Batasha is a pan-Indian sweet made from sugar and jaggery. Any discussion on sweet life in Bengal would remain incomplete without referring to batasha, kadma, nakuldana, math—varieties of crystallised sugar candies. This sweet is consumed across socio-economic classes and also offered for everyday ritual purposes. In contexts, where chhana- or kheer-based sweets are not so easily available, this sweet with a longer shelf life is served with water. Batasha is also eaten with muri and water.