Pohela Boishakh or Bengali New Year is being celebrated in the country
A lavish spread of authentic meals and desserts is laid on this day
Try these easy, quick-to-fix recipes to relish Bengali cuisine
The festive vibe fails to die down this time. After Navratri, Ram Navami and Baisakhi, Pohela Boishakh or Bengali New Year 2019 is being celebrated all over the country. This significant Bengali festival celebrates the 1st day of the month of Baisakhi and also the new business accounting year. Bengalis celebrate the occasion with high-spirited zeal just like other festivals. Along with religious rituals and customs, food is the high point of this gala affair. Of course, food is integral to any Indian festival. Pohela Boishakh also sees a lavish spread of authentic meals and swoon-worthy desserts, for the whole family to enjoy the day. Bengali cuisine is relished not just by the Bengalis but others as well. The rich flavourful taste of Bong food is enticing enough for anyone to try their hands at making these at home to bring in a variety to their dinner table.
Ananya Banerjee, famous food YouTuber, shares some interesting, easy-to-make recipes of Bengali meals - through her channel - Chef Ananya Banerjee - that are popularly devoured during the festival season.
This is the Bengali version of puri of North Indian cuisine. It is yeast-free Indian flatbread, which is deep fried and puffed. It can be teamed with any savoury dish of your choice.
Puchkawalar Aloo Dum -
You'll find this light-bite meal at every nook and corner of the streets of Kolkata. This recipe imbibes the style of this popular street food and brings forth a crispy, tangy and spicy aloo meal you can enjoy at home.
Kosha Mangsho -
This is basically what we all know as mutton curry. Juicy, tender mutton chops in a creamy and thick layer - this dish made in Bengali style is irresistible. With a burst of a myriad of spices and flavours, this is a must-try dish that you'll end up loving.
Chukum Chakum Ghugni -
This is another widely loved street food of the Bengalis. It is made with dried white peas and makes for a filling and yummy Bengali evening snack.
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