Bengali food is a combination of fresh, simple dishes as well as elaborate variations of other ethinic inspiration (Mughal,Anglo-Indian and Chinese). The spices and healthy style of cooking reflect concepts of Ayudervedic philosophy of Ancient India.
The day to day culinary style of present day Bangladesh developed rather independently; it was not greatly influenced by the rest of India and Southeast Asia because of the difficult geography of the Ganges delta. Hence, Bengalis use a unique blend of spices and seasonable vegetables infused by the climate and geography. You will often find these dishes in our buffet, as they frequently change.
Fancier, more formal Bengali cuisine today has some broad variations - Mughal Emperor, Anglo-Indian and Chinese. Mughal inspired dishes in particular, represent more elegant and fancy dining than the daily fresh fish, rice and vegetables.The Mughal influence is most distinct in preparations involving meat (mutton, chicken, lamb). At Aladdin Indian Kitchen, we specialize in Kacchi Biriyani, made with mutton and spices that are characteristic of Bengali cuisine.
The mughal influence is also seen in desserts; traditional desserts were based on rice pastes and jaggery but under the Mughal influence moved towards significantly increased use of milk, cream and sugar along with expensive spices such as cardamom and saffron..`