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Gobindobhog Rice

Gobindobhog (Bengali: গোবিন্দভোগ) is a rice cultivar from West Bengal, India.

A small-grained fragrant rice from West Bengal that is widely used for auspicious offerings, pujas and festivals.

It is a short grain, white, aromatic, sticky rice having a sweet buttery flavour. It derives its name from its usage as the principal ingredient in the preparation of the offerings to Govindajiu, the family deity of the Setts of Kolkata.

Gobindobhog was traditionally cultivated in the districts of Bardhaman, Hooghly, Nadia and Birbhum. Later, it began to be cultivated in Bankura and Purulia.

The sweet buttery flavour and beautiful aroma of Gobindobhog Rice makes it an essential part of every delicious meal and the perfect accompaniment to your favourite Bengali dishes .

Some of the main features of Gobindobhog rice:

  • Excellent aroma and taste after cooking.
  • Enhancement of rice, as it elongates while cooking.
  • The delicious and beautiful essence, taste and aroma.
  • Simple and effortless rice, suitable for any kind of home-made or restaurant dishes.
  • Thin and finest quality grains with a very nice delicate and soft texture.
  • Pearly white in colour.
  • Best suited for steaming, boiling or baking.
  • Very high in nutrients and low in gluten, fat and cholesterol.
  • Free from any kind of polishing.
  • Rich in fibre.


Geographical indication

In August 2017, the Gobinobhog rice was allotted the geographical indication tag of West Bengal by the Government of India.

It has many traditional Bengali recipes intended for it specifically.

Cultivation Map

The map indicates the native areas of cultivation which have been indicated in green (click on map to enlarge)

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  • Gobindobhog Rice Nutrition Facts

  • Amount per serving
  • Energy1,359 kJ
  • % Daily Value*
  • Trans Fat0.1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg0%
  • Sodium0 mg0%
  • Total Carbohydrate73.6 g26.76%
  • Dietary Fibre0.3 g1.07%
  • Total Sugars0 g
  • Protein7.5 g15%
  • Calcium23.0 mg1.77%
  • Iron3.66 mg20.33%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)0 mg0%

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