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From mithai jars to saffron macarons, here are the must-have fusion desserts this festive season

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Nov 05, 2015 17:57 IST
Meenakshi Iyer
Fusion desserts

Seven-layered dessert for Diwali has layers of mava barfi, masala chai ganache, mahim halva, pista sponge, saffron mousse and white chocolate

Seven-layered dessert for Diwali

Imagine a dessert with layers of mava barfi, masala chai ganache, mahim halva, pista sponge, saffron mousse and white chocolate. Pour warm cardamom-infused basundi sauce and you have a desi version of the famous multi-tiered dessert. Chef Rachel Goenka of The Sassy Spoon is also offering fusion treats like Gajar ka Halva stuffed crepes and Deconstructed Shahi Tukda.

Where: Express Towers, Nariman Point and Classic Corner Building, Hill Road, Bandra (W)

Call: 2288 8222 (Nariman Point)

Jalebi Caviar — tiny beads of jalebi floating on a thick and creamy pistachio rabdi, topped with saffron foam

There’s caviar in my Jalebi

Often referred to as the Czar of Indian fine dine, Jiggs Kalra is known for cutting-edge innovation. One of the most popular desserts at Masala Library is the Jalebi Caviar — tiny beads of jalebi floating on a thick and creamy pistachio rabdi, topped with saffron foam. Also try the Payesh Cheesecake and Rasmalai Tres Leches.

Where: First International Financial Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex

Call: 6642 4142

Sutarpheni Mill-Fooey — light and creamy lime custard, topped with crispy rings of feni

Lime custard meets Pheni

The Bombay Canteen is known to use offbeat ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. A recent addition to their menu is the Sutarpheni Mill-Fooey — light and creamy lime custard, topped with crispy rings of feni. Another must-try is the Coffee Rasgulla with salted caramel ice cream served with peanut chikki.

Where: Process House, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel

Call: 4966 6666

Baked Boondi Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

The Gulab Jamun cheesecake makeover

Opt for fusion desserts by Palate Culinary Studio like Baked Boondi Gulab Jamun Cheesecake jars, Rose Rasmalai Panacotta and Chikki-stuffed Dates dipped in white chocolate.

Where: Survodaya Co-Op housing society, 7, Juhu Road, Santacruz (W).

Call: 98202 95221

A Phirni with a difference

As part of its Diwali special lunch buffet, Made In Punjab will offer creamy and rich Apple Phirni to patrons.

Where: Inorbit Mall, Mindspace Link Road, Malad (W)

Call: 90045 15000

Marigold and saffron-infused macarons

Dig into a marigold macaron

The recently launched patisserie offers marigold and saffron-infused macaron and pralines. The macarons are filled with white chocolate and cream cheese ganache giving it the texture of shrikhand.

Where: Toshin, Ivy Restaurant, Amar Mahal, Chembur (W)

Call: 6798 2299