Rosogolla belongs to Bengal; state defeats Odisha

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too congratulated statemen on the news, calling it a happy and proud moment.

Rosogolla belongs to Bengalis.

In the Indian subcontinent and regions with South Asian diaspora, Rosogolla is a syrupy dessert popular prepared from Indian cottage cheese also known as Chenna or semolina dough. The GI authorities said that Bengal is the origin of rosogulla and that it has been settled under the GI Act that authenticates a product relating to either a geographical location, or community or society.

The legal battle between Bengal and Odisha over Rosogolla finally came to an end after Geographical Identification registration was given to West Bengal. "Sweet news for us all". However, in its original application to the GI, West Bengal had sought the GI tag on what they call it as "Banglar Rasogolla" (Bengal's Rasgulla).

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According to a report by News18, the Assistant Registrar of Trade Marks and GI, Chinnaraja G Naidu was quoted saying, "Yes, today Bengal got the GI patent for Rosogolla".

In 2015, a war broke between Bengal and Odisha over the origins of rosogolla.

While Odisha has staked claim to have "invented" rasagola years ago, associating it with a centuries old ritual of Lord Jagannath, the Bengal government claimed rasagola was invented by Nabin Chandra Das in 1868.

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