Every country has a host of traditional sweets that they proudly plate as a representation of their food and culture; for Bangladesh, this is undoubtedly pitha. For us, pitha is not just any other ordinary food but is also a treasure trove of great memories. Growing up, winter would mean seeing your mum making pithas of various sizes and shapes and listening to the stories of the origin of these sweets. Or, it would mean having steaming hot, warm chitoi pitha for breakfast with mangsher jhol.
Dhaka is a place that is full of rich history and culture and is known for its vibrant streets, bustling markets, and delicious cuisine. While the scorching summer heat can be intense in Dhaka, the city also has its fair share of beautiful winter days, with clear blue skies and a crisp, cool breeze.
During winter, stews, soups, and broth are frequently served as everyone wants a big supper as the temperatures drop. They crave food that will not only keep them warm but also provide the nutrition needed to stave off seasonal illnesses that are so prevalent. While a broth can be compared to a thin soup, a stew has a thicker consistency as the elements — large pieces of vegetables, meat, poultry, or fish—are cooked slowly over low heat. On these chilly January evenings, you can stay warm by making one of these stew recipes below.