Tuesday 20 April 2021

Quiz About Rasgulla #RasagolaA2Z

Many Quiz books have the correct information that- Odisha is the birthplace of Rasgulla/Rasagola.  

Here is one of the questions of the first Odisha Quiz that I had conducted on Twitter in 2014-

How many answers you know about the "King of Sweets"- Rasgulla?

It is called "Rasagola" in Odisha.

Let us check your RQ- Rasagola Quotient :)


Q1- Odisha Rasagola has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag in 2019- 

A) True

B) False 

Q2- Name the place in Odisha where Padma Shri Sudarsan Pattnaik, sand-artist, has created these sand art-

Q3- Rasagola Dibasa i.e. Rasgulla Day is celebrated on the last day of which famous festival of Odisha?

Q4-  Cottage-cheese or chhena dishes like Rasagola, made of curdled milk, are a part of the temple menu or prasad in Odisha-

A) Serious 

B) Joking 

Q5- To appease the anger of Devi Lakshmi, servitors at the Shree Jagannatha Temple, Puri, offer Rasagolas to Her on behalf of which deity

Q6-  Portuguese taught Indians the art of preparation of cottage-cheese or chhena-

A) Serious 

B) Joking 

Q7- Name the 15th Century book that has the earliest mention of the word "Rasagola" found so far.

Q8.  Offering Rasagola is a part of which centuries-old continuing tradition of Rath Yatra that has been depicted by the Pattachitra artist on this fabric?

Q9. Rasagola was previously called Khirmohan or Khira Mohana that was offered in the Puri Temple-

A) Serious 

B) Joking 

Q10. Name the place between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack where there are more than 100 shops selling Rasagola


A1- True

Odisha Rasagola earned the GI tag on July 29, 2019. It is the 17th product of Odisha to have earned the GI tag.

A2- Puri 

A3- Rath Yatra / Ratha Jatra

A4- A) Serious 

Many Chhena dishes are a part of Mahaprasad and temple cuisine.

A5- Lord Jagannath or Shree Jagannatha

A6- B) Joking 

Chhena has existed in India much before the Portuguese arrived.

A7- Dandi Ramayana or Jagamohan Ramayana or Odia Ramayana

A8- Niladri Bije

A9- B) Joking

Rasagola was/is never called Khirmohan or Khira Mohana in the Puri Temple. Rasagola is still being called Rasagola and is being offered each year as a continuing tradition from the past many centuries on Niladri Bije, Ratha Jatra. Khirmohan is a variety of Rasagola of Odisha for which Salepur is famous.

A10- Pahala

How many answers did you get correct? Please share.

Here are Odisha Rasagola prizes for all participants!

Much of what we know is from information that is available online and in books. 

But, not all that we "know" may be correct. The views of the more vocal or influential or powerful are known and highlighted and propagated. 

There are views from the other side too and the truth that's "wearing shoes" and there will be a time when the "best kept secrets" will come to light. 

If you enjoyed attempting this Quiz, there are some more Quiz Questions for you in this post- Odisha Quiz.

I’m participating in the April #A2ZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

Q For- Quiz, Questions
I am writing A-Z posts about Rasagola26 #RasagolaA2Z posts this April :
This sincere attempt is to share information about Rasagola/Rasgulla and #EndRasgullaDebate.
Rasagola is a part of Odisha's traditional knowledge, continuing tradition, cultural heritage and identity.  
More Rasagola posts here.
This is my fifth #A2Z Challenge, and my last four challenges have been about Odisha, India. 
Are you aware of Rasagola/Rasgulla? Did you know that Rasgulla originated in Odisha? 

Please do share any information about Rasgulla that you may have and which you feel must be documented and shared so that all are aware.   


  1. Quiz is a great way to create awareness. In could answer 9 out of ten.

  2. Most of my information on this topic is what I have gained from your blogs. Therefore I got qiute a bit of it right!

  3. Thanks to my reading your posts i got most of them right. Quiz creates interest and also provides information
    Loved it
    Deepika Sharma

  4. Excellent topic for "Q". Since I have been reading about rasagola recently from your blog posts, I was able to correctly answer 8 out of 10 of your quiz questions.

  5. This is an excellent attempt to create awareness. I got 9 out of ten correct. I was not aware of Dandi Ramayana.


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