The 115 Best Bengali Sweets Names To Make Your Mouth Water

Oluwatosin Michael
Feb 09, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Apr 21, 2022
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Angoori or mini Rassgulla / Rosogolla, famous Bengali sweet
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When it comes to festive occasions, Bengali desserts are some of the most well-known desserts in India.

Bengali sweets are usually prepared from pure milk and are served cold across eastern India. Some of the most popular ingredients used in Bengali sweets are cottage cheese, date palm jaggery, powdered sugar, grated coconut, powdered rice flour, rice vermicelli, ground dal, all-purpose flour, puffed rice, castor sugar, cardamom powder, and nutmeg powder.

Apart from the iconic rasgulla, which features round balls soaked in a sugar syrup, chocolate sandesh, kheer kadam, nolen gurer payesh are some of the Bengali style desserts that are widely popular.

Enjoy reading this well-curated list of all the Bengali sweets with names.

Traditional Bengali Sweets

Bengali cuisine is extremely famous for its wide variety of sweets that is enjoyed all over the country. Here is a list of some of the traditional Bengali sweets.

Barfi is a milk cream-based sweet that is extremely popular all over the country and is made of milk powder and sugar.

Chanar jilapi is a unique Bengali dish made of paneer along with green cardamom and is a paneer-based version of the jalebi.

Chandrapuli, meaning 'moon shaped' is a very popular dish made mainly during festivals and celebrations.

Chomchom is a very famous sweet dish made of cream and milk and is served chilled or at room temperature.

Darbesh is a sweet Bengali-style boondi ladoo that is extremely delicious.

Jalebi is made of flour and is a deep-fried delicacy, it is a very popular Bengali sweet dish and is a true treat for the taste buds.

Joynagarer moa is jaggery and rice-based dessert that is made particularly during festivities.

Kachagolla meaning 'uncooked sphere' is a sweet dish made from ricotta that is a treat for sweet lovers.

Kalo jam or kala jamun is a darker colored sibling of the gulab jamun that is extremely popular all over the country

Kheer kadam is an extremely popular sweet dish made of khoa, chana, and poppy seeds.

Khirer chop is a chop-like sweet filled with kheer and is made of flour and milk.

Labongo latika is a delicious sweet dish made of a crusty pastry filled with khoya and closed with a clove.

Mihidana, meaning 'fine grain' is a boondi like sweet dish made of basmati rice and hot ghee.

Mishti doi, meaning 'sweet curd,' is a classic sweet dish made from curd and sugar and is extremely popular.

Monda Mithai, is a traditional dish made of jaggery, chhenna, and condensed milk.

Motichoor Ladoo, is made of gram flour, sugar, and spices and is popular all over the country is a treat for the taste buds.

Naru is a type of small laddoo usually made with coconut and jaggery.

Nikuti is one of the lesser-known Bengali sweets and is made of cottage cheese.

Nolen gurer payesh is a seasonal dessert consumed mainly in winter.

Patishapta is a popular sweet dish filled with milk and carrot filling and made of rice flour.

Payesh Is a kind of pudding made of a mixture of thick milk and rice.

Rabri is a sweet dish that is popular all over the country and is made from condensed milk.

Raskadam is an extremely popular milk-based sweet made of khoa, paneer, and poppy seeds.

Rasmanjuri is a milk-based sweet dish that is very popular and is similar to ras malai.

Roshogulla, meaning 'syrup-filled ball' is one of the most famous and widely enjoyed Bengali sweets and it is made from Indian cottage cheese.

Sandesh is a very famous Bengali sweet that is made of paneer and sugar and is served in squares.

Sitabhog resembles pulao in appearance and is a sweet dish made of cottage cheese, rice flour, and sugar.

Famous Bengali Sweets Names From West Bengal

West Bengal is a hub of great food and amazing sweet dishes and it offers a large variety of the same. Here is a list of famous sweets from West Bengal.

Amriti is a flower-shaped sweet made of flour and is a very famous iftar dessert.

