Now, its time for a rapid fire! Whats the best thing about Kolkata? The heritage, the sculptures, the culture, the hospitality, the food…Wait, now being a foodie myself I guess I would vouch for the last one. Yes, The City of Joy has definitely made a prominent name for itself in the food map of India.
However, the dynamic part is the assemblage of different cuisines, representing different provinces and areas placed in the platter.
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Thus, for the ones visiting city for the first time, this multi culinary approach can definitely be one of the focal points of attraction. Talking of Kolkata’s food, its not only present in traditional kitchens or legendary restaurants. In fact, the city’s street food culture is a world onto itself.
So, here are the 7 street food dishes which I bet you can’t ignore or miss out on while in Kolkata:
The name itself is mouth watering!! Even if dictionary termed it as round watery puri, Phuchka sounds much more yummy and of course no arguments on that. The perfect blend of mashed potatoes with the just right amount of spices, filled with tamarind chutney, pickled water, pudina, and lime, phuchkas are truly the best of Kolkata street food.
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They trace their origin to the golgappa family, however, a typical flavor of Kolkata is what makes them different from gol gappa or pani puri.