This 19th-Century Mishti Shop Also Does Assorted Mishti Boxes For Festive Occasions

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What Makes It Awesome

Sen Mahasay, a 19th-century sweet shop, was started by Ashutosh Sen in Fariapukur. The owners claim that the shop was frequented by well-known Bengali novelists such as Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and Tarashankar Bandopadhyay. If you haven't yet visited the store, there are four outlets across the city which you can choose from - Lake Market, Bhawanipur, Gariahat and Salt Lake.

Festive occasions are usually related to fond memories, and closed family gatherings and get-togethers. What Sen Mahasay has done, is introduce an assorted mishti box which is pretty popular among Bengalis, and is usually called for during bhai dooj. These boxes are also perfect for exchanging pleasantries.

The question is, what are inside these boxes? This is not a fixed assortment box, but there are a few standard sweets which you can use to create this melange. You can include signature sweets like the abar khabo sandesh, goja, khirer chop, dorbesh, and their trademark monohora sandesh for sweets, and nimki, and either radhaballavi or khasta kachori for snack options. A box such as this will start from INR 200.

If you listen to us, the abar khabo and monohora are their trademark sweets, which you cannot give a miss!

What Could Be Better

We really wish if they could have packaged the whole thing a little differently, rather than providing their standard boxes.


There's no upper limit to the number of items you want to add in the box. The price will vary accordingly.