Babarsa-Kshirpai is a sweet made of flour and hot ghee which is very popular in the Khirpai area in West Bengal.

Bhapa Doi is a steamed yogurt pudding-like sweet dish made of condensed milk.

Bogurar doi is a popular sweet dish made of milk and sugar.

Bundiya is a very tasty sweet dish made of fried chickpea flour.

Chaler Payesh is a rice pudding made particularly on special occasions and festivities.

Chanar goja is a form of sugar-coated paneer cubes and is an extremely famous sweet dish.

Chhanamukhi is a Bengali sweet dish that is made of fried paneer or chenna, coated in sugar syrup.

Chomchom-Belakoba, is an extremely popular dish in Belakoba, West Bengal, and is a special variety of the traditional cham cham.

Choshir payesh is a pasta-like sweet dish made with rice flour and semolina.

Gupo Sandesh is one of the very popular Bengali desserts and is made of chhena and sugar syrup.

Jal bhora is a variety of sondesh that is filled with rose syrup.

Kansat is a sweet dish made of chhenna and kheer and is very popular in the Malda region.

Kastar Ladoo is a flour-based ladoo that is very popular in West Bengal.

Kheer kadam is a variation of the roshogulla which is coated with kheer and is very delicious.

Kheer sagar is a very tasty dish made of chenna and condensed milk and is very popular.

Khirer shingara is a deep-fried sweet dish similar to a samosa, but with a sweet filling of khoya and raisins.

Komolabhog is a variety of gulab jamun made of orange juice, milk, and cardamom.

Lady Kenny is a very popular dish made of flour and chhena and is soaked in sugar syrup

Lal Doi is a very famous Bengali sweet dish made of red yogurt.

Malai Chomchom is an extremely popular dish with a tender texture.

Malpua is a pancake-like sweet dish that is served both as a dessert and as a snack

Mango Darbesh is made of mango extract, flour, and sugar and is a very popular Bengali dessert.

Manohara is very famous in West Bengal made by covering sondesh with sugar syrup and allowing it to thicken.

Mecha Sandesh is an extremely popular sweet dish made of dal and sugar and is very famous in the Bankura district.

Mohan bhog is a variety of sooji ka halwa and is an extremely popular sweet dish that is made specially during festivities.

Muger Jilipi is extremely popular in the district of Haur and is a softer version of Jalebi.

Murabba is a very popular sweet dish made by soaking vegetables like papaya or pumpkin in sugar syrup.

Raj bhog is very similar to rasgulla and is made with milk and chenna.

Sada Bonde, meaning 'sweet boondi' is very popular in Kamarpukur.

Sandesh Mishti is an extremely popular milk-based sweet dish made of chhena.

Tusha Shinni is a type of halwa made of flour that is very popular and delicious.

Sweet Curd or Mishti Doi which is a famous Bengali sweet

Deep-Fried Bengali Sweets Names

Deep-fried sweets are often some of the tastiest and most delicious and are extremely popular as well. Here is a list of some of the most celebrated deep-fried Bengali sweets.

Goja is a sweet dish that is very popular and is made of flour and hot ghee.

Kolar Bora is a crispy and sweet dish that is very delicious and is made with ripe bananas.

Langcha is a famous fried sweet made of flour and milk powder dipped in sugar syrup.

Pantuwa is an extremely popular dish made of deep-fried semolina, chhena, milk, and ghee.

Sarpuria is sweet burnt milk that is made to fall on sap and then fried.

Shor Bhaja, meaning 'noise maker' is made of layers of milk or chenna.

Tiler Khaja is a deep-fried sweet made of sesame and caramelized sugar.

Other Indian Sweet Names

India has a very large variety of sweet dishes that are enjoyed all over the country. This section contains a list of sweet dishes from all over the country!

Aamras is a sweet mango-based dish and is available mainly during mango season.

Ada is a rice-based specialty of Kerala and is made during celebrations like Onam.

