Gangaram Amarchand Halwai, Ajmer
Est. 1898, Gangaram Amarchand Halwai is among the few Indian sweet-makers who have consistently pleased the palates of customer. Run by the family’s fifth-generation – Puria’s grandson Jawarilal Bansal. However, it was Puria’s great grandfather who had sown the foundation seed. In this day and age, gaining people’s trust while staying true to one’s roots, especially when it comes to food, is no mean feat. Consistently providing an authentic taste for more than 115 years is a commitment few can follow through. And this is the feather in Gangaram Amarchand Halwai’s cap. Pure-ghee sweets, made using traditional recipes under the most hygienic conditions, are their main attraction. They take immense pride in their 100% hand-made sweets. The taste of each product is overseen by specialists to ensure consistency – something their patrons have come to trust. Their sweets have garnered much fame. At a function in Ajmer in 2003, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee also went on record lauding their sweets.