Monsoon delight: Bengalis ride high on hilsa romance

PUBLISHED ON: July 16, 2006

   
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For Bengalis, monsoons mean a whole range of things – water logging on Kolkata streets, Rabindra sangeet and of course fish. It is not any old fish but the absolute monarch of Bengali cuisine, the hilsa. Come July-August, the gastronomic worship of the hilsa fish is a ritual as firmly fixed on the Bengali calendar as Durga Puja.
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