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Pantua Recipe in Bengali Style

Special recipes always melt our hearts by its mouth-watering taste and look. India is the origin of the invention of different delicious recipes, such as Bengal. The old traditional sweets of Bengal are rich in regional cultures and tastes. The Bengalis have invented endless sweets and when they came out from the pot and served on plates; the tastes just amazed people. The Bengalis are not the only experts in inventions, they also have adopted a number of sweets from other regions. 
Very talentedly they have given a Bengali touch to its preparing process. Pantua mishti is one of them. Many of us get confused between Gulab Jamun and Pantua

Yes! Pantua is a Bengali version of Gulab Jamun. Trust me though they both are sweet and look mostly the same, the preparations are totally different. Here I am going to give a crystal clear idea about the two famous sweets in India so that you can enjoy both the sweets delightfully. Stay tuned till the end to learn all of these- pantua recipe in Bengali style, sooji pantua recipe, gulab jamun recipe in Bengali style, gulab jamun recipe in North Indian style

Difference Between Pantua and Gulab Jamun 

Yes! Gulab Jamun and Pantua are two different sweets in India. I think Google is also getting tired of answering this query of people over the years. How to make pantua, is a very usual question to he asked. Gulab Jamun is a sweet of north India and Bengalis has adopted the idea successfully. Though the Gulab Jamun is a love of many Pantua recipes in Bengal can give a tough competition to the delicious Gulab Jamun indeed. 

Gulab Jamun is made of flour and Pantua is made of chenna. Khoya is a common factor. 
Gulab Jamun is usually served by wrapping with silver paper coating where Pantua is served with sugar syrup. Gulab Jamun is a little harder from inside though Pantua recipe melts in mouth very easily. 

Pantua Recipe at Home 

The brown color round shape sweet juicy balls are the love of many of us, right? Its really wondering that how can a small of sweet can amazed people! Like several other misti of Bengal, the recipe of Pantua in Bengali style is very simple and can be made home easily with a little effort. Most of the Bengali misti are made from fresh chana as milk is very easily available here. The texture of Pantua is so very smooth and spongy that it melts softly in the mouth. The homely ingredients that 
are easily available required to prepare Pantua in Bengali style.

Ingredients for Making Pantua in Bengali Style

A handful of essential dairy products are easily available in Bengal. So, Bengalis use all of those to prepare several types of sweets. The Pantua misti recipe is divided into two parts. The dough and the sugar syrup. Ingredients for making the dough are-

  1. 1 tablespoon maida
  2. 1 cup chenna. 
  3. 1 tablespoon ghee 
  4. 1 tablespoon refined oil.
  5. 2 tablespoon of Khoya

Ingredients for Preparing the Sugar Syrup for Pantua 

  1. 1 cup of water
  2. 1 cup of sugar
  3. 3-4 each or cardamom

Method of Preparing Pantua at Home (Step by Step)

Making of Pantua is very simple but it takes a little long duration to complete. Every step is essential for preparing the chanar pantua recipe. If you want to get the exact taste and texture; you need to follow every step one after another. 

Here is the Pantua recipe step by step

Step 1:

Take the chenna on a flat plate and mash it with your palm by spreading properly until it becomes very smooth.

Step 2:

Add the white flour means maida to it and make the soft dough. 

Step 3:

Now add some khoya in it to increase the taste. 

Step 4:

Make small balls. Try not to make them very big as it will be soaked in sugar syrup and become bigger.

Step 5:

Then take a Kadai or non-stick pan. Give ghee and refined oil to fry all the balls red.

Step 6: 

Pantua Sugar Syrup 

The process of pantua making syrup is the same as regular. Take another utensil to boil water on a high flame. Add the cardamom to it. Add the sugar. When it started to become sticky leave it and off the flame. 

Step 7: 

Add all the fried chenna balls. Leave it for at least half an hour to soaked the sweetness properly.

You can serve it hot or cold. The taste will surely melt your heart. 

Sujir Pantua- How to Make Pantua with Sooji?

The preparation of Pantua with Chenna at home is a little time-consuming matter. We don't keep paneer always in homes even. It means, do we need proper planning for preparing Pantua? A big No is here. We, the human are great in innovations, right! Proper thoughts can give us several ways out to create priceless sweet dishes, of course. 'Sujir Pantua' is one of that. The preparation of Pantua recipe Bengali with suji is very simple and a little shorter duration even it takes to complete the 
whole process. 

Ingredients for Making Soojir Pantua

All the ingredients are usually available in our homes only. Proper mixture with a proportion of the ingredients can make the excellent taste of Sujir Pantua

Ingredients for making the dough for Pantua Recipe (Bengali Style)

  1. 1 cup Suji
  2. 2 cups of fresh milk
  3. 1 tablespoon of sugar. You can use powder also.
  4. 2 tablespoon milk powder
  5. 1 tablespoon ghee

Ingredients for the Sugar Syrup for Sujir Pantua Recipe

  1. 4 cups of water
  2. 2 cups of sugar
  3. 3-4 cardamom

Method of Preparing Soojir Pantua at Home (Step by Step)

More or less we all eat suji whether its prepare as a salty dish or the sweet one. Suji Pantua sweet recipe is a special innovation of Bengalis. 

Step 1:

Fry the dry suji well in a frying pan. Keep aside.

