Kolkata is known for its culture and sophistication. The people here like to enjoy the finer things in life and they have a taste for sweets. When it comes to sweets, Kolkata is probably the best place to savour it in the whole country. There are many varieties of sweets available here and people love them. The best part about this is that the sweets here are not very expensive and you can have them anytime you want to. Now let’s talk about some of the best sweets you can have in Kolkata.
This is a well-known sweet and it’s available all over India but they can be expensive and not that savory. But the ones you will get in Kolkata are cheaper and tastier and once you start eating Roshogullas, you won’t be able to stop.
2. Malai Chom Chom
Another well-known sweet, malai chom chom is the popular choice of desert in parties and weddings. It is served with sweetened milk which is usually chilled.
3. Nolen Gurer Payesh
Made from a special kind of Gur, this rice pudding is considered by many people to be a winter delicacy but it is available throughout the year and it can be savored anytime.
4. Mohan Bhog
This is made from semolina and it is available in many shapes and sizes. It can be had on any occasion.
5. Raj Bhog
Just like the Roshogulla, this is also quite soft and spongy. It is yellow in color and the addition of Kesar adds to its already amazing flavor.
It’s the Bengali variant of the Ladoo. This is made from boondi and loved by all.
7. Sita Bhog
This one can be a bit confusing as it looks like it has been made from semolina but it is actually made from chenna.
8. Pati Shapta
If you are into sweets with fillings then you will love this. It is filled with either mashed coconut mixed with Gur or kheer.
9. Chanar Jilipi
This sweet is a must try. Made from paneer, it is one of the most popular desserts. It looks like a jilipi but it has a soft texture.
Pantua is also known as the gulab jamun. This fired ball of dough is extremely delicious and is often eaten alongside the roshogulla.
11. Malai Chop
It looks similar to the malai chom from but it is a lot sweeter and tastier. This is usually a little pricey but you can get this at a decent price in certain shops.
12. Kalo Jam
It’s a variant of the gulab jamun and it can be made quite easily and hence people prefer to make this sweet in their homes.
13. Shor Bhaja
This wonderful sweet is made from the cream of the milk. It takes a little time to prepare this sweet.
Enough of writing, let's indulge in some guilty pleasures.