Katla Kalia

Type:   Main Course

Katla Macher kalia always has strong memories with any biye bari, a wedding. It is typically part of a wedding menu or a special occasion like an ‘annaprashan’ (rice eating ceremony) or ‘poite’ (thred ceremony). Till about the late eighties and the beginning of nineties in some regions, food used to be served at the table at weddings. There were no plates but banana leaf for food and earthen glasses for water. A white paper roll, much like a runner would be placed on the long thin tables. There would be batch seating and after every batch, fresh roll of paper with banana leaf and earthen tumblers would be placed. Eventually, from banana leaf, it progressed to sal leaves plates and now the caterers put out buffet counters with bone china or corelle plates.