1. Shahi Maharani North Indian Restaurant
For those watching their sugar intake, take your pick from a selection of delicious handmade goodies with a healthy spin, created by the restaurant’s dessert chef. Featuring both sweet and savoury treats, this year’s lineup includes a nutrient-packed Fig & Nut option with chia seeds.
Other popular flavours are Mango Surprise, a blend of white chocolate, milk and mango essence; and Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Ladoo — a festive take on Ferrero Rocher, with hazelnut powder, sugar syrup and dark chocolate rolled in a ball and coated with crushed hazelnuts.
From $50 for a Celebration Box (15 pieces of handmade mithai in five flavours).
At #03-21B Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103, tel: 6235 8840. Order here.
2. Rang Mahal
At this fine dining Indian restaurant, you can get your hands beautifully-packaged mithai and give back to society at the same time, as 10 per cent of sales profits will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
This year’s wholesome flavours include coconut barfi (with a touch of cardamom), double date & dried fruits barfi, dilkushar (slow-roasted lentils), pista lauj barfi (pistachio) and gud til gajak (signature sesame treat); along with savouries such as pepper-tossed roasted cashew nuts and masala roasted almonds.
From $68+ for a choice of 18 mithais, 15 mithais with one savoury, or 12 mithais with two savouries.
At Level 3 Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, 039595; Naumi Hotel, 41 Seah St, Singapore 188396 , tel: 6333 1788 . Visit their website for more information.
3. The Song Of India
The one-Michelin-starred restaurant continues to get inventive with its mithai flavours this year, packing them with nutritive nuts and superfoods with natural sweetness from the ingredients.
Signature flavours include their Delectable Diamante Delight (featuring Iranian figs as well as cashews, almonds and pistachios), Mandarin Orange, Ginger & Saffron Sensation (a combination of orange peel, candied ginger bits, chia and melon seeds and Saffron), and Premium Rose Royale (made with rose petal preserve flown in from Lucknow, India).
Another must-try is their Betelnut leaf & Green Apple Sensation, which fuses spicy betel nut leaf (usually chewed as a mouth-freshener and digestif) combined with green apples and pistachios.
From $69+ for 20 pieces.
At 33 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228226, tel: 6836 0055. Visit their website for more information.
Photo: The Song Of India
4. Punjab Grill
For delicious traditional sweets, this famed restaurant at Marina Bay Sands has launched a range of treats encased in classic colourful boxes specially for the festive season. Choose from delectable flavours like Alphonso (a type of mango) and white chocolate, pistachio and gulkand, coconut and gula melaka and a variety of nuts and seeds. There’s also an assortment of dry fruit to choose from.
From $65+ for 18 pieces.
At #B1-01A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972, tel: 6688 7395. Visit their website for more information.
Photo: Punjab Grill
For chocolate fans, this fine dining restaurant is serving up some seriously tempting treats for Deepavali this year. They’ve crafted a selection of eight different types of freshly-made chocolates infused with unique flavours like masala tea truffle (milk chocolate with infused masala tea ganache), menta (mint with dark and milk chocolate ganache) and gulkand truffle (dark chocolate with infused rose ganache). Choose between an eight-piece or 16-piece Diwali box that’s specially designed for this year’s festivities.
From $58+ for a box of eight chocolates.
At #01-28/33 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933, tel: 6836 3088. Visit their website for more information.
Present your loved ones with a beautifully-wrapped chocolate gift box from this artisan chocolatier. Their Deepavali special features luxurious handmade bonbons and truffles made with the season’s finest ingredients of pistachios, almonds, rose, mango, cashew nuts, chai spice, walnuts, figs, sesame and dates. You can even choose between alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
From $35 for a box of nine chocolates.
At #02-K4 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247933, tel: 6509 6800.Visit their website for more information.
7. Oh My Goodness!
Looking for a vegan option that’s free of gluten, dairy and refined sugars? Consider this e-bakery’s Deepavali Gift Box that contains eight lemon-raspberry minicakes in pretty hues of pink and yellow.
It also comes with a tea light in a sparkly gold holder, tied together with a peacock ribbon, perfect for gifting. Plus, it delivers right to your doorstep so you don’t even need to leave the house!
At $34.90. Order from their website here (do note you need to order 48 hours in advance).
8. All Things Delicious
Looking to impress guests with a cake this Deepavali? Why not try this delicious Pistachio Cardamom cake from halal bakery All Things Delicious? This year’s rich and nutty variant is infused with a touch of cardamom and topped with marigold petals and pure 24k gold leaf. At $58.
Other Deepavali specials from the bakery include a chai latte-infused loaf, bundt cake and various cookies and shortbread for your home parties.
At #01-01 34 Arab Street, Singapore 199733, tel: 6291 4542.Visit their website for more information.
The post was first published on October 28, 2016, and updated on October 22, 2019.