Kolkata is famous for its sweets and dishes, the famous Roshogullas have a special place in our hearts. The city of Kolkata is rich in food culture and there are almost every variety of dish being served in the city. From street food to restaurant food, you will have absolutely no regrets eating here. Also, give yourself a treat by having the sweet Mishti Doi.
You should try these 8 dishes in Kolkata:
Kosha Mangsho (Mutton Curry)
The mutton carry ‘Kosha Mangsho’, a famous dish from West Bengal is a compilation of vegetables such as tomato, onion and capsicum.
The taste of spices is mixed with the mutton which gives it a chili flavour.
Definitely a good meat dish to try, the dish has become world famous and every meat lover must give it a try with some rice or luchis. Start your trip with Kosha Mangsho and get your hopes high as you are in West Bengal’s capital.
Macher Jhol (Fish Curry)
Seafood is famous in Kolkata and you should try the Macher Jhol (Fish Curry) while visiting Kolkata. Fish and rice are the most found combo run in Kolkata, it is a major dish served in Kolkata. The dish is garnished with fresh veggies and the spices are mixed well so that the dish has the spice with it. People love to eat this with rice.
The famous Bengali desert ‘Mishti Doi’ has a huge fan base throughout India and even in abroad. This Bengali dessert is made of fermented sweet yogurt and is one of the most exported sweet. Although Mishti Doi is available in sweet stores all over India but you should once get the taste of it by visiting one of Kolkata’s Sweet Shops.
Sandesh or Sondesh is a Bengali dessert that is recognized all around the country. It is one of the most appreciated Bengali sweets which is easy to make and has a rich taste well. Sondesh is made from Milk or Cottage cheese and sugar which adds up to become the perfect sweet combo.
Shukto, a curry made with fresh veggies is a popular Bengali cuisine that is usually served with rice. Shukto is famous all around India and in the neighboring country Bangladesh. It has a partly bitter and partly sweet taste. The veggies make up the dish completely healthy and tasty to consume.
Chomchom is a delicious sweet served with fancy colorful garnished stuffing. It is made of flour, cream, sugar, lemon juice, saffron and coconut flakes and has the perfect taste of sweetness and sourness. Chomchom is usually served during the festive season.
Alur Torkari is a variant of the famous North Indian dish ‘aloo poori’. Baked potatoes cooked in thick tomato gravy are one of the best vegetarian dishes to eat in Kolkata. It is served with luchi and chapati. This curry is consumed mostly as breakfast.
All time favourite Rasgulla has a special place in every person’s heart. Rasgulla is made and available all over the country, but the specialty of being made in Kolkata makes it sweeter. It is made up of cottage cheese balls and semolina dough dipped in sugary syrup. It is the perfect dessert to have after a meal!
Witness the amazing taste at Kolkata by tasting these mouth-watering dishes. You should grab the next opportunity and visit Kolkata. Book your hotel with MyTravaly and have a comfortable stay.
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This story is written by Vedanshi Kumar: Content Writer – Team Head, MyTravaly
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