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Bengalis know the art of sweet making very well so we can safely say that the name of Bengali cuisine is a treat for everyone with a sweet tooth.
Let’s check what Bengali desserts you should try to taste the real flavor of Bengal:
Sandesh is one of the most desired Bengali sweets and every Bengali loves mishti (mithai/Sweet) and Sandesh because it can be quickly made and served.
Sandesh is made with milk so you can’t store it for long and it has to be eaten as soon as possible. Topping is what gives it its real taste. It is usually topped with soaked almonds, saffron, pistachios, and nuts.
2. Cham Cham
Cham Cham is prepared with cheese and they add rose water and double cream to this dessert.
They serve it with fresh cream filled in an icing bag and then garnish ground nuts on top.
3. Chena Murki
Chena Murki does not contain sugar in the batter but it also has a coating of sugar. It comes in small cubes and is prepared with cottage cheese, rose water, and cardamom powder.
It is a vegan Indian recipe and pieces of cheese are immersed in sugar syrup to get them coated.
4. Mishti Doi
This dessert not only tastes amazing but it is also very simple to make. You only have to take 3 ingredients: whole milk, sugar, and yogurt.
The only condition is to set it aside in a dark spot for the best results. When it takes its shape, chill it and serve after the meal.
5. Bengali Rasgulla
Rasgullas are great to eat and there are not many Indians who have never eaten Rasgullas in their life. It is very delightful when you take your first bite although there are people who prefer eating the whole Rasgulla in a single bite.
Rasgullas are an essential part of any sweets sold in sweets shops in India.
Kheer is known as rice pudding outside India. It takes too much to prepare kheer because you have to cook a mixture of rice and milk on a low flame until they are well combined.
The perfect kheer dish is light pink in color and tastes like skim milk. It is also garnished with ground almonds and pistachios.
Pantuva is a traditional Bengali dessert and it is quite easy to prepare it. All you need is semolina flour, chenna, sugar, and khoya to cook Pantuva.
It is made in form of small balls and these balls are stuffed with khoya and nuts.
8. Nolen Gurer Payesh
Payash is another word used for kheer in Bengal and its surroundings. Nolun Gurer Kheer is prepared with milk, rice and Jaggery and preparation takes only 30 minutes.
When rice and milk are well mixed and the mixture thickens to an extent where it sticks to the spoon; jaggery is added at that moment.
Enjoy the Delicious Bengali Sweets😋