Bangladeshi Cuisine - A Feast for the Senses

Bangladeshi food is best known for its rich, spicy flavors and alluring aroma. Dessert recipes from Bangladesh are sweet and milky, an absolutely melt-in-your-mouth experience. You are certain to have a great time experimenting with these scrumptious Bangladeshi recipes. Your family will definitely enjoy the new flavors these Bangladesh recipes bring to the dinner table.

Makher Taukari

A tasty fish curry. Adjust the amount of chili according to your preferences.

  • 1lb fish
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • ¼ cup oil
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 2 or 3 green chilies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Tomatoes (optional)
  • Chopped cilantro (optional)

Sauté the onion in oil. Now add garlic and fry until it turns gold-brown. Throw in the spices and fry for another 5 minutes or so. Place the fish in the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes on both sides. Pour in some water so as to just cover the fish. Add the chili and tomatoes. Cover and cook at a medium heat. When done add the cilantro and cover for a few minutes before serving.

Saak-er Ghanto

This delicious vegetarian Bangladesh recipe is certain to impress guests. Use your creativity by using different vegetables.

  • 1 cup diced eggplant
  • 1 cup diced pumpkin
  • ½ cup diced potato
  • ½ cup diced radish
  • 3 cups chopped spinach
  • ½ tsp Panchforan
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard paste or powder
  • 1 red chili, halved
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp oil

Place chili and panchforan in heated oil. As the seeds brown, add in the potato and radish. Fry for about 2 minutes. Now put in the pumpkin and eggplant, frying for a further 2 minutes. Add the spinach and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle in turmeric, salt, sugar and mustard and pour in ½ cup water. Cover and cook on a low heat until radish and potato are soft. It may be necessary to adjust water content as this is meant to be a “dry” dish.

Shemai

A sumptuous but not too sweet vermicelli treat.

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 handfuls very fine vermicelli
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 handful raisins
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 4 almonds peeled and thinly sliced.

Melt the butter in a pot at a low heat. Break up the vermicelli and stir into the butter. When it turns gold-brown add the milk and stir increasing the heat until it boils. Add the sugar, raisins and almonds. Cook for 10 minutes at a low heat. Pour in the cream and cook for a few more minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Chill vermicelli in the refrigerator. Serve.

 

 



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adrian tedstone - 2010-03-14 18:29:21

Can anyone help with areally really tasty chicken curry recipe that can be cooked for and then reheated for about 50 people. I am challenged to cook a curry for charity in june at the local motor club. I love cooking curry`s and cook one most weekends but cooking one on a grand scale is a bit daunting... can anyone help with a fulproof recipe thanks Ted

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bungi - 2009-10-13 20:48:15

Lota is sold in packets. It comes frozen but you can get fresh but it is quite tedious cleaning the fresh kind. The packets are labelled kachur lati. They are long stems which are green in colour, not to be mistaken with denga/dougi. The frozen packets have them cut to about an inch long. It is slender in appearance and resmbles bamboo but very soft. Usually, cooked with ghondhail shutki, shrimps and jackfruit seeds. Very easy to cook. Mix all of the above in a saucepan with a few crushed cloves of garlic, half an onion - chopped, curry powder, chilli powder and fresh green chillies sliced lengthways. Add water to the saucepan, add salt according to quantity and cover with lid and allow to reach boiling point. Then lower then heat to allow to simmer until the water is greatly reduced. According to type of lota used you should get something that is green in colour stringy and soft.Fresh lota usually looks really mushy.

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Admin - 2009-09-23 09:08:05

To Madeleine Phan, Thank you for your interest in Bangladesh.com. Please join the forums and post your question there. Other forum members may be able to assis you. The forums are a great way to learn more about Bangladesh - and make some online friends in the process.

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