5 Historic Places To Find Authentic Rosogolla In Kolkata

Authentic Rosogolla Kolkata
by Suchismita Pal
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What comes to your mind when you hear the word Kolkata? The very first thing that we remember on hearing the name of the city, even before thinking about the Howrah Bridge and the Victoria Memorial Hall, is rosogolla. The taste and popularity of Kolkata rosogollas have stood unparalleled since the days of yore, and the sweetmakers of the city have firmly held the legacy till date. While there are numerous mithai shops in Kolkata, there are some historic ones which make the best and authentic rosogollas. Here are 5 of them:

1. Nobin Chandra Das & Sons, Shobhabazar

Nobin Chandra Das was a 19th-century confectioner and a cultural icon in Bengal. He is popularly known as the founder of Bengali rosogolla. Bengalis often call him the Father of Rosogolla or Columbus of Rosogolla. In 1866, he set up the sweet shop, Nobin Chandra Das at Baghbazar-Shobhabazar area. The historic shop is still there and what can be better than trying out rosogollas from its creators?

2. K.C. Das, Multiple Outlets

Krishna Chandra Das was the only son and successor of confectioner Nobin Chandra Das and he had started his own confectionary in 1930, in the name of Krishna Chandra Das Confectioner or K.C Das. Krishna Chandra Das had invented the vacuum canned rosogolla which is famous all over India today. The other invention of Krishna Chandra was the luscious rossomalai. K.C das has several branches across Kolkata.

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3. Bhim Chandra Nag, Bowbazar

Bhim Chandra Nag is a small shop in Bowbazar, Kolkata with a huge brand value. It’s soft and fluffy rosogollas attract sweet lovers from all over the city and Bengal. Paran Chandra Nag had set up this sweet shop in 1826. Bhim Chandra Nag is known to be the inventor of Kolkata’s popular sweet ladikeni, named after Lady Canning, the wife of the British governor Lord Canning. Also, when at Bhim Chandra, do try out their mishti doi.

 

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4. Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick Sweets, Bhowanipore

You’ll rarely find a Kolkatan who doesn’t adore the sweets from Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick. Though there are multiple outlets of the shop in the city now, the one at Bhowanipore is still deemed to be the best. It brand had started in 1885 and now it has opened up its online store as well. Your Kolkata visit remains incomplete without trying out the sweets, especially rasgullas at Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick.

 

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5. Putiram, College Street

Whoever has spent a major part of childhood around Kolkata’s famous book market College Street has a strong emotional connection with this centuries-old misthti shop. Located adjacent to the City College of Commerce, Putiram is a very simple sweet shop that serves rosogolla, sandesh and more at very reasonable prices. The best bit is, here you can enjoy the rosogolla with garma-garam kochuri or Rajbhog.

 

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