Ilish Bhaturi is a rich rice dish that is cooked in special occasions, especially during the rainy season when the Hilsa fish is widely available. It is delicious by itself, but can be also eaten with begun (eggplant) or potol (pointed gourd) bhaji and achar ( pickles).
Coconut rice is a traditional form of rice dish in Jessore District of Bangladesh. The rice is rich in coconut milk and is served hot with chicken of beef masala.
Khichuri is a main dish that consists of rice and dal. It is often cooked on rainy days, and it tastes great with beef curry and sliced raw onions.
Tehari is a kind of biryani that is usually vegetarian in Indian and Pakistani homes. However, in Bangladesh, Tehari is not vegetarian, but it is rather cooked with beef. It is cooked for birthday parties, family gatherings and holidays, such as Eid. It is not at very spicy and the rice is usually white. It is delicious by itself, but can be served with raita and curry.
Chira (flattened or beaten rice) is a traditional ingredient to make easy snacks. This recipe is a comfort food that will calm any one down. It is easy, and involves no cooking.
Chirar Mowa ( round balls made of flattened rice and palm date jaggery) is a traditional sweet snack item. It is eaten in the afternoon with tea. It is also delicious by itself.