While COVID-19 restrictions have been extended yet again, there is no reason for these rules to put a damper on your festive celebrations. Rather, take the opportunity to enjoy the best meals from the comfort of your own home with Vogue Singapore’s curated list for takeaways and edible gifts to light up your Diwali celebrations.
From Tiffin Room’s exclusive Diwali Experience menu and Punjab Grill’s festive five-course set menu to Shahi Maharani’s Treasures Sugar & Spice Box and artisanal chocolates in the shape of diyas, make this Diwali (or Deepavalli as it is also known) a celebration of the multifaceted flavours of Indian cuisine.
Celebrate the festival of lights with a special Diwali dining experience presented by award-winning Chef de Cuisine Kuldeep Negi. Available for dining in and takeaways, savour the specially curated Diwali Experience menu available from now till 7 November. Start your meal with the Golgappa Shots–a trio of deep-fried crispy puffed bread stuffed with mint and mango and topped with sweet tamarind or yoghurt—and the grilled Tandoori Lobster served alongside onion fritters and mint chutney. Main courses such as garlic naan and carom seed laccha parantha are served with curries in the restaurant’s signature tiffin. Highlights include Nariyali Gosht Chaap, a lamb chop, coconut and mustard seed curry; Doi Maach, barramundi with yoghurt and spices, and Sarson Da Murgh–succulent boneless chicken leg served in a mustard leaf gravy.
Honour the tradition of gift-giving with the Tiffin Room’s exquisitely-curated mithai. Delicately handcrafted by Chef Kuldeep Negi and presented in a beautiful gift box, savour the melange of festive flavours with an aromatic mix of premium ingredients including fruits, nuts and spices.
Fans of Indian fine dining would be no stranger to Rang Mahal. The Michelin Plate recipient has a legacy spanning five decades for its repertoire of flavours and textures from the northern, southern and coastal regions of India. This Diwali, make the most of your festival meal with Rang Mahal@Home—which, as the name suggests, includes heart-warming meals to liven up your at-home dining experience. You can’t go wrong with the Old Delhi Butter Chicken or the Jodhpuri Laal Maas–slow-cooked lamb cubes in a mathania chilli curry. Finish your meal on a sweet note with the Rang Mahal’s special range of Diwali sweets or mithais–a selection of Pista Burfi, Coconut Ladoo, Dates and Oats Mithai and more. Made fresh daily, these are the perfect treats to share the joy of the season with family and friends.
Elegant yet contemporary, dining at Shahi Maharani is a royal experience for all. This Diwali, spend the festival of lights with your loved ones from the comfort of your own home with Shahi Maharani’s specially curated Celebratory Diwali Menu. Start your meal with favourites such as Murgh Malai Tikka—grilled chicken marinated with cream and spices—and Stuffed Tandoori Aloo—potatoes stuffed with vegetables and dried fruit. Don’t miss out on the Diwali special: Rajasthani Laal Maas–a fiery meat curry made with Kashmiri red chillies and other Rajasthani spices. Keeping with the tradition of sweet beginnings, be sure to get a Treasures Sugar & Spice Box–a beautifully etched tijori (treasure chest) filled with a selection of 15 handmade mithais. Perfect for gift exchange, these boxes are filled with sugar, spice and everything nice.
To dine at Punjab Grill is to take an epicurean journey through the richly diverse Punjab region. Here, the everyday sarson da saag (vegetarian curry made with mustard greens and spice) and makki di roti (a flat, unleavened bread made from corn flour) are elevated with a contemporary touch and a dash of panache. This Diwali, enjoy an exquisitely crafted five-course set menu by Chef Javed. Highlights include the Punjab Grill Baby Lamb Shank and a Truffle Paneer Kofta with Saffron Korma Sauce from the vegetarian menu.
Before you leave, make sure you get one of Punjab Grill’s special Mithai boxes to spread the sweets of happiness with your loved ones. Filled with mouth-watering varieties such Dark Chocolate and Saffron Anjeer Roulade, Hazelnut and Alphonso Mango delight, Macadamia Nuts and Pistachio surprise, Sensational Dates and Figs delight and White Chocolate Milk Cake delight, there’s no sweeter way to celebrate the festival of lights.
Podi & Poriyal
Spread the festive cheer of Diwali with Podi & Poriyal’s Deepavali Gift Hamper. Prepared and packaged with love, each hamper can be filled with items freshly made in Paati’s (grandmother) kitchen. Choose between spice mixes such as Pulikaichal Mix (tamarind rice mix), sweets including Adhirasam, Mysore Pak and Dates Halwa, savoury Bottles of Mixture and Podi (dried powder made with lentils and spices). No hamper would be complete without Podi & Poriyal’s Signature Cocktail Infusions—Curry Leaf Gin, Cumin Rum and Betel Leaf Whiskey. Also available for the first time in Singapore, to cap off your celebrations, is a bottle of Rampur Avasa single malt whisky or Amrut Nilgiris Indian dry gin. Now that’s one way to get the celebration started.
Lovingly handmade in small batches, Amrta chocolates offers artisanal chocolates with gluten, dairy and sugar free options. Here, dark chocolate is creatively mixed with all natural ingredients to create a guilt-free treat that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Best known for their “Bark in the Dark” range–luxurious slabs of silky 74% Dark Chocolate, studded with a choice of gently toasted nuts, dried fruits and other natural ingredients, every slab is carefully tempered and handcrafted by chocolatier Ambika. This Diwali, choose from a trio of exclusive, desi-inspired flavours to spread the joyful spirit. With specials such as the Almond Orange Solid Chocolate Diya, Pistachio Cardamom Solid Chocolate Paisleys and Rose and Pistachio Bark, Amrta chocolates are guaranteed to light up your faces and home this festive season.
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Established in 2014, Anjali Chocolat uses the finest ingredients—Belgian Couverture, fresh cream, butter, whole spices and fruit puree, to create a luxurious chocolate experience. From Chai Spiced to Strawberry Fennel truffles and soft Mejdool dates filled with toasted walnuts and dipped in a semisweet chocolate, choose between 10 festive chocolates and truffles to create a gift box that carries all your heartfelt sentiments for the occasion. What’s more, all gift boxes are hand embellished with a traditional Indian ornament for an extra special festive treat.