West Bengal is the eastern state of India bounded by the Bay of Bengal from the south.

Bengali cuisines

Bengali cuisine is the only traditionally severed multi-course cuisine in South Asia which is compared with the French style of serving cuisine, Service à la française.

Some famous dishes of West Bengal

Macher Jhol is the favourite dish of Bengali people, commonly known as Bengali Fish Curry served with rice.

Other cuisines of west Bengal

Shukto is a traditional vegetarian dish made on special occasions like marriage, birth ceremonies, Durga pooja and on family get-togethers.

Famous cities of West Bengal

Kolkata is the capital city of the state and one of the oldest cities in the country. The city is known for its famous Durga Pooja festival.


The food of West Bengal is highly flavoured, sweet and sour food made with rich spices and ingredients. A strong emphasis is given to rice as a staple with every dish served.