Long time since I quizzed. From now on, I’ll be leaving work-outable questions on my blog and maintaining a score. Quizzes will close and answers will be published, after the first right answer.

Doi-er Ladykini


Dahi (Unsweetened and hung dry yogurt) 16 oz.
Suji (Semolina) ¼ cup
Elaichi (Cardamom) powder ½ tsp.
Ghee for deep frying
Sugar 2 cups
Water 3 cups

Make a sugar syrup by dissolving the sugar in the water and heating the solution till it turns thick and light yellowish. Now whip the yogurt, and mix semolina and elaichi powder into it. Mix batter well. Heat ghee in a Kadai. Scoop out portions of the batter with a tablespoon and pour into ghee and fry on medium heat till deep brown. Remove the balls from ghee and place gently in the sugar syrup. Remove the balls once they absorb the syrup, and offer.

Bengali sweet-meat makers have the habit of naming new sweets after popular people, (celebrity endorsements were not unknown then 🙂 ). Ladykini is one of them. The question: who is it named after?

Answers to be commented. The winner obviously is the first person to get it right; but there aren’t any prizes, except for the sheer joy of getting it right. 🙂

Web-search would be cheating! This question is actually workable.

Quiz Closed!

The answer is Lady Canning! Wonder how the Bengali accent tortured Lady Canning into ladykini or ledikeni, the other English spelling.

Bachchan scored this one, and the scoreboard notches the first name on it. 🙂


One response to “Ladykinis?

  1. Its named after the first Vicereine Lady Canning!!

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