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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Vegetables Items

Name Image Description
Alu Bhorta
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Dish made of mashed potato and dried chilies
Begun Bhorta
Baingan Ka Bhurta.JPG
Dish made of mashed aubergine, have similarities with Baba ghanoush
Lau Chingri Spicy curry made with calabash and shrimp
Lal Shak bhaja
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Cooked red spinach
Mango pickle
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Pickle made from green Mango
Also known as chapati is a flatbread originating from Bangladesh
Shobji (curry)
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Different green or other vegetables

Rice Items

Name Image Description
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
Bhuna Khichuri
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Rice dish with beef/chicken/mutton
Morog Polao Bangladeshi variety of high quality rice like Kalijira, chinigura, Ichagura with chicken
Kacchi Biriyani Biriyani with mutton
Panta bhat
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Fermented rice, yogurt, salt and seasonings
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Special local variety of rice, meat, potato and spices
Red Rice[3] Special local variety of rice
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Shada Bhat or Staple food
Special local variety of rice, meat, potato and spices

Fish Items

Name Image Description
Chingri Malai curry
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Curry: prawns, coconut, mustard, steamed
Nodir (River) Pangas Bhuna
Nodir (River) Pangas Bhuna.jpg
Curry of river Pangasius pangasius
Horioh machh[citation needed] Golden mustard fish curry
Ilish Bhaja
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Fried Ilish (Hilsha fish)
Koi Macher Curry
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Koi Mach Climbing perch curry
Machher Jhol
Curry prepared with fish and various spices
Magur Macher Jhol
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Magur mach curry
Rui Bhaja
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Fried Rui fish, a common dish in Bangladesh
Shing Macher Jhol
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Shing mach Stinging catfish curry
Sorshe Ilish
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Ilish Hilsha curry with mustard and spices
Shutki Bhuna
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Cooked dried fish

Vegetable and Fish Together

Name Image Description
Shing Mach with Fulkopi ( Cauliflower with Stinging catfish)
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Cauliflower curry with Stinging catfish

Meat Items

Name Image Description
Beef Kala bhuna
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A beef(or mutton) curry, very popular to Bangladeshis. From Chittagong
Beef Curry
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Common beef curry in Bangladesh
Gorur Kolija Bhuna (Beef Liver Curry)
Gorur Kolija Bhuna (Beef Liver Curry).jpg
Beef liver curry
Gorur Vuri Bhaja/Vuna (Cooked beef belly)
Gorur Vuri Bhaja.jpg
Dish made of beef belly with local spices
Chicken roast
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Bangladeshi style chicken roast. 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.
Chicken Curry
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Common chicken curry in Bangladesh
Mutton Curry
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Common mutton curry in Bangladesh

Lentils/dal and Stew

Name Image Description
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A popular stew made of variety of lentils with beef/mutton. Bangladeshi version of Haleem is very different from the Hyderabad one.
Mishti chholar dal Curry prepared with Bengal gram, coconut and sugar
MashKalai daal
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Stew/daal of black gram


Name Image Description
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Cucumber based drink
Yogurt based drink


Name Image Description
Bhapa pitha
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Steamed rice cake made out of freshly ground rice flour with brown sugar syrup or jaggery
Nakshi Pitha
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Designed rice flour cake
Puli Pitha[citation needed] Rice flour cake with coconut and brown sugar

Sweet & Dessert

Name Image Description
Chomchom sweets
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Dessert: cottage cheese, flour, sugar syrup, originated from the district of Tangail
Cumillar Rasmalai
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A popular desert. Rasmalai from Cumilla city is the most popular one
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Made with variety of items
Laddu(Coconut)[citation needed] Sweet
Jilapi, Traditional Bangladeshi Sweetmeat, 13 April 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.jpg
Made with flour and syrup
Mishti doi
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Dessert: curd, sugar syrup and /or jaggery
Muri laru[citation needed] Sweet Bengali specialty
Payesh[citation needed]
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Dessert made of milk, rice and sometimes jaggery
Peda[citation needed]
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Dessert prepared with cottage cheese, flour and sugar syrup
Shandesh Dessert prepared with milk and sugar

Snacks and Street food

Name Image Description
Street food, also made in household
A common and popular street snack in Bangladesh specially in Dhaka
Dimer chop Snacks made from Egg
Doi Fuchka
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A common street snack
Haleem 2 by Monir.jpg
A popular stew made of variety of lentils with beef/mutton. Bangladeshi version of Haleem is very different from the Hyderabad one.
Jhalmuri (Bangladesh), bhelpuri (India) .jpg
Made with puffed rice and many other spices
Mughlai paratha
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It can be a soft fried bread enhanced by a stuffing of keema (minced meat), egg, onions and pepper;[4] or a paratha stuffed with same things.[5]
Puri Deep fried flat bread made from maida

See also


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