Ande ka Meetha 💛
On my usual routine to pick up some mutton biryani from @chichabastaj for my trip back to Bombay. I walk into the restaurant and place my order when I notice a huge container on the counter.
“What is that!?”, I ask the owner with extreme curiosity.
“Ande ka meetha!”, he said.
“Yes, here! Have a taste!”, he said as he served me a piece.
One bite sent me into pure bliss!
An Islamic dish that’s made on special occasions like weddings and birthdays. Made with eggs, khova, ghee, saffron and a punch of cardamom. Dense and indulgent, this desert is not to be taken lightly.
I couldn’t think of anything more perfect to cut and devour on my birthday.
So there we were, with four pieces of ande ka metha, packed into a box, on our way home.
And of course, mum couldn’t let me cut a piece of dessert on my birthday. So her creative mind stuffed the four pieces into a serving bowl, turned upside down to form a small cake.
And to add the cherry on top, she added the cherry on top! 🍒
Such a beautiful dessert. To be savoured in small bits. But no one said anything about eating it in small bits consecutively 🤷🏻♀️
If you’re ever in the area, stop by @chichabastaj and have a piece!