Pure vegetarian Punjabi cuisine

Satisfy your hankering for traditional Indian sweets with a range of home-made traditional sweets at J. H. Lovely Sweets.

Goldy [Right] serving customers at his
sidewalk cafe along Jalan Trus
This sweet journey started more than 10 years ago Parveen Kumar Paal Singh better known as Goldy, came to Johor Baru to cook for temple events here and in Butterworth and Labuan.  His food was so impressive that he was even invited to cater for a private event in Langkawi.

As his sweets and vegetarian cuisine became increasingly popular, Goldy decided to start a small café.  Today his café for pure vegetarian cuisine, is a popular stopover for temple devotees, regulars, shoppers and even tourists.

“Deepavali is one of our busiest seasons for sweets,” said Goldy, who takes orders for special occasions like weddings.  Besides running his café, he is kept busy with private catering orders which he does for a minimum of 10 guests.

His kitchen team are adept in preparing takeaways for regulars, while serving at the cafe.  At Tiffin time, the Indian habit of an afternoon light meal, their tiny work space is abuzz with activity.  Meanwhile customers drop by to pick their favourite choices of sweets from the display counter.

A selection of popular sweets by J H Lovely Sweets
Goldy said there are no shortcuts to making soft and fluffy chapatti.  He explains that plain unleavened flatbread is known as chapatti while the stuffed version is called paratha.

Start with an appetizer of Pani Puri served in a set of six bite-size puri discs with their tops cracked and hollow insides filled with chopped potatoes and coriander leaves.

Then squirt a drop of two types of sauces – sweet and mint – into the discs before the whole disc is popped into your mouth to experience an amazing burst of flavours!

A serving of Pani Puri is a set of six
Snack on giant samosa with Masala Tea or chilled Mango Lassi.  Savour freshly made chapatti with vegetable side dishes like ladies fingers and bitter gourd.  

Or pick from stuffed chapatti choices like Yoghurt & Cauliflower Paratha, Ladies Fingers & Cheese Paratha and Cauliflower & Potato Paratha.  

Then end your meal sweetly with Gulab Jammun, Jelebi, original Laddu, Motichoor Laddu, Chocolate Barfi, plain Barfi, Almond Barfi, Pistachio Barfi and Kaju Barfi.

 A serving of chapatti with vegetable choices like ladies fingers and bitter gourd
Regulars declare that the cuisine here is like the taste of home and some even insist that they feel as if mother was cooking in the kitchen!

J. H. Lovely Sweets [Pure Vegetarian] at 418-5, Jalan Trus, Johor Baru.  Open daily 10am to 10pm.  Tel: 016 - 7950798.

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