Chitrakoot is a delicious sweet dish exclusively from Bengal and is served as a dessert at Bengali festive occasions and celebrations. “Chitrakoot” is specially made during marriages as without this sweet any Bangali remains incomplete. Chitrakoot has been an integral part of Bengali marriage for ages and is sent to the bride and grooms family as a gift.
Chtrakoot prepared by “Putiram” and “K. C. Das” are most popular in Kolkata and during marriage season these shops faces a huge rush.
Khoya / Mewa (Dry-milk powder), Suji / Rava, Maida (Flour), Ghee / Clarified butter, Baking powder, Cardamon powder, Sugar, Water, Kewra essence (optional).
This delicacy of Bengal still continues to grow more and more popular as it can now be found not only in India but also in other countries in different parts of the world.