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Must-Have Comfort Foods Of Kolkata

Rich, flavorful and unique dishes that are completely worth it

30 Aug, 2022 by Puneet Kapoor

Rich, flavorful and unique dishes that are completely worth it

Kolkata, known for its rich, diverse and drool-worthy delectables, always has something new and exciting for its folk. Also, for people rushing to Kolkata for either work or leisure, fall in love with all the culinary creations this city has to offer! From the famous Kolkata Biryani to the divine Mishti Doi, we have a list of some of the best and must-try dishes of Kolkata, just for you! So, head to these restaurants and try these delights now!

Kolkata Biryani @ India Restaurant, Kidderpore, Kolkata

Want to try some of the best Biryanis in town? Head here with your buddies and grub on some fine and aromatic plates of Kolkata Biryani. This dish is so amazing that it will give you the experience of the flavors of paradise. Delicious rice cooked in a handi, mixed with marinated Chicken or Mutton, sauteed caramelized onion, and other special spices, it will definitely win your heart. Pair it with Raita and Salan and you’re good to go!

Other recommendations: Chicken Pakora, Chichek Drum Stick, Chicken Peshawari Kebab, Chicken Afghani, Mutton Awadhi Biryani and Shahi Tukda.

Cost for two: ₹ 800

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Chelo Kabab @ Peter Cat, Park Street Area, Kolkata.

This Iranian dish is made with broiled Mutton or Chicken Seekh Kebabs cooked in a tandoor, served with steamed rice and topped off with dollops of butter and a raw egg yolk, making this a rich in flavor delight and a must try when in Kolkata.

Other recommendations: Mutton Shammi Kabab, Prawns Cocktail, Nentara, Kabuli King Chic Peas, Chicken Reshmi Butter Masala, Prawn Curry, Mutton Rogan Josh, Peter Cat’s Special Dessert.

Cost for two: ₹ 1000

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Katla Kalia @ 6 ballygunge place, Multiple locations.

Fish dishes are highly popular in coastal regions and they are a blessing. Katla Kalia is basically Fish fillets marinated with oil and spices, then shallow fried to a perfect, glistening state, which is further then immersed in a rich gravy of chilies, spices, and curd. This dish is heavenly. Pair it with the Rice and Luchi and enjoy the flavors to the fullest.

Other recommendations: Prawn Cutlet, Fish Roll, Aloo Ar Ghee Chop, Posto Narkel Bora, Mochar Ghonto, Chingri Malaikari, Kakra Chingri Bhapa, Bhapa Doi and Baked Mihidana With Rabdi.

Cost for two: ₹ 1400

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Telebhaja @ Kalpataru Hotel & Restaurant, Baranagar, Kolkata

Choose from a variety options like Vegies, Fish, Raw Bananas, etc… Name it and they add it and prepare lip-smacking Telebhaja, just for you. Enjoy this dish with a cup of chai in the rainy weather… It is the perfect recipe for a great time!

Other recommendations: Chicken Roll, Fish Kabiraj and Mutton Biryani.

Cost for two: ₹ 200

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Sweets @ Nobin Chandra Das & Sons, Shobhabazar

Who doesn’t love Rasgullas? These soft and mushy balls made with Cheena and Semolina are cooked in this light sugary syrup and are so delicious. As we’re talking about the sweets of Bengal, we cannot miss out on Chom Chom. Filled with Mawa and coated with Coconut, is one of the best options to end your meal with. Patispatha is also one of the best sweet dishes to try in Kolkata. These Sooji, Refind flour and rice flour pancakes have a plethora of fillings like Kheer, Chocolate and a lot more and are simply, amazing!

Cost for two: ₹ 100

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Kolkata Kathi Rolls @ Anamika Roll Centre New Alipore, Kolkata

Looking for a place to have a light bite? This place serves some of the best Rolls in town. The flat bread rolls filled with delicious fillings, it’s a cocktail of tasty flavors and textures… Highly recommended!

Other recommendations: Double egg roll, Egg chicken roll and Plain Double Mutton Roll.

Cost for two: ₹ 300

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Kolkata style Chow Mein @ Chowman, Multiple locations.

This Chinese dish with a Bengali twist tastes phenomenal. Traditional Chowmein, made extra flavorful with subtle Bengali touches, spices and sauces… You have to try this delight for yourself! Highly popular in Kolkata, this aromatic dish is going to make its way on your top foodie list!

Other recommendations: Devil’s Choice Vegetables, Mixed Vegetables in white sauce, Wok Fried Squid in Chilli Black Bean Sauce, Crab Meat in Chilli Basil, Wok Tossed Prawn in Chilli Garlic Sauce.

Cost for two: ₹ 800

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Puneet is from a hospitality background and loves to explore new cuisines from around the world. Puneet is also very fond of cooking and in his free time, loves to experiment with food by creating new dishes or recreating old classics with a twist. Besides food, he also has an unwavering love for video games.

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