Bangladeshi cuisine refers to the food and culinary traditions prevalent in Bangladesh. Dating far in the past, the cuisine emphasizes fish, vegetables and lentils served with rice. Because of differences in history and Bangladeshi geography, the cuisine is rich in regional variations. While having unique traits, Bangladeshi cuisine is closely related to that of surrounding Bengali and North-East Indian, with rice and fish as traditional favorites. Bangladesh also developed the only multi-course tradition in South Asia. It is known as Bangaliketa styled cuisine. Bangladeshi food is served by course rather than all at once.[1][self-published source?]

Bangladeshi dishes

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Name Image Description
Alu Bhorta Dish made of mashed potato and dried chilies
Begun Bhorta Dish made of mashed aubergine, have similarities with Baba ghanoush
Kala bhuna A beef(or mutton) curry, very popular to Bangladeshis
Black rice[citation needed] Special local variety of rice
Brown rice[2] Special local variety of rice
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Special local variety of rice, meat, potato and spices
Chomchom sweets Dessert: cottage cheese, flour, sugar syrup, originated from the district of Tangail
Chingri Malai curry
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Curry: prawns, coconut, mustard, steamed
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A common and popular street snack in Bangladesh specially in Dhaka
Horioh machh[citation needed] Golden mustard fish curry
Ilish Bhaja Fried Ilish (Hilsha fish)
Dimer chop Snacks made from Egg
Doi Fuchka
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A common street snack
Jhalmuri Made with puffed rice and many other spices
Jilapi Sweet
Lau Chingri Spicy curry made with calabash and shrimp
Laddu(Coconut)[citation needed] Sweet
Koi Macher Curry Koi Mach Climbing perch curry with Cauliflower
Magur Macher Jhol Magur mach curry
Morog Polao Bangladeshi variety of high quality rice like Kalijira, chinigura, Ichagura with chicken
Machher Jhol
Curry prepared with fish and various spices
Mango pickle Pickle made from green Mango
Mishti chholar dal Curry prepared with Bengal gram, coconut and sugar
Mishti doi Dessert: curd, sugar syrup and /or jaggery
Mughlai paratha It can be a soft fried bread enhanced by a stuffing of keema (minced meat), egg, onions and pepper;[3] or a paratha stuffed with same things.[4]
Muri laru[citation needed] Sweet Bengali specialty
Panta bhat Fermented rice, yogurt, salt and seasonings
Puli Pitha[citation needed] A Bangladeshi pitha, Dessert item
Payesh[citation needed] Dessert made of milk, rice and sometimes jaggery
Peda[citation needed]
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Red Rice[5] Special local variety of rice
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Special local variety of rice, meat, potato and spices
Puri Deep fried flat bread made from maida
Rice Shada Bhat or Staple food
Dessert prepared with cottage cheese, flour and sugar syrup
Roust Rich lush chicken dish cooked in ghee and an array of aromatic spices. It is a rather sweetish curry with extragavent flavours of each spices to create a unique taste.
Also known as chapati is a flatbread originating from Bangladesh
Rui Bhaja
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Fried Rui fish, a common dish in Bangladesh
Shing Macher Jhol Shing mach Stinging catfish curry
Sorshe Ilish Ilish Hilsha curry with mustard and spices
Shobji (curry)
Different green or other vegetables
Shandesh Dessert prepared with milk and sugar
Tehari Special local variety of rice, meat, potato and spices
Basmati Kacchi Basmati Kacchi is a type of biriyani rice which is prepared with basmati rice.

See also


  1. ^ Bengal
  2. ^ "CARBS". The Daily Star. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  3. ^ "Cash and Curry". New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. 30 July 1973. p. 73.
  4. ^ Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. 9 September 2013. p. 180. ISBN 9781598849554.
  5. ^ "CARBS". The Daily Star. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  6. ^ Blog, BD Food. "BD Food Menu, Price and Review". BD Food Blog. BD Food Blog. Retrieved 31 December 2022.