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Ilish dry or Nona Ilish is very much famous in both the Bengal. Nona Ilish is salt treated  Ilish or Hilsa in earthen pot or terracotta pot and comes into existence when Fresh Ilish is not available. But Nona Ilish gives the same taste as fresh Ilish or little tastier than the fresh one. The fisherman sun dries the Ilish and preserves them with Salt. The Fisherman makes layers of Ilish Fish and Salt one over another and places in earthen pot till its filled and then finally the top is filled with salt. The pot is placed below the earth for preservation process to complete.

The fish can be prepared by different types of masala including shorshe preparations. But be informed that Nona Ilish or Sun dried Ilish contains high amount of salt and needs washing in hot water and of course no additional salt to be used during the cooking. Soak the fish in l water and change of water is required every 2-3 hours. Repeat the process at least 2 times to get rid of extra salt which is very important.


There are few who soak the Nona Ilish in hot water and change water till the salt content is reduced.  NO – salted Ilish does not smell like any other dry fish. It does not even smell like fermented. It is same as fresh Ilish and taste the same. Please do not treat Nona Ilish like dry fish of shutki fish and if you are you will be doing great injustice to Nona Ilish which again a Bengali or Bangal delicacy in both the Bengal.

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There are several recipes available on-line which will help in preperation of famous and delicate fish. Plesae refer the following links OR google for best receipes.

  5. Nona Ilish recipe


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Bengal Online Shop – Purwaaii.Com brings you the famous Portuguese  and makes it available online .  A cheesy affair for which you do not have to visit Kolkata or Bandel . All you need is to  visit and place your order . Hoteliers and Chefs who deal with fine dine may place order and get delivery at door step but they must have a sharp knife .

Bandel or Bandal cheese is a Local Portuguese cheese made in Bengal where Portuguese settlement in Bengal existed and perhaps the last few traces of Portuguese culinary expertise / cuisine . (Bandel is located  50 Kms North Of Kolkata)

There are two types of bandel cheese Smoked and salted




Usage Tips :

Bandel or Bandal or Bundle cheese are  round shaped  cheese and are dry,  little high in salt content  and it crumbles . They are of two varieties – plain and smoked. Name of the cheese comes from the place of origin — Bandel, a small town 50 kms north of  Kolkataformerly a  Portuguese colony in India apart from Goa. Soak in water for a sometime so that is softens . Users may add Bandel  cheese with some crumbled paneer for a salted / savoury fillingOr sprinkle on a salad or pasta.


Read : Bandel cheese – Wikipedia


Nolen Gurer Rasogolla

Nolen Gurer Rasogolla

Nolen Gur the Palm Date Jaggery which  makes all the difference . We all know about Rasgulla which is made out of cottage cheese “Chana”or Chana”  dipped in Sugar Syrup. Just think if it is made out of  Pam Date Jaggery and dipped in Date Palm Jaggery . Origin of Rasgulla or Rasogolla is disputed. Some say it originated from Odisha and others say its from Bengal.
Irrespective of its origin Rasgulla or Rasogolla is the King of Sweets / Desserts. But to our understanding who owns Rasgulla doesn’t matter …. Keep enjoying the Rasgulla especiall the Nolen Gur Rasgulla ….

Purwaaii.Com – Bengal Online for food items online delivery across India has started taking orders and dispatching the same during the season
We shall be writing more … Customers may place their orders online . Visit :


#Winter Special from Bengal

Nolen Gur surpassing all taste during the season

Nolen Gur or Jhola Gur

Nolen Gur … Online … from Bengal Online – ..Second Year in Progress …. and a message of warning for customers …

Fresh Nolen Gur for shipping

Nolen Gur – Miel de palma

Lowest price 
Otherwise Known as Palm Syrup or Date Palm Syrup is available online at or now being produced and procured from Basirhat  (বসিরহাট) a town in West Bengal near Bangladesh Border.
In Bengal Palm Date Syrup is known as Jhola Gur or Jhola Nolen or Some Times Nolen . Nolen Gur is produced at Canary Islands other than West Bengal and Bangladesh . 

Sealdah a part of Kolkata is flooded with Nolen – Jhola Gur during the season and sometimes before the season with adulterated , chemical infused Jaggery syrup with lot of synthetic essence. Getting pure Nolen gur is a matter of luck now days . It has become a matter of past and mostly the duplicate or synthetic nolen – Jhola gur is purchased out of compulsion and in  a hurry to buy the product first. 

People hardly wait for the season to start and the production to take place . Farmers wait for the right kind of condition to extract the sap but customers do have little patience and in the bargain unscrupulous elements take the advantage of selling wrong adulterated chemical essence infused product which is highly damaging . 

Due to disturbance in weather pattern it is seen last few years the onset of winter is little late and the product comes very late . Low temperature weather is the right condition for the production sap and then the patali gur and then the nolen – jhola gur .
Purwaaii.Com is procuring  from its sources from Basirhat and is available at better price than others  at
Customers may proceed to have their share of Nolen- Jhola Gur and make their stock for sankranti and other occasions . 

