Mithais play dress up this Holi—Here’s a colour bombed edit of the best artisanal mithais in India to binge on!
MAR 17, 2022 | By Pratishtha Rana
The spring flowers have blossomed to its fullest, the weather softly but swiftly transitions from cool to warm, the landscape around oozes brighter colours than last month and before we know it- Holi arrives.
The famous festival of colours probably means different things to different people. Some like to go all out with their hands full of gulal, while some of us only wait to gorge on mithais, artisanal but desi at core.
To help you savour the best artisanal mithais in India, check out our curated edit of the glacé sweets, you’ll probably want to overdose on (at your own caution!) Happy Holi.
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BARFILA, Matcha tea green fudge (barfi)
Bright and bold, the green tea fudge by Barfila is probably the best of both worlds, with generous tinge of matcha flavour and concept of barfi moulded into one artisanal mithai.
NIHIRA, Lavender ladoo
The classic motichoor gets a stunning spin laced with lavender extract that gives its a striking purple tint that neither your taste buds and your eyes will forget!
BOMBAY SWEET SHOP, Nolen gur, coconut kheer kadam
If you can’t be in Kolkata, let the city of delectable sweets come to you. Bombay Sweet Shop brings its luscious take on handmade Nolen gur-coconut kheer kadam, rolled into adorable balls of malai ped, stuffed with palm jaggery-infused rasgulla and touched up with desiccated coconut!
SAUGAAT, Lemon de leche
With a palatable portfolio of Indian artisanal mithais, macarons and brownies, too, Saugaat by Bikanerwala is a sweet destination to bookmark. However, our eyes are fixated on the lemon de leche, a rich blend of smooth milk solids and that electrifying tang of lemon.
KHOYA, Pink coconut ladoo
When your favourite things are splashed with delightful colours, the joy of savouring it doubles up. Khoya introduces pink coconut ladoo, made of coconut, filled with dry fruits and then rolled on a carpet of coconut again!
GUR CHINI, Wild rose and honey gunjiya
A staple during Holi, gunjiyas are a favourite at every home, and Gur Chini wants you to add some twist to it with their special wild rose and honey gunjiya. Deep red hued and stuffed with taste-tickling mixture, these sweets are sculpted into gorgeous compact shapes that you’d have a hard time deciding whether to gorge on it or not!
LE15 PATISSERIE, Thandai macarons
We have no intentions of separating the timeless bond of Holi and thandai and Pooja Dhingra’s Le15 Patisserie thinks alike! Available until 18th March, from the ever inventive kitchen of the brand emerges delightful macarons imbued with flavours of Thandai, white chocolate ganache and some colourful splatter.
SALTT KARJAT, Apple and raisin gujiya
Sculpted, crisp, moist and saccharine, gujiyas effortlessly embellish the Holi platter. Saltt restaurant in Karjat is plating up scrumptious gujiyas curated especially for the festival of colours, made with green apples, oats, raisin and deep fried in ghee and draped with rose sugar syrup. Available until 20th March at the outpost!
Address: Saltt, Oleander Farms Pvt Ltd, Karjat chowk road, vavarle village karjat, khalapur, Maharashtra
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