A LITTLE BIT OF PUDDING AND LOADS OF PIE
By Shreya Chowdhury
Lurking around Malviya Nagar on a hungry afternoon, I stumbled upon Pudding & Pie. As the name suggests, it’s a haven for scrumptious desserts. Ratti Sharma, the owner of this quaint little shop started baking in 1997, when she would supply desserts and bread to other shops. About 5 years ago, she opened her own retail shop in C 60, Shivalik Road, Malviya Nagar.
A must-try here is the Arabian Honey Cake. With a generous helping of almonds and honey, it transports one to the stories of Arabian nights. It is soft and light, and not very sweet. The sweet honey smell just enhances the entire experience.
Another signature item is the German Chocolate Cake. It is a beautiful concoction of almond, walnuts, peanuts, butter and chocolate sauce. It is a treat for chocolate and nut lovers! It is dense and moist and very rich, but tastes heavenly.
A personal favourite is their Red Velvet Cake. Though the colour may be misleading, the taste is out of this world. The rich cake with the fresh cream in the mouth is pure ecstasy.
Pudding & Pie also has savory dishes. The mutton lasagna and spinach quiche are the most popular dishes. Their chilli cheese toast is also a good choice if one wants a light snack. It has a good balance of onion, chilli and spices and very good quality of bread. However, we expected a bit more cheese on the toast. Overall, it was a nice snack.
When one enters the shop, they are welcomed by the sweet smell of the baked goodies. The bright colours and the pretty lighting make it a charming place to spend evenings with friends over a cup of tea and cakes.
Ratti Sharma still takes orders. Her contact number is 9811021119.