Bengali Breakfast Menu
A traditional Bengali breakfast is ideal for those who love lazy mornings. The typical preparations that come to mind are quite a few like, luchi and cholar daal (Bengal gram lentils), kachuri and aalur torkari, matarshutir kachuri and radhaballavi and aalur torkari.
1. Luchi and cholar daal (Bengal gram lentils) is probably the most popular traditional Bengali breakfast of all times. Made with flour and deep fried in oil (sunflower), luchi is a perfect comfort food and when served with the cholar daal, it is the perfect combination that pampers your taste-buds. Luchi has a high fat content but cholar daal is rich in proteins.
2. Kochuri and aalur torkari (potatoes slices cooked in gravy). Not very different from luchi, kochuri is also made from flour and deep fried in oil. The only difference is that it has a stuffing which can be that of ground lentils or peas or even potatoes. Served up with aalur torkari, it is both filling and delicious.
3. Matarshutir kochuri (green peas kochuri) is a very tasty and filling preparation and my personal favorite. Matarshutir kochuri is also made from flour and deep fried. It has a healthy and nutritious stuffing of green peas. Matarchutir kochuri can be served with tomato ketchup or mustard sauce. Matarshutir kochuri can also be served with a gravy preparation but it is best enjoyed with ketchup or mustard sauce.
4. Radhaballavi and aalur torkari (sliced potatoes in gravy) is another variation of kochuri served with a side dish. Radhaballavi is a specialty where the kochuri is stuffed with lentils. Very filling and nutritious, it is best served hot with aalur torkari.