The Christmas gears may be slowly turning, but there’s something else to look forward to this month: Deepavali.
Apart from vibrant displays of Rangoli, Deepavali is often associated with an assortment of sugary confections, also known as Mithai. Since the occasion is essentially about celebrating the triumph of good over evil, what better way than to celebrate it with some sweets?
Mithais come in a range of shapes and colours, and are traditionally made with whey, chickpea flour, ghee, condensed milk, nuts, cardamom, saffron and other spices.
Here, the full list of where to go if you’re still looking to grab a last-minute box of Mithai for the festivities this weekend.
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Tiffin Room has always been synonymous with celebrating authentic flavours of North India since its establishment in 1892, so it’s no surprise that they’ll be part of the Diwali celebrations this year. The exclusive desserts include the Mango Ghevar, a traditional Rajasthani sweet cake that’s made with fresh mango and mango kulfi, and a box of handmade Mithai that highlights cashew nuts, dates and figs. Each box of Mithai (15 pieces) comes in five sugary flavours, and are available at S$38+ on their website till 15 November here.
To celebrate the festivities, the team at Shangri-La has come up with specially curated boxes of Mithai, assembled with some the most premium ingredients and authentic recipes to boot. This year, the special flavours come in the form of the Besan Ladoo, a chickpea and cashew nut cookie and the Til Gud Laddu. If you’d like something a little sweeter, get the Doodh Peda, a candied mixture of paneer, evaporated milk and ghee. The Mithai from Shangri-La is available till 14 November, for collection only at Shophouse by Shangri-La. As the sweets are made-to-order, do place an advance order of at least three working days.
Rang Mahal has launched their collection of Mithais this year with a strong focus on healthy ingredients and wholesome flavours. The sweet treats are made fresh daily with no preservatives, and are prepared in a whole variety of shapes, sizes and colours. The juicy Coconut Laddu, for instance, comes with beautiful hints of cardamom, while the Pista Burfi is a milk-based sweet that’s elevated with pistachio and a dusting of gold. Rang Mahal’s Mithais are available in three classic boxes from now to 14 November.
Marina Bay Sands’ favourite Indian joint is delighting diners this Diwali with their assortment of Mithai. The Royal 2 Tier Box comes with a decadent mix of 25 sweets (including the popular Alphonso mango & white chocolate Burfi and the Hazelnuts & rose petals Roulade) and four varieties of dry fruits, but if you’re looking at a smaller celebration this year, the executive box comes with 16 pieces of sweets and four varieties of dry fruits. These treats are available till 14 November.