Kolkata is a state in India that is the capital of West Bengal. It is founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India’s capital under the raj of British from 1773-1911. Today it is known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. Its population is approx 45 lakhs. The temperature of this place is around 30 degrees Celsius. It is one of the best tourist place because of its grand architecture as well as for its famous and delicious food. Now let’s take to tour towards its delicious and tasty food.

1. Puchkaas

This dish is the king of the street food of Kolkata. They are made up of flour and stuffed with mashed potatoes, spices are sprinkled over it, and filled with tamarind chutney, pickled water, pudina and lime. Basically, they belong to the golgappa family. This dish is an explosion of spices, flavor with lime water which is so delicious. Don’t miss this if you are traveling to Kolkata. 

2. Kathi Rolls

Kathi rolls are first invented in Kolkata and thus it becomes the special street food of Kolkata. Now, they are found everywhere in India. A delicious stuff is wrapped in a thin roti which is named as Kathi rolls. The stuff is of any kind like- egg, paneer, aloo, chicken and many more, whichever stuff you demand they will be made for you. They are very delicious and popular among street food. The starting price of Kathi rolls is INR 40 and is a very tasty dish at a reasonable price to fill your tummy.

3. Shingara 

It is well known among other parts of India and it is named as Samosa also. It is a triangle-shaped fried snack that is stuffed with mashed potatoes and spices are also mixed in it. This stuffing is not limited to potatoes only, they are also stuffed with mutton, chicken, moong dal, etc. You can try this with a cup of tea which makes a perfect companion and also makes your evening delightful.

4. Telebhaja

It is a fried snack which is famous for every occasion. They are well suited during the rainy season or when you are looking for something hot and spicy. This dish is very popular and you can find it everywhere on the street in Kolkata. This fried snack is prepared with besan, onion rings, pumpkin, potato, and cornflour ad served with mint chutney. College Street is the perfect place to try telebhaja. This dish is best preferred on rainy days.

5. Jhalmuri

It is a famous and delicious snack which you can found it at any time and where ever you want in the city to satisfy your craving at any time. It is easy to make and best for snack time. It could be the best companion for munching. It is a mixture of different varieties of namkeens, puffed rice, peanuts, onion, chilly, spices, lemon, etc. It is an oil-free or healthy snack.

6. Bhelpuri

Every street food lover has one favorite food in his/her mind and that one is bhelpuri. It can be regarded as the king of street food because in every city where you go you will definitely find it everywhere. Now if we are talking about Kolkata’s bhelpuri then it a perfect mixture of different muris, papris, bhujia which is well mixed with spices. It is also easy to make and can also be regarded as healthy because it doesn’t contain any oil or also not a cooked item.

7. Aloo Kabli

It is fried hot and spicy snacks which is made up of potatoes. It is one of the best forms of potatoes. It is made by boiled potatoes which are tossed with tamarind pulp, onions, tomatoes, chilies, etc. When you visit to Kolkata then you must have to try this to experience the best street food there.

8. Keemar Doi Bora

It is also one of the famous food of Kolkata and also known as Dahi Bada in other states or cities of India. But in Kolkata, it is a meat Dahi Vada which is dipped in sweet Dahi and sprinkled with cinnamon, red chili powder, cumin, black mustard seed, etc. It is the best dish for North Indians and definitely a famous street food for them. This dish is similar to Dahi vada but has some Bengali touch in it. This dish is very famous in Kolkata and if you are a foodie then you can’t afford to miss this delicious dish. 

9. Ghugni Chaat

Have you ever tasted Mumbai’s Ragda?  If yes, then you will definitely know about what I mean by Ghugni Chaat. It is somewhat like that. This food has all the right reasons to be famous among street food. It is made up of healthy ingredients i.e. white and yellow peas which is well mixed with onion, tomato, spices, coriander and chilies. When you visit to Kolkata then it advisable to try it must.

10. Churmur

This dish also belongs to the golgappa family. This is also like phuchka with a perfect blend of mashed potatoes, crushed phuchkas, onions, tamarind pulp, and lots of species. It is easier to eat and thus can be served to kids as well. The dish can be tried at maharaja chaat avenue in southern avenue and Bhawanipore. You can find it everywhere in the city and one of the famous street food. You should have to try this.

11. Shondesh

It is a very famous sweet dish of Kolkata. This sweet dish is made up of milk products, sugar, and pistachio nuts. Your trip to Kolkata is incomplete without a taste of this yummy sweet dish. This dish has a taste that everyone can die for and can be found in every sweet shop of west Bengal. 

12. Luchi-aloo dum

This dish is similar to poori with dum aloo with some Bengali touch in it. This dish can be enjoyed at any time of the day and one of the favorite dishes in Kolkata. This super delicious dish is also available at an affordable price and best available at a fair place.

13. Samosa

Also known as shingara in Kolkata, this is your tea companion. Shingara is a fried snack in a triangle-shaped with aloo stuffing and best served with hot masala tea and chutney. There could be stuffing of mutton, chicken, lamb, and many more. This dish is not only famous in Kolkata but also in the whole of India.

14. Chanar Jilipi

This dish is thicker than jalebi and more of a shape of Gulab Jamun. This is the best treatment for those who love sweet dishes. This dish is made up of fresh, unripened cottage curd cheese and can be served as hot or cold depending on preference. 

Top 10 Restaurant in Kolkata

1. Baan Thai

Type of food serves:- Asian, Thai,  Vegetarian Friendly, etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 1000 for two

2. La Cucina

Type of food they serve:- Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 1200 for two

3. Peter Cat, Park Street

Type of food they serve:- Vegetarian Friendly, Kebabs and Sizzlers, etc
Cost:- Approx INR 1000 for two

4. Barbeque Nation

Type of food they serve:- Chicken, Indian, North Indian, etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 1000 for two

5. West View Restaurant

Type of food they serve:- European, Vegetarian, etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 1000 for two

6. Durbari

Type of food they serve:- Indian, Italian, European, Non-Vegetarian, etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 1500 for two

7. Arsalan

Type of food they serve:- Indian, Asian, European, North Indian, etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 1200 for two

8. Cafe Mezzaluna

Type of food they serve:- Indian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian, etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 800 for two

9. Indies

Type of food they serve:- Indian, Italian, European, Turki, etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 1000 for two

10. Abcos Food Plaza

Type of food they serve:- Indian, Asian, Chinese, International. etc.
Cost:- Approx INR 2000 for two

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