From sinful sweetmeats to robust fish curries, Bengali cuisine is quite a gamut celebrating all things seasonal. One of the oldest cuisines of India has evolved over time; it has also embraced many local and foreign influences. For instance, did you know that Kolkata Biryani, with its potatoes and boiled eggs, is a quirky take on Lucknowi Biryani? It is also said that Kathi rolls were an instant hit among the colonial rulers because it was easy to grab like a sandwich or a wrap. Bengali cuisine is wide and versatile, and you will always find something that will suit your palate. If you are trying to put together a big Bengali spread, here are some of our most favourite Bengali curries that never fail to impress.
Here Are 7 Of The Best Bengali Curries That You Can Try At Home:
1. Doi Maach
This fish curry made with select spices and sour curd has a semi-thick consistency. It is spicy, it is wholesome and delicately tangy, making it ideal for a special day. Click here for recipe.
2. Dhokar Daalna
So, this unique vegetarian curry is made with spicy, diamond-shaped lentil cakes that are tossed in a chilly, tomato-based gravy. A must-try! Click here for recipe.
3. Kosha Mangsho
This bold dish has blockbuster written all over it. This thick and spicy mutton preparation, with potatoes, goes best with puri or rice. Can't go wrong with this classic. Click here for recipe.
4. Potoler Dolma
Potol (parwal in Hindi and pointed gourd in English) may not have as many fans as the other items on our list, but that could be because you never truly understood its potential- and all that it could be. Parboiled parwal stuffed with paneer and dry fruits, shallow fried in a tantalizing gravy, this recipe is a winner. Click here for recipe.
5. Mutton Rezala
Another mutton preparation that has all it takes to become the talking point of the spread. Marinated mutton pieces tossed in a luscious creamy white gravy, with the goodness of khoya, milk and cashew nuts impresses for its richness steeped with mild flavours. Click here for recipe.
6. Bhapa Chingri
Bhapa means steamed in Bengali, and chingri refers to shrimp or prawns. This recipe with marinated prawns mixed in a spicy coconut, mustard and chilli sauce is a stunner. Click here for recipe.
7. Ilish Maccher Jhol
Ilish (or Hilsa fish) is one of the most expensive fishes you can get your hands on, so you make sure you do not botch this up. This delectable sea fish can be prepared in myriad ways, one of the classics has to be the ilish macher jhol. The jhol or gravy is hot and spicy, but fairly thin in consistency thus making illish maach (Hilsa fish) the centre of attraction. Click here for recipe.
Slurping already? Try these recipes soon and lets us know which ones you liked the best.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.