The air around is whiff with festivity. Most localities have quite a few cracker stalls up and running. Evenings at most market places are jam packed with last-minute shoppers. Sweets are an important part of the festival of Deepavali. From the ghee-based rava laddoos, mysore pak to adhirasams, coconut barfis, kalajamun and ras malai; you are spoilt for choice. But if you are left in the lurch about which sweet to buy from which Shop, then here is a quick guide to top choices:
SRI KRISHNA SWEETS
This time the popular sweet shop has happy hours. Customers can get 10 per cent discount on sweets purchased from 10 pm to 6 am and the sweet shop will remain open round-the-clock.
Here Deepavali specials include cashew bites and badam halwa. They also have more than 70 varieties of karas (savouries) including ladies finger chips, bitter gourd chips and different types of thattais. You can taste them and choose. Mysore Pak from Sri Krishna continues to be the eternal favourite and is a huge draw during the festival.
THE GRAND SWEETS AND SNACKS
Although they have many branches, their store at Adyar is a favourite during Deepavali. There is a huge demand for adhirasam, their speciality, and murukku. The adhirasam is made the traditional way here. It is not disclosed but the taste surely can’t be replicated. But that’s not all – just like several other sweet shops in the city, you have the Grand Sweets ensemble that has an assortment of yummy mouth-watering variety of sweets. Also on offer at this store are a few varieties of thokku.
Adyar Anand Bhavan
The shop receives orders in bulk and most customers drop in on the day before the festival to pick up their goodies. Amongst other things that are favourites at the place are malai peda, coconut barfi and paneer jamun. They’ve assorted gift boxes ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 2,500 because of growing demand.