Master chef Ajay Chopra is poised to introduce a groundbreaking transformation to the realm of Indian sweets with the launch of Kshir & Canelé. This venture aspires to become India’s premier hub for contemporary, artisanal mithais and pastries, redefining the culinary landscape.
The first store opens at Sector 65, Gurgaon, marking the beginning of a culinary revolution. With plans for further expansion nationwide, Kshir & Canelé presents a captivating fusion of Indian mithai and pastry, enriched with a tantalizing variety of global flavors.
The brand embodies both purity and innovation, serving as the canvas for Chef Chopra’s visionary culinary expertise. It aims to redefine perceptions surrounding Indian sweets and pastries by harmoniously blending them with international flavors, creating a delightful experience that captivates the global palate. These culinary masterpieces seamlessly unite the realms of nostalgia and novelty, presenting groundbreaking flavors inspired by a rich multicultural heritage.
In Sanskrit, “Kshir” signifies milk, representing abundance and purity, and is a fundamental ingredient in numerous beloved Indian desserts. Conversely, “Canelé” is a French term denoting a petite pastry infused with vanilla, featuring a luscious custard center and a caramelized crust. Thus, the carefully chosen name “Kshir & Canelé” harmoniously blends the essence of Indian and French flavors, presenting them as an artistic culinary composition.
“Six years ago, I envisioned a brand that would bring to life a melange of my love for Indian mithai and delightful western confections, and in 2022, I saw light to the same with Kshir & Canelé. I have re-imagined the traditional Indian Mithai in A French inspired Avatar and we bring to you this newness of thoughtful flavours in a luxe box affordable for everyone. The box can be customised and comes in different sizes for every occasion and every palate,” says Chopra, co-founder of the brand.