Sweet Beginnings

It is common in Indian traditions to feed guests something sweet when they first enter your home. When sugar was first introduced into Europe, it was a status symbol, and desserts were served as a first course. We want to re-assert the importance of these traditions and emphasize the need for sweet beginnings. We hope that seeing these humble desserts dressed up and ready to party will inspire you to show off your sweet goodness as part of the festivities.

Burfi

The rich, milky array of goodies that create burfi can wear a tuxedo with just a few nuts and a fancy plate. Since burfi comes in all colors, shapes and sizes, find the presentation options that enhance the natural nuttiness and earthy colors of these amazing desserts. You can even find it wearing shimmering silver leaf.

 Shimmering Cashew (Kaju) Barfi

Shimmering Cashew (Kaju) Barfi

 

Laddu

Symbolizing wealth and prosperity, these golden nuggets are the center of any celebration. They can be made from a variety of ingredients, but no ceremony is complete without them. Place them on gorgeous stands, a few to a customer, to really make them shine.

 Luscious Laddoos

Luscious Laddoos

Jalebi

The golden yellows and oranges of the jalebi and its cousin, imarti, stand out beautifully on a blue background. They are always finger-lickin’ good!

 Golden Jalebis

Golden Jalebis

Gulab Jamun

The syrupy goodness of G-jams are unmatched in shape, color and flavor (top image). When warm they are soft pillows of milky richness. Serving them floating in a glass bowl shows off their deep color to good advantage.

Rice Pudding (Kheer)

The creamy richness of traditional rice pudding shines out in a sea of sweets. It can be syrupy sweet or have just a hint of cardamom. Either way, kheer is an ever-present offering at ceremonies and celebrations.

 Traditional Rice Pudding served with Contemporary Style

Traditional Rice Pudding served with Contemporary Style