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10 Best Kolkata Food that you must try

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Kolkata is the Cultural Capital of India and is a paradise for foodies and particularly for those persons with a sweet tooth. This is one of the best cities in India which gives you a wide range of delicious food on the streets. You will rarely find a Bengali person who is not a foodie and this surely is not an exaggeration. So, if you wish to dig into the Kolkata’s real food culture then check out our list of top 10 foods of Kolkata. The list is given below:

1. Macher Jhol (Fish curry)

Macher jhol is mainly eaten with the rice and is the staple food of this city.  It is found approximately all over the place in Kolkata. This mouth watering dish is gravy which is prepared with the paste of mustard seeds. Moreover, this dish does not need much of spices because the aroma of the fish itself is sufficient to make the dish superb.

2. Roshogolla

Rasgulla is pronounced in the Bengali language as Roshogolla and is mainly a syrupy dessert popular in Bengal region. The Bengali rasgullas are whitish in colour and cooked in light syrup which is made of sugar. Therefore, if you are planning to go Kolkata then you should definitely taste these delectable Benagli Roshogulla.

3. Chingri Maacher Malaikari

Every Bengali household is incomplete without the Chingri Maacher Malaikari. The real taste of this comes when it is prepared with the accurate ratio of the spices. It is mainly cooked in the gravy of coconut milk and is mostly served with the rice. Besides, the enticing aroma of this dish fills mouths of everyone with water.

4. Sondesh

Sondesh is basically a Bengali dessert which is prepared with the milk and sugar. Decorated with almonds, pistachios, almonds and saffron strands this dessert would simply melt in your mouth. Furthermore, if you are into flavors then you can have the strawberry and chocolate sondesh also.

5. Kosha Mangsho (Mutton Curry)

Kosha Mangsho is a spicy and scrumptious Mutton curry from Bengal. It is one of the most well-liked recipes in Bengali cuisine and is popular for its great taste as well as flovour. This dish is mainly served with the steamed rice, puri and parothas. This delectable, gravy with juicy pieces of goat meat, is every meat lover's heaven.

6. Phuchka

Golgappas are known as Phuchka in Kolkata and is a common street snack.  It literally means water bread is offered with the stuffing of mashed boiled potatoes and a dash of ‘tetul-jol’ (tamarind pulp water). The stalls of Phuchka are there almost at each nook and corner of a road in Kolkata.

7. Kathi Rolls

Kolkata is the destination for the all types of rolls, mainly Kathi rolls. These are prepared by wrapping up the mutton, chicken, or other ingredients in the ‘lachha paratha’ which seems like a rolled up paratha. Kathi rolls are very delicious and are the one thing you should never neglect once you are in Kolkata.

8. Telebhaja

Telebhaja is a perfect monsoon snack that you can with the tea. These are deep fried food items made such as the traditional ‘pakodas. Under the general name of telebhaja, there are a lot of items named as ‘beguni’, ‘aloor chop’, ‘mochar chop’ and ‘vegetable chop’. Hence, it’s a must try snack when you are in Kolkata.

9. Kolkata Biryani

Kolkata Biryani is very popular among the all regions of Bengal. It is mainly prepared using desi ghee which mixed with rich spices along with tender pieces of mutton cooked in rice. The dish may be served with korma, dahi chutney or raita,. Moreover, Kolkata Biryani is something you cannot miss trying.

10. Jhal-Muri

Jhal Muri is prepared by mixing the puffed rice with different ingredients as well as spices. This is mainly an appetizing snack which is found in every street and corner of Kolkata. Tangy and filling, it is a Kolkata most wanted snack when it comes to traveling in trains and buses or as an evening snack also. 

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