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.
Malpoya Pitha or Tel er Pitha is a dessert made in the winter season when palm date jaggery is widely available. Generally, pithas are made during winter season as it is very cold and people like having sweet dishes for breakfast or snacks. The pitha is delicious by itself.
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.
Kolar Pitha or Banana Pitha is a traditional dessert that is usually made in the winter, as it is considered the season of desserts. It is sweet, soft and sumptuous that is very easy to make. It is delicious by itself, and makes a great afternoon snack.
The pulp of palm fruit (Tal) is used to make an extract,known as Tal er rosh. It has a distinct flavor that makes this round shaped pitha so unique. It is sweet, soft and savorous and is usually served warmed or chilled. It is made when palm fruit becomes widely available in Bengali month of Bhadra ( mid-August to mid-September). Often times, the extract is frozen so that the pithas can be made in winter.
Nokshi or Nakshi Pitha is a traditional dessert that originated in rural areas of Bengal. Designing each pitha involves practice, but also passion. It is believed that traditionally women used to express their inner thoughts through these designs. These pithas are brought in for wedding ceremonies, and are also given to the groom's family as gifts.
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.
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.
Chitha pitha is a traditional pitha made in winter. It is native in Comilla region of Bangladesh. The net like pithas taste great with any curry-beef, chicken or egg curry.
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.
This is a winter pitha native in the Comilla region of Bangladesh. The pithas are white in color, and come in various shapes, usually in circular, oval or leaf like shapes. It is served with spicy beef, chicken or egg curries.