Nalin Chandra Das & Sons (313 Rabindra Sarani, Nutan Bazar; 57 Ramdulal Sarkar street; 84 Rashbehari avenue, besides Melody, Kolkata)

In a nutshell:

From Traditional to innovative Fusion Sandesh – approx. 25 varieties of excellent sandesh under one roof.

Nalin Chandra Das shop at Rashbehari more

Meal for 2: Rs. 40 onwards

The menu card - click on it to enlarge & read about the numerous innovative sandesh that they sell


It’s a sea of sandesh & as u drift from one to another u wonder ‘oh, I hope my stomach does not send ‘parking full’ signals’ – The sandesh here is just too good.

united colors of Sandesh as seen on the display counter

Started with nolen gurer Kanchagolla – an excellent soft sweet made from Cottage cheese & date palm jaggery.

Moved on to Kora paaker jolbjhora sondesh – Same ingredients as the previous one but with a harder texture & liquid jaggery in the middle – heavenly.

Makha sandesh was too good – big grainy lump of sandesh – no particular shape.

Makha Sandesh

Another very interesting sweet was sandesh wrapped with ‘sor’ in Bengali or ‘Malai’ in Hindi (dried cream of milk). I wont say that the malai was the best I have had but it was fairly good. Was a bit dry & hence that had an effect on the taste.

The brown Chocolate Sandesh & the sandwich sandesh - amalai layer with sandesh inside

To my pleasant surprise, the Chocolate Sandesh was also yumm – It was slightly bitter chocolate & that is what made it super good. My friends said that the butterscotch sandesh was also good – yet to try that.

We tasted quite a few more sandesh & were not disappointed with any. I suggest u give it a shot if not tried already.



  1. I too have had the Chocolate Jolbhora…it was a part of the menu at our son’s Annaprasan ceremony…its truly heavenly

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