We had a great feast of Bengali food on our last day in Cal. While in West Bengal we ate a lot of fish, chicken and mutton which was a nice change from some of the other states that are primarily veg.
The meal started with small portions of two bitter veg dishes. The first course is considered to be both a palate-cleanser and of great medicinal value. After that we enjoyed cholar daal, mango chutney, and Aloo dum (Spicy potatoes – Bengali style) all pictured below.
The meal was served on banana leaves and we ate with our hands with the aid of some soft luchi puri (breads on the right side of the pic below). Traditionally you should only use your right hand to eat which makes tearing bread with one hand somewhat of a challenge. Once mastered you look like a natural.