Top 20 Easy Recipes For Preparing Bengali Sweets

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Top 20 Easy Recipes For Preparing Bengali Sweets

Hearing the word ‘Bengali Sweets’, our mouth starts watering as they are tasty. Made from milk, cream, paneer and lot of other things, these sweets are a real treat to your taste buds! Here are some recipes for preparing Bengali sweets at your home very easily!

1

Kesari Rajbhog

Let’s start with a simple sweet- Kesari Rajbhog. From the name itself, it is clear that this recipe involves a lot of dry fruits! So, quickly try this recipe!

Ingredients-

Paneer- 2 cups
Rava- 1 tablespoon
Sugar- 3 cups
Saffron soaked in Milk- ½ tablespoon
Mawa- 4 tablespoons
Cashews- ¼ cup
Almonds- ¼ cup
Pistachios – ¼ cup
Cardamom Powder- 1 tablespoon
Yellow Colour

Method-

Make a powder of all the dry fruits.
Knead the Rava and grated paneer into a smooth dough.
Mix the nuts powder, Mawa, saffron milk and the cardamom powder as well. Make a smooth paste of it. Add the Chenna mixture also.
Make small balls of this mixture. Now, in a pot, mix sugar and water.
Let it boil till you get a thin syrup. Add a little yellow colour to this syrup.
Put all the balls in this syrup. Cook it on high flame for 10-15 minutes.
Let it cool and serve chilled!

2

Chenna Kheer

Chenna is a very popular ingredient in all the Bengali Sweets. So, here is a simple recipe of Cheena- Chenna Kheer. If you serve this as a dessert, everyone is definitely going to love it!

Ingredients-

Grated Paneer- 1 cup
Milk- 3 cups
Milkmaid- ¼ cup
Elaichi Powder- 1 teaspoon
Chopped Nuts- ¼ cup

Method-

Boil milk along with grated paneer in a pan. Make sure that you stir continuously.
Next, add the milkmaid to this mixture. Let it be on low flame for 5-6 minutes.
Put in the chopped nuts and the Elaichi powder. Stir well.
Your Chenna Kheer is ready to be served. You may serve it hot or cold!

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3

Chenna Murki

This is another sweet with Paneer in it. But, this one is a bit different. So, try this amazing recipe which will become ready in minutes!

Ingredients-

Paneer- 2 cups
Ghee- 1 cup
Sugar- ¾ cup
Water- 3 cups
Rose Essence
Cardamom Powder- 1 teaspoon

Method-

Using a knife, cut small cubes of the paneer.
In a kadhai, fry these cubes till they become golden-brown in colour.
Next, to make sugar syrup, combine sugar and water in a vessel.
Once it starts becoming thick, add rose essence and cardamom powder to it.
Switch off the flame and add the fried paneer cubes to it.
After dipping, place them on a plate and allow them to cool.
Your Chenna Murki is ready!

4

Noutun Gurer Payash

This is a traditional sweet prepared in Bengal. It is very famous. This sweet is very tasty. Here is a simple recipe to make it and enjoy it at your own home!

Ingredients-

Milk- 5 cups
Jaggery- 1 cup
Soaked Rice- 2 tablespoons
Dry Fruits- ¼ cup
Cardamom Powder- 1 teaspoon

Method-

In a heavy bottomed pan, boil milk. Let it thicken.
While stirring continuously, add the soaked rice as well.
Let it cook for 10-12 minutes till the rice is cooked properly.
Put in the jaggery and the chopped dry fruits into the vessel. Let it be on low flame for 5 minutes.

Let it cool properly and then serve!


5

Orange Kheer

From the name it is clear that this sweet is going to have oranges. So, try this new type of Kheer!

Ingredients-

Oranges- 2
Milk- 2 cups
Sugar- 1 cup
Saffron

Method-

Peel off the outer and the inner thin skin of the oranges. Separate out the chunks of orange.
Let milk boil in a pan. Stir the milk till it thickens. Now, add sugar to this boiling milk.

Let the milk cool properly. Once it is cooled, add the orange chunks.
Add Kesar and mix. Your Orange Kheer is ready to be served!

6

Mishti Dohi

This is the most common Bengali Sweet. Basically, Mishti means ‘Sweet’ in Bengali. So, come let’s have a look at this simple and sweet recipe!

