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Kolkata is the city of foodies. From the famous snack Jhal Muri to the authentic Bengali desserts, everything else in between will also make you go wow. Kolkata is mainly popular for its street food which includes street-side Chinese, variety of chops (cutlets), puchka, rolls, Ghugni Chaat, etc. Being a coastal city, the sweets do not only melts in your mouth but also melts your heart. The restaurants in the city range from authentic Bengali food eateries to some luxurious restaurants serving extravagant continental food. As we are talking about the food offered in Kolkata, here is a list of 15 best food items to try:
Machher Jhol (Fish curry)
Every Bengali food menu is incomplete without this dish in it. Machher Jhol is a famous traditional dish that is made along with Potatoes, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, onions, and turmeric. Where in Kolkata: Bhajahori Manna, 6 Ballygunge Place, and Peter Cat.
If you love eating Puchkas, then Kolkata is a perfect place for you. Every phuchkawaala here serves lip-smacking puchkas. Dum aloo puchkas and dahi puchkas are must-try street foods here. Where In Kolkata: Vivekananda Park, Maharaja Chaat Centre, Southern Avenue, Bhawanipore
Kolkata Biryani is served with cooked rice along with juicy mutton or chicken. Every foodie must eat Biryani when they are in Kolkata. Where In Kolkata: Arsalan Restaurant, Royal Indian Hotel, and more.
Many people don’t know that the origin of Kathi Rolls is in Kolkata. The delicious Kathi Rolls are served in various outlets of Kolkata with variations and twists. Where In Kolkata: Nizam’s and Badshah in New Market, Kusum’s & Hot Kathi Roll in Park Street.
Kosha Mangsho (Mutton curry)
The famous and delicious Kosha Mangsho is prepared with mutton, vegetables, and different spices. All the meat lovers can eat the mutton curry with steamed rice, luchis, or paranthas. Where In Kolkata: Golbari, Koshe Kosha, and many other places.
Shukto is considered as one of the best Bengali vegetarian dishes. The traditional cuisine is cooked with vegetables and it tastes both bitter and sweet. Shukto is served with rice or bread. Where In Kolkata: Bhajahari Manna.
All the meat-lovers should try mutton seekhs and chicken kebabs in Kolkata. Chelo Kebab is served with steamed rice and veggies. Where In Kolkata: Peter Cat
In Kolkata, eating momos is worth it. You can try Vegetarian steamed momos and chicken steamed momos for your non-vegetarian palette. The recommended dish of Denzong Kitchen is Fried Momos in Garlic Sauce which costs only Rs 70. Where In Kolkata: Denzong Kitchen, 9A, Bikramgarh, Jadavpur.
Alur Torkari with Luchi
Alur Torkari with Luchi is a must-try dish in Kolkata. The potatoes are cooked in a thick tomato gravy and served with bread like luchi or chapati. Where In Kolkata: Arsalan Restaurant
In the monsoon season, Telebhaja can be enjoyed with tea. It is one of the popular snacks in Kolkata and is covered in besan (corn-flour). Where In Kolkata: Kalika Mukhorochak at College Street, Dacre Lane, and other places.
The delicious snack is cooked by filling alur, prawns, or chicken into a ball and then deep-fried for crispiness. Chop can be eaten with a chutney or a cup of tea. Where In Kolkata: Dacre Lane, Mitra Café, and other places.
Kolkata is famous for the Bengali sweets it serves in various outlets. If you have a sweet tooth, then you should try this dessert. Where In Kolkata: K.C. Das & Bheem Nag, Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick, and Hindusthan Sweets.
Sandesh, better known as Mishti Sondesh, is among the best desserts of Kolkata. You will find Sandesh on every eatery. It is a perfect sweet to eat at the end of any main course. Where In Kolkata: Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick.
Chom Chom is another famous dessert of Kolkata. This sweet is prepared with flour, cream, sugar, saffron, lemon juice and, coconut flakes. Where In Kolkata: K.C. Das
If you want to freshly prepared Mishti Doi, then visit the veteran sweet shops in Kolkata. Where In Kolkata: Bheem Nag & Jadav Chandra Das, Jugal’s, Amrit Sweets.