Bengali Recipes

Bengali Recipes comes from the state of West Bengal. Bengal is the fourth most populous state of India and has a rich heritage of food. Bengali’s are known for their love for food especially fish. This is the reason why you will see plenty of fish recipes in this collection.

Some examples of famous Bengali dishes are Sorse Doi Irish, Sorse Pabda catfish in mustard sauce, Mucha Chingrighata, Fish Pakoda, Fish Chop the list goes on. The other characteristic you will find in Bengali cooking is Sweets! Rosogolla, Cham Cham, Rasmalai, Sondesh..Enjoy this collection and take a trip down the streets of West Bengal!

Tags: authentic Bengali recipes, Bengali breakfast recipes, Bengali fish recipe, Bengali recipe chicken, Bengali veg recipes without onion and garlic, easy Bengali recipes.

There is just something about Bengali Recipes, whether it’s the strong, aromatic flavours, the blend of significant ingredients or the classic paanch phoron, Bengali recipes contain taste that are nothing short of ‘iconic’. Bengalis love their vegetarian dishes as much as their non-vegetarian ones and that is the speciality of a ‘ranna ghor’ that is operational in every Bengali household. Some of the most popular Bengali recipes are Aloo Posto, Chingri Malai Curry, Begun Bhaja, Luchi, Kosha Mangsho, Shukto, Ghugni, Muri Ghonto, Doi Maach, to name a few along with classic Bengali desserts such as Rasmalai, Roshogulla, Bhapa Doi, Mishti Doi, Mohan Bhog, Sandesh, etc.

Bengali Recipe in reality is inspired by varied cuisines, such as, the credit for ‘Kolkata Biriyani’ belongs to Awadhi cuisine, whereas the ‘Chingri Malai curry’ has been heavily influenced by the Malaysian Prawn Curry, to name a few. Bengalis love their fish, thus Bengali recipes comprise mainly of various Fish dishes along with the preparation of regional vegetables that are made up of stalks, leaves and even peels of the same, along with lentils. What makes these Bengali recipes unique? The extensive use of spices in both their vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes which cannot be found in any other part of India. The ‘paanch phoron’ is a spice mixture that is made up of cumin seeds, carom seeds, black cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and aniseeds, it is also known as the ‘Bengali five spice mixture’, you will rarely find any Bengali recipe that does not make the use of this! The oil primarily used for Bengali recipes is ‘Mustard Oil’ as it has a high smoke point and contains immense flavour.

Bengali Recipes has the perfect blend of Non-vegetarian and Vegetarian dishes when served along with freshly boiled rice. Bengali recipes contain either a subtle or fiery flavour that really gives a kick to the palate and leaves you wanting more! Let us take a look at the top 10 Bengali recipes on BetterButter.

  • Kheer-Narkel er Singara (Bengali Sweet Samosas)

    Sweet Bengali style samosas, filled with a mixture of khoya (kheer), coconut, ja...
    15 mins
      | 181 saves
  • Chhanar Dalna with a Twist (Bengali Paneer Curry, with coconut stuffing)

    Chhana/Chenna is the Bengali name of homemade paneer. This dish is a popular Ben...
    20 mins
      | 41 saves
  • Mochar Ghonto (Bengali-style Banana Flower Curry)

    Mochar Ghonto is a dry veg dish made with the Banana blossom/flower, and is popu...
    30 mins
      | 80 saves
  • Chhanar Jeelipi (Bengali Paneer Jalebis)

    Chhanar Jeelipi is a traditional Bengali sweet that is made from fresh chhena or...
    20 mins
      | 447 saves
  • Sandesh Bengali Sweet

    Bengali traditional sweet
    90 mins
      | 52 saves
  • Bengali Lau Bori Torkori(Bottlegourd Curry)

    In bengali, lau means bottlegourd, bori means lentil dumplings and torkori means...
    25 mins
      | 69 saves
  • My Mom Special Pathars Mangshor Jhol( Bengali Mutton Curry)

    When I was small, our sunday afternoon lunch was spent enjoying my mom's pre...
    65 mins
      | 334 saves
  • Microwave Steamed Fish in a Bengali Mustard Sauce

    This recipe is ludriculously fast and easy to cook and best part is,you don't ne...
    15 mins
      | 162 saves
  • Bengali Raw Mango Chutney with Panch Phoron

    Raw Mango Chutney is prepared in many ways. I am sharing this simple yet irresis...
    20 mins
      | 462 saves
  • Mangshe'r Chop - Bengali Mutton Mince Chops

    Tea time snacks used to be a big attraction at my Didin's (nani) house and every...
    40 mins
      | 181 saves
  • Bengali kasha mangsho (chicken curry)

    The bengali style typical chiken curry, with potatoes and spices, lipsmackingly ...
    40 mins
      | 122 saves
  • Bengali Rasgulla/ Rosogolla

    Find all the solutions to make the perfect soft and spongy rasgulla like sweet s...
    30 mins
      | 581 saves
  • Bengali Dimer Devil - Deviled eggs

