Today, we present you the 12 Durga Puja delicacies that are going to be the star dishes at your celebration.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a Bengali or not. Durga Puja is one of the many Indian celebrations which has people of all communities come together and rejoice in the extravaganza.
Amidst all the fervor and joy, the one important highlight of Durga Puja is all the delicacies it has to offer. From luscious gravies to sinful desserts, it has everything a foodie could dream of.
Here’s what you can serve as your Durga puja delicacies :
An authentic Bengali dish, its name Kosha comes from its semi-dry state. It is prepared using golden caramelized onions, aromatic Indian spices, and pungent Mustard oil. What makes it stand out is its seamless ability to go with Rice, Roti, and Paranthas.
A meal for Bengalis is a ritual in itself. That is why even a simple dish like Dal, is cooked in such a splendorous way. Cholar dal is made from Bengal Gram, clarified butter, Coconut slices and freshly pound Cumin and red chilies.
A treat for the Prawn lovers, Chingri Macher Malai curry is a true delight for the taste buds. Fresh tiger prawns sauteed in a sauce made from bay leaves and hot spices, finished with a helping of coconut milk. It is served alongside Gondhoraaj (lime) rice.
Impress your guests with this traditional delicacy. It is prepared using Potatoes, Cottage cheese, and clarified butter. The dalna is an excellent side dish to be served as a part of the whole spread.
Bengalis love seafood! Being a coastal community abundant in seafood production, the Bengali Cuisine has innumerable ways to make curries and starters out of their seafood. One such awesome dish is the Seer fish fry.
A popular street snack, the vegetable chop can be served at Hi-tea parties or as a starter in your house parties. It has all the goodness of fresh winter vegetables and all the sin of deep frying. It is made with bhaja moshla( dry roasted spices) and grated binding vegetables.
Bengalis bring innovation into every food item that they prepare. The Radhaballavi is no different. Lentil Stuffed Puris are fried and served with curd or spiced potatoes.
A delicacy which will actually make you drool with happiness, the Aloo Posto makes for a great main course. It is made from Potatoes, Poppy seeds, and onion seeds.
An awesome side dish to compliment the menu, Baingan bhaja is a great way of using eggplant. Medium sized discs of brinjal are immersed in a spicy marination and then roasted in a pan.
Give your Usual fried puris a rest, and go for Luchis instead. Warm, crisp and healthy( they use wheat flour) Luchis are a great addition for your Koshas and Aloo Posto.
Bengalis can be held accountable for more than just Roshgullas and Cham Cham. This amazing sweet dish is made with jaggery. It is a traditional Bengali rice pudding.
A treat that will have your kids, running back for seconds. The Sandesh is a sweet dish that is made with curdled milk (Paneer). It is called chenna in Bengali. Garnished with tutti fruity or Dried fruits it makes for an appealing dessert.
This Durga Puja, make food an integral part of your celebration, with dishes from Cookifi. Send us your Durga puja delicacies and pictures of other specialities by tagging us on Twitter at Cookifiapp.