Asian Food Primer: Bengali Food

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
by David Johnson

Muslim Bangladesh shares many culinary habits with Bengali and even northern India, but Muslims do not eat pork. Bangladesh has also been influenced by the Spice Islands to the east.

Common ingredients:


lamb, seafood, beef, chicken, vegetables, rice, lentils, spices

Popular dishes:

curried fish or meat; kebabs; lentil soup, potatoes with gravy; basmati rice; cheese; sweet deserts made from milk

More Information:

map of Bangladesh

Asian Foods Guide

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