Desi Desserts with a Difference


“Dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance.” – chef Edward Lee

Well, the dessert brand I am going to talk about in the blog post today, for sure made me do a happy dance each time I binged on their offerings. If you have been a fan (or even not) of Indian desserts, you would be amazed by the unique and interesting range of items which they let you relish. I quite second the fact which the brand urges that Khoya is the essence of true Indian sweets wherein they use fresh and organic ingredients.

Before we share more on our first-hand experience trying the desserts by Khoya Mithai, we thought that we would let you learn more from the one who has worked rather hard on this brand.

In Conversation with Siddharth Mathur, Director, Head – Food & Beverage, Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt Ltd…

Q: In times when the non-Indian desserts are such a rage and every now and then we get spoilt with even more choices- how did such a concept occur or did you feel that this was the need of the hour?
A: Need of the hour for sure! Indian desserts have such great heritage and a special place in our culture, we wanted to bring that back. I also enjoy non-Indian desserts, but felt that mithai was underrepresented at the higher end of the spectrum, hence Khoya was born.Khoya_27895

Q: Sweets in general are facing this constant challenge of pleasing the increasing number of diet conscious consumers, what is the most appropriate offering from your brand for them?
A: We have a delicious Date & Nut Barfi as well as the Fig Barfi both of which have no added sugar and contain ingredients that are good for you!

Q: Tell us about that one creation of yours which is a must try or the one that has been the hot-seller? Also, talk us through if any new additions are in the pipeline?
A: The Walnut Peda is not only my favourite, but has had resounding appreciation. It is made of roasted khoya filled with a slightly crunchy walnut praline filling. We have just launched 12 flavours but one of the exciting works in progress is our Orange Barfi. It is smooth, well-balanced and has a wonderful marmalade finish.

Q: Following are few occasions, we want you to recommend one offering of yours against each which would make for the most appropriate giveaway for that occasion…
A: Okay then for,

  • Baby Shower – Walnut Peda
  • Mehendi – Pink Motichoor Ladoo
  • House Warming – Besan Ladoo
  • Christmas – Date & Nut Barfi

And of course, it’s even better is to order a mixed variety box, so that there is something for everyone!

So, now that you have heard from the man himself, I just want to say that I couldn’t stopping binging on their Walnut Peda, I have always been a Peda fan but this is something else! Also, I feel with Khoya, you get the opportunity to gift your favourite Indian desserts but in such a classy fashion. And what’s even better is the twist with which it comes, I mean I had never heard of Walnut Peda or Brown Sugar Besan Ladoo for that matter!

And lastly, even mom is a big fan of theirs now, I asked her quickly and honestly tell me, “Would you consider them for my wedding gifts?” And she replied, “Of course, YES!”

This is one brand which you must try if you are a true desi-dessert lover!

Much Love,

Pictures Courtesy: Khoya Mithai

Head over Heels in Love with these Diwali Hampers!

It is absolutely our favourite time of the year and we just love everything thing about it. The colourful Diwali Melas, the fun-filled catch-up sessions and yes, the pleasant surprises which knock our doors as well. A thoughtful gift packed with love is always welcome but considering each household sometimes gets too many presents, we want our readers to stand apart and not just that-we are even coming to your rescue at this crucial time to help you select just the perfect gift for your dear ones in case you are still in a fix!!! Here are our top five ideas after much browsing around. These are creative, fun, wise and make us go- WE WANT THEM!!!

  1. Kulfi Hamper from Pop Up Hut- To be honest, this is the first time we realized that something like this is even possible. Isn’t it an amazing idea to notch up the sweetness when you are hitting your friend’s place for a cozy get-together. They have enticing flavours ranging from Malai, Kesar Pista, Meetha Paan, Thandai and Gulkand. What is more is that it is packaged beautifully in an ice-box and costs INR 850. And some of you are rather lucky for they even deliver within Mumbai.Facebook Page-@popuphut

  2. Truffles Hamper from Paper to Bag- Did someone just say that Truffles are always a good idea? Well, if they look this good, then why not? This pretty box comprises of 6 Assorted Truffles! What is even more tempting is the fact that they are very well priced. And we did read up in a daily about this on-going collaboration of theirs with Bakehouse23- thank you guys for coming up with what looks like absolutely amazing stuff!
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  3. Diwali Hamper from Ambrosia by Ritu Gupta- Post getting these, I am sure your friends would be left asking for me as this pack of goodness has everything that one could ask for- a Date and Caramel Shortcake, Fig and Cinnamon Bars, White Chocolate and Cranberry Fudge and, Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies. We are getting pumped up with excitement by just writing about it. And just look at it, doesn’t it look super classy?
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  4. Cookie Hamper from Something Of Our Own- Talk about a gift which would sure be remembered for good would be something as simple and as unique as this. Did you ever think of Mini Cookies in Test Tubes, well they did and they have truly impressed us as well!!!
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    Here is truly hoping you enjoyed this festive post as much as we did putting it together for you!!!

    Helipadonheels wishes you all the Brightest Diwali!!!