5 Bengali Street Food That You Are Missing Out
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Kolkata is a city rich with rich history and culture. West Bengal's capital city is the culinary hotspot on the east bank of the Hooghly River. From becoming the initial British capital to one of the best destinations for the foodies, Kolkata has been through a lot of changes. Bengalis love street food and have various ‘addas’ to spend their evenings with their friends while munching on various snacks often paired with a cup of chai.

The street food of Kolkata is not just a hub of mouth-watering savories but also a fusion of different cultures that have been serving delectable dishes for decades. And this will leave you undecided on whether you like the spicy Bengali cuisine more or the melting flavours of the sweetmeats.

Here are the 5 best street foods from Kolkata that you can try at home.

Jhal Muri

It is a quick munch which can be found in almost every corner of the city. This savory street snack is made of puffed rice mixed with a variety of ingredients including namkeen, peanuts, coriander, onions, chaat masala, and lime juice, which simply makes it an appetizing snack.

Ghugni Chaat

Ghugni is made mainly of boiled yellow peas mixed with tomatoes, onions, coriander, and lime juice, and various spices. This delicious snack is immensely popular in Kolkata.

 Keemar Doi Bora

This dish was one of the specialties of the family of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. It’s a fried meatball soaked in sweet and spiced curd sprinkled with a pinch of salt, red chilli powder, and black pepper. This is surely a unique dish to try.

Macher Chop

Macher Chop is a delicious and mouth-watering snack which is a chopped single-bone fish reshaped into little cutlets and then dipped into spicy batter and deep-fried. It is often served with green chutney and slices of onion with a zest of lemon which tastes just heavenly.

Batata Puri

It is Kolkata’s version of nachos that are deep-fried fritters that are laid out flat and covered in spiced potatoes and a bunch of chutneys and sauces.