The dessert selection includes: rasmalai
, cottage cheese dumplings served in sweetened flavoured milk topped with pistachio and almonds, and gajar ka halwa, a dessert made of grated carrots, almonds, raisins slow cooked in sweetened milk.
This will be followed by most favoured Indian sweets such as Gajar Ka Halwa, Rasmalai
and Kulfi Falooda.
To perfect your fine dining experience, try the GulabJamun Saffron Cheesecake, Rasmalai
Chocolate Mousse and Gajrela Roll which are crispy fried rolls of the "Gajarkahalwa" served with a silky rabri and ice-cream.
Most restaurant owners will concur that we can never fully switch-off from the smell of success, which in my case is chefs plating up biryani, chicken handi, achar ghosht, chicken Karachi, aloo mutter, dal fry, zarda and rasmalai
, basically a creamy and milky syrup, originated in North India.
Cake (recipe by Chaiti Chowdhury) Rasmalai
cake is a fusion dessert in which a spongy cake is soaked with thick cardamom and saffron flavoured rabri.
In sweets, you can have custard, sponge rasgullah, paneer kheer, sugar-free rasmalai
It had gulab jamuns, rasmalai
, date kulfi and yoghurt-jaggery ice cream, the last of which was new to me but I relished every bite of it.
Desserts include Rasmalai
, sweet dumplings of cottage cheese served in sweetened flavoured milk, garnished with pistachio and almonds; Phirni, a traditional firm rice and milk pudding flavoured with aromatic spices; and seasonal Gajar Ka Halwa, a Punjabi dessert made of grated carrots, almonds, raisins slow cooked in sweetened milk and flavoured with mawa.
The flowers are also used to flavour food; Kewara essence is used in numerous Indian sweets like rasogolla, petha (candied gourd or winter squash), rasmalai
and burfi, (especially in Rajasthan).
Whole milk is often recommended for burfi, a fudge-like dessert using cardamom and pistachios, while two percent is often used for rasmalai
cheese patties that steep in sweetened cream.
Just like everyone else celebrating, high fat and high sugar foods, such as barfi and rasmalai
, can be enjoyed in moderation.