    Bengali style deviled eggs appetizer, similar to Scotch eggs.
    35 mins
      | 35 saves
  • Dim Kosha (Bengali Style Egg Curry)

    In every culture and State in India there is a different recipe of Egg Curry! I ...
    45 mins
      | 168 saves
  • Bengali Samosa

    The perfect evening snack.
    45 mins
      | 77 saves
  • Bengali style sunday special chicken curry

    From a very first day i was so curious about microwave cooking.and first time i ...
    30 mins
      | 56 saves
  • Bengali Fish Fry

    As a Bengali we love our fish and we make varieties of recipe with this protein....
    15 mins
      | 87 saves
  • Chirer Polao (Bengali-style Poha)

    Chirer Polao is a variation of the ever-so-popular western breakfast, Poha. Chir...
    20 mins
      | 454 saves
  • Mug Pakon Pitha

    A traditional Bengali delicacy made during the Makar Sankranti.
    30 mins
      | 48 saves
  • Nolen Gur er Paayesh/ rice pudding with date palm jaggery

    A rice kheer or pudding made with date palm jaggery,very different from the nor...
    30 mins
      | 33 saves
  • Bengali fish curry

    Staple food in Bengal. My favourite!
    45 mins
      | 370 saves
  • Begun Bhaja ( Fried Eggplant Bengali Style)

    A favourite snack among the bengalis to go along with anything; every family has...
    20 mins
      | 136 saves
  • Rasgulla | Sweet Cottage Cheese balls in Sugar Syrup

    Who don't like and who don't make this one? Everyone right. But this is foolproo...
    20 mins
      | 98 saves
  • Sweet & Spicy Raw Mango Pickle/Tok Jhaal Mishti Aam er Achaar

    Mangoes are in season. So, don’t wait, make a batch now and thank me later! ;)
    1200 mins
      | 682 saves
  • Mishti Doi

    A perfect sweet dessert for lunch time during the summer days. It keeps you hydr...
    20 mins
      | 202 saves
  • Sondesh

    This delicious sondesh melts in the mouth yet it is healthy as it has been made ...
    40 mins
      | 66 saves
  • Niramish Mangsho or Mutton

    The sacrificial meat in Kali Puja that is cooked sans onion and garlic
    60 mins
      | 137 saves
  • Aloo panch phoran

    Panch Phoran literally translates to five spices viz. equal quantities of fennel...
    45 mins
      | 58 saves
  • Payesh

    Bengali Rice Pudding
    30 mins
      | 27 saves
  • Labanga Latika (Sweet Clove Pockets)

    Stuffed Khoya and grated coconut Pockets deep fried and dipped in sugar syrup.
    30 mins
      | 63 saves
  • Instant Rasmalai

    This Bengali sweet dish is as royal and delicious as it sounds. Easy to make and...
    20 mins
      | 4710 saves
  • Kacha Gola

    Kacha Gola is the very famous sweet from West Bengal which is made of fresh pane...
    10 mins
      | 108 saves
  • Bhappa Aloo

    A Bengali potato dish made in yogurt and spices and slow cooked to enhance the f...
    20 mins
      | 125 saves
  • Fish pakora / Fish fritters

    In a family of non vegitarians this is a well loved snack by evryone. We prefer...
    20 mins
      | 888 saves
  • Ras Madhuri

    These are rasgullas rolls which are interlaced with sandesh and presented attra...
    20 mins
      | 473 saves
  • Kosha Mangsho

    This classic Bengali dish is a technical dish to cook that has a beautiful mix o...
    60 mins
      | 46 saves
  • Shukto

    Traditional Bengali Side dish contains mixed vegetables
    30 mins
      | 159 saves
  • Sorse Doi Ilish (Hilsa fish with mustard and curd)

    20 mins
      | 310 saves
  • Sorse Pabda/Pabo Catfish in Mustard Sauce

    The Pabda is also known as Pabo Catfish in English. It is a very soft and delica...
    45 mins
      | 129 saves
  • Koraishutir Kochuri (Green Pea Kachori)

    A favorite breakfast or evening snack item among the Bengalis, to eat with some ...
    40 mins
      | 1243 saves
  • Fried Pink Perch

    This crowd pleaser of a fish fry is a very simple dish to make and does not requ...
    10 mins
      | 25 saves
  • Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop

    25 mins
      | 432 saves
  • Mutton Glassy

    This is an old recipe from erstwhile undivided Bengal. The name comes from the g...
    45 mins
      | 85 saves
  • Mocha Chingri (Banana flower with prawn)

    25 mins
      | 103 saves
  • Baked Fish Croquette

    It is a croquette dish made with fish. The fish (without bone) is first cooked w...
    15 mins
      | 52 saves
  • Chingri/Prawn Malaikari

    Chingrir Malaikari is something traditional and purely Bengali. In this recipe P...
    30 mins
      | 271 saves
  • Rasmalai

