Okara Ki Kulfi: Pure Delight from Delhi Sweets

By Amina Gul

The thing I love the most about being an army wife is the diverse culture of Pakistan I get to see every two years. It can be really hectic, that’s true, but once I’m settled I get to explore the city and it’s lovely, lovely food.

So when we were posted to Okara, the first thing that came to my mind was, “Yeah, the kids are gonna get pure organic milk”. Most of you may not know this, but the city of Okara is the country’s hub for fresh, pure and organic dairy produce. There are huge military farms here that collect and distribute milk, butter and cheese all over Pakistan.

What I didn’t know was that Okara is also famous for it’s special kulfi. You know, the very same kulfi on a stick we used to eat when we were little!

But you guys — what a treat this one was! I had no idea until I tried it. It’s made from the purest khoya and has an abundance of nuts. Delhi Sweets is a well known bakery located in the main city and is known for serving this delicious treat. It is served on a stick, as is tradition. And it’s not very expensive either; prices range from Rs. 30 to Rs. 50, depending on the size you want.

Being a ‘Pindi girl’, I must of course compare this to the kulfi found at Rawalpindi’s very own Jamil Sweets. The one from Delhi Sweets is comparatively sweeter, though I personally like the slightly salty taste of Jamil Sweets. Nevertheless, this ice cream on a stick is a treat all it’s own: sweet, rich, nutty and with the creamy taste of khoya that makes you crave a second helping!

Passing by Okara on your way to Multan? Be sure to stop by at Delhi Sweets and try their kulfi on a stick.

Here’s the address for your convenience:
Address: G.T. Rd, Okara.
Phone: 0323 4233332