Festival photos: 10 Bengali dishes you must try during Durga puja

Sep 28, 2017, 18:20 IST
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  • Festival photos: 10 Bengali dishes you must try during Durga puja

    Kathi rolls: Bengalis love Kathi rolls especially during eat outs with family and friends at Durga Puja pandals. Egg kathi roll, chicken kathi roll, mutton kathi roll, and egg chicken kathi roll are few popular varities of this snack

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    Mutton chop: Chops and cutlets comprising meat stuffing fried with a batter/covering, is an all-time favourite Bengali cuisine savoured during festivals. Mutton chop with kasundi (mustard sauce) is an indispensable evening snack to be enjoyed during Durga Puja

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    Ghugni: This is every Bong's favourite on-the-go snack. Ghugni is prepared using dried yellow or white peas cooked in a traditional Bengali style gravy and garnished with chillies and onions

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    Khichudi and labra: These two food items are the quintessential part of bhog which is served at lunch time at all Durga Puja pandals. Khichudi (a preparation of rice and lentils) and labra (a Bengali mixed vegetable curry) along with five different types of fries like Beguni (batter fried brinjal), aalo bhaja (fried potatoes), kumro bhaja (pumpkin fries), fulkofi bhaja (cauliflower fry), potol bhaja (pointed gourd) fry are offered to the idol as 'bhog prasad'

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    Luchi and aalo dum: A Bengali breakfast, is incomplete without a plate of fluffy maida puris (deep fried Indian bread) and Aloo dum (potato dish). You can savour this delectable food item at most Bengali restaurants in Mumbai

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    Mishti pulau: This sweet rice preparation brings out the authentic flavours of Bengal. The dish is prepared with ghee and basmati rice and garnished with cashews, raisins, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves

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    Ilish bhapa: This tantalising dish is a Bengali speciality. Ilish (Hilsa) fish pieces are slowly steamed in mustard gravy that renders a soft and supple texture to the fish. Savour this popular and delicious main course with mishti pulau or plain rice for best experience. Restaurants in Mumbai specializing in Bengali cuisine serve Ilish bhapa

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    Mutton biryani: Bengalis love their biryani, which is dry and comes with a topping comprising meat, boiled eggs and potatoes. An authentic Kolkata-style Mutton biryani is a popular dish available at food stalls set up at Durga Puja pandals

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    Kosha mangsho: This version of mutton curry is a delicacy Bengalis love to have during special occasions. Cooked in thick spicy gravy, Kosha mangsho is the most sought after dish at food stalls in Durga Puja pandals. It is best enjoyed with long grained Basmati rice or fulko luchi (fluffy deep fried Indian bread)

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    Chaler payesh: Durga Puja bhog is incomplete without chaler payesh (Bengali style rice pudding). It is generally offered with khichuri and labra (mixed veg) to the Durga idol as 'bhog prasad'. It is cooked with soaked rice, milk and sugar and garnished with dry fruits for a better taste. This traditional dessert is an indispensable part of every Bengali festival, especially Durga puja

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It's Durga Puja festival and Bengalis across the world come together and celebrate for five days with great pomp and fervour. Here are 10 authentic lip-smacking must have Bengali delicacies during Dura Puja. All pics/YouTube