It is unquestionable that the taste of street foods is much better than the food served in a restaurant. All of us have experienced this thing that street food is more relishing than anywhere else. Especially if you are in a city like Kolkata, there is no point in wasting money by visiting the expensive restaurants. You will certainly get better food on the streets of Kolkata. This is a place that makes sure to offers a yummy tummy to its visitors without making hole in their pockets. Here is the list of popular street foods of Kolkata that one should not miss on their visit to the City of Joy.
Another version of Delhi's Golgappe and North India's Panipuri, Phuchka of Kolkata has no match. Every phuchka seller in Kolkata serves awesome phuchkas to the people. It is intervened beautifully in the culture of the city. The towering stacks of this small relishing devil can be found on each street of the city and gives multi-flavor experiences. There are some variations like Dahi Puchka and Aloo Dum Phuchka.
Where to Try: Outside Dakhshinapan, Jatin Das Park, Maharaja Chaat Centre, Southern Avenue and Deshapriyo Park
Churmur is a broken version of the phuchka family that is too good to resist. Combined with tangy spice, tamarind water, mashed potato and broken papris, this street food is to die for. Visiting Kolkata and not trying this amazing delicacy is a crime because it is so delicious and cheap that you can't miss it
Where to Try: Available on each single street of Kolkata.
Flatbread of wheat is stuffed with liberal amounts of mashed Chicken, onions and eggs. This is the specialty of Kolkata and a popular street food of this city. These meat stuffed packets are shallow fried in oil on a pan.
Where to Try: Anadi Cabin, Marufaz, Zeeshan and Teekha.
Like Pav Bhaji in Mumbai and Paratha in Delhi, Jhal Muri symbolizes the street food of Kolkata. This delicious street food has crossed even the international barriers and become famous at city like London. It is prepared with puffed rice, potatoes, onion and coconut. Some chutney along with spices is added to enhance the taste.
Where to Try: Almost each corner of the city, Vivekananda Park.
Ghoti Gorom is magical snack that is awesome in taste. Made with Bhujia, this snack is served hot with some more ingredients. This uniquely Bengali street food is super delicious and you love to enjoy it when you want to munch something.
Where to Try: Victoria Memorial, Dakhshinapan.
This Kolkata street food is very much loved by all. There are a variety of rolls available in the city. It is basically a crispy lachha paratha, which is stuffed with various eatable like cheese, eggs, chicken, lamb, mutton, vegetables and other various types of kebabs. One can enjoy this in one go.
Where to Try: Hot Kathi Rolls, Park Street, Kolkata Kathi Rolls and Anamika.
It is one of the most typical Bengali street foods that you should try in Kolkata. This is basically a stuffed Puri with little amount of mashed lentils and other spicy fillings. This served with some steaming curries or Alur Dum.
Where to Try: Putiram on College Street, Oh Kolkata, Bhojohori Manna and Tero
Teley Bhaja literally means 'fried into oil.' Chopped vegetables are covered with Bengal floor batter and fried in oil. Slice of eggplant, smashed potato and chili are used as main ingredients to prepare these Bengali fritters.
Where to Try: Kalika on Surya Sen Street, Potlar Dokan on Harish Chatterjee Street and Narendrar Dokan on Bagbazar Street.
An evening tea in Kolkata remains incomplete without these chops or cutlets. These are prepared with minced meat, eggs and vegetables and rolled over breadcrumbs and then fried. This street food is really relishing.
Where to Try: Niranjan in Girish Park and Kalika on Surya Sen Street
Ghugni Chaat of Kolkata is simply awesome and you should try this. Prepared from yellow peas, this delicacy is served with onion, spices, green coriander and chilies. It is available in almost each corner of the city. Take a bite of it to know that what you can miss in life if you never taste it.
Where to Try: Decker's Lane Apart from these, you should also try Batata Puri, Bhel Puri, Fish Fingers, Papri, Chaat, Aloo Kabli and much more in Kolkata. The capital city of West Bengal is not all about Rosogolla. However, you should not dare to miss trying these little while sweet balls that are simply amazing in taste. Are you excited to visit Kolkata now? For flights and hotels in Kolkata, visit EaseMyTrip.