Meetha/misthti/sihi thindi…is almost everyone’s guilty pleasure. We give in to it despite the naysayers. And why not? Indulging a sweet tooth is nirvana to many and guilt be damned
BY RUKMA SALUJA
DELIGHT WITH ALL THINGS DESSERT
Mumbai / +91 98677 6090 / @donutation
Nidah, Amreen and Fatema found the donuts from mother Sukaina Merchants’s home catering business were the most popular. The lockdown gave them time to experiment, and so, they added 15-odd flavours to mom’s basic plain donuts recipe, offered to customise and a business was born:Donutation.
For the sisters and co-founders of Donutation the best thing about desserts is that they are like childhood, the best and bright moments of your life you wish could’ve lasted forever.
You can’t go wrong with…
Nutella filled donuts does a bestseller need a reason?
The secret for the perfect donut?
Kneading until you get the fluffiest, softest, smoothest dough
LOVE & CHEESECAKE
Defence Colony, Delhi / +91 9818635135 /
At Love & Cheesecake that after 10 years in Mumbai has opened in Delhi, there’s a flavour to meet any mood. With 56 flavours of cheesecake on the menu, you can’t really doubt the claim, particularly not when in addition to decadent chocolate cakes, confectionery items of daily breads and cookies, you can get savoury snacks as well like sandwiches, quiches, puffs and more.
Ruchyeta Bhatia, co-founder of Love & Cheesecake, borrows a quote from Chef Edward Lee about her favourite food item: “Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance.” That’s how I feel about desserts, cheesecakes in particular, she says. There’s one for every mood, and so much room for flavour and ingredient experimentation that just elevates the moment with each bite. Desserts and sweetmeats are truly the best pick-me- ups; they amplify every celebration and are also the perfect delectable ending to a soul-satisfying meal!
ALL THINGS DESSERT AND CONFECTIONERY
● An entry-level flavour for cheesecake? Original NY Baked Cheesecake mild and easy on the palate
● One for the advanced palate? Goat’s Cheese & Rosemary Cheesecake there’s nothing like this one out there
● A pick-me-up flavour? Baklava Cheesecake for an instant fix
● I’m treating myself flavour? Baileys Cheesecake decadence in every bite
● I’m in love flavour? Burnt Basque for the connection between heart and soul
● F&%k you flavour? Tequila & Lime you wanna have fun, right?
Juhu, Mumbai / +91 79999 98212/ +91 79999 98232 /
For Syesha Kapoor, with Estella, the best thing about desserts is that they are irresistible and perfect to indulge one’s guilty pleasures.
What flies off the shelf?
Decadent Whipped Chocolate and Earl Grey Tea Torte served with Flamed Kissed Peach and Salted Caramel Quenelle how can you go wrong with the delicious burst of flavours and textures as you look out at the beach
Worli, Mumbai / +917208881161/62/63 / @oppa.mumbai
Hitesh Keswani, Founder & Director, Silver Beach Entertainment and Hospitality / Opa Kipos, says the OPA Sundae is a treat for the entire table. You can see how much fun
the guests have cracking open the baklava casing to get to the centre of the dish. And then the speed with which it is devoured.
People come back for? OPA Baklava Sundae causes sweet sweet excitement
Why it’s great for a making up date (after a quarrel) sharing dessert that causes a sweet fight to get to the best part of the dish
Aerocity, Delhi / +91 7042935111 /
Saurabh Khanijo, owner and MD, Kylin, loves his meetha and says no good meal is complete without sweet endings.
You can’t possibly miss Almond Cake can’t go wrong with a classic, certainly not this Chinese one!
Something different? Chocolate Roulade an Asian take on dark chocolate will have you asking for more Addictive comfort? Chocolate Mahjong some addictions can be forgiven and are even a comfort