Few Bengali sweets that you just can’t miss in the Winter

Finally, the winter is here in Bengal, and it brings happiness with a lot of sweets, without which your winter won’t be complete.

Where the rest of the world celebrates Winter with Santa Clause, Bengalis relish it with Poush parbon and Pitha puli. Yes, you heard right; for Kolkata, it is the time of heavenly Winter sweets starting from the Moa to different types of peethas and sweets made of Nolen Gur (jaggery). In this article, we will name a few of such special Bengali sweets that can be enjoyed only during Winters. So, let’s get started-

Joynagarer Moa stands out from the rest.

It grabs the first position in this list because of its uniqueness in style. Joynagarer Moa is a perfect blend of Kanachur Khoi (a form of popped rice made of some aromatic rice) and Nolen Gur (jaggery), and you can top it with dry fruits like cashew and others. It just melts in your mouth once you have a bite of Moa. Therefore, it’s a must-try.

Patishapta is the most famous one among the peethas

Your winter will fail if you haven’t tasted Pathishapta yet. It is basically a sweet roll with a delicious filling inside. Well, the stuffing can be of cooked coconut or Makha Sandesh (a different sweet made of Nolen Gur). It becomes a drool if you fill it with Sandesh. During winter, it is available everywhere in Kolkata, but if you want to cherish the authentic taste, any Bengali household can be a great option for you.

Nolen Gurer Payesh is equally mouth-watering.

Payesh is very much similar to kheer with a slight difference. The texture of payesh comes out in a proper way when the aromatic rice is used, but kheer can be made without rice. But what matters is the exotic taste of payesh. It is mostly made during birthday celebrations, and if your birthday is in the winter, you are the lucky one to taste it, made with Nolen Gur. The taste and aroma of this dessert are simply drooling.

Winter is incomplete without Nolen Gur er Sandesh.

Bengalis wait throughout the year to taste this special winter delicacy called Nolen Gur er Sandesh. You can say it is an important part and parcel of Bengali culture. During winter, you’ll find it almost at every roadside sweet shop with a huge variety. Forget about the diet and taste this seasonal sweet; it’s confirmed that you won’t regret it.

So, which one is your favourite? Don’t forget to share your preference.


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