The bread of Bengal – no it’s not


Ismalia Bakery’s ‘roti Benggali’, founded by Sheik Mohd Ismail (inset) from Madras in 1928. It got its name from the Tamil word for shareholder or kin.

THERE are three secrets to Benggali bread, better known as Roti Benggali.

First, pay close attention the next time you dunk your slice of the bread into your coffee, curry, mutton soup, half-boiled eggs or anything else.

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