COASTAL SIDE OF INDIA
ART, CULTURE, FESTIVAL & FOOD - KERALA & WEST BENGAL
FESTIVALS OF W.BENGAL - Hindu Religious
Besides the other festivals of the Hindu solar calendar, Durga Puja is the one that gains the ultimate importance and attention in West Bengal. Besides Durga Puja; Saraswati Puja, Lakshmi Puja, Kali Puja and Janmashtami are some other festivals that are given special attention in Bengal.
Commonalities - Food - Kerala & W. Bengal
- KERALA : The local Kerala food includes a lot of coconut as that is grown aplenty in the coastal areas. Grated coconut is included in virtually every dish. Rice that grows well in this fertile soil is the staple food.Sea food such as fish, crabs, shellfish, lobsters are included in everyday cooking especially in the coastal regions. Smaller varieties of fish are dried salted and pickled.
- W.BENGAL : Fresh sweet water fish is one of its most distinctive features; Bengal’s countless rivers, ponds and lakes teem with innumerable varieties of fish such as rohu, hilsa, koi or pabda. Prawns, shrimp and crabs also abound. Almost every village and Bengal has ponds used for pisciculture, and at least one meal a day is certain to have a fish course.