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Bengali Sweets
Culture  /  Published 24.04.22

Langcha, Pantua, Jilipi in Toto

The first time we encountered it, we were sipping tea out of pretty bone china cups at the shop across the road from the homestay we were putting up at. We had told the shop owner, Raja Das, the day b...
By Paromita Sen

Places  /  Published 28.02.22

Quality milk and sugar: Chittaranjan Mistanna Bhandar’s simple recipe for sweet success

Madhuporko is available in vanilla, elaichi, chocolate and orange flavours. While all of them have their fans, and a distinct taste, the vanilla is a must-try. Priced at Rs 30, the dessert is best enj...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

Lifestyle  /  Published 26.01.22

There’s a jalebi or jilipi for every palate in Kolkata

The jilipi vs jalebi debate is less talked about but still rife amongst Kolkatans (No, the chhanar jilipi is in a league of its own, and not involved). While the jury on the front-runner is still...
By Lygeia Gomes

News  /  Published 06.11.21

Buoyed by festive demand, Kolkata shops craft sweet innovations

A few other shops, including Mithai of Beckbagan in south Kolkata, too, have started using nolen gur. “The best quality of nolen gur is yet to come. We are trying it in just one of our items to...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Culture  /  Published 17.10.21

How sweet, Portuguese

Modak is credited with creating the motichur sandesh, which is nothing like the popular motichur laddu. His motichur is a barely sweetened bit of smooth chhana flavoured with rose water and kept toget...
By Paromita Sen

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News  /  Published 08.10.21

Break with 35 years’ naru-making tradition

Kakoli Saha, DL Block The annual ritual of making the Anandanaru is something that we, the women of DL Block, have always looked forward to. Around 40-50 women of all ages used to gather at our comm...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 05.03.21

Organic claim for sweets

Even sweets can be organic. That is the claim being made by a shop that has opened in HA Block.  Sundarini Naturals Mishti has opened an outlet where more than 40 varieties of sweets are being s...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 29.11.20

Joynagar Moa earns branding mojo

Area: The area of production of Joynagar Moa lies between Joynagar Block I and Joynagar Block II of the Joynagar-Mazilpur municipal area, which is around 53km south ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.09.20

Misti Hub reopens after six months

Misti Hub, which brings sweets from multiple makers under a roof in New Town, finally reopened on Monday. Though only seven of the 11 outlets have opened shutters, residents are more than happy to see...

Food  /  Published 14.01.20

The sweet taste of Bengal

Who would dare to introduce a new brand of sweet shops in Calcutta — a city that boasts of sweetmeat shops that are sometimes more than 150 years old? A city where every lane and by-lane has its own...
By Nandini Ganguly


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