Pictured in the background are besan barfi (2 pieces, made with chickpea flour). On the left side foreground is a kalakand (made with ricotta cheese and condensed milk). Right side foreground is a ladoo (white flour based). The store worker said the kalakand is easily their #1 seller.
Bengalis are notorious for loving sweets and Durga Puja provides the perfect excuse. Mumbai Grill Sweet Shop is located at 3733 74th St, Jackson Heights, Queens is my go-to because it’s sort of a hole-in-the-wall. It’s also conveniently located by Patel Brothers.
If you haven’t tried Indian sweets before, ask for kaju katli (kaju=cashew, katli=slice) because they’re rich like fudge but not as sweet. Have a cup of coffee or tea alongside is helpful for contrast too.
My boyfriend is Bengali and we are going to be having a DP dinner party Monday night. Gonna be making sondesh and gulab jamun, with some other Bengali dishes. Can’t wait!
I love sondesh and gulab jamun! That’s great that you’re making that food together. Do you go to Univ of Alabama in Huntsville or Birmingham? (I used to live near Huntsville)