No Bengali festival or celebration is complete without Rasgulla. Most of the time this mouthful of sweetness marks the beginning as well as the end of any occasion. Some even term it as the full-stop to a meal as it is customary to serve Rasgulla at the end of all the grandeur of food.
|• Veg. • Average Rating: 8.0 / 10 (160 votes)|
Almond is a store house of healthy elements and when it comes to taste, this kernel establishes itself as one of the most liked nuts. Badam halwa has almond as its key ingredient, and the addition of ghee and saffron is enough to tickle the nose. This makes for a great dessert during festive seasons especially Diwali, Mahashivaratri and Durga Puja.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 9.0 / 10 (110 votes)|
The creamy prawn curry uses a wide assortment of spices and coconut milk. The prawn soaks in all the delicious flavors as it slow cooks and the coconut milk lends the curry an unbeatable richness.
|• Non Veg. • Average Rating: 8.8 / 10 (13 votes)|
Poppy seeds are a much used spice in the Eastern India and Aloo Posta is one such dish which makes use of the spice. The diced potatoes are cooked with a paste of poppy seeds or posta and chilies. Kalonji seeds are used to temper the dish.
|• Veg. Rating: 9.5 / 10 (44 votes)|
Ghugni is a typical 4 o'clock Bengali snack that is relished with pakoda or puffed rice. This snack is a tasty as well as a healthy option for all those who want to stay away from those scary calories.
|• Veg. • Average Rating: 8.4 / 10 (11 votes)|
A typical Bengali sweet, the ooze of the sugar syrup at first bite combined with the softness of the cottage cheese is certainly a sweet one needs to try if they haven't. Miraculous in every bite.
|• Veg. • Average Rating: 8.9 / 10 (16 votes)|
A trip to Bengal is incomplete without eating a meal with Doi Mach. Best eaten with rice, you need nothing else to satisfy your apitite other than this heavenly combination of rice and Doi Mach.
|• Non Veg. • Easy Rating: 7.2 / 10 (13 votes)|
Dry Mutton is an exotic dish from East India where the meat is slow-cooked with a wide variety of spices. It is a must-have dish for all mutton lovers especially if you're visiting that part of the country during Durga Pujas.
|• Non Veg. • Easy Rating: 7.2 / 10 (27 votes)|
A simple concoction of milk sugar and curd, the Misti Doi is as good as any other Bengali sweet and is imperatively part of their festivals. Served in a cool clay pot, this curd like sweet is perfect after any meal.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 8.1 / 10 (24 votes)|
Another important aspect of the famous 'Durga Puja' festival is the mouth-watering desserts served at food stalls during this time. You might have tried Gulab Jamuns and Rasgullas, but your next priority should ideally be Gokul Pithe.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 10.0 / 10 (3 votes)|
Puries are a popular substitute, eaten instead of chapatis, the crispiness and the taste it lends, can make any dish irresistible. The best part is that it takes not even 5 minutes to make this delicious dish.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 7.0 / 10 (32 votes)|
This delicacy is an all time favourite among all Bengalies out there. The best part is that it can be made in a matter of few minutes, with Cheena and milk. The after effect this dish leaves in your mouth is absolute heaven.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 6.1 / 10 (23 votes)|
Shukto is a traditional Bengali recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Shukto by following this easy recipe.
|• Veg. • Average Rating: 6.6 / 10 (9 votes)|
Sweet Boondi is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Sweet Boondi by following this easy recipe.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 8.3 / 10 (3 votes)|
With the mixture of onions, tomato and coconuts forming the broth, and the chana dal patties re-fried to give it that crisp texture, the Dhoka Dalna is the pride of the Bengali cuisine with its piquant and enticing taste.
|• Veg. • Average Rating: 9.4 / 10 (5 votes)|
Gol Papdi is a very popular recipe. Learn How To Make Gol Papdi by following this easy recipe.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 10.0 / 10 (1 vote)|
Bombay Halwa is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Bombay Halwa by following this easy recipe.
|• Veg. • Average Rating: 1.0 / 10 (1 vote)|
Baingan bhaja is a traditional Bengali dish which completes a meal. This is the one which is served at the beginning of the meal with rice and dal, and those who have had the combo, know how heavenly it is. However, this does not mean that making it is a huge task. All you need is brinjals cut into rounds, laced with turmeric powder and salt and deep fried. Some even enhance the taste by adding ginger and chilli to it.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 6.2 / 10 (11 votes)|
A delectable healthy meal hailing from Kerala, the Macher Jhol is almost like fish broth than fish curry, though it is considered a curry. Combined with white steamed rice and there is nothing better that can match its salivating flavors.
|• Non Veg. • Average Rating: 7.3 / 10 (4 votes)|
Don't worry, mishti doi is no longer the unattainable Bengali sweet dream. This lipsmacking dessert can be prepared at home and wins brownie points for being a no-fuss dish.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 10.0 / 10 (1 vote)|
Spicy Vegan Potato Curry excites the taste buds with its abundant spices. Learn how to make/prepare Spicy Vegan Potato Curry by following this easy recipe.
|• Veg. • Easy|
While exploring the Bengali cuisine, one might notice that the potato is a chief ingredient of most dishes and the Aloo Potol is no different in this regard. Its a great addition to a meal.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 7.4 / 10 (14 votes)|
A traditional Bengali dish the Bandhakopir Ghonto is a curry prepared with cabbage. The mild spicy dish is best eaten with rotis or luchis and is quite popular during festivities.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 5.0 / 10 (13 votes)|
Dal Puri is a popular Indian recipe prepared on special occasions. Learn how to make/prepare Dal Puri by following this easy recipe.
|• Veg. • Average Rating: 5.5 / 10 (2 votes)|
Luchi is a favorite in all Bengali household and is perfect to be eaten with a potato gravy or chana. The deep-fried, easy-to-make Luchi is popular during the festive occasions of Durga Puja and Navratri.
|• Veg. • Easy Rating: 9.4 / 10 (26 votes)|
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