Kolkata is known as a heaven for food-lovers. The vibrant city spoils foodies with its unlimited supply of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian items.
Here’s the list of Kolkata foods to try before you die –
Traditional golgappas are known as Phuchkas in Kolkata. You can try these tangy mouthfuls of heaven at Maharaja Chaat Centre. Another variation of Phuchkas, known as Churmur is a must-try.
Phuchkas have a unique combination of masalas, tetul gola (tamarind pulp), mashed potato and broken papris, churmur. You can also try this street food at Bhawanipore.
If you haven’t eaten Kolkata’ Roshogolla, don’t call yourself a foodie. There are many varieties of roshogolla, the nolen gurer roshogolla being the most popular. It was invented in 1868, in this very city by Nobin Chandra Das. After its inception, this spongy and syrupy dessert has become tremendously popular all over the world.
Another sweet dish you must try in Kolkata is Sondesh. During this quarantine period, sweet makers at Hindustan Sweets, Kolkata tweaked their most-selling favorite Bengali sweet ‘Sondesh’ and gave it the shape of the virus. Alternatively you can try this sweet at any local sweet shop in West Bengal.
4. Kochuri – Torkari – Jilebi
This popular combo offers the perfect combination of sweet, salt and spice. Almost all sweet shops or mishtir dokan sell Kochuri. A must try in Kolkata.
5. Kolkata Biryani
Don’t forget to try Kolkata biryani. Basically, an amalgam of Mughlai and Awadhi style of cooking, Bengal’s biryani is much simpler to cook, but tastes superb with the addition of super soft potatoes and boiled eggs. So, the next time you’re in Kolkata, besides tasting the Bengali food, make a point to savor Biryani.
During your trip to Kolkata, don’t forget to keep a day or two aside just to try these delicacies. Enjoy!