Bengali Sweets to add to your shopping basket this Durga Puja
By Sutikshya Mallick | Oct 04, 2019
It's that time of the year again, where every city has swathed itself in twinkling lights, to welcome goddess Durga and her nine manifestations. Ask any Bengali living outside of Bengal, and s/he will tell you how much they miss their city of joy during this time. We all know Bengal is home for some of the finest delectable delicacies, but it also boasts of a resplendent sweet heritage. Here, we take a look at seven delectable Bengali sweets that you need to add to your shopping basket this Durga Puja!
Considered as the king of Indian sweets, Rosogulla (in Bengali) is a very popular traditional Bengali dessert made with fresh cottage cheese.
Patishapta can be called the Indian cousin of French thin and crispy crepes. Stuffed with jaggery, and grated coconut, Patishapta is one of the forms of rice cake which is famous across East India.
Can be rightly classified as ‘sweet heaven’, the outside layer is made up of grated khoya and powdered sugar, while the inner layer has tiny Rosogullas.
A melt-in-your-mouth dessert that is moist and sweet and all things nice! Think of it as another version of the Jalebi that just deliciously disintegrates on contact.
Hailing from the extended family of Pantuas and Gulab Jamuns, Langcha is an old-fashioned Bengali sweet. Deep fried Indian cottage cheese in cylindrical shape simmered and soaked in sugar syrup, this sweet treat is loved by everyone!
A typical Bengali rice dish that is sweet and packed with flavours, Sita Bhog is a distinct Bengali dessert made with rice and chena vermicelli and mini jamuns called Nikuti.
Nolen Gurer Sondesh
Bengal's all-time favourite Sondesh when made from Bengal's favourite jaggery (or what we call it as ‘Gur’) results in a dessert that's simply out of the world -- Nolen Gurer Sondesh.