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Cool point – Shahi Tukra in Old Delhi

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This concept’s currently on a roll in Jama Masjid. I’d earlier predicted a meteoric rise for the Butter Cream Chicken in this part of Delhi. But the cult of the BCC which I also call the Mughlaification of Butter Chicken hasn’t spread beyond Aslam, Anmol and a couple of more shops. Whereas it’s one of the older albeit lesser known stalwarts of Matia Mahal selling Shahi Tukra, which’s now spreading its wings.

Cool Point in Jama Masjid

Cool point started as a small counter on the Matia Mahal road close to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. Selling Shahi Tukra in a big parath and vanilla and mango ice cream as accompaniments. I think they’re been here for more than 20-30 years and their hand churned ice cream is pretty decent. Avoid the mango as it has a lot of essence.

The dish comes with a thick layer of corn flour custard and nuts on top and the bread’s fried in not just any ghee. But Mohan Ghee, a world-famous-in-Karol-Bagh ghee brand. The tins of which have always been displayed quite proudly at Cool Point as a point to make that their bread has been fried in nothing less than Mohan Ghee.

Cool Point does a decent Shahi Tukra. The ice cream doesn’t come automatically with the dish and you’ve to ask for this. The combination of the hot dessert with the chilled ice cream is quite magical on a cold Delhi winter evening. This’s a must-have when you’re in Jama Masjid.

Shahi Tukra Recipe

Here’s a lovely recipe on how to make Shahi Tukra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIWRAFJgvZY

Happy Cooking and Chowder-on!

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