Flavors Of Kolkata

Kolkata – it has a life in itself. Some call it the city of joy, some call it the city of foodies. Food is something on which people of Kolkata are ready to spend their entire income happily. This city has some of the best flavors caged in it. Let’s find out some of the true flavors of Kolkata.

Shorshe Ilish(Hilsa)

Shorshe Ilish is a Bengali dish made from Hilsa, cooked in mustard gravy. The main ingredients of Shoreshe Ilish are Hilsa, mustard paste, coriander leaves, tomatoes, turmeric powder, and salt. Green chilies may be added for flavor.


Rasgulla is a syrupy dessert popular in West Bengal and many other Indian subcontinents. It is made from ball shaped dumplings of Indian cottage cheese and cooked in a light syrup made of sugar.

Hot Kathi Rolls 

You get the best Hot Kathi rolls in Kolkata. Hot Kathi Roll shop of Parksteert is one of the oldest places where you get amazing hot Kathi rolls. Apart from that, there are many other joints like Nizam, Beduin, Ice Berg selling delicious Hot Kathi Rolls.

Luchi Aloor Dum

Sunday morning without Luchi Aloor Dum is incomplete for Bengalis. The best part is you get amazing Luchi Aloor Dum in various street shops during day time at a very reasonable rate. This dish is most of the people’s daily breakfast. And at the end, a Mishti doi or a Rasgulla adds more flavor to the dish.


Some call it Panipuri, some call it Golgappa, people of Kolkata calls it as Phuchka. Phuchka a fried sphere crisps with tamarind water dipping sauces. Kolkata Phuchkas are served in Shal Pata plates which is much different from that of other states.

Chingri Macher Malai Curry (Prawn Malai Curry)

Chingri Malai curry also known as Prawn malai curry. It is a Bengali curry made from prawns and coconut milk and flavored with spices. The dish is popular throughout Bengal.

“I get way too much happiness from good food”

– Elizabeth Olsen


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