With Diwali (or Deepavali) just around the corner, Indian sweets and special menus are a big draw. Make your Diwali sweeter as several restaurants offer Diwali Menus and Diwali Mithais to appeal to the prevailing mood. Not just for Indians, it is great chance for everyone to savour some of the very best dishes that the subcontinent has to offer. Indulgent and celebratory, these special Diwali menus and Diwali mithais leave no stone unturned to appease your taste buds.
Here we pick out the healthier and fancier options, truly some of our favourites! So ditch the ordinary and celebrate the Festival of Lights this year with these Deepavali Delights – Diwali Menus and Diwali Sweets that are on offer around town in Singapore (*in alphabetical order).
If you thought only the Indian restaurants have Diwali specials, think again! Homegrown brand HeartiGrub calls for guilt free indulgence this Diwali with sweets that are Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free. Their freshly prepared sweets are loaded with pure ingredients like nuts, GF oats, dates, figs, saffron, cardamom and rose. Each box has 3 flavours – Figs, Pistachio, Almonds, Cashews & Rose; Cacao Hazelnut with Orange Zest; and Cashew Kesar Elaichi ranging from S$22 – S$35. They also offer a variety of Granolas, Nut Butters, Nuts & Seeds, Relishes and Spices. So create your own hampers and get gifting this Diwali.
Diwali Mithai: 3 Flavours; S$22 to S$35
Vegan-Friendly: All Diwali sweets are vegan
Order at: Call/WhatsApp 9137 6427, or via FB Messenger@HeartiGrub or Instagram @HeartiGrub_Sg
HeartiGrub: 125 Meyer Road, Singapore 437936. P: +65 9137 6427
The award winning restaurant is planning to make your Diwali special with a 5-course Deepawali Special Veg Menu (S$120++) and a range of Sweet Boxes. Choose from the Executive Mithai Box (18-pieces) at S$68+ and the Jannat Box (24-pieces) at S$78+ that combines the hand-crafted sweets with dried fruits. The mithais come in 6 flavours – Alphanso mango & white choco magical delight; Delectable Darjeeling green tea & Refreshing pista barfi; Sensational crunchy & munchy sugar-free dates and figs sweets; Magnificent Sweet Tooth blueberries delight dulce, Macadamia nuts & saffron swirl roll stuffed with rose petals marmalade and Roasted flaxseeds & Moti choor paak delight.
Feast on the festive Veg food menu which boasts of dishes like Watermelon slider mix seeds chaat, Mango chutney spiked sweet and sour zucchini tikka, Tava Grilled Avocado kebab spiced with lime masala foam to name just a few. The mains are creative with ample variety – think dishes like Pandang Leaves flavoured Pulao, Rajma and Aaloo masaledar and Paneer Tikka Palak Masala Roulade. Finish off with a Punjab Grill Dessert Platter.
Diwali Mithai: 6 Flavours
Order at: Please call 6688 7395 or contact Ramesh at Ramesh@punjabgrill.com.sg
Diwali Menu: Available at $120++ per pax
Related: The Best Quintessentially North Indian Dining at Punjab Grill
Punjab Grill: B1-01A, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, South Podium, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972. P: +65 6688 7395.
Taking the centre stage at Rang Mahal this Deepavali are superfood-themed mithais featuring healthier ingredients like oats, goji berry, sunflower seeds, blueberries and pistachios; these sweets also go easier on sugar and butter. Up your antioxidant game with the vegan sugar-free medley Himalayan Goji Berry & Dried Fruits, try the signature Blueberry Delight or the aromatic Pistachio Barfi or quell those sugar cravings wiht the Oats & White Chocolate Barfi. The Jubilee Box ($68+) comes with 18 pieces while the Royal Box ($128+) has an assortment of 30 mithais and 4 types of savouries
Rang Mahal also has on offer a month long Seasonal Menu for Diwali. Award-winning Chef Milind Sovani has specially curated three time-limited seasonal specials, inspired by Ayurveda, for Diwali and the best part is that these are all vegetarian. Start with the delightful Starter – Lotus Root & Avocado Kebab, Asparagus Heads, Shatavari Kalpa Dressing Crispy Bitter Gourd (S$20), move on to the sumptuous main dish Soya Paneer & Edamame, Stir Fried In Ginger & Kerala Pepper Brown Rice Pulao, Chilli Garlic Chutney (S$36) and end with the lip-smacking Dessert – Wheat Germ & Barley Kheer Pudding Served With Berry Selection, Honey Mint Drizzle (S$20).
Diwali Mithai: 4 Flavours (1 of which is vegan); S$68+ (18 pcs) and S$128+ (30 pcs + 4 boxes of savouries)
Order at: Call the restaurant at 6333 1788 to order
Diwali Seasonal Menu: Available from 7th Oct to 7th November 2018; 3 vegetarian Diwali Dishes are individually priced
Related: The Best Vegan & Vegetarian Indian Fine Dining at Rang Mahal
Rang Mahal: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, Singapore 039595. P: +65 6333 1788
Shahi Maharani is all set for Diwali Festivities with a Diwali Mela where they intend to recreate a carnival atmosphere with a buffet, live music and rangoli. The dinner buffet will have live stations showcasing chaats; grilled dishes; and of course, lip-smacking curries like Palak Paneer, Mirchi ka Salan and Veg Biryani just to name a few. To end your meal, there will be a scrumptious array of delectable homemade burfis, Kesari Rasmalai, Jalebis and more. To crown the celebrations with colour and song, live musicians will be performing live ghazals and Bollywood tunes amidst twinkling oil lamps (diyas) and vivid rangoli on the evening of Diwali day.
