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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 13:27 IST

High on flavour Kolkata street food items to devour on your next visit

From puchkas to kathi rolls, street food items to devour on your next visit to Kolkata.

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Kolkata is not only known for its vibrant festivals and literary heritage but also for its diverse culinary offerings. The scrumptious street food is a testament of Bengali flavours with a touch of colonial influence. While Bengali sweets are well known and need no introduction, the spicy and tangy street food is what sets the culinary scene apart. 

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When in Kolkata, you will be unable to decide on whether you like the spicy Bengali cuisine more or the desserts. Here are a few must have food items to binge on when you visit Kolkata. 

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Kathi rolls 

Kolkata streets are synonymous with Kathi rolls. This dish includes grilled skewers of marinated meat, usually chicken or mutton, wrapped in paratha. This is then accompanied along with spicy sauces and chutneys. For vegetarians as well, there are multiple options. If you are in Kolkata, do not refrain from trying this iconic culinary dish. 

Macher jhol 

Everyone is aware of Bengalis and their love for fish. This dish exemplifies the essence of this cuisine. It is nothing but typical fish curry, prepared with a dash of mustard oil. To add on to the flavours, spices are used. It is served right on top of hot boiled rice. 

Puchkas 

Gol gappe for Delhiites, pani puri for Mumbaikars, and puchkas for Bengalis - we sure do love our street food. Among other Kolkata street food, dum aloo phuchkas and dahi phuchkas are a must try. On your visit to Kolkata, don’t forget to devour India’s most loved street food. However, here, it will be served with a Bengali touch. 

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Aloo posto 

For all the vegetarians, this is your dish to try. Aloo posto is a delight that includes potatoes cooked with poppy seeds. This dish is a staple in Bengali households.

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 13:27 IST

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