Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

About Bangladeshi Curry

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film: Brick Lane (Redux)
Cuisine: Bangladeshi Curry

Bangladeshi curries are characterized by the use of mustard oil, and a traditional five-spice blend of cumin, onion seed (nigella), fennel seed, fenugreek and mustard seeds. Seafood (especially fish) is a favorite main ingredient. Hilsa (illish), a salt-water species that migrates to fresh water for spawning, is the most popular food fish in Bangladesh. Carp (rui and rohu), catfish (magur), and shrimp or prawns (chingri) are also popular choices for Bangladeshi curries.

My Bangladeshi curry recipe will be posted at the end of the week, along with my film review of Brick Lane.