Pictures, carvings and statues of elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, are everywhere. Ganesha is revered as a remover obstacles and his presence ensure success, wealth and prosperity.
He’s certainly done his job at a hotel and sweethouse named after him on Mehar Chand Marg. The owner, Soshiel Vig, and the team that runs this place know more than a thing or two about how to create the sugary delights that India is world famous for.
Ganesha has been the source of many gifts to friends and colleagues who’ve always gobble down their succulent sweets and then exclaim, “Wow! Where did you get these from?!”
Ganesha is really good. That’s not just my opinion. Or that of fellow expats. Indian’s I’ve given their treats to also want to know where I go.
Located at Shop 19 Mehar Chand Marg, near Lodi Colony, Ganesha has all the good stuff. There are ladoo, burfi, katli, jalebi and gulab jamun, just to give the names to a handful of the sweets on offer. With so many sweets on offer the list would never end.
But take note; Ganesha is not just a sweet house. It’s also a restaurant that serves up superb pure veg food that brings a big, bright smile to my face. The khadi paneer, the dish that I use to compare different veg eateries, is up there amongst the best I’ve ever had.
My strong advice is to walk past the sweets to the stairs at the back of the shop and head straight up. You can always buy some sweets on your way back down. Believe me, after eating their mains you’ll want to get some sweets to take away.
Not only that, there’s more. I also have to tell you about the street snacks on offer at the front of the shop too. The papdi chaat is particularly pleasant.
In such a small place how can there be so much great stuff going on?
My advice is get on down to Ganesha on Meher Chand Marg and get eating.
This google map will guide you in.