Durga Puja is one of the auspicious occasions celebrated in almost all parts of India. Major celebrations are observed in Bengal, where grand pandals (tents) are set with huge idols of the Goddess Durga. The festival is manifested by fasting, feasting and visiting pandals to worship Devi Maa. Women prepare delicious delicacies and present them before the Goddess, then share them among friends and relatives.Â
Listed below are a few Durga Puja desserts that you must try:Â
- Nutrition Count: One Rasgulla gives 106 calories.Â
Roshogolla is an Indian mithai which needs no introduction. For kids to elders, this is one sweet which is enjoyed across most Indian states. However, itâs easy to learn how to make soft spongy Bengali Roshogolla if you get your basics right. Roshogolla with homemade chenna is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white Roshogollas.
- Misti Doi
- Nutrition Count: One serving of Mishti Doi gives 362 calories.
Mishti Doi, or Mithi Dahi, or sweet yoghurt, is possibly the most popular and beloved sweet dish in Bengal, and arguably the stateâs second most important culinary export after the rasgulla. Fans of this iconic Bengali dessertâfermented set yoghurt sweetened with caramelized sugarâare found all over the subcontinent, including Bangladesh, and even further afield.
Mishti Doi is an essential part of a Bengali meal and is traditionally made for religious and festive occasions like Durga Puja, Bengali New Year (Pohela Baisakh), and weddings.
- Nutrition Count: One Chum-chum gives 255 calories.
Cham-cham A.K.A chom-chom or chum-chum is a traditional Bengali sweet which has a firm texture from the outside and is stuffed with delicious cream. This Indian dessert is sinfully rich and delicious which you will definitely be tempted to eat. Cham cham is a perfect sweet for any occasion and festival such as Durga Puja, Holi, Diwali etc.Â
Happy Durga Puja, foodies!