One of the things I remember most vividly about being a child is visiting Leicester and trawling up and down Belgrave Road looking at sarees before finally getting to the Indian sweet mart and stocking up on ladoos and pendas. I love Indian sweets, or mithai, and miss them a great deal now I don’t go there as often.
Delhish make handmade Indian mithai, which I was delighted to hear about – mithai in the post! I was sent a box to review and immediately after opening it I was brought back to those little shops in Leicester crammed with colourful sweets, piled high.
Inside there were kaju fancies (the watermelon shapes), brown penda, kaju pistachio roll, besan ladoo and white and green burfi. They were very, very sweet, as most Indian sweets are, so maybe could have done with a bit more cardamon or other spices in places. The burfi was my favourite, soft and buttery as a good burfi should be, and nice and bright!
You can buy Delhish sweets and savouries online. I think next time I’d go for motichoor ladoo and kesar penda – my favourites! They also sell gulab juman, which you must try!
I was sent these sweets free of charge by Delhish to review but, as always, all opinions are my own!