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Bengali Cuisine

This fertile region is home to some really delicious eatables. Bengalis have a variety of cooking techniques for sabzi dishes such as Ghonto, Pora, Bhapa, Bawra, Bhaja, Bhate, Dalna, Jhol, etc. You just have to add ‘er’ to these (e.g. Peper Ghonto, Peper Bhaja, etc.) and enjoy the numerous permutations and combinations. Strong flavours and tantalising aromas are unique to the Bengali style of cooking.  'Panchphoron' is a spice blend that lends real zing to a lot of their recipes. This quintuple includes methi dana, kalonji, jeera, sarson, and saunf in equal parts. Sweet Bongs have a special place in their stomach for sweets too! This 'Mishti' part of the cuisine includes some really famous royal sweets such as Rasgulla, Sandesh, Ras Malai, Chum Chum, Payesh, and Mishti Doi.

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  • Rajbhog

    This Indian dessert is rich in flavour and that’s how the name ‘rajbhog’ came...

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  • Potoler Dalna

    Potol in Bengali refers to the pointed gourd locally grown in Bengal. Dalna in...

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  • Pushpanna

     One of the most opulent of Bengali rice dishes, it is called pushpanna because...

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  • Kanchkolar Kofta Curry

     While raw bananas are commonly used in the Bengali cuisine, the technique of...

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  • Peyaji

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  • Mulo Shaag Bhaja

    Radish is sold in bunches with its stems, and Bengalis love to make the most of...

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  • Tomato Chutney

    A traditional Bengali meal is incomplete without tomato chutney. This is usually...

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  • Khoye Ki Burfi

    Did you know that the popular dessert ‘burfi’ derived its name from the word ‘...

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  • Channar Rasgulla

    The Bengali dessert Rasogulla is made of two words, ‘ras’ meaning juice and ‘...

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  • Chorchori

    In the Bengali and Odia cuisines, ‘Charchori’ or ‘Chorchori’, as it is popularly...

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  • Sojne Datar Chorchori

    A dish that can be made with any combination of vegetables, sojne datar chorchori...

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  • Phulkopir Dalna

    While phulkopi (cauliflower) is used in a variety of dishes, a simple dalna (...

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  • Narkel Diye Pepe

     Pronounced pey-pey-r in Bengali, this recipe is a delicious break from other...

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  • Aamer Mishti Achaar

    Bengalis love their sweet and sour mango pickle. Sourness from the mango,...

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  • Aam Pora Shorbot

    The word pora in Bengali means to char or burn the skin of a vegetable or fruit...

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  • Daaber Ghol

    This Bengali lassi-like drink is believed to have originated in Bangladesh. It is...

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  • Kathi Goja

    Kathi Goja is a teatime snack that can be stored for a long time. It is the...

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  • Ghugni (Yellow Peas Curry)

    This healthy and easy-to-make Bengali-style curry is a popular street food in...

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  • Radha Ballavi

    Radha Ballavi is a famous deep-fried Bengali poori made for special occasions and...

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  • Kheer-er-goja

    Kheer-er Goja is a deep-fried sweet dish from Bengal. It is crunchy on the...

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  • Chanar Jeelapi (Paneer Jalebi)

    Are you a fan of jalebi? Then you must try this delectable Bengali version, which...

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  • Kalo Jaam

    Not so distant cousin of gulab jamun, kalo jaam or kala jamun is a popular paneer...

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  • Nolen Gur Sandesh

    The word ‘Nolen Gur’ is enough to make Bengalis nostalgic. This date palm jaggery...

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  • Kalo Jaam

    Not so distant cousin of gulab jamun, kalo jaam or kala jamun is a popular paneer...

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  • Aloor Singara (Bengali Samosa)

    Bengali samosa is an important evening snack for Bengalis. It is different from...

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  • Mishti Doi

    Bengalis are well-known for their sweetmeat preparations and Mishti Doi is,...

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  • Darbesh

    This is the Bengali version of the popular boondi laddoo. It is an extremely...

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  • Labanga Latika

    This famous Bengali sweet dish gets its name from a type of clove that is called...

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  • Bengali Kolar Bora

    Kolar Bora is a tea¬-time snack. ‘Kolar’ means ‘banana’ and ‘Bora’ means ‘pakora...

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  • Patishapta Pitha

    This popular Bengali dessert is usually made during the winters and is heartily...

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  • Aloo Bhaja

    Aloo Bhaja is a traditional Bengali recipe that is similar to the regular fried...

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  • Aloor Dom

    Aloor Dom is a lightly-spiced Bengali dish made with potato. Interestingly, the...

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  • Masoor Dal Pulao (Lentil Pulao)

    Masoor Dal Pulao is a distinctly Bengali dish that is served during the main...

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  • Baingan Bhaja

    Baingan Bhaja is a lovely Bengali dish that is versatile enough to be served as a...

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  • Anando Naaru

    It's a much-loved Bengali sweet that is, ironically, a rare thing to find...

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  • Kumro Chechki

    In Bengali households, the men were often instructed to buy pumpkins that...

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  • Channar Payesh

    A special occasion sweet Bengali delicacy

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  • Shukto

    This bitter-sweet vegetable mix is a favourite meal starter

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  • Kancha Pepe Ghonto

    An authnetic and healthy Bengali meal starter

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  • Aloo Posto

    A quick and easy accompaniment to fluffy hot luchis

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