When it comes to the food of Bengal, Kolkata tops the list. From street food to sweet dishes, Kolkata has a plethora of delicacies to offer everyone. If you are visiting the city for the first time you must acquaint yourself with the top Bengali cuisines of Kolkata. The article presents a compilation of some of the best delicacies of Kolkata:
Chelo kebab is a popular dish of Kolkata which comprises chicken kebabs and mutton seekhs which is served along with veggies and steamed rice. You can satiate your taste buds with this scrumptious dish at the Peter Cat restaurant of Kolkata.
Treat yourself with this popular Bengali dessert called “Mishti Doi” which is a sweetened yoghurt. You can enjoy this tempting delicacy at Ganguram’s, Jadav Chandra Das or at Bheem Nag.
If you are in Kolkata you can’t think of leaving the place without enjoying the spongy, syrupy and enticing “Roshogollas”. You can relish these at Ganguram’s, K. C. Das or Balram Mallick-Radharaman Mallick.
“Puchka” is one of the most sought-after foods of Kolkata which is a spicy variation of “Chaat”. If you have a sweet tooth you can try out the sweet puchkas(with sweet syrup inside) or the dahi puchkas(filled with dahi or curd). You can savor these puchkas at various street food joints of New Market, Dharamtala or Vivekananda Park.
Kolkata is famous for the discovery of “Kathi Rolls”. Nowadays, these are available in several other cities as well but it originated in Kolkata. Kathi rolls come in various forms- egg rolls, paneer rolls and chicken rolls etc. You can hit Nizam’s or Bawarchi to gorge on these lip smacking rolls.
These parothas are stuffed with minced meat and egg mixture and then deep fried in oil. These finger-licking mughlai parothas can be best savored at Basanta Cabin.
This is a matchless chicken preparation of Kolkata. This filling snack is prepared with minced chicken, ginger-garlic paste, bread crumbs and egg. To enjoy this yummy snack you can grab a bite at Mitra Café.
If you are a Biryani lover and you are already a fan of Lucknow and Hyderabad’s biryani, you should not underestimate the biryani of Kolkata. When desi ghee is blended with rich spices with the soft &juicy pieces of chicken or mutton in rice, it gives a unique aroma which tempts you to gorge on it. To grab a bite you can check out Royal and Arsalan.
Planning to Move to Kolkata, You will have much more cuisine option to explore.