With an emphasis on fish and lentils, Bengali cuisine is known for its subtle flavours and sweets.
Chitol Fish Kofta is a rich dish cooked on special occasions. I tasted it for the first time at Yasmin's Aunty's place, and now thinking about is making crave for it much more. It is delicious by itself, but is usually eaten with plain rice, pulao or fried rice.
It is the most famous mishti i.e. dessert in bengali cuisine. It is made out of pure chena, i.e. cottage cheese. It is healthy and particularly has a healing effect if eaten warm while having a stomach infection.
Tetul Achar is an easy recipe for a finger licking pickle. It is sweet, sour and spicy. It is delicious by itself, especially on a lonely rainy afternoon :) However, it is also served with samosar, shingaras or with rice and curry.
This is an ever popular dish hailing originally from West Bengal but equally appreciated by Bengalis from the eastern part as well. This is a dish that is eaten all season but especially during summer. Posto, the key ingredient in this dish helps your body rest and helps in getting a good sleep. It is a delicious dish to eat but simple and easy enough to cook.
A tomato chutney is an easy to go side dish that tastes really good with Daal. It is definitely one of my favorites!