On Ashmtami, we, Bengalis, usually eat vegetarian for the day , most probably because of the pushpanjali and sandhi pujo.
So for this year’s virtual night-out of Ashtami, we have the perfect vegetarian Bengali snacks that one can’t have enough of. Our street food recommendations of the day is -
1.Chop - Simply put, chop is the Bengali equivalent of the English croquettes. But as we are talking about a Ashtami snack, and the aloo, lonka and vegetable chop are common enough, let’s talk about the beauty that is mochar chop. Mocha means Banana Blossom and though it is a pain, cutting and preping mocha, but the effort is worth the aroma and the taste.
2.Telebhaja - Although a few might think that chop and telebhaja are the same, telebhaja is dipped in chickpea flour batter before frying whereas chop is breaded and fried. In the list of the famous telebhaja, we have beguni, kumroni, and the much-loved peyanji, which serve as the perfect evening accompaniment.
3.Singara - Another absolute favorite niramish snack is Aloo fulkopir Singara. Though most people think singara is just bengali for samosa, well it is not so. Singaras are little different than samosa, mainly because of the stuffing which is usually made without onion and garlic for a singara and also the shape.
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