Hina Khan never shies away from indulging in mouth-watering delicacies. She relishes yummy treats at home, while travelling, and even during festivities. So, this Navratri, just like we were all busy enjoying a range of delicacies, Hina also got her hands on something special. Guess what? On Ashtami, the actress gorged on a heavenly meal. She shared a glimpse of her authentic Bengali platter on Instagram Stories and we couldn't stop slurping. Her 'Ashtami special' meal served on a traditional banana leaf, consisted of luchi and aloo dum. We could also spot a bowlful of what seemed to be a dessert.
For those who don't know, luchi is basically deep-fried poori prepared with flour or maida. And, it's usually best paired with lightly spiced and slightly sweet aloo dum curry, also known as alur dum. She stated, "Ashtami special - luchi aloodum."
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Do you also like traditional Bengali dishes? If yes, then you can make a nice authentic Bengali meal at home and enjoy it today. Recipes? We have listed some below for you. Add these dishes to your menu and impress your family with your cooking skills.
This is a must for a proper Bengali meal. It basically consists of fried chana dal cakes marinated along with potato cubes dipped in a flavourful gravy cooked with various masalas. Usually, dhokar dalna is paired with steamed rice and it tastes yummy.
Are you fond of fish curries? If you are, then prepare this scrumptious curry for yourself at home. This thick and spicy dish will uplift your mood instantly. Here, fish pieces are cooked in a tangy and spicy yoghurt-based gravy. The dish carries a perfect balance of spices and flavours.
3) Tok dal
This is a hit in Bengali households. Also, referred to as tok dal or aam dal, this dish ensures comfort meal experience. And the best part is that it gets ready in about fifteen minutes. The Bengali-style raw mango dal is one heavenly dish you should try out.
If a hot bowl of khichdi makes you happy, include this recipe in your cookbook. Bengali-style khichuri is quick, comforting, and delicious. So, if you are not in the mood to prepare an elaborate meal, go for this one. Do have it with some ghee on top.
How can you talk about authentic Bengali food and not mention the name of payesh? This is probably another version of kheer. It's a mouth-watering dessert that carries the goodness of milk, rice and dry fruits like almonds, raisins and cashew nuts. Are you drooling already?
So, when are you making all these dishes and treating your taste buds?