10 mouth-watering Sweets of Kolkata that you should try at least once

10 mouth-watering Sweets of Kolkata that you should try at least once

10 mouth-watering Sweets of Kolkata that you should try at least once. Image Courtesy – https://ajitsweets.com

Sweets carry a very significant place in the life of a human being. Whenever you think about sharing a special sentiment or a moment of happiness, you can do it easily with a sweet. Available in an endless variety, the sweets make every moment of joy and happiness memorable for life.

Though sweets are available everywhere in the world, there are some places that get universal popularity due to their spectacular range of sweets.  The credit goes to the confectioners that show immaculate maturity and class while preparing their traditional sweets. Kolkata, the capital of the state of Web Bengal, is one place that has acquired worldwide popularity due to the amazing food items. You can easily estimate the popularity of the Kolkata sweets by the fact that they are exported to many parts of the world every year in large quantities.  

Interested to find the best mouth-watering sweets of Kolkata? Let’s find them below:

Rosogolla:

Rosogolla

Rosogolla is a real taste of Bengali lifestyle and tradition. Image Courtesy – https://ajitsweets.com

Also known as ‘Rasgulla,’ the Rosogolla is a real taste of Bengali lifestyle and tradition. Undoubtedly, it carries a divine taste that makes it the most favourite sweets not only in Kolkata but in the entire country also. Recently, Rosogolla has acclaimed the branded sweet of Kolkata. Nolengur Rosogolla is another delicate variety of Rosogolla, which is made with original nolengur and it is available only during the winter season.  

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Gulab Jamun:

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun has yet another popular sweet from Kolkata that can make your mouth filled with water. Image Courtesy – https://www.spiceupthecurry.com

Next in the list is Gulab Jamun, a delicious sweet from Kolkata, city of joy in Kolkata. Prepared with homemade cheese and sugar syrup, the sweet has a divine taste that you can hardly forget. Gulab Jamun has yet another popular sweet from Kolkata that can make your mouth filled with water.

Payesh:

Payesh

They feel happy to offer this delicious food as a special offering to God Almighty. Image Courtesy – https://aahaaramonline.com

Also termed as ‘Paramanna,’ Payesh is a delicious preparation that people in Kolkata consider very pious and they love to have it on every auspicious occasion. They feel happy to offer this delicious food as a special offering to God Almighty.  

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Joy Nogerer Moya:

Joy Nogerer Moya

Flavorful and delicious, this moya is popular all over. Image Courtesy – https://upload.wikimedia.org

Originally belonging to Joynagar, a province in South 24 Parganas, this moya is a speciality. It is available during the winter season when ‘nolengur’ (a special flavour of jaggery) is available here. Flavorful and delicious, this moya is popular all over.

Sor Bhaja:

Sor Bhaja

The taste of Sor Bhaja is just amazing. Image Courtesy – https://www.holidify.com

Sor or the cream of the cow-milk is a basic ingredient of this sweet delicacy in West Bengal. The confectioners are very careful while making this amazing sweet as the process involves quite a few risky steps. The taste of Sor Bhaja is just amazing.

Sandesh:

Sandesh

The most renowned confectioners in Kolkata maintain a great variety of Sandesh throughout the year. Image Courtesy – https://food.onehowto.com

After Rosogolla, Sandesh is probably the second most popular as well as mouth-watering sweet in Kolkata. Available in multiple varieties, the sweet dish tastes amazing. The confectioners make it with milk and milk products along with sugar and other natural ingredients. The most renowned confectioners in Kolkata maintain a great variety of Sandesh throughout the year. In recent years, the demand for Sandesh from foreign countries has increased multiple times.   

Khirer Jilipi:

Khirer Jilipi

It is a common dish that is available at almost all the sweet shops in Kolkata and West Bengal. Image Courtesy – https://in.pinterest.com

Originally made with the house-cheese, this tasty sweet dish in Kolkata is very popular among the people in Kolkata and the rest of West Bengal. It is a fried sweet that is soaked in sugar syrup for more than 2-3 hours before the confectioners sell it to the buyers. It is a common dish that is available at almost all the sweet shops in Kolkata and West Bengal.  

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Lobongo Latika:

Lobongo Latika

The shape and size of this special dish vary from one confectioner to another. Image Courtesy – https://www.tradeindia.com

Tasty and delicious, this mouth-watering sweet from Kolkata gets its name from the word ‘lobongo’ or the clove that the confectioners use as an essential ingredient. The shape and size of this special dish vary from one confectioner to another.  However, the taste remains quite amazing. Always!   

Misti Doi:

Misti Doi

Misti Doi or sweet curd is a Kolkata speciality that you cannot find anywhere else. Image Courtesy – https://bengalicuisine.net

Misti Doi or sweet curd is a Kolkata speciality that you cannot find anywhere else. You may find quite a few renowned manufacturers that are popular all over for the distinguished quality of their sweet curd. The cost of this sweet dessert is usually higher than the normal white curd. The taste of this mouth-watering is amazing, and you cannot stop eating once you get the taste from a renowned confectionery shop.  Try it once when you reach Kolkata next!

Pati Shapta:

Pati Shapta

Made with Maida, milk products, and Nolengur, the dish is quite amazing due to superb taste and flavor. Image Courtesy – http://www.indobase.com

Another mouth-watering sweet dish from Kolkata, Pati Shapta is a speciality that people love to make and eat on the special occasion of Paush Sankranti, held in January every year.  Made with Maida, milk products, and Nolengur, the dish is quite amazing due to superb taste and flavour.

The Closing Thought: Reading about the mouth-watering sweets from Kolkata would not bring you any feeling until you get the taste once. You must get the divine taste whenever you reach Kolkata next time.

Amitabh Dasgupta

About Amitabh Dasgupta

Amitabha Dasgupta is an MA in English, with a huge experience in media industries. He is also attached to corporate house. He is one of the finest writers of Kolkata who has a massive knowledge on News, Journals, Magazines, Articles etc. He is also a guest blogger for some of the most popular blogs with international repute.

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