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Bengal had always been the land of sweet lovers. It is commonly believed that this region, which once was known as Gour Banga, got its name from the production of 'Gur' (molasses). The creativity in sweet making and its artistic presentation was something that undoubtedly brought fame to Bengal in those days.
Homemade Bengali Sweet
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Bengali Sweets (Homemade)
The City of Joy is well-known for its music, cinema, and delicious food, especially the mouth-watering sweets. In fact, it’s rather hard not to run into a sweet shop in almost every corner of the city, including the narrowest of the lanes. And, it’s equally hard to find a Bengali who is not in love with their ‘mishti’. Kolkatans are incredibly proud of the sweets of Bengal and their unique appeal. And for a good reason too — Bengali sweets have wooed Indians and foreigners alike.
The prominent presence of sweets in Bengali cuisine can be noted throughout history. Ancient Bengal was known as ‘Gauda Banga’, a name believed to be originated from the term ‘Gur’ or molasses that were harvested in abundance in the region. The early Bengali sweets were made from the delicious jaggery or molasses and coconuts. The practice of using ‘chhana’ came much later with the colonial invasions.
Early Bengal learned the use of refining sugar to make some of the tastiest sweetmeats. ‘Monda’ made from sugar lumps and ‘batasha’ was the simplest of sweets made from sugar. The traditional delicacies, ‘pithe’ and ‘payesh’ have been ruling the Bengali platter from days of the yore.
‘Pithe’, made from rice flour and jaggery and having sweet stuffings of coconut or sugar were quite popular before the ‘chhana’ conquered the taste buds. There were several sweets made from ‘khoya and kheer’, which are Bengali names for milk solids and condensed milk, respectively. Bengali Sweets like ‘nadu’, ‘moya’, and ‘takti’ were popular in ancient Bengal. The uses of different fruits to make a variety of sweets were also prevalent. Books like Manasa Vijaya Kavya, written by 15th-century Bengali poet Bipradas Pipilai, also account for how varieties of ‘pithe’ made from rice flour, jaggery, kheer, and milk solids have been an integral part of Bengali rituals and festivals. ‘Payesh’, another delectable Bengali dessert, traditionally made with milk, a special variety of rice and jaggery or sugar, has been a part of Bengali cuisine for over a century.
The introduction of ‘chhana’ in Bengali cuisine happened after the Portuguese invaded Bengal, yet it’s interesting how today most of the characteristic Bengali sweets are made primarily from fresh ‘chhana’ (cottage cheese) and sugar. The curdling of milk with an acidic substance was forbidden according to Hindu cultures, but the Portuguese loved their cheese. After settling down in and around Kolkata in the 17th century, the Portuguese tradition of making sweets with cheese inspired the local cuisine as well. The Bengali confectioners then picked up this incredible art of curdling milk and creating mouth-watering ‘sandesh’ and ‘rosogollas’ among others.
About the vendor
Monilum Foodies, expert in North Indian, Bengali & Oriya dishes serving in Hyderabad since last three years. They are greatest choice for Bengali food lovers in Hyderabad. The Bengalis in Hyderabad swear by their quality and consistency when it comes to food. Their prime goal towards customer is to offer Value for Money every time.
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