Your Guide to Halwa Puri in London
What is Halwa Puri?
Halwa Puri is a traditional breakfast platter that is served throughout Indian and Pakistani communities. Not only is it a great way to start the morning but it is also a meal for the whole family to congregate around. You’ll find families gathering around a halwa puri nashta on the weekends either at home or queuing up at one of the many establishments around London.
It consists of the following:
- Freshly fried puris (deep fried flat breads)
- Suji halwa (semolina with sugar syrup and nuts)
- Chole masala (chickpea curry)
- Aloo ki bhujia (spiced potato curry).
So now you know what halwa puri is – the breakfast of dreams – but where exactly can you find halwa puri in London? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with an extensive list below – be sure to let us know if we’ve forgotten anywhere in the comments section below!
Where Can I Find Halwa Puri in London?
HALWA PURI IN EAST LONDON
Al Kareem Sweets and Bakers, Stratford
Fancy halwa puri with a show? Grab a spot in their weekend queue and watch them fry the delicious golden puris fresh to order.
When you look up reviews for Nagina in Ilford, you’ll find “best halwa puri in the world” and “undisputed king’s of halwa puri”- unsurprising given they have been dishing out a typical Lahori breakfast 7 days a week for almost 50 years! Unfortunately, the lovely owner, Iftikhar Hassan, passed from Covid towards the end of last year; however they are still going strong and are serving their longtime customers.
Where To Find Halwa Puri In East London:
- Chaiiwala, Walthamstow
- Khan G Kebabish, Walthamstow
- Dilpasand, Whitechapel
- Laziza Hut, East Ham
- Lahore Express, Bethnal Green
- Lahori Nihaari, Upton
- Imaan, Upton Park
- Karachi Tandoori, Leytonstone
- East 17 Kebabish, Walthamstow
- Savera, Shadwell
- Khan’s Restaurant, East Ham
- Iman Sweets, Ilford
- Goraya, Barking
- Tayyabs, Ilford
- Masala Chai Nashta,
- Lahore Lahore Eh Restaurant, East Ham
- Nirala, Green Street and Leyton
- Gourmet Bakers and Street, Ilford
- Shalamar Kabab House, Shadwell
- Yaadgar Restaurant and Sweets, Ilford
- Karims Chaat Chai, Leyton
- Lahori Darbar Restaurant, Ilford
HALWA PURI IN SOUTH LONDON
Halwa Poori House, Thornton Heath
Given the name, you know what you’ll find over here – an abundance of halwa poori! At a bargain price of £5.99, you’ll get an individual portion of choley, halwa and aloo ki bhujia with a helping of fried puris.
Ideal Sweets, Tooting and Norbury
You’ll easily find Ideal Sweets by following the aroma of fresh jalebis being fried by the shop front. As well as the usual sweets like rasgulla, mithai and ladoos, Ideal Sweets also serve up a great halwa poori to the masses come the weekend. Add on a couple of samosas and a falooda for a really indulgent breakfast.
Where To Get Halwa Puri in South London:
- Lahore Spices, Sutton
- Mr Kebabish, Croydon
- Dilpasand Express, Streatham
- Lahore Spice, Tooting
- Punjab House, Balham
- Ideal Sweets, Norbury
- Nirala Sweets, Tooting
- Lahore Karahi, Tooting
- Karachi Cuisine, Croydon
- Dawat, Tooting and Norbury
- Spice Village, Tooting
HALWA PURI IN WEST LONDON
Aladin Kebabish, West Hendon
Perhaps one of the more popular establishments on this list, Aladin Kebabsih have been serving their halwa poori nashta to the masses every weekend and it’s rare not to have to wait in a queue. Their nihari and paya are a must order too.
Spice Village, Southall
You’ll know Spice Village by the Drive Thru dinners but did you know they also do halwa poori? And if you don’t fancy sitting in to eat some, they have a Nashta Box to take away which contains everything you need to have a halwa poori breakfast at home!
Where To Get Halwa Poori in West London:
- Dawat, Southall
- Khan’s Karahi, Hounslow
- Chini Chor, Hounslow
- Giftos, Southall
- Spice Village, Southall
- Khatta Meeta, Hounslow
- The Maharaja Sweets and Savouries, Southall
- Chaudhry’s TKC, Southall
- Nirala Sweets, Hounslow
- Tandoori Express at Jelebi Junction, Southall
- Apna Pind, Southall
- Zaiqah, Hounslow
- New Lahori Masala, Wembley
- Lahore Tikka Masala, Edgware
- Dera, Kingsbury
- Taste of Lahore, Harrow
Have we missed anywhere else? Let us know in the comment section below!