We simple love Bengali food and all the Pandals being set up for Durgotsav has us greedily awaiting the scrumptious food that awaits. During this period Goddess Durga is believed to come down from Mount Kailash. On the last day of the worship married Bengali women wearing their traditional white saris with red borders(sigh) perform the Sindoor Khela smearing each other with Vermillion.
From airy light snacks to heavenly fish bites to desserts that make you wish that you had just a little more space for that one more bite, this festival we just plan to gourge ourselves on deeeeeeeelicious food.
Here is a some dishes you must try this Durga Puja
This light yummy snack, literally means spicy puffed rice so you can guess as to how much water all our uninitiated comrades are going to need after their first taste. The puffed rice is tossed with potato, cucumber, tomatoes with a special blend of spices including tamarind pulp, and mustard oil. Just writing this is making our mouth water.
The Hilsa fish is a great delicacy and can be traditionally prepared in a number of ways like Kalo Jeera Jhol(Black Cumin Curry), Bhapa(Steamed) and many others but the one you must try is the Shorshe Bata or Mustard fish curry made
Made of banana blossoms and potatoes these fried croquettes richly flavoured with bhaja moshla with just a hint of sweetness just melt in your mouth and leave you craving for more.
A spicy prawn curry made in a delectable curry of coconut milk which will having you mopping up every last trace of it.
In this enticing creation, the mutton is slowly cooked over the flame to create a tender mutton dish infused with the flavours of a rich spicy curry which goes perfectly with misthi pulao, a lightly flavoured sweet rice dish
Bhapa doi and Rashogulla
It’s a traditional Bong combination where the subtle flavour of Bhapa Doi made with a harmonisation of yogurt and condensed milk which perfectly compliments the sweetly succulent Rasogulla.
So here is a short list of must have’s for this Durga Puja. What others do you thing we should definitely indulge in, drop us a comment to let us know.