Deepavali 2020: Where to Buy Your Sweets in Singapore This Year
Diwali or Deepavali is the Indian Festival of Lights that celebrates "victory of light over darkness, and good over evil". And considering the tumultuous 2020 we've all had, we could use some reminder that better days are coming, starting with these mithais or sweet confections traditionally consumed to welcome the festivities.
1/5 Rang Mahal
The chefs are back doing what they do best during this time of the year—mithais, which are hand-made daily without any preservatives. The imaginative flavours include Coconut Laddu perfumed with fragrant cardamom, as well as Pista Burfi comprising a nutty based coated with gold dust. As for the savoury options, you have the roasted almonds finished with masala powder, as well as the roasted cashew nuts spiced up with Kerala pepper. Available from now until November 14.
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Before chef Manjunath Mural opens Adda this month, his restaurant in collaboration with F&B group Genie Collective, he'll entice fans with his mouth-watering mithai collection presented in beautiful packaging. Signature flavours have made a comeback, among which are the classic Burfi, comprising saffron strands mingled with toasted melon seeds and lentil, to the crushed pistachios with coffee extracts and prune granules. But you can also look forward to new options, and the hot favourite is the fresh lychee enhanced with homemade rose compote oil. Available until November 16.
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3/5 Punjab Grill
Chef Javed Ahamad is set to delight the sweet-toothed with an assortment of mithais, which comes in various sizes. Go for the Royal Box as this consists of 25 different flavours, including the popular favourites sugar-free dates and figs; blueberry cashew katli; and hazelnuts and rose petals roulade. The set even comes with four varieties of dried fruits that complement the confections. Available until November 14.
4/5 Shahi Maharani
The Halwai (sweet chef) wants you to have a healthier Deepavali feast, so he has crafted gluten- and dairy-free options that sit alongside the classic options. Start with the healthy Coconut Almond Ladoo, followed by a mouth-watering selection of Mango Surprise (mango and white chocolate), Milk Cake (milk fudge), and Stuffed Cashew Roll with pistachio filling. Complete the feast with the savoury selection of black peppered almonds; spiced cashews, and namak pare, which are essentially savoury bits made of flour and carom seeds, packaged in elegant boxes. Available until November 15. Click here to order.
5/5 Shophouse by Shangri-La
The culinary team marks the occasion with Deepavali gift boxes, filled with delicious sweets made with the finest ingredients and using authentic recipes. The special flavours include Besan Ladoo, delicate chickpea and cashew nut cookie tinged with cardamom; and Til Gud Laddu, topped with sesame seeds and crushed toasted almonds. A sweeter option is the Doodh Peda, made with paneer, evaporated milk and pure ghee. Available until November 14.