Bhapa Sandesh is a variety of Bengali sweets recipe where chena or cottage cheese is mixed with rest of the ingredients and is steam cooked. When served chilled, it is also known as Ice Cream Sandesh due to its creamy and rich texture.
Nikuti is one of the lesser-known Bengali Sweet from India’s eastern state of West Bengal. Similar to the recipes of Pantua and Chanar Jilipi, nikuti recipe also needs fresh cottage cheese of cow’s milk mixed with semolina and flour. Small oblong-shaped dumplings are made out of the dough which is deep-fried before soaking in a simple syrup.
Chitrakut is one of those Bengali sweets recipes which is rarely heard of. Not as popular as its counterparts like Rosogolla or Pantua, however, it is still quite popular among Bengali sweet-preferring community.
Rasbhari or Mini Gulab Jamuns are bite-sized dumplings that have been deep-fried and soaked in sugar syrup before serving. Very popular in the northern states of India, I can bet that you can not stop eating these cute little dumplings of joy!
If you are looking for quick & easy paneer recipes, then nothing tops this. This is flat out the quickest recipe of paneer on my blog. All you need is a slab of fresh paneer and a handful of pantry staple spices to bring this dish together. This is a vegetarian, gluten-free and nut-free recipe, which can be easily modified into vegan by replacing paneer with tofu.
Chanar Jilipi is a very popular Bengali Sweet from India’s eastern state of West Bengal. Chanar Jilipi is an Indian sweetmeat made with fresh cottage cheese of cow’s milk mixed with semolina and flour, shaped into a ‘figure 8 knot’ followed by deep frying and soaking in a simple syrup. This is a very popular Bengali sweet dish and can be found at most of the sweet shops selling Indian sweets or Mithai.