Kolkata, also known as ‘epicurean’s abode’ is synonymous with culture, literature, tradition, history and of course FOOD. Lip-smacking delicacies are dished out from every nook and cranny of this joyful city. From street food to snacks to sweets, the list of savory delights is almost endless and they never fail to intrigue and satiate your taste buds.
Here’s a listicle of Kolkata’s Must-Try-Food-Items that you simply can’t miss… start ticking them off your list now!
Tangy mouthfuls of heaven, Phuchkas are pure LOVE. The lightness of its shell, the tanginess of its mashed potato and spicy aftertaste of tamarind water are to die for.
Where: Vivekananda Park
Beguiling Mughlai Parathas when blankets rows of kebabs (lamb, chicken and sometimes even beef) with handfuls of onions and sauces evokes a million emotions (gastronomic in nature, though)! Even a layer of egg can be added if you don’t give a damn to the protein overload <Slurp>!!
Where: Anamika Roll Center, Triangular Park, New Alipore
Cutlet & Chop
A sucker of seafood?? Yay, then you must try these super succulent fish cutlets. They are crispy on the outside and tenderly juicy inside. Condiments include pudina chutney, local ketchup and chili sauce.
Chops are meatier version of cutlets. Like cutlets, they are crumb fried too. Chicken and lamb chops are cooked from ground meat, which are then rolled into small balls and caked with a layer of mashed potatoes. They taste diabolically delicious!!!
Rosogolla & Sandesh
Kolkata is also known as the Land of Rosogollas! These squidgy, dipped in sticky sugary syrup balls of Indian cottage cheese is straight out of dreams. Till date, it remains one of the India’s most-loved culinary inventions and we can’t agree more.
Besides Rosogolla, Kolkata is famous for another divine desert creation, Sondesh – prepared with paneer, milk and sugar and adorned with almonds, pistachios and saffron strands, this delectable sweet is a dollop of love, care and passion. Take a bite, and see how easily it melts in your mouth. If you are into flavors, try chocolate, ice-cream and butterscotch Sondesh – they are sinful!
Where: Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick Sweets, Bhawanipur
Kosha Mangsho (Mutton Curry)
Relish the sublime taste of this one of a kind Mutton preparation in true Bengali style. With luchi, rice or paratha. Prepared with juicy piece of meat and lots of spices, this mouth-watery, gooey gravy is utopia for every meat lover.
Where: Golbari, Shyambazar
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