Sitavhogh sweets

Sitavhogh sweets recipe & it’s history

Sitavhogh sweets recipe from Bengali cuisine. It is a most famous sweets in Bengali cuisine.  This sweet first makes was 1904.


 Sitavhogh sweets recipe history

Sitavhogh is a well-known  sweet or confectionery in   Bengali cuisine. It’s looks like as  rice.

According to Wikipedia,  In 1904,George Nathaniel  Curzon  traveled to Burdwan to give the Maharaja title to Vijaychand Mahtab, who was  the Land Lord of Bardhaman.  Vijaychand Mahitab wants it memorable, so he called    Bhairav chandra Nag , who was  sweet producer of Burdwan. Vijaychand Mahitab request to Bhairav chandra Nag to makes  a special sweets.

Bhairav chandra Nag makes  the famous Sitavhogh and  Mihidaana of Burdwan. Mihidaana is the other famous  sweets of Burdwan.

Historically known, Curzon was so much surprised and fascinate of  eating  Sitavhogh. So as a result he declared the   Sitavhogh sweets  is  mandatory to serve  all government function.



Basmati rice 1/2 kg (soak for half an hour)
Sugar 3 cups

sitavhogh sweets
Sitavhogh sweets

Raisins 1/2 cup
1 cardamom
1 cloves
Cinnamon 1
Orange juice  1 cup
Mango jell 1/2 cup
Pantoya sweets 250 grams

Saffron color 1/2 teaspoon
Ghee or butter oil 1 cup
Milk (powder)  2 tablespoons
Pistachio like to taste
Cashew nuts as your choice
Meowa 1/2 cup ( makes from two tablespoons of powdered milk, ghee half teaspoon, sugar 1 tabspoon and half tablespoon of rose water. Mix all in all together)


  •  Take some water. Heat well.
  • When the water is boiling than add 2 tablespoons of ghee and a pinch of saffron color.
  • Cook  rice from the soaked rice.
  •  Drain the water of boiled  rice.
  • Now in a big containers, add rice, sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, powder milk, mango jell, hot ghee.
  • Now should be kept on low flame for an hour.
  • Containers should be kept on a pan.
  • Two or three times will have up down to be lighted hand.
  • Now add the nuts, raisins, and meowa and remove from heat.
  • Add pantoya for garnishing.



See Bangladeshi sweets recipe

Bangladeshi sweets recipe Part 1

Courtesy :Daisy’s Notebook & Cuisine Gallery

Translated By: Anjuman Ara


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