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
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)
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
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
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
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