Food of bangladesh

Food of Bangladesh

Bangladeshi food is parallel to Bengali food. The staple food of the people in Bangladesh is rice and fish.There are over 40 varieties of fish that are used in the cuisine of Bangladesh. Some of the commonly used fish are rui, rohu, katla, magur and chingri. Hilsa is a variety of fish that is also a favorite among the Bangladeshis.

One of the most relished items among the people of Bangladesh is the platter of the panta ilish. It
consists of panta bhat and fried hilsa fish. A side-dish of fried shutki fish is served. The platter also consists of dal, onions and fresh green chillies.

The people of Bangladesh also enjoy variety of rather delightful sweets that include roshgulla, sandesh, gulab jamun and a huge variety of milk-based sweets.


Many people mistake Bangladeshi food as being the same as Indian food. But, it is not so. Bangladeshi food has its distinct taste and character. Especially the variety of our curry dishes.

The many diffrent meat, poultry and fish curries are a culinary delight. We have a variety of seasonal vegetable dishes also. One of the main charactesistics of Bangladeshi curry is that it is not as hot as its counterparts in the other parts of the Indian subcontinent.

Bangladesh Food and Culture

Bangladesh is a small but proud nation with a very versatile culture. The country has a delicious cuisine that reflects closely in the food of people living in the east coast of neighboring India.

Agricultural credit
Agricultural credit is essential to ensure increased productivity, intensification and diversification in agriculture
through adoption of resource-intense modern technologies for achieving enhanced level of domestic production.
In order to increase availability of and access to agricultural credit for the farmers, alongside other required
initiatives the Government will undertake the following steps:
i. introduce appropriate institutional system of providing credit to ensure the availability of agricultural credit
in time; and
ii. ensure improved access to credit to all agricultural farmers (including landless, marginal and small
farmers) by bringing in poor farmers in agricultural production related micro-credit schemes to increase
productivity of their farming systems and to enhance their household food security.

Efficient food markets

For satisfactory performance of food market, the market structure should keep pace with changes in demand,
production patterns, technology and the global trade environment. The efficiency of the market structure can be
judged if it performs the tasks assigned to it at minimum cost, and whether it is responsive to changes in market
environment in relation to the delicate relationship between demand and supply. Despite the presence of a large
number of buyers and sellers in the food market and given the dispersal of small producers over vast areas with
underdeveloped transportation and communication, formal or informal restrictions on movement, faulty grading etc.
weaken the competitive environment. Improvements in market environment require development of market
infrastructure, unrestricted storage and movement and in relevant cases provisioning of institutional support and
incentives for private trade. Development of efficient food market to achieve food security goal will include nondiscriminatory
credit, development and enforcement of quality standards, trade-supportive legal and regulatory
environment and selective non-distortionary public food market intervention for price stabilisation.

Bangladesh Food

Western food is available in all major hotels and most of the big restaurants in import cities. But local dishes are normally far better and more exotic. Curries of many kinds around, cooked with proper spices and hot curry powders, including Korma, Rezala, Bhoona and Masala Gosht, Chicken, mutton, beef, fish and prawns, Chicken Afghani, Chicken Baghdadi, Chicken Kashmiri, Chicken Tikka, boti kabab, shutli kabab and a variety of fish curries should be tried. Rice in the form of pulao, biriani-with rice and mutton or chicken and khichuri are available in any reasonable restaurant. Those who do not care for rice dishes can try mughlai parata, plain parata or naan, which go very well with curries. Seafood and sweet-water fish are available in most of the towns. Fish-lovers should not miss smoked hilsa, fresh bhetki and chingri (lobster/king prawns) malaikari, Prawn dopyaza.

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Ministry of Food and Disaster Management
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