I know. Northees mostly consume Wheat in form of bread looks compact and less bulky than similar amount of Rice which fills the plate and it looks if the person is a voracious eater.The guys from Delhi, punjab and around regions also eat it a lot. I am from NE and prefer simple rice. Wen I was working with them they used to crack a lot of jokes about rice.
TBH I find Bengali food too spicy and rich in carbs than my likings. Bengalis focus too much on taste.
Bengali sweets on the other hand is a entirely different story.