with milk solids and flour and are often stuffed with nuts or coconut before being fried. Gulab jamun is often served warm and garnished with pistachios or almonds. It is a popular dessert at celebrations and events and can be found at many dessert shops and restaurants throughout Karachi.
Fresco sweets is a famous dessert shop with multiple locations in Karachi including one on Burns Road.
3. Jalebi Doodh
Jalebi doodh is a popular dessert in Karachi and throughout Pakistan. It is a sweet and creamy drink made with jalebi, a traditional Pakistani sweet made with deep-fried dough soaked in syrup, and milk. The jalebi is often flavored with saffron and cardamom, and the milk is typically sweetened with sugar or honey. Jalebi doodh is a popular choice during the winter months, as it is warm and comforting. It can be found at many dessert shops and restaurants throughout Karachi.
Jalebi doodh is a popular dessert in Karachi and can be found at many dessert shops and restaurants throughout the city, including in the Saddar neighborhood.
4. Nutella Paratha
Nutella paratha is a popular dessert particularly among youth. It is a sweet and indulgent variation of the traditional Pakistani paratha, which is a type of flatbread. Nutella paratha is made by spreading Nutella, a chocolate-hazelnut spread, onto a paratha and rolling it up into a cylindrical shape. It is served warm and is a popular choice for a quick and satisfying snack. Nutella paratha can be found at many street food stalls and cafes throughout Karachi.
Chotu Chaiwala is a popular street food vendor in Karachi, known for his delicious Nutella paratha. Chotu Chaiwala is located in the Clifton neighborhood of Karachi.