Debate is settled, Rosogolla originated in West Bengal

15 November, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Finally Bengal wins 'Rosogolla war' over Odisha

West Bengal and the neighboring state Odisha has a battle for the origin of the sweet in the court since June 2015. A GI Geographical indication is a sign which used on products to describe the specific geographical origin, qualities and reputation. The officials also mentioned that there was no conflict with Odisha on this matter.

Similarly, the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation had applied (number 426) on May 31, 2013 seeking the GI tag status for Mamallapuram stone sculptures. The future course of action will be decided in a meeting with party leaders and Ministers. Both state governments had formed various committees to find and collect relevant evidence so that they can stake their claim to the highly popular sweet Rasgulla.

The confectioners of Odisha also organised an exhibition to make people aware about the state's claim over rosogolla. Its ancestor was "Kheer Mohana", which later evolved as "Pahala Rasagolla".

After khichdi rose to its short moment of fame, news broke today that the battle of origin over the iconic rosogulla sweet has concluded in West Bengal's favour. "We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI. status for Rosogolla", Banerjee tweeted.

However, two years on, and West Bengal can finally claim that the rasgulla is officially theirs.

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Summary: Das, known as the "Columbus of rosogolla", was a resident of Bagbazar in north Kolkata.

Kolkata: A view of different varieties of "rosogollas" - a spongy, syrupy sweet at a sweet shop in Kolkata on Nov 14, 2017. He was trying to come up with a new sweet for a number of years before he came up with it , As Reported By Hindustan Times.

The Bangalee wives would then prepare rosogolla or a form of it with those.

Food processing Minister of the state, Abdur Rezzak Mollah talking to media said, "Happy and relieved". The Mowa is a winter delicacy made of puffed rice and date-palm jaggery with origins in Joynagar, West Bengal. People of Bengal who are known to take their candies very seriously made a beeline for the sweet shops specially KC Das to renew their sweet affair with this iconic sweet.

The GI Registry named it as "Banglar Rasagolla" as sought by the West Bengal Government.


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