Poila Baisakh or Noboborsho marks the first day of the Bengali New Year. On this day, Bengalis all over the world get together to celebrate the festival with much gusto. While rituals form an important part of the celebrations, food is what spreads joy and cheer. The menu is dominated by a range of meat-based savoury dishes, but what takes the cake is the sheer variety of sweets. Let’s take a look at some of the most special recipes that you can try at home.
No meal can ever be complete without indulging in the ‘queen of Bengali sweets’ — Sandesh. This treat, made from cottage cheese, is sweetened with powdered sugar and a dash of Nestlé MILKMAID. This melt-in-the-mouth dessert is not just delicious, but extremely easy to make! So, invite your friends and family over and kickstart the celebrations!SEE Sandesh RECIPE!
This authentic Indian-style cottage cheese and milk pudding is an integral part of Bengali households. This luscious dessert has generous amounts of cottage cheese and Nestlé MILKMAID, and tastes best when served chilled with a garnishing of dry fruits like cashew nuts and raisins.SEE Bengali Channar Payesh RECIPE!
Indulge your sweet tooth with the festive favourite, Malpua, with dollops of chilled Rabri on top. Prepared primarily with sooji and maida, Malpua is shallow-fried, until it turns golden brown. Its taste is further elevated with the creaminess of Rabri, which is enhanced with the goodness of Nestlé MILKMAID.SEE Malpua with Rabri RECIPE!
Inspired by the French crêpe, this Bengali sweet treat is made from rice flour, Nestlé MILKMAID, sweetened coconut, and nuts. This stuffed pancake is a must-have on special occasions, and is relished by young and old alike. What’s more, it’s simple to make!SEE Patishapta RECIPE!
This classic Bengali dessert is one of the most popular foods that are served during special occasions! Made with milk, curd, and Nestlé MILKMAID, this creamy sweet treat has an earthy flavour that’s sure to please your palate, and leave you asking for more. Here’s the best part — it can be made with very little effort!SEE Mishti Doi RECIPE!