In a nutshell:
Totally unlike the mental image of ‘chaat’ that we have, this is a unique milk based dessert that is sold only in winters , on the streets of Chandni Chowk & not in the famous Sweet Shops.
Address & other details: Walk from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid – U will get many people selling these from carts / tripods.
Meal for 2: Rs. 40 onwards
Cuisine type : Vegetarian
As mentioned above, our mental picture of chaat is something with salt, sweet & sour tastes & a variety of ingredients with different tastes & textures served together. Daulat chaat does not have anything to do with salt or sour or chatpata chaat masala. It is a sweet fluffy dessert made from milk.
Usually the seller of the chaat gets the base ingredient of the chaat in a large container. The base is already topped with pistachis as u can see in the pic. To save from flies & dust usually the food is covered with a fine see thru cloth. The base of the chaat is usually white in color with the top layer / parts of it yellow in color dueto addition of kesar / food color.
Once order is placed, the seller of the chaat picks up few scoops of the base & tops it with powdered sugar & Khoya (reduced milk). The base does not have any sweetness – hence the need for adding sugar. Some people serve just like that. Others mix these three things & serve. Some serve in disposable paper bowls. Others serve in Kulhars.
The taste is quite unlike anything Indian. A soft fluffy creamish texture that lands on the tongue & vanishes soon, to ask for more. The Khoya adds to the taste & richness.
Since this is milk & cream, once winters r over, it cannot b sold in the Delhi Summer temperature as the thing wud just melt – That is the reason why u get this only in winters.
We enjoyed our chaat from Ajab Singh who that day was selling Daulat ki Chaa in front of Parathewali gali.