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Apr 3, 2018

The delicious basics of Bengali food with Kolkatta-born long time Dubai resident and food blogger, Ishita Saha.

About Ishita Saha

Ishita Saha is the author of IshitaUnblogged, a popular culinary travel blog featuring Dubai & the world beyond. Also the Co-Founder, Editor & Creative Head of FoodeMag dxbIshita is obsessed with street food and learning about culinary cultures across the world. She aspires to travel the world with her family – husband and two daughters – the Z-Sisters, and dreams about writing a book on Bengali cuisine, the kind that can be passed on as a wedding trousseau to her daughters.

Ishita has been featured on the BBC Travel Show and has also collaborated with Michelin famed Chef Atul Kochhar on a traditional Bengali Menu for Rang Mahal at the JW Marriott Marquis. Her passion for her native cuisine is infectious and only surpassed by her culinary skills - which made her the ideal person to educate us on the nuances of Bengali food.

To view the entire menu, do check out our blog page here.

Here are a few links to her blog that you can refer to if you'd like to make the Mustard Salmon and Mishti Doi (you should, they're scrumptious!):

Shorshe Bata Maach – Mustard Salmon In This Case

Bhapa Mishti Doi and A Food Safari of Bengal | BBC GoodFood ME

Traditional Bengali Cuisine | In ‘Slight’ Details

Where does Ishita buy Bengali fish? Shubho Bijoya to all | Immerse in the bond of food and love

And you can also reach her over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @ishitaunblogged.

If you enjoyed Rabindranath Tagore's "Ami Rupe Tomay" sung by Ishita's mother, Bharati Bhattacharya, you may download the full track here.

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Rabindranath Tagore's "Ami Rupe Tomay" sung by Ishita's mother, Bharati Bhattacharya. Listen to the full track here.

All other music tracks licensed from Audio Jungle.