As The Festival of Lights approaches, its time to start shopping for Indian sweets. Boxes of mithai are gifted to family, friends and business associates. Each year, Indian restaurants serve up new mithai flavours in beautifully crafted boxes. These Diwali sweet boxes are only available at this time of year. We have compiled a list of Indian sweets perfect for gifting this Diwali 2016. Note: These are the places where you get mithais in special boxes only during Deepavali. For Indian sweet shops where you can get traditional sweets all year round, read our Indian Sweet Shops guide.
1. Rang Mahal
Rang Mahal has the most beautiful Diwali packaging this year. With vibrant tin boxes covered in sprays of flowers to double tiered premium boxes, we are just in awe of their packaging. The restaurant scores in a big way for allowing you to order, pay and set your delivery address online. No need to deal with phone calls and emailing handfilled order forms. The restaurant’s mithai collections come in five flavours. They are mango, pistachio, acacia, vanilla & almond with coconut flakes and dates & mixed nuts. You can opt for the Diwali Classic Mithai Collection or the Diwali Premium Mithai Collection if you want to have savoury snacks in your gifts. The savoury snacks come in 4 assorted types – Bombay Bhel, Spiced Cashews, Green Moong Dal and Curry flakes. View the complete list of Indian Sweets from Rang Mahal here. How to order: a) You can order and make payment online here. b) Or Call +65 6333 1788 or +65 6403 6005 till 30th October.
2. Anjali Chocolat
Anjali Chocolat is an artisan chocolatier known for their luxury handmade chocolates with unusual flavour pairings. They have created an exquisite range of hand-made bonbons and truffles specially for Deepavali. The flavours are inspired by popular ingredients in Indian cuisine. Surprise your family with unique flavours like Garam Masala truffles! How to order: a) You can order from Anjali Chocolat online here. b) Visit the special counter at Takashimaya B2 from 24th October (Monday) to 6th November (Sunday).
3. Shahi Maharani
Shahi Maharani offers 8 different flavours of sweets. These include the traditional flavours like the besan burfi and milk cake. The fusion creations are Mango Surprise, Coconut Almond Ladoos and the Chocolate & Hazelnut Ladoos. You can opt to have your sweets from the Treasures Collection or the Shahi Collection. The Treasures Sugar & Spice Box come with a selection of 15 pieces of hand made sweets coupled with 3 packs of savoury snacks – Spiced Cashews, Namak Pare and Shahi Namkeen Mix. View the complete list of Deepavali Sweets from Shahi Maharani here. How to order: a) You can order and make payment online here. b) Or Call +65 6235 8840 till 30th October.
4. The Song of India
The restaurant recently received its Michelin Star. It is the first Indian restaurant to receive a Michelin Star in all of South East Asia. The Song Of India offers six flavours for its Deepavali sweets this year. These are the “Mandarin Orange, Warm Ginger and Saffron Sensation”, “Dark Chocolate, Macadamia & Cardamom Indulgence”, “Betelnut & Green Apple Sensation”, “Rose Royale“, “Mango Magnifique” and lastly the “Diamante Delight“. We are intrigued by the ingredients used by Chef Manjunath Mural in these mithais. He has used ingredients like a rose petal preserve flown in from Lucknow to make these Indian sweets extra special. View the complete catalogue of Diwali Mithai from The Song Of India here. How to order: a) Complete the order form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org b) Or Call +65 9730 9725 till 5th November.
5. Punjab Grill
Be mesmerized by Punjab Grill’s 6 mithai creations to entice you. These include unique creations with blueberries, alphonso mangoes and even Darjeeling green tea. You can get these interesting mithais in a Royal Mithai Box with 16 pieces for SGD 52. View the complete list of mithais from Punjab Grill here. How to order: a) Call +65 6688 7395 b) Or Fax your order form to +65 6688 7396 till 1st November.
6. Yantra By Hemant Oberoi
Yantra has 6 premium sweet flavours to choose from. These are the Motichoor Ladoo, Besan Ladoo, Keseriya Apple, Pista Sona Barfi, Kaju Katli and the Chequred Burfi. How to order: a) Complete the Yantra Mithai Order Form b) Fax your completed order form to +65 6235 0529 or email to email@example.com till 29th October.
Panchtantra offers an extensive collection of festive sweets. These include the traditional offerings like Boondi Ladoo, Kaju items and Burfi. They also offer special new-age mithai such as the Badaam Ferrero Rocher and the Pista Chocolate Burfi. The restaurant has flow in mithai specialists directly from India to ensure that you have freshly made Indian sweets in Singapore. How to order: a) Email firstname.lastname@example.org b) Call +65 8351 5882 Hope you found our list helpful in deciding which unique sweets / exquisite box to gift your friends this Deepavali season. If you want to select your sweets off the shelf, do take note that the Indian sweet shops that sell the traditional sweets all year round allow for that. Happy Deepavali / Diwali to everyone! Image Credit: All images are sourced from the respective brands’ websites and/or facebook pages.