Durga Puja, the biggest religious festivals of the Bengali Hindu community, is knocking the door. The festive period is a foodie's paradise with plenty of pure Bengali dishes to savour. From snacks to sweet dishes, Bengali food has something to offer all food enthusiasts during the festivity.
Here are 5 Bengali breakfast dishes to taste this festive season:
No Bengali breakfast is complete without fluffy, deep fried luchis. They are made with maida, but unlike puris , they have a light golden texture. Luchis can be enjoyed with sumptuous gravies and spicy dry veggies.
Hot steaming Alur Torkari is a good way to enjoy Bengali food . The spicy flavour of Torkari is balanced with steaming hot luchis. The dish makes for a grand breakfast during Maha Saptami .
Cholar Dal is a typical Bengali dish prepared with channa dal , especially during ceremonies. The dal is slightly sweet with a nice fragrance due to the presence of rich spices like bay leaf and cinnamon in it. Coconut bits are added to give it a crunchy texture and a delicious taste. You can enjoy this dal with luchis and rice.
This Bengali Keema samosa is a delicious appetizer you must try this festive season. The delicious crispy layer of samosa is prepared with maida, salt, cumin seeds and ghee . The filling comes as a surprise with perfectly cooked minced meat, chaat masala, lemon juice, black pepper and peas. This paltable appetizer is best enjoyed with a hot cup of tea or a spicy mint chutney .
Prepared with milk, sugar and paneer, and decorated with pistachios, almonds and saffron strands, this Bengali sweet dish will melt in your mouth. The nuts give the soft mithai a crunchiness and saffron strands give it a unique flavour. If you haven't had sandesh yet, you should definitely try it out this Durga Puja.