Top 9 Bengali Sweet Dishes You Have To Try Once In Your Lifetime

West Bengal is known for its rich culture. Bengali ‘bhadralok’ are a sophisticated lot who have always romanced the finer things in life, be it literature or films, music or cuisine. Amongst other things like Tagore and Victoria Memorial, Bongs take immense pride in their large selection of delectable ‘mishti’.

Sweetmeats not only form an integral part of the amazing Bengali cuisine, but are popular with people of all ages, across the country. When it comes to Bengali sweets, whether you have a sweet tooth or not hardly matters. One look at these enticing babies will melt your heart and your taste buds!

 


1. A sweet for any and every occasion, Lobongo Latika is a crowd favourite. Maida, khoya, nutmeg powder, coconut (grated), ghee, nuts, raisins, cardamom, cloves and sugar blend beautifully to bring forth this heavenly traditional sweetmeat. The striking feature is how the pastry is well folded and sealed with a clove.

Lobongo Latika

 

 


2. These spongy-soft round mishtis, soaked in sugar syrup, have become an icon of Bengali cuisine. One does not simply say no to rasgullas.

spongy soft round mishtis

 

 


3. A lovely golden brown hue and a rich dense texture make Malai Chom Chom an unforgettable rendezvous. Made with chenna with slight hint of kesar, it is best served chilled. No celebration is complete without this.

Malai Chom Chom

 

 


4. Kalo Jaam or Kala Jamun is Gulab Jamun’s younger sibling. Made of paneer and khoya, Bengalis have grown up eating it and it can be easily made at home.

Kalo Jaam or Kala Jamun   Gulab Jamun

 

 


5. Shor Bhaja or Sar Bhaja is a deep-fried sweet dish purely made of milk cream. Its preparation is a tedious process but the final result id absolutely worth the effort. Foodgasm guaranteed.

Shor Bhaja or Sar Bhaja

 

 


6. Kheer stuffed chop, lightly tossed in sugar syrup is a wonderful way to make any occassion special. Flour, sooji, nutmeg, milk, sugar and bread combine into a mishti that is truly out of this world. It might take a while to prepare, but love’s labour will not be lost with this mouth-watering sweet.

Kheer stuffed chop

 

 


7. The lip-smacking Raj Bhog is stuffed with dry fruits and made just like spongy Rasgullas. These yellow spongy soft balls flavoured and coloured with kesar will take you on a trip to heaven.

Raj Bhog Spongy Rasgulla

 

 


8. Pati Shapta is prepared with a filling of coconut and jaggery, along with a thin crepe made of maida, sooji and rice flour. You can serve it hot or cold. These will melt in your mouth and fill your soul with a happy feeling.

Pati Shapta

 

 


9. This list could not have been complete without a mention of the very quintessential Bengali Mishti Doi. This light and sweet blend of milk, yogurt and coarse brown sugar, left to ferment overnight, marks all celebrations and auspicious occasions.

Bengali Mishti Doi

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Abhishek Mourya

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