Whether it is your first time visiting Bangladesh or your tenth, you may know that Dhaka is home to some of the most scrumptious delicacies. It would be a wasted flight if you left without tasting any! Therefore, to ensure this doesn’t happen, our expert team at Flytobd have compiled this short blog on the most delicious dishes to try during your stay. From Shingara to Firni, we’re sure your tastebuds won’t be disappointed.
Shingara is one of the favourite Bangladeshi street food dishes to be found in Dhaka. Not unlike an Indian samosa, they are packed full of sweet spices and earthy potatoes that will leave you desperate for more. They differ from the Indian samosa as they are distinctive in their rounder shape and flakier texture.
A street snack from the Bengal region, jhalmuri is made of puffed rice mixed with a variety of spices, vegetables, and bhujia (crispy snack made of chickpea flour). It is especially popular in Bangladesh and the eastern regions of India. Generally, chopped cucumbers and lemon juice are one of the many ingredients found in jhalmuri, which gives it a zesty and refreshing taste.
Chotpoti is the Bangladeshi food that is perfect for the traveller on the go and is widely available on food stalls in Dhaka. It is made from potatoes, onions and chickpeas and is served in a texture close to soup. This is a warm and filling snack that is also a great option for vegans or vegetarians visiting the city.
Firni (also known as Kheer) is one of the most popular dessert options to be found on the street stalls of Dhaka. It is essentially a rice pudding made with milk and sugar that is spiced up with cardamom, saffron, or nuts.
Rasgulla is the sweetest way to uncover authentic Dhaka food traditions. It is made from Channa curdled milk and sugar. It can be spiced up, sweetened down, or decorated with nuts – it’s your choice.
For more information on the fantastic delicacies that call Bangladesh their home, contact our team at Flytobd.