Bengali sweets have a whole another aura, the technique used to make them and their flavors are out of the world. Therefore they are known to be one of the best sweets, not only in India but, around the world. So if you haven’t tried yet, here are the top 10 Bengali sweets you will immediately fall in love with!
This list had to begin with the king of Bengali sweets, i.e Sandesh. Sandesh is one of the tastiest sweet you will ever taste. Made with simple ingredients such as milk and sugar, but the methodology is the vital part here. You can make these are home or just, order them, but do eat them. Because if you won’t you will probably regret it more than anything.
Rasgulla is my favorite sweet of all time because I haven’t tasted anything tastier than this one. It is a syrupy dessert that is made, from ball-shaped dumplings of Indian cottage cheese. Later they are cooked in light syrup made of sugar, and that’s where all the magic happens. Over time various variations have been invented, but nothing better than the classic ones. So what are you waiting for go, give your taste buds the time of their life?
3. Lobong Lotika
Lobong is the Indian name for cloves, so as the name suggests, cloves play an important role in making these. Pastry dough is folded in the shape of the envelope, and it is filled with khoya, nutmeg powder, grated coconut, ghee, nuts, raisins, and cardamom. Then what makes them unique is the way this envelope is sealed using cloves. They are made during Diwali or other special occasions, but its beautiful taste gives you every reason to taste them whenever you require.
4. Kheer Kadam
Kheer Kadam brings out the true authentic culture of Indian flavors, they are perfect in every manner. These are made by, combining khoya, milk, red edible color or Kesar, green cardamom powder, and sugar. It is something everyone will like, no matter what. Also, the addition of saffron to this dish enhances the flavors of this delectable dish and brings out a wave of flavors in your mouth.
A very different touch to Bengali sweets, Patishapta is like Sweet bread rolls. Very popularly made during Makar Sankranti, it is made by refined flour and semolina. And then later grated with some green cardamom powder and granulated sugar. People even like to have it with Kheer, to have a taste blast. Additionally, it is more on the nutritious side, so no need to stress too much about your health. Throw them away and enjoy this mouth-watering dish.
6. Chanar Jilipi
Chanar Jilpi, also popularly known as Paneer Jalebi, is the Bengali version of Jalebis. It is prepared, with some cream milk, lemon juice, and all-purpose flour. A very interesting way to use paneer, this is mostly made during festivals and special occasions and enjoyed with loved ones. A royal dish, that will literally explode your mouth with taste. So if you haven’t already tried it, what are you waiting for, go give them a try.
7. Shor Bhaja
Shor Bhaja or Sharbhaja is a very complicated dish made with very simple ingredients. Very rarely found sweet, since it takes a lot of time to make. But shouldn’t stop you from trying this since it is lip-smacking. It will leave an unforgettable taste in your mouth, surely something that you will treasure for life. Krishna Nagar in West Bengal is the birthplace of this beauty, so there you will find the most authentic version of Shor Bhaja.
Pantua, in few words, are deep-fried balls of semolina, Chhana, milk, ghee, and sugar syrup. So the taste keeps changing depending on how long you choose to fry this, its completely your choice. The color ranges from pale brown to nearly black. You can even add some other flavoring to it such as Rosewater, or cardamom to enhance the taste. Many people also call it a Bengali version of Gulab Jamun, but its taste is very different surely something you will absolutely love.
9. Joynogorer moa
Joynogorer is the seasonal delicacy of Bengal, that is created, from date palm jaggery and Kanakchur Khoi. It is popular, all around India not just in Bengal and also a few patches of the world, there are also various variants of these available. Apart from being Tasty, it is also very healthy, so surely a thumbs up for all the health freaks!!
Ladekeni, also known as Lady Kenny, is basically a light fried reddish-brown sweet ball made of Chhena and flour and soaked in sugar syrup. These were actually named, after the wife of Charles Canning, the Governor-General of India from, 1856-62. They are now combined, with flavors such as chocolate and mango. So enjoy this smothering bite, and don’t forget to cherish for life.