One of the most popular Bengali sweets, Rosogolla, has been the bone of contention between West Bengal and Odisha, as the two states have been involved in a legal battle over its origins. The battle, which had been on for almost the past two years, saw an end when the Geographical Indication (GI) announced that the sweet actually originated in West Bengal. The West Bengal government has been successful in registering "Banglar Rosogolla" with the Geographical Indications registry of India. They had also indulged in the celebrations of Rosogolla Dibasa to link the origin of the this sweetmeat to Odisha. In its application, the Bengal government had stated, "Rosogolla was first seen in the form of 'Delta Rosogolla' or 'Danadar', which was modified into today's soft, sponge "Rosogolla" .
Source: India Today November 14, 2017 09:22 UTC