I have gone a tad bit overboard with Nolen Gur, here on my blog. As a personal favorite, I have loved the flavor, fragrance, and the sweetness it gives. Moreover, my post on Nolen Gur and why it’s unique has grabbed a lot of attention, especially these winter months when it’s freshly available in the market. You can find the post here ~ https://anartsyappetite.com/nolen-gur-uniquely-bengal/ Advertisements
Easy three-ingredient Indian Rice Pudding – yes, that’s what ‘Paayesh’ really is.
Naarkel Naru or Sweet Coconut Balls, a sweet treat made with just 3 ingredients, makes an appearance as the second part of my Nolen Gur Series. It’s a very versatile recipe and I say so because you can actually use this even as filling for other Indian desserts such as Patishapta, Pithe, etc. For my Patishapta (Indian crepe) recipe, click here.
Patishapta is the Bengali answer to a French Crepe. Unlike savory crepes, Patishapta is always sweet and is smaller in diameter. It has a sweetened coconut or a fudgy sweet cheese filling. So I can rightfully call this recipe ‘Crepes with Coconut and Jaggery’.
What is ‘Nolen Gur’? Why is it so unique? ‘Nolen Gur’, ‘Notun Gur’ or ‘Khejur Gur’ is Date Palm Jaggery that is unique to Bengal. With the onset of a nip in the air, the local sweet (dessert) shops, in my hometown of Kolkata, are buzzing with eager customers buying the dairy-based sweets made with the ‘New Jaggery’. ‘Nolen’ stands for new, and ‘gur’ stands for jaggery.