It might be the end of the Festival of Lights, but for the Indian fine dining restaurant, Rang Mahal, there's still time to experience that Diwali magic. While there are many ethnic cuisines to try from, Indian, especially one that's inspired by Ayurveda, an Indian alternative health system, might prove welcoming to the palate as well as to the body. Rang Mahal's Chef Milind Sovani, creates three Diwali specials that are less greasy and healthier than its contemporaries.
Dishes like the starter, the Lotus Root and Avocado Kebab, whose star ingredient is the asparagus racemose dressing that's known to boost the immune system or the Soya Paneer & Edamame Stir Fried in Ginger and Kerala Pepper—that comes with brown rice pulao—we didn't notice a marked change in our health but it tasted great even if there weren't any medicinal qualities to it. (Even the dessert, a Wheat Germ & Barley Kheer Pudding, is promised to aid digestion and also boost the immune system.)
And if you're lucky, Rang Mahal might have some traditional mithais to cap off the meal. Usually made with sugar, butter and ghee, this selection of mithais features goji berry, sunflower seeds, pistachios, among others and it looks and tastes like the real mithais as close as possible.
The Diwali specials are only available today at any of Rang Mahal's two restaurants (at Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard and 41 Seah Street).