|Rashogolla (Bangla) (Rasgulla in Hindi) (pundor
balls in sugar syrup) is one of the most widely available
and popular sweetmeats in eastern India and Bangladesh.
Rasgulla was first made by Haradhan Maira, a confectioner
of Phulia district, during the time of Bengal renaissance.
These white cottage cheese balls in sugar syrup not
only created a revolution in the confectionary industry
but also set the trend for the main sweets of today.
Nabinchandra Roy of Bagbazar, Kolkata, was the first
person to make 'sponge' Rasgulla in 1868, and is immortalised
in the local limerick "Rasgulla got a Columbus/
In Bagbazar's Nabin Das". KC Das of Kolkata was
the first to invent the canned version of this highly
perishable sweet, which led to much wider availability.