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Rose Ladoos And Rabdi Tarts: Mithais Get A Western Makeover This Diwali

Editors posted on 27 October

Getting a little bored of gifting the usual boxes of dry fruits and Kaju Katli this Diwali? The city’s sweet-toothed have it rich this Diwali, with an assortment of goodies — from mithai donuts to cheesecakes with a desi twist – all tailor-made for the festive season. Here are our favourites.

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Anand Sweets

Anand Sweets

If you are looking for alternates to the usual Mysore Pak and Kaju Barfi, Anand Sweets has a bunch of sweet offerings that use western techniques but with Indian ingredients. Their take on the biscotti, called Badamika, comes in a nutty or chocolate chip avatar with a bit of desi ghee for an Indian twist. The Rose Chikki, our personal favourite, is a beautiful take on the Western brittle and uses dried rose petals to give that wonderful fragrance and sublime flavour to the regular peanut chikki. Other interesting options include the baklava redolent with Indian nuts and ghee and laddoos encased in dried rose petals. 

Price: INR 1,400 for a kilo

Sweet Shops

143/A, 60 Feet Road, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Mad Over Donuts

Mad Over Donuts is back with a selection of its east Meets west donuts for this Diwali. Head to any outlet and pick from their special Diwali box with nine kinds of donuts — all with a desi twist. So there is Motichoor, Kaju Katli, Soanpapdi, Jalebi, Milk Kalakhand, or Gulab Jamun {in two flavours} donuts. 

Price: INR 425 a box

Dessert Parlours

G-6, Ground Floor, Money Centre, 80 Feet Road, 7th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Patisserie Nitash

Known for their really lovely cakes and bakes, the good folks at Patisserie Nitash are doing two kinds of boxes this Diwali — 12 and 15 pieces per box with salted caramel tarts, malted walnut squares, raspberry almond frangipani, and apricot cashew brownies.

Price: INR 650 for 12 pieces and INR 850 for 15 pieces


12, 2nd Cross, Hutchins Road, Near Amruth Medical, Cooke Town, Bengaluru

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b Cafe, Shangri-La

The Diwali special Mithai Box from b Cafe comprises an assortment of Indian mithai such as Anjeer Roll, Kaju Katli, and Pista Katori. But what is special is their Rose Laddus, wrapped in dried rose petal. The box comes in two weights — 500 grams and 1 kilo.

When: Available till Sunday, November 6

Price: INR 700 plus tax for 500 grams and INR 1,200 plus tax for 1 kilo.

Fine Dining

Shangri-La Hotel, 56/6-B, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru

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Fresh Menu

It isn’t only offline retailers that are going all-out this Diwali: the online food delivery company Fresh Menu has concocted a Motichoor Cheesecake Jar — cheesecake topped with nuts and motichoor pellets, pistachio and silver foil and a Paan And Berry Cheesecake Jar — buttery crumble layered with nuts, stewed mixed berries, and drizzled with paan sauce. There’s also Mango Cranberry Cheesecake. Strawberry Grapefruit Cheesecake Jar, Choco Cherry Cheesecake Jar, and Chocolate Date Delight —chocolate coated dates. 

Price: INR 120 upwards

Check out their website and order online here.

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The humble Indian mithai gets a really exotic makeover with Foodhall’s selection of Diwali offerings. Take your pick from mithai truffles such as Pista Motichoor, Badam Barfi and Chocolate, and Anjeer and Kaju. There’s also Pistachio and Cranberry Shortbread, and Caramelised Almond Shortbread to nibble on. Plus really decadent mithai cakes such as the Kalakand Cake, Besan Ladoo Cheesecake, Motichoor and Rabdi Tart, and the Kalakand Motichoor Opera. 

Price: INR 600 upwards.

Food Stores

1 MG Road Mall, Level 4, Trinity Circle, MG Road, Ulsoor, Bengaluru

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