Ingredients-

Thick Curd- 1 cup
Fresh Cream- ¾ cup
Condensed Milk- ¾ cup

Method-

Beat all the ingredients in a bowl.
Pour this mixture in small oven safe bowls.
Let this mixture bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees.
After baking, allow them to cool. Refrigerate them for an hour or so.
Serve chilled!

7

Pantuva

This is another Bengali sweet that is quite famous. This is a combination of Chenna, Mawa and lots more. Sounds tempting, right? So, have a look at the recipe!

Ingredients-

Sugar- 2 & ½ cup
Water- 2 & ½ cup
Paneer (Chenna)- 4 cups
Rawa Flour- ¾ cup
Ghee
Mawa- 1 cup
Raisins- ¼ cup

Method-

Mix water and sugar together in a pot so as to make sugar syrup. Let it boil. Once it is ready, keep it aside.
Make a smooth paste of Chenna and Rava Flour along with ghee.
Make small balls of this mixture. Make sure that you stuff these balls with raisins and mawa.
Fry these balls in gGhee till they change their colour to light brown.
Put them gently in the sugar syrup after frying. Serve at room temperature!

8

Parwal Sweet

Pointed Guard, commonly known as ‘Parwal’ is very similar to cucumber. It is used for making number of dishes, of which this sweet is one!

Ingredients-

Parwal- 2 cups
Mawa- 2 cups
Sugar- 1 cup
Milk Powder- ¼ cup
Green Pistachios – ¼ cup
Almonds- ¼ cup
Cardamom Powder- 1 teaspoon
Saffron Strands

Method-

Make a coarse powder of almonds and pistachios using a mixer.
Next, peel the Parwals and slit them vertically.
Put them in boiling water. Leave them for 2-3 minutes.
Now, drain the water and make sure there is no water remaining.
In a pan, roast the Mawa so that it becomes light pink in colour. Keep stirring.
After it cools a bit, add the nuts powder, cardamom powder and saffron. Now, stuff this in the slit Parwal.
Prepare the sugar syrup with sugar and water. Immerse the Parwals in this syrup for 2-3 minutes.
Remove them and keep them on a mesh. Once they cool, you can cover with silver foil.
Serve at room temperature.

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9

Patishapta

This sweet is specially made on the day of Makar Sankranti in almost all the Bengali households.

Ingredients-

Maida- ½ cup
Ghee- ½ cup
Milk- ½ cup
Grated Coconut- ¼ cup
Sugar- ¼ cup
Thickened Milk- ¼ cup
Raisins- 1/4 cup

Method-

Knead the flour and milk to make a soft dough. Let it stand for 30 minutes.
In a heated pan, add grated coconut, milk and sugar. Let it cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes.
When the mixture becomes soft and moist, switch off the flame and let it cool.
Next, in a pan, spread little ghee. Pour little batter into the pan and let it turn light brown in colour.
Now, spread the grated coconut filling over the pancake. Roll the pancake to the other end and serve hot.

10

Chum Chum

One of my personal favourite, Chumchum is a very delicious sweet. Once you eat it, you feel like you have eaten the most amazing sweet on this earth! Want to try this sweet at home? Then, let me help you with this simple recipe!

Ingredients-

Chenna- 1 cup
Saffron Strands- 2-4
Maida- 1 teaspoon
Sugar- 5 cups
Milk- ½ cup
Grated Coconut- ½ cup
Cream- ½ cup

Method-

Mix the Chenna and a little food colour. Make small portions of it and shape them into flat ovals. Make sure that there are no cracks on the surface.
Spread some maida on a plate and place the Chum Chums over it.
Now, prepare the sugar syrup with sugar and water. Put the Chum Chums in the syrup. After 1-2 hours, it will soak the sugar syrup.
Remove them from the syrup and slit them from the middle.
Using a plastic bag and nozzle, put the cream in this middle and serve! The delicious Chum Chum is ready to be served!

11

Coconut Sandesh

Sandesh, a type of Bengali Sweet is very famous all over India. It has many variations added to it which adds to its taste. So, here is such a type of Sandesh with coconut added to it.

