Famous dishes from Bengal

by Shrestho

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Bengali peoples great foodies. Today going to show some great Bengali recipes

1. Boiled rice with fish curry

Most traditional lunch menu for Bengali. This is macher jhol or Bengali fish curry which is a classic Bengali fish stew. For a unique taste, mustard (both oil and spice) is used. It is a delightfully tasty, runny fish curry that tastes really well with boiled rice.

Boiled rice with fish curry
Boiled rice with fish curry

2. Chingri macher malaikari

  A Bengali chef loves nothing more than fresh ingredients. Creamy, coconutty, delicious gravy flavored with cinnamon and green cardamoms or chhota elichi cradles perfectly succulent prawns in this stellar Bengali recipe.  The mouth-watering prawn recipe, generally taken with boiled rice.

Chingri macher malaikari
Chingri macher malaikari

3. Luchi Alur Dum

One of the famous Bengali main dishes, Luchi Aloor Dum is an easy recipe that you can make for your loved ones in breakfast. Luchi is nothing but the poori that North Indians eat with spicy potato curry, and is deep fried in ghee traditionally. This is a lighter version of the traditional breakfast recipe that you can easily make at home and feel the authentic flavours of Bengal.

Luchi alur dum
Luchi alur dum

4. Koraisutir kochuri

Koraisutir kochuri is a signature Bengali dish prepared during winter when fresh green peas are available. Koraisuti is Bengali for green peas and kochuri stands for anything stuffed inside a dough and fried. Kind of luchi stuffed with a mixture of green peas and masala.

Koraisutir kochuri
Koraisutir kochuri

5. Bhapa Ilish

Bhapa Ilish, also known as Shorshe Ilish bhapa (or bhaape) meaning steamed mustard Hilsa, is a Bengali recipe of Hilsa fish (a type of shad) steamed in a potent mustard, doi (yoghurt) and coconut paste. Even though it looks very polished, it is a fairly easy recipe to execute, requiring few ingredients, no special technique, and very little time.

Bhapa Ilish
Bhapa Ilish

6. Mutton kosha

Mutton kosha is an iconic Bengali delicacy. The word kosha is similar in meaning to bhuna, which involves slowly cooking a gravy over low flame for a very long time to get a rich, dark-brown gravy and melt-in-the-mouth mutton pieces. It is worth pointing out that in Bengal, as well as in India, mutton is commonly used to refer to goat’s meat. Mutton kosha (or kosha mangsho) can be served with porota or polao. It tastes great even with plain rice.

Mutton kosha
Mutton kosha

7. Dessert items

Bengali desserts have an identity all their own. You won’t see anything like them elsewhere and confections from the eastern region of Bengali are some of the most unique. If the popularity of Bengali sweets—known as mishti—such as rasgulla, sandesh, and mishti doi is anything to go by, the Bengalis from Eastern India know a great deal about sweet making. There are innumerable number of superb Bengali dessert items. However Bengal is famous for sponge rosogollas!!

Rosogolla Dessert items
Rosogolla Dessert items

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