Post updated with newer pics from a recent visit.
Hope you have all tried Sutarfeni – the sweet, shredded, flaky, rice dough, topped with pista and almonds. What a dangerous agent it is; melts my self-discipline, and like a slobbering idiot I empty a pound of this “buddi ka baal” in no time.
Growing up, Parsi Dairy Farm on Princess Street, Mumbai were the purveyors of the best sutarfeni in town. Over the last couple of decades, Dayaram Damodar Mithaiwala, or simply D. Damodar at the Dadar TT Circle has caught up with the hallowed Parsi Dairy. All family and friends swear by D Damodar. The only way to put this controversy to rest was to actually go to both places and try out their sutarfeni. A hazardous task indeed, but someone had to do it. After munching on sutarfeni at both places and washing it down with mitha lassi, the verdict is in.
Its a Tie!
Parsi Dairy Farm is still superb, the queen of indian Desserts. But considering that D Damodar has caught up with Parsi Dairy, it gets the nod! (My post on Parsi Dairy).