Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO -

Ab­dur Rez­zak Mol­lah, food pro­cess­ing min­is­ter in Banerjee’s cab­i­net, told Hin­dus­tan Times that he was “happy and re­lieved”.

“Ear­lier, we fought suc­cess­fully with other states to get the GI reg­is­tra­tion for the Joy­na­garer Moa, a pop­u­lar win­ter snack made of puffed rice and palm jag­gery,” Mol­lah added.

The bat­tle for the roso­golla in­ten­si­fied in 2015 when Odisha’s sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy min­is­ter Pradip Ku­mar Pan­i­grahi said that more than one com­mit­tee set up to trace the ori­gin of the sweet had pointed to “con­clu­sive ev­i­dence” that ‘rosagolla’ (which is how the dessert is spelt in the state) ex­isted for about 600 years. Odisha con­tended that historical re­search proved that the ‘rasagolla’ orig­i­nated in Puri. Its first avatar was ‘kheer mo­hana’, which later evolved into ‘pa­hala rasagolla’.

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