9 Days of Navratri – 9 Days of Sweets
Navratri Special Offer at Mystic Flavours
Navratri which literally translates to nine nights is a hindu festival which is celebrated usually in the months of September and October in India. It is celebrated to honour Maa Durga or the feminine form of the divine. Navratri is ceebrated across the nation but they do so differently in different parts of India. In the western part of India Navaratri is celebrated with the culmination of the victory of Lord Ram over the evil Ravana on the day of Dussera. While in the eastern part of India they usually have a big celebration and puja in the honour of Maa Durga. Although the rituals might be the same, the common theme now across all of India is the spirit of festivities, fun and of course Garba. Garba is a dance that was popularised in Gujarat and places near by but which has now spread all across India.
Mystic Flavours in Warje wanted to mark the occasion of Navaratri in some special way. What is more special than getting together with your family and friends and dining on some fine food. But to really make the occasion special Mystic Flavours and Rugved decided to provide a surprise to the customers by providing them each with a special complementary dessert at the end of their meal. Nothing says love like free dessert at the end of your meal isn’t it?
Day 1: Gulab Jamun – Imagine finishing you mean and having tasty gulab jamun kept in front of you. That too for free. The look on the faces of our guests was absolutely priceless. They were so happy infact that they ended up ordering the very popular vanilla ice cream to have with their hot piping gulab jamun.
Day 2: Cham Cham – Cham Cham or Chomchom as it is poularly known in East India is a very popular dessert in Bengal. It comes a wide variety of colours such as light pink, yellow or white. The dessert is usually garnished with coconut scrapings to add additional flavours to the already delightful juicy tastes
Day 3: Malai Sandwich – is a famous Bengali sweet-dish recipe made from milk, paneer and khoya.
Day 4: Ras Malai – Just thinking about ras malai is getting me salivating. It is one of my personal favourites in the dessert category. The soft round sweet dessert that has been dipped in sweet ras made of milk. Ras malai is not only tasty but it adds a bit of health aspect to the dessert category as well. The ras malai served was especially delicious that day and I had quite a few myself.
Day 5: Kalakand Burfee – Kalakand can be made by using either condensed milk or by using milk powder, but the traditional way of making Kalakand is with using full cream. The cream is to be turned into khava and slightly hardened using ghee to make them into a cake form which if done well turns out quite beutifully.
Day 6: Motichur Laddu – Yummy yummy motichur laddu. A motichur laddu is basically a combination of several small boondi, which have been sweetened with ghee and sugar and milk. I mean what is not to like right? Mystic Flavours in Warje had customers lined up to have the special Motichur laddu that we had prepared specially for the day.
With three days to go, let us know what desserts were your favourites and which one you wish you had seen on the menu. We can still try and implement the desserts you suggest for our other offers we run at Mystic Flavours. At Mystic Flavours we are constantly trying different methods to woo our customers and make them feel more at home. If you have any suggestions for us, please do let us know. Our ears and our hearts are always open for you.