Deepavali or Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time for sweet beginnings. Also known as the Hindu New Year, the festival is considered to be an extremely auspicious time. This joyous occasion involves multi-hued traditional clothes, brightly lit homes, dressed-up streets and temples, and yummy Indian sweets.
To celebrate Diwali 2021 in Singapore, we’ve uncovered the best Indian food you can get delivered to your home, gorgeous gift ideas, and Indian sweets (known as mithai) to gift to family, friends and business partners as a symbol of good luck and well wishes for a sweet, prosperous year ahead.
So here’s a list of the top mithai boxes and hampers in Singapore.
If you are looking for premium, designer-quality Diwali mithai in Singapore, then you’ll love the collection by our favourite gifting brand The Hamper Story.
With 5 out of 9 mithai gift hampers left, their Jharokha Diwali Gift Hamper, Parampara Diwali Gift Hamper, Nazrana Diwali Gift Hamper are ones that include Rose Petal Ladoo and Pistachio Saffron Ladoo specially flown in from India.
Want Diwali gifts for your clients or team members? The Hamper Story provides corporate gifts for a number of leading banks and organisations in Singapore and each gift hamper can be personalised.
ANJALICHOCOLAT, an artisan chocolatier, has special handcrafted creations including Pistachio Praline, Cashew Nut Praline and Almond Praline - all considered the most premium of nuts, and are a favourite during Deepavali.
Their Premium Deepavali Gift Box - a delectable array of 16 Deepavali-inspired chocolate truffles, plus pralines, orangettes, almond dragees, and chocolate mendiants or go all out with the Luxury Deepavali Gift Box consisting of 50 hand-made bonbons and truffles, made using the season's finest ingredients.
Shahi Maharani’s finest selection of artisanal handcrafted Diwali goodies is packaged in elegant gift boxes and jars especially for the festive season. Curated for this Diwali, their Sweets Chef has come up with a new decadent mithai - a Rose Coconut Ladoo stuffed with rose petal paste and nuts.
The Indian sweet boxes also carry Shahi Maharani’s regular mouthwatering classics - Mango Surprise (mango and white chocolate), Milk Cake (milk fudge), Stuffed Cashew Roll (with pistachio swirls), Walnut Gram Flour Burfi, Almond Blueberry Roll and not forgetting their ever-popular treat Fig & Nut Roll garnished with chia seeds.
We love that all of Shahi Maharani’s sweets and savouries are vegetarian and freshly made daily. The Diwali gift boxes come in a variety of options and price points such as the Gulab Jamun and Savoury snacks boxes at S$38, Celebration Box at S$60, Festive Box at S$80, and the absolutely stunning Treasure Box at S$98.
Moghul Sweets is a household name in Singapore. Since 1996, they have been making the best mithai in their humble store in Little India, making them the first and oldest Indian sweet shop in Singapore.
If you’re like us where we prefer our mithai, the way it is supposed to be - simple and authentic, this is the shop for you. Our favourites are their Kaju Barfi, Motichoor Ladoo and Milk Peda. Trust us, we highly recommend that you pre-order your mithai from them as we know how long the queue can get.
THE SPICE ADDA invites us all to celebrate Diwali with their Annual Seasonal Special; a range of limited edition artisan sweets handcrafted by Michelin-starred Chef Manjunath Mural.
The Diwali 2021 Edition features 6 flavours of sweets, available in three stunning and vibrant boxes - combinations of teal, pink and orange. Amongst the 3 new flavours, two stand out: Mango & Lotus with roasted chia seeds; and Paan (betel leaves) & Pistachio. Returning favourite from last year is Lychee & Gulkand (rose compote). Not sickeningly sweet, these mithai are well balanced and delicious.
Their handcrafted sweets do not contain preservatives and are suitable for vegetarians. The Delight Box comes with 18 mithai in 3 flavours; the Premium Box with 30 mithai in all 6 flavours; and the Executive Box with 15 mithai in 5 flavours, a candle holder, and nuts - great for corporate gifts!
This fun Indian restaurant at Clarke Quay with full-on Bollywood vibes offers authentic Indian fusion cuisine. This Diwali, their mithai boxes (S$60 for 12 pieces) are a mix of traditional Indian sweets, given the Gabbar twist. You can choose to have a mix of flavours or customise your Mithai box as per your liking.
Made fresh upon order, Chef’s Special Rose Ka Kand is essentially Gulkand (rose) and kalakand filled with nuts and topped with edible silver. For a less sweet option, try Zanjeer - figs, pistachio, and walnut rolls that have no added sugar. Those who love Gajar (carrot) halwa will be delighted to try Carroteshawar.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has specially curated an elegant Diwali sweet box that is presented in a magnetic box that comes in a beautiful shade of teal, purple, and gold, with an assortment of six different sweets - Khajur Burfi, Besan Burfi (our favourite), Coconut Burfi, Motichoor Laddu Burfi, Milk Mawaand and Anjeer Burfi.
Available online at S$68 per box with pick-up from Colony Bakery and delivery options till 4 November 2021.
Raffles Hotel Singapore’s historic Tiffin Room is offering exquisitely curated handmade Diwali sweet treats, mithai made from premium ingredients including fruits, nuts, and spices.
Presented in a beautifully fashioned gift box, the mithai gift box includes 15 pieces of sweet treats in an assortment of five delightful flavours, including Churma Ladoo which is very balanced in taste and has a touch of gold flakes, Katli Aam which is made with Almond and Mango, Pista Paan (our favourite), Moong Dal Burfi, and Kaju Strawberry Burf, is now available for takeaway and delivery via RafflesGrabandGo.com till 7 November.
A brilliant initiative by Shangri-La Singapore this year is their Milaap High Tea Set. Priced at S$78 nett, this 3-tier afternoon tea set comes with both sweet and savouries. Our favourites were their Masala Tempered Chicken on Turmeric Roll, Spiced Indian Curry Egg with Seaweed Sandwich, Kaju Katli, Motichoor Laddoo and Doha Burfi. A 24 hour pre-order is required from now till 7th November 2021.