Bhanwari Lal mithaiwala ( between Moti Chowk and phool Chowk, MHOW, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar, near indore)

In a nutshell:A mithai shop that we visited after taking a 10km one way detour, serves some memorable sweets. Outstanding.

Address & other details: bhawarilal

Meal for 2: ₹50 onwards

Cuisine type : vegetarian

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Short description- in case u r in a hurry:


They have opened a shop in indore & we ate sweets from there, brought by our friend.

Original post 2017-

While walking back to the car after an amazing culinary session at chhappan dukaan and sarafa bazar in indore, our host Amit said ‘since you are going to Maheshwar tomorrow, why don’t u take a detour to try out bhawarilal mithaiwala at MHOW.’ He also recommended that we try ‘Makhan vada’.

Needless to say we landed up here. Google map showed us a shop in the middle of the city. Onway to the location we spotted a large swanky shop with the same name but decided to go to the original shop in crowded city

The shop was split in two properties across the lane. One was for fried and snacks. The other one was the sweet shop.

We went to the sweet shop to try out Makhan vada. It was a standard format sweet shop with a large glass showcase in which sweets were kept in a row.

We ordered our sweets, stood and ate.

Memorable, outstanding food.

Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:


Boondi laddoo – soft, moist, almost falling off when the fingers touch it, yet not falling off, flavours of ghee, not too sweet – a joy for the senses. I guess it’s better than the one at our favourite sweet shop in delhi – chaina Ram. Rate it 4.95/5

Mawa laddoo – this was super interesting. It tasted like reduced milk but we could not be sure as we had not eaten a laddoolike this before. Wah. The bite is exactly opposite of that of motichoor – the mawa laddoo is not melt in the mouth, it has a bite, it has a sweetish liquid oozing out after every bite, not too sweet, a tinge of bitter, a hint of salt. Flavours of reduced milk. Really loved this. Rate it 4.75/5

Gulab laddoo was again new for us. A laddoo wrapped with rose petals all over. Full blown flavour of rose. Full of nuts. Not too sweet. Rate it 4.75/5

Gujia outer layer was was layered, had a hint of salt & was crisp. The filling was moist & lovely. The combination was just excellent. Rate it 4.5/5

Original post 2017

We started with Makhan vada – it was a sweet with Khasta (kind of crisp) yet moist layers and layers. Sweet was not too much. Aroma of good cow ghee was there in every bite. The sweet was crumbling off at the slightest provocation. Sweet was balanced by a hint of salt. Wow. Worth the 10 km detour , maybe 25 km detour as well. Rate it 4.75/5.

We then looked around and thought kala jamun was good. So we asked for one. It really was outstanding. It was not fluffy, rather it was tight, not too much Ras (sugar syrup) inside but soft.

The outer burnt layer was very enjoyable – it had that burnt flavour. The sweetness was beautifully balanced with a hint of salt. Once again ghee flavours could b felt in every bite. A memorable kala jamun I would say – best I have had in last 5 years I guess. Rate it 4.75/5

That prompted us to try what we thought was a gulab jamun. We remembered our best gulabjamuns so far – Puran pahalwan sweet shop, abdullahganj , onway from Bhopal to bhimbetka and also gangaur kolkata.

The name written on the sweet was mawa wari. It was dense, less sweet, non fluffy, had a pinch of salt and had flavours of good ghee – pretty much same description as kala jamun. The center did not have any pista or mawa filing. The difference of these two sweets was the crust. We loved the kala jamun better but this one was excellent for sure. Rate it 4.5/5

Overall rating of food at this shop averages out to 4.6/5

Look forward to next visit to this area to try out more.

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