Sweet and Kolkata go hand in hand—it is that old as the city’s culture. Just as the locals here love their share of sweets, travellers also enjoy the same, mainly at sweet shops that are more than a century old. Whether it is the traditional sandesh at Balaram Mullick, Radharaman Mullick or ladikeni at Bhim Chandra Nag, the sweets of Kolkata will keep you craving for more.
Try rossogolla at Haldiram’s Prabhuji, K. C. Das or jolbhora at Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy, there are endless options available at these sweet shops. Do not forget to try golapi sandesh at Sen Mahasay and mishti doi at Ganguram. A ‘sweet tour’ of the city is something that you won’t be able to resist while you are in Kolkata
Each and every Bengali loves sweets and everyone who visits Kolkata cannot leave the city without tasting the essence of the sweets aroma, your nostrils will catch at every other alley, market, commercial center and anywhere else you go. The monsoon season makes sweets even more irresistible. Everywhere people use the secret monsoon ingredient ‘nolen-gur,’ which partially replaces sugar. Bengalis prepare mouthwatering delicacies for all special occasions and festivals.
You might have heard of soufflé, but have you heard of ‘nolen gurer soufflé? This is a dessert you must try if you are a sweet lover. Nolen gur is actually date jaggery and it tastes heavenly in this form. They serve the best ‘chocolate-mishti’ (sweets made out of chocolate and chhana or paneer) in Kolkata. This is one of the oldest sweet shops in Kolkata and has been voted by the Times of India as the best ‘mithai shop’ in 2009 and 2010. With many lip-smacking sweets available at all the outlets, this is a hot favorite sweet shop for all people living in Kolkata.
Gupta Brothers are famous for its sweets made from ghee; and lots and lots of it. They don’t serve dry sweets. You should not forget to grab a ‘gulab-jamun’ – as it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will not be able to complete the sweets without having many of it, and with that, you must not forget to try other sweets also. The chocolate-mishti and laddu too are a delightful here. They have a restaurant too, where you can sit and have as many as you want at peace with no one disturbing you.When in Kolkata, you must not miss on Haldiram’s Prabhuji. Haldiram’s Prabhuji offers a variety of Bengali sweets well blended with other Namkeen and cake items.
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