    Rasmalai made with egg
    30 mins
      | 487 saves
  • Potato Sticks with Mustard Seeds

    20 mins
      | 248 saves
  • Rasmalai...Bengal Special Sweet

    Rasmalai is very popular Indian sweet, now it is also popular in Pakistan and ...
    40 mins
      | 226 saves
  • Fish Chop/Fish Croquettes

    ‘Fish Chop’ is a popular street food of Kolkata. An all time favourite snack and...
    40 mins
      | 492 saves
  • Shol Macher Jhaal/Shol Fish Curry

    'Shol' is a fresh water fish. It's fleshy and delicious in taste. This is an eas...
    40 mins
      | 217 saves
  • Spicy Bengali Style Crab Curry

    My husband is a master of surprise. He got this big parcel of fresh live crabs. ...
    60 mins
      | 52 saves
  • Shim Bata or Runner beans Paste

    I have learnt this dish from my cook. It is one of the typical Bengali dishes. ...
    20 mins
      | 29 saves
  • Dhokar dalna/Bengali lentils cakes curry

    Dhokar dalna is a traditional Bengali lentil cakes curry which is served during ...
    20 mins
      | 253 saves
  • Kosha Mangsho - A Bengali Classic

    Kosha Mangsho is a celebration dish that you will find on most Bengali party men...
    45 mins
      | 276 saves
  • Aloo Dum or Bengali Style Dum Aloo

    Aloo Dum is nothing but dum aloo in Bengali version which you can enjoy with luc...
    10 mins
      | 2143 saves
  • Bengali Fish Curry

    A popular fried fish dish cooked with sauce made from mustard seeds and paste.
    30 mins
      | 138 saves
  • Kachha Posto Bora

    My grandmom who is from Kolkata used to make this for me every time we went for ...
    30 mins
      | 112 saves
  • Chingri Maacher Malai Curry ( Tiger Prawns cooked in Coconut Milk)

    The popular and a favourite among the Bengalis which is cooked on special occasi...
    30 mins
      | 385 saves
  • Mishti Doi

    It is one of the most famous Bengali Dessert,very easy to make and rich in taste...
    30 mins
      | 164 saves
  • Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style

    Like many other street snacks of Kolkata ‘Chingrir Chop’ aka ‘Prawn Croquette’ i...
    25 mins
      | 397 saves
  • Mango Sandesh

    60 mins
      | 53 saves
  • Cham Cham

    Atraditional Bengali sweet dish made of cottage cheese.
    10 mins
      | 579 saves
  • Omelette Curry

    Fluffy cubes of omelettes, soaking up an almost juicy tomato-ginger-onion-garli...
    30 mins
      | 254 saves
  • Chicken Roll (Kolkata Street Style)

    From last few days I was craving for some good Kolkata stlye roll, which is pret...
    30 mins
      | 2772 saves
  • Murg Malaikari

    Try my ‘Murg Malaikari’, celebrate the Poila day of Bengali new year by cooking ...
    30 mins
      | 349 saves
  • Strawberry Rasgulla

    Rasgulla or Rosogolla is a juicy Indian sweet which is widely loved and eaten pa...
    30 mins
      | 204 saves
  • Rasmalai

    One of my favorite sweet is Rasmalai.. Never thought i’ll prepare this one day. ...
    60 mins
      | 421 saves
  • Roshogolla/ Rasgulla

    The epitome of all Bengali sweets, sometimes known as the KING of the Bengali sw...
    45 mins
      | 1070 saves
  • Kacha golla Sandesh

    Kacha Golla is a popular sweet which originated from Bangladesh, these are soft ...
    35 mins
      | 21 saves
  • Cholar Daal or Dal

    A favorite party Daal, cooked thick and flavoured with spices and garnished with...
    25 mins
      | 1028 saves
  • Dhokar Dalna

    A favorite dish in the bengali household made with lentil cakes cooked in spicy ...
    20 mins
      | 336 saves
  • Channar Payesh / Paneer Kheer

    Milk, cottage cheese and loads of love makes this an amazingly simple yet delici...
    60 mins
      | 430 saves
  • Kosha Mangsho (Bengali Style Mutton Recipe)

    Spicy Mutton Recipe which is enjoyed by the family on a lazy Sunday afternoon or...
    60 mins
      | 142 saves
  • Kesar Indrayani

    A magical saffron flavoured thickened milk with soft and sweet rasgullas.
    30 mins
      | 1220 saves
  • Sunday Mutton Curry

    45 mins
      | 588 saves
  • Rasgulla

    This syrupy dessert is so soft and soggy that it instantly melts in your mouth a...
    15 mins
      | 301 saves
  • Sandesh

    This traditional Bengali dessert is simply delicious and is usually prepared dur...
    20 mins
      | 525 saves
  • Koraishutir Kochuri

    A quintessential traditional winter breakfast recipe of Bengal.
    5 mins
      | 1398 saves
  • Mustard Fish- my style

    A fish curry cooked with aromatic mustard seeds and paste.
    45 mins
      | 351 saves