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Bengali Sweets and Desserts


If the popularity of Rasgulla, Sandesh and Mishti Doi is anything to go by, the Bengalis from Eastern India sure know a great deal about sweet making. This seems only natural since they are, as a group, known for having a sweet tooth! Do like the Bengalis and sweeten your life with some of these irresistible treats!

1. Sandesh

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe for Sandesh, one of West Bengal's most popular desserts.

2. Rasgulla

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There aren't too many Indians who haven't eaten a Rasgulla and remembered it fondly! That's just the kind of magical dessert it is! Try it...

3. Mishti Doi (sweet yoghurt)

Mishti Doi is synonymous with Bengal in East India. It tastes great but is amazingly simple to make!

4. Cham-Cham

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I've heard of them being called "Pleasure Boats" and know people who use the name as a term of endearment for their loved ones! Not surprising because Cham-Chams are truly delicious and very sweet indeed.

5. Payesh/ Kheer (rice pudding)

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This creamy rice pudding is delicately flavored with cardamom and full of nuts. It's a great dessert for anytime of the year.
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