West Bengal is known for its rich culture. Bengali ‘bhadralok’ are a sophisticated lot who have always romanced the finer things in life, be it literature or films, music or cuisine. Amongst other things like Tagore and Victoria Memorial, Bongs take immense pride in their large selection of delectable ‘mishti’.
Sweetmeats not only form an integral part of the amazing Bengali cuisine, but are popular with people of all ages, across the country. When it comes to Bengali sweets, whether you have a sweet tooth or not hardly matters. One look at these enticing babies will melt your heart and your taste buds!
1. A sweet for any and every occasion, Lobongo Latika is a crowd favourite. Maida, khoya, nutmeg powder, coconut (grated), ghee, nuts, raisins, cardamom, cloves and sugar blend beautifully to bring forth this heavenly traditional sweetmeat. The striking feature is how the pastry is well folded and sealed with a clove.
6. Kheer stuffed chop, lightly tossed in sugar syrup is a wonderful way to make any occassion special. Flour, sooji, nutmeg, milk, sugar and bread combine into a mishti that is truly out of this world. It might take a while to prepare, but love’s labour will not be lost with this mouth-watering sweet.
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