Kolkata is full of culinary surprises and well known for its exquisite, gastronomically picante food scene. Here is a list of utterly ambrosial dishes for all you fellow foodies. One cannot simply miss these while visiting this paradise of a city!
Macher Jhol is an exclusive Fish Curry and is a must-try for seafood lovers. This savory fish curry consists of potatoes, tomatoes and a traditional seasoning that gives it this authentic taste and drool-worthy aroma. Best relished with rice, this dish guarantees a happy stomach.
Other recommendations: Spicy Crab Claws, Bhapa Chingri and Kasha Mangsho.
Cost for two: ₹ 1400
This delightful biryani with its captivating aroma, smooth texture and succulent chunks of meat, is a heart winner. One cannot compare this biryani to any other biryani. Hot and juicy chicken or meat mixed with flavorful and fragrant rice, potatoes and the right spices, the Kolkata biryani is unique and is appreciated by all palette types.
Other recommendations: Irani Khichdi, Mutton Rann Massallam and Bakra Massallam.
Cost for two: ₹ 700
Kosha Magsho, this heavenly mutton curry is a special Bengali dish with a dense texture that is perfect to be eaten with either rice, parathas or luchi. This authentic ‘go-to’ dish takes hours to cook, but it is worth it. Velvety chunks of mutton that are so tender they melt in your mouth and a dense gravy so rich in flavors, this dish is a must-try for all meat lovers.
Other recommendations: Mutton Kasha and Mutton Chops.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
A traditional Bengali delight made from a variety of veggies, Shukto is a sweet and savory dish that is appreciated and approved by all age groups. This nourishing dish consists of potato, pumpkin, bitter gourd and a lot more vegetables and pairs perfectly with rice or flatbread.
Other recommendations: Bhetki Gondhoraj, Aam Kashundi Kakra and Kosh Mangsho.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
This traditional delicacy is divine. Cooked to perfection in thick curd, fiery spices and ghee, the Katla Kalia is one of the most popular dishes in Bengali cuisine. With a blend of sweet, spicy and tangy flavors in every bite, this dish is incredible.
Other recommendations: Kosha Mangsho, Rui Macher Savoury Patishapta and Ilish Thali.
Cost for two: ₹ 1600
This one is especially for you potato lovers. Popularly known as Aloo Posto, this is a traditional dish made from delicately flavored potatoes and crushed poppy seeds. This dish is full of surprises, other than a unique flavor and crunchy texture, this dish has a lot of health benefits too! This Bengali delicacy is best paired with dal and rice, it is the perfect side dish to order for the table.
Other recommendations: Tiffin Box Bhappa Chingri, Double Onion Ghee Roast Mutton and Baked Rosogulla.
Cost for two: ₹ 850
Mishti Doi is a fermented sweet yogurt is one of the most popular desserts in Kolkata. With a creamy texture, perfect sweetness and a melt in your mouth consistency, Mishti Doi is to die for. No culinary tour of Kolkata is complete without having this divine delicacy.
Other recommendations: Kesar Cham Cham, Abar Khabo and Chocolate Sandesh.
Cost for two: ₹ 300
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