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Not Just Rosogullas: 20 Dishes You Must Try The Next Time You're In Kolkata!

Not Just Rosogullas: 20 Dishes You Must Try The Next Time You're In Kolkata!

Whether it is the melt in mouth rosogullas or the delicately sweetened misti doi, Kolkata has a penchant for food that is rare elsewhere. The food scene in the city is beyond magical and with every bite of luchi that you have and every sip of cha that you take, it keeps amplifying. Kolkata and its people never fail to disappoint foodies.


If you are planning to visit the city of joy or are a newbie in the town, we will help you eat like a royal Bangali in this city of culinary delights. 


1. Kochu Patta Diye Chingri Bhappa




 

 

 


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Native to Bangladesh, this delicacy of shrimp cooked in steamed taro leaves has a strong flavour of mustard that you just can’t miss.


Best Served At: Kasturi Restuarant 


Where: Multiple locations- Park Street, Ballygunge, New Market


Price: Rs 120


Timing: Noon to 11 pm


2. Fish Orly


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Crunchy fried fish served with fries and salad.


Best Served At: Apanjan Restuarant


Where: Near Kalighat Metro, South Kolkata


Price: Rs 100


Timing: 1 pm to 9 pm


3. Aam Doi


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A summer speciality made from real Himsagar mangoes, aam doi is a succulent savoury for all your sweet cravings.


Best Served At: Mithai Restaurant


Where: Park Circus Area


Price: Rs 70


Timing: 10 am to 7 pm


4. Radha Ballavi


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Lentil stuffed pooris with a hint of hing and fennel powder.


Best Served At: Putiram Restaurant


Where: College Street


Price: Rs 30


Timing: 7 am to 9 pm


5. Mutton Rezala


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A blend of Bangladeshi and Mughlai cuisine, mutton rezala is what you get when lamb pieces are cooked in yoghurt based stew.


Best Served At: Sabir’s Restaurant


Where: Chandni Market


Price: Rs 170


Timing: 6 am to 11 pm


6. Jhalmuri


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If there’s one thing more delightful than watching the muri-wallas tossing the puffed rice, onions, tomatoes, and spices, it is munching the snack!


Best Served At: Sharughan Sha Muriwala


Where: Russell Street


Price: Rs 20


Timing: 11 am to 10 pm


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7. Kolkata Biryani


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The tantalizing biryani cooked in desi ghee and mixed with flavourful spices is a favourite among Bengalis!


Best Served At: Royal Indian Hotel


Where: Bara Bazaar


Price: Rs 215


Timing: 11 am to 12 am


8. Dancing Coffee


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For 60 years, this food joint has been serving the wackiest version of coffee- first hot milk is poured over black coffee base and then the foam is added that floats like waves.


Best Served At: Prema Vilas Restuarant


Where: Lake Market


Price: Rs 81


Timing: 10 am to 9:30 pm


9. Telebhaja


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From piyaji to aloo chop and aam chop to beguni, drool on the endless varieties of crunchy bhajas with a cutting chai.


Best Served At: Lakshmi Narayan Shaw And Sons Restaurant


Where: Hatibagan


Price: Rs 40


Timing: 4 pm to 8:30 pm


10. Doodh Cola


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A delicious concoction of soda, milk and sugar, this signature beverage is worth a try.


Best Served At: Balwant Singh Eating House


Where: Near Bhawanipur Gurudwara


Price: Rs 150 for 500 ml


Timing: 4 am to 3 am


11. Daab Chingri


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Have you even been to Kolkata if you haven’t tried (and overeaten) the Bengali prawn curry cooked and served in a coconut?!


Best Served At: Bhojohori Manna Restuarant


Where: Multiple Locations- Hatibagan, Gariahat, Shyambazar, Esplanade


Price: 255


Timing: 12 pm to 10 pm


12. Special Fish Thali


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The best way to experience Kolkata is gorging on a royal Bengali thali that consists of luchi, pulao, bhaja, ilish, chingri and more!


Best Served At: Saptapadi Restuarant


Where: Hindustan Park, Jadavpur


Price: Rs 690


Timing: 12 pm to 10:30 pm


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13. Ghugni


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What chole is to dilliwallahs, ghugni (boiled and fried chickpea garnished with spices) is to the Bengalis! In short, ghugni is not a dish, it’s an emotion.


Best Served At: Dacres Lane 


Where: Esplanade


Price: Rs 30


Timing: 7 am to 9:30 pm


14. Chicken Kabiraji


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Minced chicken, bread crumbs, and egg make this mouth-watering Bengali dish is must-try on your next trip. 


Best Served At: Mitra Cafe


Where: Multiple locations- Shobha Bazaar, Baguihati, Gol Park, and more


Price: Rs 110


Timing: 5 pm to 10 pm


15. Phuchka


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A true Bengali may take offence if you call a phuchka, a panipuri or a golgappa. Mind it!


Best Served At: Dilipda’s Stall


Where: Vivekananda Park


Price: Rs 20 for 6 phuchkas


Timing: 3 pm to 9 pm


16. Mughlai Parotha


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Deep fried parothas stuffed with egg and minced meat for a finger-licking experience.


Best Served At: Anadi Cabin Restuarant


Where: New Market Area


Price: Rs 52


Timing: 11 am to 9:30 pm


17. Chelo Kebab


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Nothing can beat this platter of mutton seekhs with chicken kebabs served with steaming rice, butter and eggs.


Best Served At: Peter Cat Restuarant


Where: Park Street


Price: Rs 400


Timing: 11 am to 11:30 pm


18. Lal Lonkar Ilish


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Get high on hilsa with this fish delicacy cooked in a spicy tangy gravy. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!


Best Served At: Oh! Calcutta Restuarant


Where: Multiple locations- Silver Spring Arcade, Forum Mall


Price: Rs 575


Timing: 12 pm to 3:30 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm


19. Kosha Mangsho


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This is not your average mutton curry. Loaded with lots of spices and juicy pieces of mutton, this authentic Bengali curry is sauteed in a thick iron wok and served with luchi or rice.


Best Served At: Golbari Restuarant


Where: Shyam Bazaar


Price: Rs 223


Timing: 12:30 pm to 11 pm


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20. Chanachur


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A mixture of sev, namkeen, peanuts and chivda, chanachur is Kolkata’s favourite snack, especially when it is raining.


Best Served At: Ujjala Chanachur


Where: Kalighat


Price: Rs 300 for 1 kg


Timing: 10 am to 10 pm


Don't forget to try at least a few of these dishes on your trip! 


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