Gobindobhog

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Gobindobhog (Bengali: গোবিন্দভোগ) is a rice cultivar from West Bengal, India. It is a short grain, white, aromatic, sticky rice having a sweet buttery flavor. It derives its name from its usage as the principal ingredient in the preparation of the offerings to Govindajiu, the family deity of the Setts of Kolkata.[1]

Gobindabhog was traditionally cultivated in the districts of Bardhaman, Hooghly, Nadia and Birbhum. Later it began to be cultivated in Bankura and Purulia.[2]

It has many traditional Bengali recipes intended for it specifically.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patri, Purnendu (June 2010). পুরনো কলকাতার কথাচিত্র (in Bengali) (5th ed.). Kolkata: Dey's Publishing. p. 347. ISBN 8170797519. 
  2. ^ "অলিম্পিক মাতাবে তুলাইপাঞ্জি, গোবিন্দভোগ". Anandabazar Patrika (in Bengali). Kolkata. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2013.