An eight-day Bangladesh-India food festival began at a restaurant in Mumbai, India on Tuesday showcasing various delicious food items from the two countries, says UNB.
Hilsa-polao of Bangladeshi culinary expert Nayana Afroz was the main attraction on the opening day of the festival which will continue till 16 October at Mustard Restaurant there.
Besides, different foods like Dhaka's traditional items tehri, prawn fry, pitha (sweet cakes), halua and fruit-sandesh (sweetmeat made of fruits) are exhibited in the festival.
Mustard Restaurant's owner Punam Singha, West Bengal's culinary expert Pritha Sen, Bangladeshi culinary expert and officials from Bangladesh Deputy High Commission at Mumbai were present at the opening ceremony.
Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner in Mumbai Md Lutfur Rahman thanked all those who are involved in the arrangement of the festival and wished its success, said a press release.