Joynagarer moa recipe and buy | [Baharu] Majilpur station tourist places
Joynagarer Moa and south 24 Parganas tour
In this winter season foodie people of West Bengal, love to eat sweets prepare from “Nolen gur”. The sweets called “moya” are the main preparation from “Nolen gur”. Jaynagar Majilpur is famous for this Bengal’s sweet item. But you must wander this sweet item first invented in Baharu instated of Jaynagar and still they produce in bulk. Baharu is the small village in Jaynagar Majilpur. That’s why it’s called “Joynagarer moa”.
Not only this sweet, but I also found various historical places surrounding Jaynagar Majilpur. Read this article and explore one by one.
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Joynagarer moya shop
In this winter season, everyone wants to taste the “Joynagarer moa “. But Jaynagar is not the main place where moya is invented. The Moa is invented in Baharu. Which is the previous station of Jaynagar Majilpur.
It is heard that in the Baharu village a man name ‘Jaminiburo’, who was the inventor of this Bengali sweets. At this time the Moa maker makes Moa and sell it in the Jaynagar market. From there the local people name this sweet as a joynagar er moya.
Today Baharu Moa is popular in West Bengal. Everyone wants to know about this history of Moa. The Baharu Moa is now export in the other country. Here the Moa makers try to maintain their quality. Here don’t use any harmful essence; colour etc. in Baharu the Moa price is dependent on the quality. The price is 120 rupees per kg to 500 rupees per kg.
Baharu Moya Shop
In Baharu, you find plenty of shops of Moa. But the Binapani Mistanna Bhandar is famous in this village not only that, the shop owner is Mr Mahadeb Das, who is got government certificate as a “Moya Shilpi”. The shop is also GI approved. This shop is one of the oldest shops in this area about 100 years old.
There another famous shop is Shaym sundor mistanno bhandar. They also produce a quality product. This shop also GI approved and government certified.
Joynagarer moa recipe
To make Joynagarer moa the basic ingredient is “Kanakchur dhaner Khoi”, Nolen Gur, Ghee, Khowa kheer, Cardamom powder, Pistachio, Cashew, and Raisin.
First, take a big size pan then put the Nolen Gur in it and heat it well then mix the Kanakchur Khoi in medium heat and then slowly mix the entire ingredient. When the mixture becomes cold, takes it and make it as a laddu.
Our Holiday story
I started this trip from Baharu station and from there first I visit Binapani Mistanna Bhandar, the owner is Mr Mahadeb Das. The shop is GI approved and about 100 years old. Next, we visit Shaym sundor mistanno bhandar.
Both shops are equally popular for genuine Nolen gur’s sweets item. After visiting both shops I moved for exploring Joynagar. There are many zamindars and rich people still exist with their attractive houses and havelis.
First, we visit Baba Panchanan temple which in front of the Banerjee’s zamindar bari. Next, we move for baba dharma raj temple which is about 300 years old.
After we visit 200 years old Durga idol which is never been immersed and the worshipped happened every year.
Next, we visit Radha Ballav Ji temple it is also 300 years old. The place is very pleasant and enriches with devotion.
Then we visit Dutta Jamindar House, Dwadash Shiva Temples, Joychandi temple, from this temple name the area is called Jaynagar.
We finished our tour here. There are a few more temples you can find. Lastly, we came to Jaynagar to reach Sealdah.
List of the temple which I visit
1. Panchanan temple Baharu
2. Dharmaraj temple near Baharu station in Jaynagar Majilpur municipality
3. 200 years old Durga idol
4. Radha Ballav Jue Mandir Jaynagar Majilpur
5. Bancharamer Bagan shooting location
6. Dwadash Shiva temples (12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva) Jaynagar
7. Joychandi temple Jaynagar Majilpur
8. Old houses of Jamindar’s and royal families
How to go Kolkata to Jaynagar west Bengal
Take train from Sealdah station and reach jaynagar or Baharu railway station. It’s a 1 hour 15 minutes journey. In Baharu station take a van for Baharu bazaar where the Moa shops are located.
Note – Jaynagar Majilpur to Sealdah train frequency is 1 hour.
|Total tour cost|
|Sealdah to Jaynagar majilpur train fare return||30 rupees|
|baharu station to baharu bazar||10 rupees|
|Baharu and Jaynagar Majilpur side seen||100 rupees|
|Total (PP)||140 rupees|
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