Hoogly, West BengalGangpur - Rabri Gram

Apr,2020
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Address: Jagatballavpur-Massat, Mandalika, West Bengal 712706
How to go: From Dankuni flyover take 26C bus and get down in Aaiya panch matha or Gangpur bus stop. Then ask anyone about Rabri gram. or else from Dankuni take a trekker or bus (26, 26A) and get down in Masat. From there you will get another trekker for Aniya.
Pros: Good road condition, good communication, mobile network availability
Cons: Nothing such
What to visit ? Rabri makers house through out the village
Company: Friends
Minimum day/time to visit: 1 full day
Locality: Village
Expenses: Max 500 as per what you buy
More Information: In West Bengal there are many art or production villages which are unknown to many people. But once you visit their house or villages you will see lot of unique stuffs going on. Like what product they are making, what is the procedure, how many families are associated with this art etc. That surely amaze you and feels you proud in your state such amazing things are going on in houses. Gangpur is one of those where most of the households are rabri (sweets) maker. Even thought most of the houses use same technique of making rabri but there are variation in respect to taste. Apart from rabri few households are making "swarbhaja" i.e another sweets. Both sweets are very exclusive by it's taste. Price of rabri starts from 250 rs and ends with 400 rs per Kg. and swarbhaja are being sold per piece 10 rs. You can go visit inside their kitchen and see the process of making rabri. Most of the time in day time they make rabri and at night they make swarbhaja. Both process are very tedious job but they are being habituated as they are preparing it for 20 years. Most of the rabri maker has got the title called 'Balti'. Their sweets are being distributed through out Kolkata and nearby urban. I suggest visit at least 3/4 houses and talk to them. You will get to know different story. There are around 30 to 35 families who take part of this activity.

Contacts

  • Prasanta Balti +91 9733366654, I like Rabri from this house and price is 300 rs per kg , they prepare swarbhaja and they fry it in Ghee
  • Jayanta Balti +91 9732724452, They guarantee their rabri is one the best corner from the village. They dont prepare swarbhaja.
  • Jiten Halder +91 9093785168, I love swarbhaja the most from this house and they fry it by refine oil to avoid acidity, per piece 10 rs. They sell rabri in less price i.e 250 rs. You can try from them.
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Jayanta Balti home kitchen
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Prasanta Balti (swarbhaja)
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Prasanta Balti (rabri)
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Prasanta Balti own
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Cutting rabri
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Jayanta Balti measuring rabri
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Jayanta Balti's cook
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Jiten Halder's cook
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Prasanta Balti's
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Jiten Halder in his shop
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On the way
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Power grid
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