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5 Must Try Desserts in West Bengal

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26th September, 2021 10:04 IST

West Bengal is a land known for its rich culture. Land of Tagore and the Victoria memorial Bengal also has a large selection of sweet meats. The sheer range of delectable sweets is enough to satisfy your cravings. Doesn’t matter if you have a sweet tooth or not there are an exciting array of dishes every foodie needs to try once. Trust me, you have to try these desserts in Bengal.


# Mishti Doi

Mishti Doi is one of the most popular desserts in Bengal. Creamy and delicious, made with a blend of thick milk and jaggery this dessert is a must try. The delicate sweetness of this elegant dish makes it a quintessential dessert and you will want to keep coming back for more.


# Roshogulla And Rajbhog

A sweet which is extremely popular not only in West Bengal but also the entite country is the Roshogulla. This soft round sweet is made out of Chenna, dipped into sugary syrup and is a delight. Its close cousin the Rajbhog is also a famed sweet, with a delicious stuffing of dry fruits, saffron and cardamon.


# Rasmalai

Made of sugary Chenna balls soaked in Malai with a dish of cinnamon, Rasmalai is quite a delectable delight. Cooked in an aromatic concoction of sugar syrup, milk, saffron, pistachios and kheer it’s a Bengali sweet you must not miss.


# Shondesh

Made with condensed milk, sugar or jaggery, Shondesh is a dry Bengali sweet that can be molded in various shapes and sizes. Shondesh is known to have many variants but the one which we would recommend is the Nolen Gurer Shondesh, made with a special kind of jaggery and it’s known to be more delicious.


# Chom – Chom

This Bengali dessert is a hard miss in the list of must-try desserts. Oval- shaped and coated in flaked coconuts made with chenna, koya, nuts, and cardoman it’s a quintessential sweet in many Bengali households.

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