A little more about this Mithai
While many would associate the ghats of Varanasi with its medley of chaat and famed hand woven silk, it is also house to the traditional Lal Pedha. This local delicacy is essentially pedha that is cooked continuously in high heat until the sucrose in it caramelizes fully, giving the pedha a reddish hue and a nutty caramel flavour.
While traditionally the pedha is served as is with a patterned stamp on it, we realised the pedha with it’s natural caramel flavour had a lot more potential and we wanted to nuance it with a few additional textures. Just like our Malai Pedha, our Lal Pedha is made into small cylinders using a mould. This is then filled with a rich and silky dulce de leche caramel. To elevate this further, we wanted to add some crunch to break through all the soft textures. For this we decided to add chunks of peanut honeycomb to resemble a ‘nougat’ that contributes to that sticky and crunchy toffee like mouth feel. All of this is then sealed with a delicate malai pedha flower that has been sprayed.
Bite into our Dulce De Leche Pedha and be suprised by all the flavours that follow!