If you are a foody and also have a sweet tooth, this article is for you. As we all know Bengal festivals are known for their sweet dishes, here we have some of the best and Famous Bengali Sweet Dishes from Roshgulla to Kheer Kadom to Shor Bhaja. Have fun.
1) Famous Bengali Sweet Dishes: Roshogolla
The most popular mouthwatering sweet dish in In Indian subcontinent and South Asia is Roshogolla. It is also called Rasgulla, rashari, or Rasagola. The ball-shaped, soft, and spongy whitish desert is mostly prepared during festivals. Chhena, Semolina, milk, and sugar are the main ingredients in the recipe. The ras or sugary syrup is squeezed out before eating the spongy round balls.
A single Roshogolla contains about 200 calories where a major part of it is carbohydrates. There are different variations in Roshogolla like reddish Roshogolla, Kesar Roshogola, and different shapes for Roshogolla.
2) Bhapa Doi
The creamy, pudding-like texture with the intense flavor of dark caramel and pinch of sour flavor in it is none other than Mishti Doi. The desert in itself is very high in the goodness of milk and milk products. The desert contains yogurt, condensed milk, curd, and sugar as the main ingredients.
The condensed milk, yogurt is first fermented and then mixed well. The jaggery or sugar powder is added to give the dish a sweet flavor. Dry fruits like pista, almonds, and cashews are added as the topping. After refrigerating overnight the chilled Mishti Doi is served.
3) Kheer Kodom
Kher Kodom, Rosh Kodom, or Ras Kadam is a small ball shaped sweet dish mostly liked by people of Bengal. The sweet contains three layers. The ball of Rasgulla is covered with a layer of mava or khoya and then the outer surface is covered by poppy seeds. The khoya or mava, milk, and flour are the main ingredients. This dish competes with the flavors of all other types of kheer made in the other parts of the country.
The most sugary sweet dish of the Bengal region Sandesh is easy to prepare during the festive season. The desert contains condensed milk, sugar, jaggery, and paneer as its main ingredients. Milk is first converted to paneer. Homemade paneer is much preferred. After adding sugar or jaggery the small balls of Sandesh are prepared. The balls are topped with dry fruits and a small Kesar on the top. The cottage cheese is also used to make Sandesh.
5) Chanar Jeelapi
The best dessert of Bengal, Orissa, and Rajasthan is Chanar Jeelipi. The deep-frying paneer dough in pretzel and round shape later soaked in sugary syrup is the method of preparing Chanar Jeelipi. The syrup is the main part of the cuisine which is prepared by Water, sugar, Saffron threads, and Cardamom pods. The maida, milk powder, and cream are used to prepare the dough.
6) Nolen Gurer Payesh
The yummiest rice kheer or rice pudding Nolen Gurer Payesh is made with date palm jaggery and rice. The dish is mostly made during the winter seasons and festivals. The creamy silky texture of Nolen Gurer Payesh is obtained when well-cooked rice and a lot of milk is used to make the cuisine.
7) Patishapta Pitha
The sweet dish Patishapta Pitha was prepared during Makar Sakranti in the month of January. The envelope shape is given to this tastiest dessert. Rice flour, sugar, milk are the main ingredients. The envelope shape is its biggest specialty. The dish takes its idea from roti rolls. The roll cover of the dish is crispy and soft. The fillings contains kheer with lots of Dry fruits adding the roll a remarkable flavor.
The dish Ledikeni is named after a female, Lady Canning the wife of Charles Canning, the Governor-general of India during British rule. The cuisine is a typical Indian dish. Lady Kenny is also called Ledikeni. The round, light fried reddish-brown sweet prepared with Chhena and flour soaked in Sugar syrup. It is like a member of the pantheon of Bengali dishes. It is either prepared round or oval-shaped spongy ball dipped in thick syrup.
Langcha is the most demanded desert of West Bengal. It is also named Lyangcha or Lemcha. The dish is made with flour, milk powder by a deep frying oval-shaped ball and then dipping it into sugar syrup for a long while. The dough for this recipe needs to be of proper consistency for making unbreakable balls.
10) Lavang Latika
Lavang Latika or Lobongo lotika or Loung Latika is a delicious dish for Bengali’s. The cuisine is made with maida, khoya, nutmeg, coconut is the main ingredients. The square-shaped dessert is served with the toppings of nuts raisins, cloves, and cardamom. Preparing the filling, dough, and sugar syrup are the vital parts of this desert.
11) Shor Bhaja
Shor Bhaja or Sarbhaja has Krishna Nagar in West Bengal as it’s the birthplace. The cuisine is prepared with cream, milk and khoya. The rectangular low fried yummiest dessert worth trying. As a bite of Shor Bhaja is taken you are sure to fall in love with Bengali dishes and their tastes.