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Bengali Cuisine

  1. 1. 3/3/13BENGALICUISINE
  2. 2. 3/3/13Bengalis are perhaps the greatestfood lovers in the Indiansubcontinent. Rice and fish aretheir staple diet. Many of Bengalsfamous dishes are fish baseditems and they consider a mealincomplete without fish.INTRODUCTIONThe specialty of Bengali food liesin the perfect blend of sweet andspicy flavors. For Bengalis, food isone of the most essential aspectsof their day to day lives.
  3. 3. 3/3/13The staple food of people inBengal is rice and fish. A typicalBengali needs to have fish inevery meal; otherwise there is afeeling that the meal isincomplete. There is an amplestock of fish in every household,because fish is cooked frequently,almost on a daily basis. Even theBrahmin Bengalis relish fish. Fishis a part of every festivitycelebration.
  4. 4. 3/3/13Bengalis have a specialseasoning calledPanchphoran which includesfive spices - mustard, aniseed,fenugreek seed, cumin seedand black cumin seed.The principal medium ofcooking is mustard oil. Atypical Bengali lunch ordinner will generallycomprise of bhat (rice),dal (lentils), tarkari(vegetables) andmacher jhol (fish curry).
  5. 5. 3/3/13NON-vegeTaRIaNDIshes
  6. 6. 3/3/13shORshe ILLIshHilsa fish, commonly knownas Ilish maachh in Bengalis very much popular fishamong Bengalees. Anypreparation with Ilishbecomes Bengal delicacy.Ilish is actually considered as national fish ofBangladesh and it is extremely popular inthe Indian states adjacent to Bangladeshborder. Shorshe Ilish‘is a famous Bengalidelicacy, which is actually Hilsa cooked inmustard sauce.
  7. 7. 3/3/13Doi maachDoi maach is a veryauthentic Bengalipreparation served typicallyat lunch with pulao or whiterice on a festive occasion.Fish Curry with yogurt, or Doi Maach,as it is known in Bengali, is a dishprepared during festiveoccasions. The curry is cooked withlarger fishes like carp (katla) or hilsha(Ilish).
  8. 8. 3/3/13chingri macherpulaoA traditional Bengalidish made with rice andprawns or shrimps witha dash of bay leaves,cumin seeds, choppedonions, turmeric, redchili and corianderpowder.
  9. 9. 3/3/13VegetarianDishes
  10. 10. 3/3/13aloo poshtoAloo Poshto is a verypopular dish fromWest Bengal and ispopularly served inmarriages along withPoori/Luchhi orsteamed rice. This isa dry recipe in whichthe potatoes arecooked in Poppypaste and has verymild flavors.
  11. 11. 3/3/13labraLabra is one of thetraditional Bengalidishes cooked widely infestivals, pujas andceremonies wherevegetarian dishes aremandatory. It offers adistinct taste to theBengali palate.It consists of a variety of vegetables like RedPumpkin, Cabbage, Cauliflower stem, Mulo/Raddish, baigon / Egg plant, Potatoes, Misti Alu /Sweet potatoes
  12. 12. 3/3/13bengali bainganbhajaBainganBhaja are panfried or shallowfried marinatedslices ofAubergines. Thisis a popularBengali dish andthere are a lot ofvariations to it.
  13. 13. 3/3/13“Bhog Khichuri” is a traditionalversion of Khichdi which basically isa mixture of rice and pulses cookedtogether. It is a popular Bengalicuisine which is often made duringpooja or special occasions andoffered as Prasadam to Maa Durga.The specialty of this Khichdi is therice used in it. It’s special rice whichis known as “Govindobhoog” and isjam packed with fragrance.Bhog khichuri
  14. 14. 3/3/13Bengalisweets
  15. 15. 3/3/13Traditional Bengali food always ends up withmishti and sweet curd. Bengali food isfamous for its mithais (sweets). The origin oftypical Bengali sweets can be traced back inthe traditional household kitchens. The mostpopular Bengali mithai is rasogolla, which isenjoyed by people all over the country.If the popularity of Rasgulla,Sandesh and Mishti Doi isanything to go by, the Bengalissure know a great deal aboutsweet making. This seems onlynatural since they are, as a group,known for having a sweet tooth!
  16. 16. 3/3/13rosgullaThe most famousof all Bengalidesserts is theRasgulla orRoshogulla. It ismade up ofsweetened cottagecheese or paneerballs soaked insugar syrup andhas many varietiesaccording to theregion.
  17. 17. 3/3/13sandeshSandesh is a Bengali dessertcreated with milk and sugar. Sandesh can be made with theuse of Chhena or cottagecheese. The simplest kind ofSandesh in Bengal is thekanchagolla. It is basicallyprepared by tossing the Indiancheese (chhena) lightly withsugar over low heat
  18. 18. 3/3/13channarpayeshChannar payesh is theBengali term for paneeror cheese pudding orkheer. It is yet anotherone of the most popularIndian sweets. Bengalislove to prepare thissweet dish on everyauspicious occasion. Infact, they do not needan occasion to preparechannar payesh!
  19. 19. 3/3/13Mishti doiMishti Doi inBengali meansSweet yoghurtwhich is a verypopular dish inWest Bengal andis made with milkand sugar or alsousing yoghurt andcurd.
  20. 20. 3/3/13PatishaPta PithaPatishapta Pitha, is avariety of pitha that isvery popular in WestBengal. Patishapta is asweet dish with itsouter layer made offlour and stuffed with afilling of coconut andjaggery. It is the mostcommon sweetprepared on festivalslike Durga Puja, MakarSankranti and Diwali.
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