Also on offer is a royal collection of sweets – the Royal Celebration Sweet Box (S$50+) with 15 pieces of mithais in 5 flavours; Royal Treasures Sugar & Spice Box (S$70+) with 15 sweets & 3 packs of savouries; Royal Treasures Sweet Box (S$88+) with 30 pieces of mithai in 6 flavours. The mithais include Mango Surprise, Stuffed Kaju Roll (cashew roll stuffed with pistachios), Milk Cake, Pista Badam Paan Roll, Walnut Ladoos, Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Ladoo, with Almond Blueberry Roll being the indulgent new addition. In the savoury selection, there is the Royal Savoury Treats (S$48+) with 4 jars of savouries containing Roasted Pistachios, Spiced Cashews, Namak Pare (savoury bites made of flour and carom seeds) and a special savoury snack mixture – Shahi Namekeen Mix – made from peanuts, beaten rice and a special spice mix. Also on offer are Mathris (deep fried discs of spiced pastry), Gulab Jamuns (S$35+/jar) and Jalebis (S$38+/box).
Diwali Mithai: Various flavours of mithais and savouries; S$25+ to S$88+
Order at: Please call 62358840 to place your Diwali orders.
Celebration Mela Banquet: Diwali Eve Buffet Lunch on 5th November ($38++), Diwali Buffet Dinner on 6th November ($68++)
Shahi Maharani: 252 North Bridge Road #03–21B Raffles City Shopping Centre Singapore 179103.
The Song of India
To make your Diwali celebrations special, The Song of India brings to you a handcrafted mithai collection and a 4-course tasting menu to celebrate. The sweets are crafted using nutritious superfoods to make them wholesome and guilt-free. Try the all new Pink Hibiscus, Wild Raspberry and Pistachio Extravagance; Butterfly Peaflower & Organic Coconut Blueberry Sensation; or the Yuzu, Warm Ginger & Saffron Sensation. Their signature and extremely popular mithai flavours – Mango Magnifique; Rose Royale and Diamanté Delight are also available. The mithai selections are available in various gift boxes, starting at S$45++ (for a variety of 3 selections of 15 sweets) to S$109++ (an assortment of 6 varieties of 15 sweets).
Michelin-Starred Chef Mural has also curated a 4-course tasting menu to present a “Journey Through India”, highlighting specialities from various Indian regions. Vegetarian dishes on offer will be gems like the Spinach with Pressed Cottage Cheese (North India) served with Kasundi, a mustard and cashew sauce from Bengali cuisine; Bajra and Jwari rotis that are freshly toasted traditional Indian flatbreads (Rajasthan); and the famous Misti Dohi (Western India).
Diwali Mithai: 6 Flavours; S$45++ to S$109++
Diwali Menu: Available during lunch and dinner from 3rd to 10th November 2018 at $79++ per pax; Vegetarian Menu available
Order at: Call the restaurant at 6836 0055 to order
Related: Vegetarian Sunday Family Lunch Buffet at The Song of India
The Song of India: 33 Scotts Road 228226, Singapore. P: +65 6836 0055
The much loved Indian cuisine at Yantra gets a festive makeover with Diwali Temptations and Treats. The Diwali sweet boxes come in 4 sizes: 12 Piece Sweets Box (S$39+); 20 Piece Sweets Box (S$69+); 4 Types of Nuts Box (S$79+); and the 4 Types of Nuts with 12 Piece Sweets Box (S$99+). Available from 13th October, these include delights like Pistachio Baked Laddoo, Organic Besan Laddoo, Almond Laddoo, Dates and Nuts Burfi, Anjeer Burfi and Kaju Katli. Savouries include Masala Peanuts, Masala Almonds, Masala Pistachio Masala Cashew.
From 5th to 7th November, the restaurant will also have a Grand Diwali Buffet serving over 50 dishes with Salads, Soups, Starters, Mains, Biryanis and Desserts. There are plenty of vegetarian options under each category. With dishes like Quinoa Raw Papaya Salad, Bharwan Tandoori Aaloo (stuffed, grilled potatoes), Asparagus Palak, Hyderabadi Dal; Live Stations for Chaat and Pav Bhaaji; and desserts like Paan Phirni, Jalebi and Carrot Halwa; vegetarians will surely be spoilt for choice here.
Diwali Mithai: 6 Flavours; S$39+ to S$99+
Diwali Menu: Buffet available during lunch and dinner from 5th to 7th November 2018 at $58++ per pax
Related: Yantra Launches Singapore’s First Indian Vegan Menu & it is Fantastic
Yantra: 163 Tanglin Rd, #01-28/33 Tanglin Mall, 247933 Singapore. For Diwali Orders please call Shivani at 98549624 / 65 6836 3088.