The see-saw battle of chocolates among Odisha and Bengal over the foundation of the Rasagola came to give up Monday after the former obtained the Geographical Indications tag for “Odisha Rasagola,” a sweet dumpling known for its juicy and non-chewy feel that may be “swallowed without enamel pressure.”
On Monday, the Chennai-based GI Registry issued formal certification for “Odisha Rasagola” on its internet site more than a year after the state implemented it.
Soon after GI certification for Odisha Rasagola, it began trending on Twitter with numerous social media users, including leader minister Naveen Patnaik hailing it.
Former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey tweeted: “All’s Well That Ends Well, the sweet battle among West Bengal and #Odisha ended in a sweeter word with Odisha having its own GI Tag. Forget your Rasogolla and our Rasagola; allow’s have fun the sweet fulfillment and savor this mouthwatering pride.”
In November 2017, West Bengal obtained its GI tag for Banglar Rasogolla, placing off a conflict of phrases between the social media users of the two states over the origin of the sweet. While Odisha said, Rasagola became served in the twelfth century Lord Jagannath temple, tons before Bengal knew about it, the neighboring nation claimed Rasogolla was Nobin Chandra Das at his Kolkata residence, and its model was completely one of a kind from Odisha’s.
In February 2018, Odisha staked a claim for the GI registration for Rasagola, bringing up numerous references of the candy in historical files and mythologies like Dandi Ramayana, a version of the epic adapted utilizing Balaram Das inside the sixteenth century. In ‘Ajodhya Kanda’ of Dandi Ramayana, there are descriptions of Bharat and Shatrughna going to the woodland to convey Lord Rama back and stopping on the domicile of sage Bharadwaj. The sage served them Rasagola among several different goodies. To buttress its claims, it showed the Record of Rights of the twelfth century Jagannath temple, which stated in the age-antique ritual of “Niladri Bije,” the sweet becomes traditionally presented to Goddess Lakshmi on behalf of Lord Jagannath.
On December 14, 1893, a poem was authored via Damodar Pattanayak in the weekly ‘Bali Jatra’ that talked of candy shops promoting Rasagola and different candies.
The Odisha software submitted with the aid of Odisha Small Industries Corporation Limited and Utkala Misthanna Byabasayee Samiti of Bhubaneswar stated “Odisha Rasagola” had an awesome taste made‐up of Chhena cooked in sugar syrup, which is very soft to sense, juicy, and non‐ chewy in consistency and can be swallowed without teeth stress. “Colour development of Odisha Rasagola could be exact, wherein without the addition of external shade, various intensity colored rasagolas are prepared the use of the precept of caramelization of sugar with precise techniques of training. Odisha Rasagola is white in color with round form (nonspherical),” the software said.
For a previous couple of years, Odisha has been celebrating July 26 as Rasagola Dibas.
In assessment, the GI tag for Banglar Rasogolla defined it as a natural white, spongy ball of “Chhana” dipped in light sugar syrup. Spongy, fluffy clean texture with much less chewiness is the precise characters of this sweet that make the product specifications from the relaxation, the GI certification said.
Odisha minister for micro, small and medium enterprises, Dibyashankar Mishra, stated ‘Odisha Rasagola’ receiving GI tag will sell the State’s way of life and way of life internationally. However, chief of competition Pradipta Naik said Odisha government’s negligence, not on time GI tag to ‘Odisha Rasagola.’