Hedua Chat is a small chat (fast food) stall at Hedua near the crossing of Bidhan Sarani and Ramdulal Sarkar Street. Opposite Baikuntha Book House. This place is one of the favorite places for me in North Kolkata. They serve some outstandingly filling and yummy chat. Had a full plate Tikia chat and it’s a huge plate, so mind before ordering. Go for a half plate if not ready for chat as dinner or lunch. The service is fast and there is a bench to sit upon.
What is chat as food in India?
Chat is a mild spicy snack that originated in India, typically served as an appetizer or starter at roadside tracks from stalls or food carts across India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. With its origins in Uttar Pradesh, India, chat has become vastly popular in the rest of the Indian subcontinent.
Address of Hedua Chat
Near Hedua Park,
Stall No 182,
Kolkata is famous for its street food. From Phuchka (gol gappa) to Roll to Alu Kabli, you will find them everywhere in Kolkata. But when you find a street food stall in operation for 75+ years, you must understand that they must be special. With the 4th generation now into business, Hedua Chat is a name with fame.
Established in the year 1941, this place is synonymous with delicious food that can satiate all food passions. It is home to some of the most appreciated fast food cuisines. So as to be able to cater to a large number of diners, it is situated favorable location at Beadon Street. Courtesy to this strategic location, foodies in and around the neighborhood can walk into this roadside stall conveniently.
Started by Ram Singh in 1941, their specialty is the ghugni they use as the base for various chaats. And of course the masala they sprinkle over the dishes after adding the tamarind water and before serving it to the eager customers. Naresh Singh, Ram’s grandson, now managing the business.
I ordered tikia ghugni chat. I prefer eating them on the spot, but if you are ordering a takeaway, make sure you ask them to pack the singara / tikia separately or else the whole thing will become dry. Just crush them and add to the ghugni before consuming.
With Dinesh Singh, Naresh’s son, joining the business they are now able to take part in various food festivals. While Dinesh takes care of the shop, Naresh tries to reach new customers through these events. Dinesh also informed me about many celebrity customers list which includes, Manna Dey, Rituparna Sengupta, Saumitra Chatterjee, Mir, etc. The stall is operational from 1 pm to 10 pm. One thing to remember- they only accept cash.
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Updated on: 28.12.19