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Nolen Gur

Absolut Patali

Absolut Patali

No Chemical added … Simply Organic 

Get the wind .. 

Undoubtedly the best in the market from  Rajshahi , Bangladesh a province well Known for its production of date palm Jaggery . 

Our apologies to our customers that this product has come very late to us . Initially we have served you the product available locally . The  Rajshahi product is undoubtedly the best in its class and therefore we call it Absolute Patali .
Get the wind

Please click on Absolute Patali  to make online purchase available only in India. : Absolut Patali

Visit and get the wind of Bengal – Get the wind … 

Get Your Share of absolut patali before the season is over  and please void last minute sankranti rush . We also would like to add that the Patali Gur we are shipping now is undoubtedly the best and the best compared to any online store ….

Please remember we are not seller  aggregator like etc etc … and no dash-haat … we are having our own procurement and production along with farms and farmers … 

Customers may please write us / mail us to 

DatepalmJaggery by Purwaaii.Com

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Nolen Gur

Nolen or Jhola Gur – Palm Syrup

Yes it is  the season of winter food in Bengal , it is  the season when we get  Nolen Gur in Bengal … The season is short and people tend to buy more and more Nolen Gur.

We thank all our customers for placing their order online and hopefully we have met their expectations. Our special thanks to our Team members  who have done excellent work this season. This is our 5th year year  we could device the supply of Nolen – Jhola Gur – Palm Syrup which was a difficult task all these years. Inspite of problems being faced from the shipping companies we could do well . Shipping companies in Eastern are a big failure due their work culture and lack of professionalism. Thanks to our Farmer cum suppliers from Bashirhaat and Malda and Rajshahi…. who have made things possible.

We came across many customers who are very good and Majority of them are good and enjoy our product .. few have complaints which we look into it  and resolve.

Once again we wish to highlight that #Patali Gur – #Nolen Gur – #Jhola Gur all these products are highly perishable and cannot be stored for the remaining year … Pls buy Online  at

Here are few photographs which shows the extraction of sap … preparation of Plam Tree for Sap and further the production of #patali  Gur


Above – Farmer Climbing the Plam Tree for preparation of sap collection …



Above – Farmer Preparing the Tree for Sap




Above – Collection in Process




Above – After collection of Sap … and brought down from the Tree  …





Above – Removal of dirt and unwanted particles from the Sap…


Patali Gur - Khejur Gur

Above – Large Collection of Sap




Above – After boiling at High Temperature you get … Molasses …




Above – Nolen – Jhola Gur – Palm Syrup



Nolen gur being poured on Icecream


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Nolen Gur from Bengal

Nolen Gur Online


Nolen Gur Jhola Gur , Palm Syrup or  … Miel de palma whatever you call is queen of all flavor and taste . Its also known to be used in canary Island and in some regions of South America … Surprising . All these days  we knew that its a Bengali product and a Bengali favorite .

Winter is the period when the produce takes place and Bengali people start collection of the same and is used till March . Winter is so special in Bengal in terms of culinary delights it sweet or any other items .


We have been trying to device Nolen Gur / Jhola Gur  for shipping from last few years ..  Finally we have been able to ship it across India .

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Bengal Online – Reopened

Dear Customers ,

We are extremely sorry that we were close . We were under renovation and up-gradation and it has been completed . It took little more than expected . Now we are open and would  serve you better than before . Pls log on to  and shop .
Team – Purwaaii

Gandhoraj Lime

Gandhoraj Lebu – King Of Good Limes

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Noooooo ……. We are not talking about King Of Good Times ….


Bengal Online - Purwaaii.Com  makes it available online for rest of India. Please Log On to and place your order. You may find the price bit on the higher side and is all due to the courier cost
Gandhoraj Lebu – King Of Good Limes


King of Flavors and King of Good Limes is Gandhoraj Lebu . Many times its thought that Bhapa Ilish gets its status with Gandhoraj Lebu.  Gandhoraj has many uses in the Culinary world and especially in Bengali Cuisine . Many excerpts has written about  Gandhoraj Lime or Lebu what ever …. Experts also claim that Thai people have Kaffir , Caribbeans do have Lime .. Bengalis do have Gandhoraj Lebu ..

Its claimed by some experts  that its Rangpur  Lime a place in East Bengal .

Purwaaii Kitchen gondhoraj lebu

Bengal Online – Purwaaii.Com  makes it available online for rest of India. Please Log On to and place your order. You may find the price bit on the higher side and is all due to the courier cost.

purwaaii lebu gandho raj


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Patali Gur for Last Few Days




As we proceed for the spring , the  production of Patali Gur gets reduced . The production of sweet sap is linked with cold climate . More Cold means more production of the sweet sap and the higher quality of production. The temperature gradually increases and the production gets lesser and stops . We will have to wait  for the next season . …


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Patali Gur – Khejur Gur
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