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Kolkata- What and Where to eat. Part-I


Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal state, is known for its rich culture and historic variety. This metro, like most, has become home to so many peoples from so many parts of the country and abroad that the diversity is even obvious in the restaurants that have been serving locals and visitors for decades. Kolkata Street food is delicious and the cuisines and cooking styles are diverse. From snacks to sweet dishes, the list of delicacies is never-ending and they have never failed to impress anyone.

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Kolkata – the Cultural Capital of India is a heaven for foodies and particularly for individuals with a appetence. Bengali sweets are renowned and definitely wants no introduction, however; the spicy, tangy and categorically appetizing dishes that Kolkata has got to supply can leave you undecided on whether or not you like the spicy Bengali preparation a lot of or the melting flavors of the sweetmeats. Add to that the standard Chinese and Tibetan food that are found here and you are spoilt for decisions. Here’s a small list of Kolkata Street Food that one has to enjoy when in Kolkata. Taste buds differ person to person. This list is totally based on my taste. Please ignore if this list does not matches with your list.

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Kolkata Street food

1. New Market – Nizam’s Kathi Roll

Kathi Roll– Juicy, roasted kebab fillings skillfully wrapped in tender and layered parathas, the kathi roll is among the heartiest and most satisfying of street foods. A hot favorite around the world today, this delicious snack was first conceived less than a century ago – at a humble Mughlai food eatery outside of Kolkata’s famous New Market.

For more information follow mentioned link- NIZAM’S RESTAURANT ,NEW MARKET , KOLKATA

2. Hotel New Aliah – Mutton Special Biryani, Mutton Tikka, Mutton Stew and Firni.

Biryani– Biryani, also known as biriyani, biriani, birani or briyani, is a mixed rice dish with its origins among the Muslims of the India. It will be compared to combining a curry, later combining it with semi-cooked rice on an individual basis. This dish is particularly common throughout the Indian subcontinent. It is additionally ready in different regions like Iraqi Kurdistan. It is created with Indian spices, rice, meat (chicken, goat, beef, lamb, prawn, or fish), vegetables or eggs.

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Firni– Kheer or Firni is a pudding, originating from the Indian subcontinent, made by boiling milk and sugar with one of the following: rice, broken wheat, tapioca, vermicelli, or sweet corn. It is flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistas, almonds or other dry fruits and nuts.

3. Peter Cat on Park Street –Chelow Kebab.

Chelow Kabab– Chelow kabab is an Iranian dish consisting of boiled rice and one among the numerous kinds of Iranian kabab. It is considered the “national dish” of Iran.

4. Deckers Lane Chittoda’s Shop- Roomali Roti + Chicken Bharta.

Roomali Roti– Roomali or Rumali roti also called Manda is a thin flatbread originating from the Indian subcontinent, popular in India and in Punjab, Pakistan. It is eaten with tandoori dishes. The word roomal means handkerchief in many north Indian languages, and the name roomali roti means handkerchief bread.

5. Allen Kitchen on Shovabazar – Bidon Street -Prawn Cutlet, Chicken Stick!!

Prawn Cutlet– Prepared with prawn or shrimp, boiled potatoes, spices, herbs and breadcrumbs. This is a delicious snack and will be created at any cocktail parties, as a starter or a side dish for any occasion.

Chicken Stick– Crispy Chicken Sticks are yet another variety of kebabs with a mild, creamy taste that will surely blow your mind. Made with boneless chicken, fresh cream, cashew powder, ginger garlic paste, Greek yogurt, lemon, breadcrumbs, and eggs.

6. Allied cafes at the crossing of the Metro Station and Gray Street

Brain Chop, Brain Soup, Toast, Fish Fry and Kabiraji!!

Kabiraji– Kabiraji could be a dish fabricated from chicken and fish. This is a well-liked non-vegetarian Indian dish in eastern India.

7. M. G. Road Royal – Mutton Biriyani + Chicken or Matton Chaap.

8. Bengali Buffet at 6 Ballygunge Place!!

To know more- 6 Ballygunge Place

9. College Street Paramount – Dub Sarbat.

Dub Sarbat – Dub Sarbat’ (green or tender coconut is called daab or dub in Bengali), was the signature drink here.

10. College Street Kalika- different chops!!

Chop– Fried street food.

11. Sweet – Balaram Mallick, Nakur, Putiram, Ganguram, Bancharam!!


Roshogolla– You might have eaten rasgullas all your life but if you haven’t had roshogollas in Kolkata, then what’s the point?

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Sondesh– Decorated with pista, almonds and saffron constituents and prepared with milk, sugar and paneer, this ‘mishti’ (sweet) would simply melt in your mouth. And if you’re into flavors, you’ve got Ice-cream, chocolate and strawberry sondesh too!

12. The new branch of Bhoj Company at BBD Bagh.

13. Chacha’s Hotel’s Fish Fry and Mutton Cutlet (opposite side of Swamiji’s house on Bidhan Sarani near Vivekananda Road).

Fish fry– A fish fry is a meal containing breaded fried fish. It usually additionally includes fries, biscuit crumb, mustard sauce, lemon slices, tartar sauce, hot sauce, malt vinegar and dessert. Some Native American versions are fried by coating fish with flour and ingredient.

Kolkata Street food

14. Mutton Panthers and Braised Cutlets at Mamu’s Shop (Barua & De) at Gaurimata Sarani on the opposite side of Manindra College at Bhupen Bose Avenue, Shyambazar.

Mutton Panthers– Spicy mutton mince. Cocooned in the embrace of a warm crepe. Rolled in breadcrumbs. And fried to a sinful golden.

15. Niranjan Agar’s Mutton Chop and Liver Kosha are right next to the Girish Park Metro Station (west side).

16. Bosonto Cabin at the junction of Hedua and Bidhan Sarani- tea and chops.

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17. Cutlets at Radhu Babu shop near Lake Market in the south.

Cutlet– Cutlet refers to a thin slice of meat from the leg or ribs of chicken, or mutton a dish made of such slice cutlet-shaped cake made of ground meat.

18. Malancha’s Kabiraji Cutlet on the opposite side of Town school in Hatibagan.

Kolkata Street food

19. Putiram’s Karaishutir Kochuri near College Street and Surya Sen Street crossing.

Koraishutir Kochuri– it’s fried, puffy bread, filled with a filling of gently spiced, hing-infused.


20. Sabir’s Rezala.

Rezala– Bengali cuisine is a culinary style originating in Bengal region in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. With an emphasis on fish, vegetables and lentils are served with rice as a staple diet. 

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Kolkata Street food




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