10 Dishes That Are Integral To Every Bengali Celebration


Any bengali celebration be it the first day of the Bengali New Year, Poila Boishakh, or a Bengali marriage, the elaborate menu is sure to leave you satiated. Wish to try some? Read on!

1. Begin with the Mochar Chop. Everyone’s favourite, these banana blossom patties exemplify the traditions of Bengali cuisine.

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2. The luscious Luchi with Aloo Dum is another starter that one can’t stop eating.

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3. The real fun begins with the main course. Dhokar Dalna, lentil koftas in gravy, finds place on every Bengali table.

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4. The pointed gourd, or parwal as it is known in this part of the world, may not be everyone’s favourite but Potoler Dolma, stuffed with fish or keema usually sees people take second helpings.

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5. You may respond with “uh, fried eggplant” to Begun Bhaja but don’t dismiss this delish delicacy until you’ve tried it.

6. One of the stars of the whole meal is Kosha Mangsho and Bengali Mishit Pulao. To put it simply, meat curry and rice.

7. Bhetki Paturi or fish wrapped in banana leaf with mustard paste and cooked in steam through slow cooking is what mustard-filled dreams are made of.

8. We’re not the only ones who love Chingri Macher Malaikari, prawns cooked in coconut milk gravy. Try it and you’ll know why.

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9. No Bengali meal, let alone Noboborsho, is complete without ilish. Especially the pungent version cooked with mustard.

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10. Though dessert options are just as many and varied as the other courses, Malpua ar Rabdi is kind of special.

You don’t have to be in West Bengal to enjoy these delicacies. Head to any Bengali restaurant in town or experiment with fish and mustard oil on your own! 

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