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To Try: Unique recipes from the heart of Kolkata – City of Joy

The food culture of Kolkata is an absolute delight, there is no doubt about it. Trying different cuisines gives a quench to our culinary thrust. It is like an adventure for foodies to discover cuisines from different places and enjoy them fully.

We all have heard enough of rasgullas, sondesh, and puchkas, but the food palate of Kolkata is much more than the stereotypical and popular ones. The food is delightful, and the taste is fingerlicious. Kolkata’s street food is especially known to be delectable and unique on its own.

Here are some of the delicacies that you must try when you next visit the city of joy.

Kolkata Biryani

Kolkata biryani is an explosion of flavours, especially with its unique egg and potato flavour which makes it different from other biryani preparations. There is no denying that it tastes like pure heaven.

Kathi Rolls

Kathi rolls are fuzzy, warm rolls representing the pure goddess. If you are eager to taste the best Kathi rolls, then you should definitely try Kolkata’s egg Kathi rolls famous for their flaky texture and juicy filling.

Macher Jhol

Both rice and fish are considered staple dietary elements in Kolkata. Macher jhol is an authentic fish curry served with rice with a kick of spice. If you are a seafood lover, then this is a must-try.

Kosha Mongso

Kosha mongso is a mutton curry cooked with tomatoes and other vegetables. It is among the most popular and famous foods from the streets of Kolkata.

Alur Torkari with Luchi

Luchi is Kolkata-style puri made with flour. Potatoes in this dish are cooked with luscious tomato curry and served with puri. It is an absolute pleasure to try this food especially if you are a spice lover.

To taste pure delight, here is a list of places you should consider before visiting and trying the authentic cuisine of Kolkata.

1. Mocambo Restaurant and Bar

Ground Floor, 25B, Mirza Ghalib

St. Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal


The food is amazingly delicious, and the ambience is totally unmatched. If you want to experience the tastiest food, come and visit this place.

2. ThreeSixtyThree

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, 15

Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata,

West Bengal (700013)

The taste is just mind-blowing, and the flavours are authentic and fresh.

3. La Cucina

JA-1, Salt Lake Stadium Rd., next

to Stadium, JA Block, Sector Ill,

Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West

Bengal 700098

Try the yummy food by visiting the above-mentioned places, but don’t forget to end your meal with the best rasgullas and sondesh or even freshly made ice cream. Do indulge and enjoy.

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