Kachori Sabji & Jalebi : Kachori sabji with Jalebi can easily be described as the official breakfast of Banaras. Majority of Banaras have it in their breakfast and you can’t find a single human being in Banaras who has never tasted the quintessential “Kachori Jalebi”. Kachori are basically puris made with atta and dal batter with a tinge of Hing(asafoetida) served with curry kind sabzi and Jalebi is a dessert made with maida.There a restaurants of every shape and size serving Kachori sabzi and Jalebi in every corner of the divine city. However there are some notable mentions which I believe serves the best Kachoris and Jalebi in Banaras. One of the oldest and still best places for early breakfast is the late Chhanni Devi’s,(Amma ki Kachori) at Lanka.The sabji served with the puri is made of pumpkin, potatoes and black gram. Also famous are the jalebis. This very small shop starts serving jalebis and puri-sabji by 6am and its totally sold out by 11.30 am.A plate of four puris and sabji costs Rs 24.
Another popular joints here is in this very very famous lane named “Kachoriwali Gully”.Its a shop called Gupta ji kachoriwale. It’s at the fag end of Kachoriwali Gully, much after the Kasi Viswanath temple. Now, this shop, though having a hell lot of visitors, is just a roadside stall with the preparations going on the pavement and the gentleman was coming out with endless number of sizzling hot kachoris from his Kadhai.It’s a foodies delight.
Another notable mentions are Ram Bhandar and Vishvanath Bhandar both specialises in Desi Ghee made Kachori and Jalebi and their price per plate is also higher than those mentioned above.
It would be impossible to count the number of shops in Banaras who serves Kachoris and Jalebis in morning but one thing is for sure that they all tastes yummy and are sold out every single day.
So next time you come to visit the Holy city of Varanasi aka Banaras ,make sure that you have Kachori Sabzi with Jalebi in the breakfast. This experience can’t be expressed in words, it can only be enjoyed in person and the satisfaction it derives is priceless.
Do share your experience of having Kachori Jalebi in Banaras with me, I am sure you will never be disappointed and hopefully my blog will make you happy .