Ingredients-

Grated Coconut- ½ cup
Chopped Almonds- ¼ cup
Mashed Paneer- ¼ cup
Mawa- ¼ cup
Jaggery- ¼ cup

Method-

In a pan, melt the jaggery. Once it is completely melted, turn off the flame.
Combine mawa, paneer, coconut and chopped almonds in a bowl and mix well.
Now, make small balls of this mixture and flatten them.
Roll them in the grated coconut. Put almonds on the top.

12

Rasgulla

Whenever we hear the name of Bengali Sweets, the first thing that strikes our mind is ‘Rasgulla’. Yes, it is the most famous Bengali sweets of all. Try them at your own home with simple recipe!

Ingredients-

Chenna- 3 cups
Sugar- 1 cup

Method-

In a pressure cooker, add water and sugar. Stir continuously and let it boil till the entire sugar dissolves.
Till then, knead Chenna with your hands to make a smooth paste. Roll this paste into small balls.
Put them gently in the sugar syrup. Let them steam for 7-8 minutes.
Turn off the flame and let it stand for 10-15 minutes.
Now, refrigerate the balls and serve chilled.

13

Kir Kadam

A new variation in the traditional Rasgullas is this Kir Kadam. Want to know how? Then, follow these simple steps and see how a delicious sweet is made!

Ingredients-

Chenna- 3 cups
Mawa- 2 cups
Sugar- ¼ cup
Kewra Essence- ¼ teaspoon

Method-

Repeat the procedure for Rasgullas as mentioned in the earlier recipe.
Now, squeeze the Rasgullas to remove the sugar syrup from it. Place it on a plate.
Now, in a pan, mix sugar, essence and mawa. Heat it till the sugar melts and the mawa becomes thin.
Let it cook for 5-6 minutes. After this, allow it to cool properly on a plate.
Make a smooth dough and roll them into small balls.
Now, flatten the Mawa ball and place the Rasgulla at the centre. Cover it by rolling it between the palms.
Let them dry. Serve them on a plate.

14

Rasmalai

Made with Paneer balls and flavoured milk, Rasmalai is a perfect sweet for special occasions. It is healthy as it has milk products in it and is extremely tasty! Try them with your own hands this Diwali!

Ingredients-

Sliced Almonds- ¼ cup
Rose Essence – 1 teaspoon
Sugar- 4 tablespoons
Rabdi- 4 cups
Water- 6 cups
Paneer- 2 cups

Method-

Make sugar syrup with sugar and 6 cups of water. Let it boil so that you get a thick mixture.
Massage the paneer so as to make it smooth. Make small balls of it and flatten them like a peda.
Put them in the boiling sugar syrup. Let them cook for 8-10 minutes.
Now, after they cool, remove them and squeeze out the sugar syrup.
Put these sweetened balls in the Rabdi and serve chilled.

15

Angoor Rasmalai

Now that we have seen the recipe for Rasmalai, let’s have a look at another type of Rasmalai- Angoor Rasmalai!

Ingredients-

Chenna- 3 cups
Sugar- 1 cup
Water- 2 cups
Maida- 2 teaspoons
Milk- 4 cups
Cardamom and Saffron
Chopped Almonds and Pistachios

Method-

Keep 2 teaspoons of Chenna aside. Mix maida to the remaining Chenna. Mix well to make a smooth paste.
Make small balls of this paste. Prepare sugar syrup as instructed earlier and add the balls to it.
Let them cook for about 10-15 minutes.
Now, to make the Rabdi, make a thick paste of Chenna and sugar in a pan. Stir it while it is on flame.
Next, boil milk in another pan till it gets reduced to half. Add sugar to it and let it boil till it dissolves.
Mix the Chenna mixture in it. Put in cardamom and saffron strands as well.
Now, add the Chenna balls to the Rabdi. Let it soak the milk for about an hour.
Garnish with chopped almonds and pistachios. Serve chilled.

16

Bapha Dohi

Another type of Dohi is here which is equally easy to make. Surely try it at your home!

