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Rusgulla Cheeks

On Indian sweets

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raised his small, sticky arms above his head and screamed “YALLAH” as loud as his voice would allow. My dad at three years old, sat on a cool tile floor with syrup dripping from his tiny fists. In either hand, a milky white ball, a rasgulla. He loves to tell this story.

Rasgullas are sweet spongy things with a mysterious history. Many regions of India try to claim their origin…