Nolen Gur To Green Chili: Head To These Mishti Places To Celebrate The Roshogolla

Editors posted on 14 November

Ten-Second Takeaway

You must have heard that Bengal has won the rosogolla battle? Quick recap: West Bengal and Odisha have been engaged in a bitter legal tussle over the origin of the syrupy sweet since June 2015. It’s ended on a sweet note for us. Head out to these mishti shops to celebrate.

Chittaranjan Mistanna Bhandar

Race over to one of Kolkata’s oldest sweet shops and pop a juicy nolen gurer roshogolla as you ponder over the history and the central role this sweet plays in Bengal’s culture. Read about the legal battle with Odisha here.

Sweet Shops

34-B, Shyam Bazar Street, Near Lal Mandir, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata

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Balaram Mullick And Radharaman Mullick

One of the oldest sweet shops in Kolkata, this legendary outlet was started by 20-year-old Ganesh Chandra Mullick who came to Kolkata from Konnagar in 1885, and now it is a household name. They are the pioneers of the baked rosogolla – soft spongy balls layered with malai rabri.

Sweet Shops

367, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata

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Mithai

This iconic store near Park Circus is know for the gurer rosogolla {a spongy ball dipped in mouthwatering nolen gur} and kesar kachagolla.

Sweet Shops

48-B, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus Area, Kolkata

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KC Das

They say they were the ones to invent the world-famous rosogolla. We don’t know that for sure, but if you’re conscious about the calories but don’t want to miss out on the best rosogollas in town, they have sugar-free ones. While you’re there, also try their rossomalai, rossomadhuri, and kesar raj bhog.

Sweet Shops

11-A & B, Esplanade East, New Market Area, Kolkata

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Nalin Chandra Das & Sons

In a funny feature {in The Telegraph} on which sweet is more popular, Tapan Das of the legendary Nalin Chandra Das & Sons had said:“That’s because there are a lot of specifications for making rosogolla. First, it has to be a porous chhana ball with sufficient moisture-containing pores. And the chhana shouldn’t be in a paste form; a little coarseness is necessary. Then you need a sugar syrup, which is 66.6g of sugar in 100ml of water. You have to boil the chhana balls in that syrup at 100 degrees Celsius. If you mix anything like suji or mango pulp with the chhana, the ball will break when tossed into the boiling syrup.”

Read it here.

Sweet Shops

84, Rash Behari Avenue, Lake Market, Kalighat, Kolkata

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Gokul Shree Rasgulla Shop

This gem near Lansdowne Market has over 20 types of flavoured rosogollas mixed with roots, herbs, roots and fruits like pudina, anar, ginger, kesar sardamom, and even green chilli!

Fast Food Restaurants

65/1, Near Lansdowne Market, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata