Kolkata, the City of Joy, is famous all over the world because of the huge collection and variation of delicious sweets. So, as sweets help in calming down your nerves and give you a good sleep at night, should you not think about having at least one sweet a day provided you are not suffering from diabetes? And, moreover, if you are staying in Kolkata or are visiting Kolkata, do you think you can escape with just a single bite of sweets even if you are following a strict diet?
No, absolutely not! Kolkata is such a place where you will find several sweet shops everywhere you look around. Each of these sweet shops has gained popularity both locally and nationally. Not only are these famous in India, but, these sweets are actually famous all over the world!
The Rosogolla is a legendary sweet in Kolkata. This sweet is soft and spongy and is soaked in sugar syrup to give it a mouth-watering flavor. This sweet is being made by adding a touch of different flavors like mango, strawberry, kesar, and others.
Patishapta is an authentic desert that comes in two layers. The outer layer is usually made of powdered rice while the stuffing is made out of khoya or coconut and jaggery. This sweet dish is usually made during festive occasions and is a must try for all.
Puli Pithe and is made with the same ingredients as that of Patishapta. However, the desert takes an entirely new shape and flavor after it is baked in milk.
Paayesh is a delicacy of the City of Joy that is made out of rice and milk. Either sugar or jaggery is used to add flavor to it.
Mishti Doi is one of the most sought after sweet dishes in Kolkata. In fact, this baked yogurt is exported internationally from Kolkata because of its swaying taste and fragrance.
Mihidana is a baked or a fried sweet dish that is prepared by soaking in a sugar syrup to make it spectacular in taste.
Sita Bhog is a legendary sweet dish made of sugary rice and tiny balls that taste somewhat like Gulaab Jamun. This is one of the tastiest deserts in the world.
Sandesh is a soft sweet that is made of pure milk. It can be found in different shapes and sizes that are touched by plenty of flavors to increase the love for this delicacy.
Labanga Latika is a fried desert that was loved by the people since the British Raj in India and has been a great choice among the people all over the world.
Pantua is somewhat like Gulaab Jamun that is found all over in India. However, it is prepared in a slightly different way that twists its flavor for a better taste.
Thus, if continued, this list can actually go on and on. Hence, you can now understand, I suppose, why Amitabh Bachchan usually orders sweets from Kolkata whenever he celebrates an occasion at his residence! So, next time you visit Kolkata, make sure you hop into a sweet shop and get transported to the heavenly land of delicious sweets.