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Kolkata: A view of different varieties of 'rosogollas' - a spongy, syrupy sweet at a sweet shop in Kolkata on Nov 14, 2017. Ending a two-and-a-half year battle with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the sweet signifying that it originated in its territory. The dispute began in 2015 when Odisha claimed that rosogolla originated in the state 600 years ago and was first served at the 12th-century Lord Jagannath temple in Puri. Bengal has steadfastly maintained that rosogolla was invented by famous sweetmeat maker Navin Chandra Das in 1868. (Photo: IANS) by .
A view of different varieties of 'rosogollas' - a spongy, syrupy sweet at a sweet shop in Kolkata on Nov 14, 2017. Ending a two-and-a-half year battle with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the sweet signifying that it originated in its territory. The dispute began in 2015 when Odisha claimed that rosogolla originated in the state 600 years ago and was first served at the 12th-century Lord Jagannath temple in Puri. Bengal has steadfastly maintained that rosogolla was invented by famous sweetmeat maker Navin Chandra Das in 1868. (Photo: IANS)

World’s biggest Rasogolla to celebrate GI tag to ‘Banglar Rasogolla’….reports Asian Lite News

Kolkata: A view of different varieties of 'rosogollas' - a spongy, syrupy sweet at a sweet shop in Kolkata on Nov 14, 2017. Ending a two-and-a-half year battle with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the sweet signifying that it originated in its territory. The dispute began in 2015 when Odisha claimed that rosogolla originated in the state 600 years ago and was first served at the 12th-century Lord Jagannath temple in Puri. Bengal has steadfastly maintained that rosogolla was invented by famous sweetmeat maker Navin Chandra Das in 1868. (Photo: IANS) by .
A view of different varieties of ‘rosogollas’ – a spongy, syrupy sweet at a sweet shop in Kolkata on Nov 14, 2017. Ending a two-and-a-half year battle with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the sweet signifying that it originated in its territory. The dispute began in 2015 when Odisha claimed that rosogolla originated in the state 600 years ago and was first served at the 12th-century Lord Jagannath temple in Puri. Bengal has steadfastly maintained that rosogolla was invented by famous sweetmeat maker Navin Chandra Das in 1868. (Photo: IANS)

Days after West Bengal got the Geographical Indication (GI) for “Banglar Rasogolla”, two self help groups in Nadia district collaborated to produce a gigantic version of the round syrupy dessert, which they claim to be the world’s biggest.

The enormous Rasogolla, weighing nine kilograms with the syrup and more than six kilograms without it, needed five professional sweet makers, helpers and raw materials of equally elaborate proportion to get completed.

The members of self help groups based in Fulia said the sweet was also their tribute to the legendary sweet maker Haradhan Mondal, whom they called the actual inventor of the the enticing sweet dish, particularly popular in this part of the country.

“The makers needed 150 kg of sugar, five-and-a-half kg of cottage cheese and 400 grams of flour to make that single piece of Rasogolla weighing nine kg. It was quite a spectacle,” said Abhinaba Basak, member of a self help group ‘Junior One Hundred’ that organised the event.

“We served the sweet dish to 400 people in our locality. We divided the iconic Rasogolla among people to observe the occasion,” he exclaimed.

A Kolkata-based confectioner named Nobin Chandra Das is known to be the inventor of the popular spongy white Banglar Rasogolla in 1868.

Basak, however, claimed the sweet dish was invented in his hometown Fulia much before that by the confectioner Haradhan Mondal who later moved to Kolkata and came in touch with Das.

“The original Rasogolla, invented in Nadia was known as soft Rasogolla. It was first invented by Mondal at his small sweet shop in Fulia. He is the actual inventor of the dish.

“However, Nobin Chandra Das was responsible for making the spongy Rasogolla and making it popular,” he added.