Don’t confuse Bangladeshi dishes with Indian food – it’s different, with distinct flavour differences which makes Bangladeshi Bengali food unique even from Indian Bengali food just across the border. Bangladeshi cuisine has influences from Persian, Mughal and Southeast Asian cooking. With its many waterways and rice fields, fish and seafood are staples, as well as rice and lentils.
While you’ll best experience these delicious dishes in Bangladeshi restaurants or family homes, you can try your hand at recreating them yourself.
We’re sharing some of the best classic regional dishes. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.
The Best Bangladeshi Dishes
Mezbani Mangsho, a spicy and lip smacking delicacy from Chittagong. Traditionally made from beef, this classic sauce works absolutely beautifully with mutton too.
Recipe created by Somdatta.
Simple, rustic and rich with history, this fowl (chicken) curry holds a saga of Padma and Brahmaputra and probably, the melody of Bhatiyali songs…
Recipe created by Deepsikha.
A classic slow cooked beef dish that is often served as street food in Bangladesh. This recipe is simple to follow and packed full of delicious flavours.
Recipe created by Debjani.
Dhakai Chicken Roast with succulent chicken legs and sinfully caramelised onions. A melange of roasted spices, a touch of malai and a kiss of ghee. An absolute stunner of a dish that no marriage ceremony in Dhaka is said to be complete without.
Recipe created by Maumita.
Doyra kola is a type of raw banana, but with seeds. This traditional dish is the recipe author’s Grandma’s recipe of seeded raw banana curry cooked in mustard paste. You might find it hard to source the banana, but it’s worth seeking out for this unique dish.
Recipe created by Taste Diary.
This is a fiery fish and mustard curry that comes with fragrant turmeric, cumin, coriander, cardomom and chilli. A wonderful curry that you will instantly fall in love with.
Recipe created by Elle.
Cooking kachchi biryani is a labor of love, but the end results are always spectacular. The ideal dish to cook up for a large gathering of friends or family.
Recipe created by With A Spin.
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