Ingredients-

Beaten Yoghurt- 1 cup
Milk- 1 cup
Sweetened Condensed Milk- 1 cup
Sliced Almonds- ¼ cup
Sliced pistachios- ¼ cup
Raisins- ¼ cup
Water- 2 cups

Method-

Beat the condensed milk, milk and yoghurt together in a bowl. Add the dry fruits to it and mix well.
Transfer this mixture to an air-tight stainless steel container.
Now, in a pressure cooker, add little water and let it boil. Next, place the container in it.
After it comes to full pressure, allow it to cool and turn off the flame.
Place the container in the refrigerator. Serve chilled with some fruit slices on the top.

17

Sitabhog

Another type of Bengali Sweet, it is often offered as Prasad to God, hence the name ‘Bhog’. You too can prepare this at your home with this simple recipe!

Ingredients-

Rice Flour- 4 cups
Ghee- 1 cup
Paneer- 1 cup
Sugar- 2 cups
Water- 2 cups
Saffron- 5-6 strings
Milk Powder- 2 cups
Maida- 1 cup
Baking Soda
Ghee
Curd- 1 cup

Method-

Make a smooth dough with rice flour and ghee.
Mix the grated paneer as well. Let it stand for about half an hour.
Make a thin sugar syrup by mixing sugar and water.
Next, in a frying pan, heat ghee. Make vermicelli-like shape of the dough and fry them.
Once they are cooled, put them in the sugar syrup.
In another bowl, make a smooth paste by mixing milk, baking soda, curd and ghee.
Make small oval shaped balls of the dough and deep fry them.
Put them in the sugar syrup. Serve hot.

18

Kala Jamun

We normally eat the Gulab Jamun sweet, but here is a special Bengali sweet known as Kala Jamun. Let’s see how this is prepared.

Ingredients-

Mawa- ¾ cup
Paneer- ½ cup
Maida- 3 tablespoons
Corn Starch- 4 tablespoons
Sugar- 2 cups
Milk- 1 tablespoon
Cardamom Powder- 1 tablespoon
Ghee

Method-

Grate mawa and paneer. Mix maid and corn flour to it and turn it into a soft dough.
Now, roll small portions of dough between your palms to make small balls.
Prepare the sugar syrup. Once it starts boiling, add cardamom powder to it.
In a pan, heat little ghee and put the balls in it. Fry them till they become golden brown in colour.
Dip them in the sugar syrup. Leave them for about 15-20 minutes.
Drain the sugar syrup and serve on a plate. You may garnish with silver foil.

19

Kalakand

Made of milk, Kalakand is a very special recipe for all the lovers of milk. This is purely made of milk and is amazing to eat!

Ingredients-

Paneer- 1 cup
Milk Powder- ¼ cup
Sugar- ¼ cup
Fresh Cream- ¼ cup
Elaichi Powder- ½ cup

Method-

Mix all the ingredients in a pan. Place it over medium flame.
Stir continuously for about 10-15 minutes.
After this, pour the mixture into a plate. Spread it into the plate.
Garnish with sliced almonds. Refrigerate it for about 3-4 hours. Once it is set, cut it into pieces and serve.

20

Malai Sandwich

Last but not the least, this sweet is real heaven for all the lovers of sweets. If you follow the recipe given below, then you can prepare this amazing sweet at your home effortlessly.

Ingredients-

Paneer- 2 cups
Sugar- 1 cup
Water- 5 cups
Cardamom
Saffron
Rose Essence- 1 teaspoon
Butter- 1 tablespoon
Milk- 1 cup
Milk powder- ½ cup

Method-

Make a smooth paste of paneer and then divide it into 3 equal portions.
Mix red and yellow colour in one tablespoon of water in two different bowls.
Dip one portion of paneer in yellow colour and the other in red colour.
Now, for the third portion, make small flat balls. Prepare the sugar syrup and add the balls to it.
Let it soak in it for about 10-15 minutes.
Next, in a pan, melt butter along with milk, milk powder and some grated paneer.
Keep stirring till the mixture thickens.
Add the sugar to it and mix well. Let it cook for another 10-15 minutes.
Once you get the consistency of Mawa, allow it to cool. Make small balls of it and flatten them.
Now, slit the paneer balls in the middle and place the flatten mawa ball in the middle. Serve Malai Sandwich in a plate with some silver foil over it.
Here were some of the most famous Bengali recipes which are easy to prepare and delicious! So, what are you waiting for? Try these at your home during festivals to add to the joy!