Adhirasam is a Karnataka specialty and is made of thickened milk and sugar.

Anarsa is a rice-based sweet mixed with jaggery.

Ariselu is a sweet dish that is quite popular in Maharashtra as 'anarsa' and as 'tas kajjayya', in Karnataka.

Balushai is a flour-based dish originating from Bihar.

Basundi is a variation on rabdi and is a milk-based dish that is popular all over the country.

Boorelu, is a deep-fried sweet filled with gram, coconut, jaggery, and cardamom.

Carrot Halwa is extremely popular in North India and is prepared from grated carrots.

Chiroti, is a sweet dish made of flour, rava, and sugar and is very popular in South India.

Dhondas is a popular sweet in Goa and is prepared with jackfruit, rava, and coconut.

Doodhpak, meaning 'cooked milk', is a desert from Gujarat.

Gavvalu is a sweet dish made in Andhra Pradesh and is made of rice flour and milk.

Ghevar is said to have originated in Rajasthan, and is prepared specially during Makar Sankranti.

Gulab jamun is one of the most popular sweets in the entire country.

Jackfruit Halwa is a sweet dish that is extremely famous in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Jhangri, is made of urad dal and is shaped like a flower and dipped in sugar syrup.

Kaju Katli is extremely popular all over India and is made of cashew nuts.

Kakinada Khaja is made of flour and sugar and is very popular in South India.

Karanji is made of a deep-fried outer covering filled with coconut, sugar, and jaggery. 

Kheer is prepared in a variety of ways made with rice, milk, and sugar

Khira Sagara is made with chhena and condensed milk and is a sweet dish from Orissa.

Kudhi Paniyaram is a South Indian sweet dish made of rice batter with jaggery.

Kulfi is often called Indian ice cream as it is served chilled and has the same texture as ice cream.

Ladoo is another of the most popular sweets in the country and comes in different varieties and colors. 

Lassi is an extremely famous sweet drink from Punjab and is a mixture of curd and milk.

Mahim halwa is a very popular sweet named after Mahim in Mumbai.

Modak, is said to be the favorite sweet of the Hindu god Ganesha.

Mysore Pak is made mainly with flour, ghee, and sugar and is popular mainly in South India.

Nankhatai is a sort of traditional Indian cookie and is said to have originated in Surat is a flour-based dessert.

Palathalikalu is a sweet made of rice flour and milk.

Payasam (Sanskrit), meaning 'milk' is a very popular South Indian dish that is similar to the kheer.

Petha is a North Indian dish that varies in shape and is available in various flavors.

Poornalu, meaning 'complete,'  is made with rice and dal paste.

Pootharekulu, meaning 'coated-sheet' is a famous rice-based sweet.

Puran Poli is very famous in Maharashtra and parts of northern India and is made of flour, jaggery, and cardamom.

Quabani Ka Meetha is a Hyderabadi sweet that is made with apricots.

Rasabali is a kind of patty that is dipped in sweet thick milk and is a sweet dish from Orissa.

Shahi Tukra is a sweet dish that is in the form of toast topped with sweet milk and pistachios.

Shankarpali is popular on the western side and is made particularly during festivities.

Sheer khurma is made using dried dates and vermicelli pudding.

Sheera is famous in southern India and Maharashtra, and is often given as offerings to God.

Shrikhand is a dessert that has a yogurt-like texture and is made of milk and saffron

Shufta is a sweet from Kashmir that is made of dry fruits, sugar, and kesar.

Signori is a sweet dish from Uttarakhand made of khoya wrapped in the maalu leaf.

Sohan Papdi is extremely popular all over North India and is crispy and sweet in taste.

Sukhdi is a sweet from Rajasthan that is made with sugar, jaggery, and ghee. 

Sutarfeni is a cotton candy-like sweet dish made from rice and ghee. 

Sweet Pongal, is made specially during the festival of Pongal.

Unni Appam, meaning 'small appam', is a fried sweet with coconut chunks.

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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