Paan Cupcakes, Anyone? Fusion Desserts To Confuse And Thrill

Jayati posted on 16 August

When east meets west, fusion sweets are born. We rounded up our favourite places where you can get fusion sweets, aka, a desi cure for our sweet cravings.

Baked Jalebi Cheesecake

First up is cheesecake, and instead of your usual Philadelphia style, it’s made in the the desi style. Made of baked jalebi {the Indian sweet}, we love this dessert for INR 300. Heads up, Gallops only has seatings via bookings, so make sure to reserve a table.

Fine Dining

Dr. E. Moses Marg, Mahalakshmi Race Course, Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai

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Gulab Nut

Bombay Canteen boasts of a rather interesting selection of dessert choices. Gulab Nut, a delicacy exclusive to them, is basically gulab jamun cooked with Old Monk, giving it a sweet rummy taste for INR 300. So regular gulab jamun? So 90s.

#LBBTip: Also high up on our recommendation is coffee rasgulla for INR 350. It’s a fusion of our two favourite things, rasgulla {the Bong classic} and bitter coffee to soothe our taste palette post-dinner.

Casual Dining

Process House, Ground Floor, Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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Beetroot Halwa Pie

Ticking all the right boxes is the beetroot halwa pie at Dishkiyaaon for INR 225. Served warm and stuffed with beetroot halwa, this healthy take on the traditional halwa filling is an experience in itself. The sweet filling is encased by a crispy shortcrust, which makes it a crunchy delight.

Casual Dining

The Capital Building, G-1, Ground Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai

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Paan Cupcakes And More

The Next Door Baker, a Grant Road {East}-based home chef has taken the fusion concept to another level. On the occasion of rakshabandhan, Shaily Sanghvi has created a hamper of these sweets, which can also be bought individually.

With sweet offerings like motichoor rabdi parfait in a jar {INR 250}, gulab jamun cheesecake in  a jar {INR. 250}, vanilla cake pops with a kaju katli centre {INR 60 per piece}, saffron-flavoured tarts with pistachio and white chocolate mousse {INR 150} and last but not the least, paan-flavoured cupcakes with a gulkand centre and frosted with dark chocolate {INR 150 for a box of two}.

These items, individual or in a hamper, can be delivered to our home by calling on +919029494062. Do note, the hamper is available only till August 18, but individual items will still be available.

To keep a track on what’s new at offer, follow The Next Door Baker on Instagram here.


Navjeevan Society, 6/7, 3rd Floor, Lamington Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai

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Jalebi Caviar

A foodie’s delight, Masala Library offers quite a vast and experimental menu for the foodies. Their dessert selection is not only innovative, but also delicious to say the least. And for our list, we had to pick up jalebi caviar.

This fusion works for two reasons, the sweetness of jalebi and the saltiness of the caviar makes for a combination that strikes the right amount of balance. The dessert is included in a tasting menu which will cost us INR 1,500.

Fine Dining

First International Financial Centre, Ground Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai

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Parle G Cheesecake

Farzi Cafe has only come to Mumbai a few months back ,and it’s already winning our hearts with their offering of one of a kind, Parle G cheesecake. Sweet, creamy, and served with our favourite childhood biscuit, this dessert is a nostalgic no-brainer.

Price: INR 275


Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, Lower Parel, Mumbai

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Sweet Potato and Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

English-Vinglish’s entire menu looks a selection of when ‘east meets west’ – which also explains the name. This super affordable dessert parlour has some great fusion offerings, but our favourite is the sweet potato and gulab jamun cheesecake for INR 140.

Exactly how it sounds like, the cheesecake’s filling is stuffed with sweet potato, and topped with gulab jamun in the middle of it, for all the right sweet explosions.

Dessert Parlours

Juhu Supreme Shopping Centre, 13, Gulmohar Cross Road 9, Juhu, Mumbai