Jamai Sasthi 2024: 7 popular Bengali dishes to treat your son-in-law

Bengali cuisine is rich and varied, known for its diverse flavors and use of spices. Here are seven popular Bengali dishes that showcase the culinary traditions of WB & Bangladesh.

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Kosha Mangsho (Slow-Cooked Mutton Curry)

Kosha Mangsho is a spicy and flavorful mutton curry, slow-cooked with onions, tomatoes, and a variety of spices until the meat is tender and the gravy is thick and rich.

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Aloo Posto (Potatoes with Poppy Seeds)

Aloo Posto is a simple yet delicious dish made with potatoes and poppy seed paste. The subtle, nutty flavour of the poppy seeds pairs perfectly with the potatoes' softness.

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Chingri Malai Curry (Prawn Curry in Coconut Milk)

This dish features succulent prawns cooked in a creamy coconut milk sauce flavored with turmeric, cumin, and garam masala. It is typically enjoyed with steamed rice.

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Bhapa Pithe (Steamed Rice Cakes)

Bhapa Pithe are traditional Bengali rice cakes typically made during the winter, especially during the Poush Sankranti festival. 

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Shorshe Ilish (Hilsa Fish in Mustard Sauce)

Hilsa, a beloved fish in Bengali cuisine, is cooked in a pungent mustard sauce. The dish has a rich, tangy flavor, and is often enjoyed with plain rice.

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Machher Jhol (Fish Curry)

A quintessential Bengali dish, Machher Jhol is a spicy fish curry typically made with freshwater fish like rohu or hilsa.

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Mishti Doi (Sweetened Yogurt)

A popular Bengali dessert, Mishti Doi is made by fermenting thickened milk with sugar or jaggery, resulting in a creamy, sweet yoghurt. 

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