Step 2:

Now give the ghee on the hot pan. Pour the milk and give a good boil.

Step 3:

When the milk is mostly boiled add the powder milk and 1 tablespoon sugar. Keep it on a high flame. 

Step 4: 

Now, slowly add the fried suji and keep mixing all together. Make sure the gas should be on a medium flame. 

Step 5:

When the dough is mostly prepared; make small balls. 

Step 6:

Now, fry all the balls very well. 

Step 7:

The Sugar Syrup for Soojir Pantua

In the process of the recipe for Pantua; the sugar syrup is the same as regular. Take another utensil to boil water on a high flame. Add the cardamom to it. Add the 2 cups sugar and keep boiling. When the mixture started to become a little sticky leave it and off the flame. 

At last, soaked the fried suji balls in the sugar syrup for at least 2 hours to absorb the sweetness properly. 

Gulab Jamun Recipe at Home (North Indian Style)

We all know that very few people can be found in India who loves sweet but don't love the Gulab Jamun. It is the most delicious and amazing sweet that usually served on special occasions such as a wedding, birthdays, and so on. Though the Bengalis are the king of sweet innovations, the North Indians are never stepped back for preparing several desolate sweets. Gulab Jamun is a very common homely sweet that you can found in every next house of North India. So here I am going to share with you the most exclusive recipe of the most loving sweet Gulab Jamun.

Ingredients for Making Gulab Jamun in North Indian Style

As I told you that Gulab Jamun is a homely sweet; so the ingredients also can be easily available in our homes. 

Ingredients for Gulab Jamun Dough and the Sugar Syrup 

  1. 5 tablespoon white flour
  2. 1 cup of milk powder
  3. 2 tablespoon ghee
  4. 1 tablespoon card or lemon juice
  5. 2 tablespoon milk
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda

Method of Preparing Gulab Jamun at Home North Indian Style  (Step by Step)

North Bengal special Gulab Jamun is very simple to prepare. The making of soft dough is the key factor. The juicy spongy balls preparation is usually are of two parts to complete the process. 

Step 1:

Take a mixing bowl and mix flour, baking soda, and milk powder.

Step 2:

Take another small bowl to mix card or lemon juice and card well.

Step 3:

Now, pour the mix with flour mixture. Add the ghee and mix it slowly and properly to prepare a good dough. 

Step 4:

Make small balls and make sure no crack to become on the surface. Or else, the balls will break. 

You can use more yogurt proportionally if required to make the dough crake free. 

Step 5:

Now fry all the balls red in ghee or refined oil.

Step 6:

Prepare the sugar syrup and dipped the fried balls at least for 2 hours. 

Gulab Jamun Recipe at Home (Bengali Style) 

The Bengali style Gulab Jamun is quite the same as the regular North Indian ones. Bengalis have very talentedly modified it in their own style. There is a secret lies in the recipe that I will discolor it later. The one major change is there in ingredient to prepare this most delicious favorite sweet. Method of the Sweet balls is also most similar to usual Gulab Jamun. Again we can say that all the regular and homely ingredients are required. The mixing of the ingredients in a perfect 
proportion is the most important part of this recipe. 

Ingredients for Making Gulab Jamun in Bengali Style

All the usual ingredients we needed to prepare the Gulab Jamun in Bengali style. Usually, all think all of it is available in our personal pantry. So collect them and start preparing the most craving sweet of India.

  1. 1 cup Chenna or paneer
  2. 1 cup Milk
  3. 2 cup Milk powder
  4. 10 to 12 Small powder sugar balls which are famously known as 'Nakuldana' in Bengal
  5. 1 cup Sugar
  6. 4 to 5 Cardamom

Method of Preparing Gulab Jamun at Home Bengali Style (Step by Step)

Homemade Gulab Jamun takes a little time we all know. But, the personal loving touch makes it special to the close ones. Let's see the recipe of Gulab Jamun in Bengali Style

Step 1:

Take a big mixing bowl. Mix chenna and milk powder well with a fork.

Step 2:

Now add milk and start making the dough by mashing it well. Try to make it soft. 

Step 3:

Divide the dough into equal parts and make small balls. 

Step 4: 

While making the balls insert the 'Nakuldana' inside. It adds sn extra Bengali touch which is different from the North Indian Gulab Jamun.

Step 5: 

Now fry them in oil. 

Step 6:

Sugar Syrup for Gulab Jamun 

The preparation of the sugar syrup is the same as regular. Take another utensil to boil water on a high flame. Add the cardamom to it. Add the sugar and keep boiling. When the mixture started to become a little sticky leave it and off the flame. 

Step 7:

At last, dipped all the fried balls in the syrup. Try to soak it at least for one hour to absorb the sweetness properly. Then take out in a different bowl and serve sweet gulab jamun in a plate. 


Sweet dishes are delicacy like the recipe of Pantua in Bengali to all of us; whether its any special occasion, mood swing or just to enjoy the taste. Every region of India has a bundle of sweets preparations which are amazing. But, because of the lack of recipes, many of the traditional sweets of Bengal have disappeared. We should take it seriously and rejuvenate our cuisine with its old glory as well. Whereas, the proper recipes can help us a lot to prepare the wonder sweets at home very easily with a personal loving touch. I Hope, the recipes can help you out to taste your favorite regional dessert. Make the Pantua recipe Bangla at home and enjoy the taste of Bengal

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