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 donuts to Middle-Eastern delicacies – all tailor-made for the festive season. Here are our favourites.

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Anand Sweets

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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.

Where: Find an outlet near you here.

When: 9am-9.30pm

Contact: 080 25588992

Price: INR 1,400 for a kilo

Find them on Facebook here.

Mad Over Donuts

motichoor donut gulab jamun donut at mad over donuts sweets in bangalore

The retailer of donuts has a bunch of delicious offerings for the festival of lights till November 15. Head to any outlet and pick from the Motichoor, Kaju Katli, or Gulab Jamun donuts. The Motichoor is a bit too cloying for us, but we liked the the Kaju Katli donut. The classic chocolate donut topped with bite-sized kaju burfis, hit all the right spots, with the subtle cashew nuttiness playing off the chocolate just perfectly.  

Where: Find an outlet near you here.

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: 080 41248444

Price: INR 65 for a donut

Find them on Facebook here.

The Winking Macaron

Frazer Town’s favourite patisserie has dreamed up the Vanilla Caviar Gulab Jamun slice, which is a gateaux combining an intense vanilla caviar with a Gulab Jamun embedded in a cake {why is the gulab jamun such a favourite for fusion, we wonder?}.

Where: Lower Ground, Skywalk, Assaye Road

When: 11am-7pm; closed on Mondays.

Contact: +91 9845380037

Price: INR 1,600 per kilo

Find them on Facebook here.

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 Jamun Phirni White Chocolate Tart, which combines a homely rice pudding filling with a shortcrust pastry shell and tops it off with a Gulab Jamun for good measure.

Price: INR 120

Check out their website and order online here.

Find them on Facebook here.

Krispy Kreme

mithai and sweets flavoured donuts from krispy kreme in bangalore

If you prefer your nuttiness in the form of donuts rather than dry fruits, try Krispy Kreme’s Diwali-specials: the coconut-flavoured donut, with a coconut filling; the malai pista donut, topped with a layer of malai cream and shavings of pistachios; the sparkle donuts, topped with sugar balls; and the silver delight, a glazed donut topped with raisins and almonds and, silver foil. These donuts are available till 15 November.

Where: Find a Krispy Kreme near you here.  

When: 9am-11pm

Price: INR 100 for a single donut or INR 680 for a box.

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.


plate of flavoured barfi sweets at foodhall in bangalore

All of this month, the upmarket food retailers are spotlighting Middle-Eastern sweets. You can pick from a variety of flavoured baklava, including pistachio, cashew, and almond version; basbousa, an orange blossom water-flavoured semolina dessert; the well-known Turkish delights, and an assortment of stuffed dry fruits and nuts.

Where: Level 4, 1 MG Road mall, Bhaskaran Road, MG Road

When: 10am-10pm

Contact: 080 22086533

Price: INR 30 upwards per piece.

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here to order online.

Featured image via: Foodhall


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