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Everyone Must Try 20 Street Food in Kolkata

Kolkata’s culinary scene is rich, vibrant and ever-rewarding to any food connoisseur. It isn’t just in traditional kitchens or legendary restaurants where you’ll witness the dynamism of Kolkata’s cuisine – the city’s street food culture is a world onto itself. Here are ten street food dishes you shouldn’t miss out on while in Kolkata.

1. Phuchkas

Phuchkas

These are certainly the king of Kolkata’s street food items. The Phuchkas in Kolkata is to die for. The amazing taste and delicious mix and match combination of spices in the Phuchkas, makes this item to top the list of the street food in Kolkata.

2. Churmur

Churmur

This street food is another variety that you can try from the gol gappa family. Although Churmur is much similar to Phuchkas, the perfect blend of spices makes them taste a lot different than them. This street food is a mix of mashed potatoes, crushed Phuchkas, onions, tamarind pulp and lots of spices.

3. Kathi Rolls

Kathi Rolls
If we are talking about Kolkata, we cannot miss mentioning the very famous and delicious Kathi rolls. Kolkata being the originator of Kathi rolls is worldwide famous for making the best Kathi rolls. People from around the world prefer visiting Kolkata for trying these Kathi rolls.

4. Luchi-Aloo Dum

Luchi-Aloo Dum
This dish in Kolkata is one of the favourites of many people. This dish can be enjoyed at any time of day and can easily be found in many places. To put in simpler words, Luchis are very much similar to Puris while Alu Dom is similar to Dum Aloo but with Bengali touch in it.

5. Aloo Kabli

Aloo Kabli
Aloo Kabli is a quick potato snack that is quite famous in Kolkata. It is one of those dishes where the main ingredient potatoes are presented in the best form. Potatoes are mixed with onions, tomatoes, chickpeas, tamarind pulp and a whole lot of spices that gives the dish its awesome flavours.

6. Telebhaja

Telebhaja
This is one of the popular fried snacks that are served in almost every occasion. It is best preferred on a rainy day when you are tempting for something hot and spicy. This crispy snack is prepared by mixing various ingredients together like besan, onion rings, pumpkin, potato, and cornflour.

7. Samosa

Samosas
Samosas in Kolkata are popularly known as Shingara and make the perfect companion along with tea to delight your evenings. This snack needs no introduction as this is quite famous all around India

8. Keemar Doi Bora

Keemar Doi Bora
To keep it simple, this dish is very similar to Dahi Bada but in the Kolkata style. Rather than the typical Daal Bada, the Keemar Doi Boras are meat Dahi Bada. This meat Dahi Badas are combined with sweet Dahi and a pinch of red chilli powder along with some other spices.

9. Chhanar Jilipi

Chhanar Jilipi
You may call it as Kolkata’s own Jalebi but it is certainly not a regular Jalebi. It is way more tasty and delicious than that. It is a treat for all the people with sweet tooth. This sweet street food is juicy, chewy and soft which makes this dish even more tempting.

10. Jhalmuri

Jhalmuri
This could preferably be named as your go-to snack. It is easy to make and could be your best companion for munching. It can easily be found at every local corner of the city and thus you can satisfy your craving at any time you want.

11. Ghugni Chaat

Ghugni Chaat
This is one of the popular street foods in Kolkata which is loved by most of the local residents and tourists who visit the place. The food has got all the right reasons to be one of the popular names in the list of street food.

12. Bhel Puri

Bhel Puri
If you are a lover of street food, then Bhelpuri should definitely be one of your favourites. Who wouldn’t like the mixture of different Muri, Papris and not to forget lots of spices? Bhelpuri offers you all of this and that too in the best possible taste.

13. Dimer Devil

Dimer Devil
Dimer Devil is one of the most favourite snacks of the non-vegetarian lovers. Besides having a great taste, this one dish can keep you full for the entire day. This fried dish is basically the well-known chop of Kolkata but with a twist.

14. Cutlet and Chop

Cutlet Chop
Talking about the options of seafood, Kolkata’s fish cutlets are the best one to try. Well served with the variety of combination of spices, this delicious snack will make you forget every version of cutlet that you have tried.

15. Chowmein

Chowmein
This street food is something that we all can relate to. This is one of the common street foods that can easily be found at every corner of Kolkata’s street. The chowmein here in Kolkata is very similar to that served in other parts of the world.

16. Schezwan Chicken

Schezwan Chicken
This is another delight for the non-vegetarian people. The well-chopped chicken is mixed with different flavours and varieties of spices and chillies which make this dish extremely hot and spicy.

17. Mughlai Paranthas

Mughlai Parantha
If you are a fan of great Mughlai food then you cannot miss the very famous Mughlai Parathas of Kolkata. This is one of the most delicious street foods that one must try when in Kolkata.

18. Chinese Cuisine

Chinese Cuisine
Kolkata is not only famous for the local cuisines but can serve you with the best of international cuisines like that of Chinese. Although there are not many places in Kolkata that can serve you with the authentic Chinese flavours, there are many which can.

19. Kachori

Kachori
If you are visiting Kolkata, then this is one of the street foods that you cannot miss. You can enjoy this snack over tea or can simply have it at your meal time for experiencing the delicious meal. Kachori in Kolkata is also known as Radhabollobi and are something to die for.

20. Butter Fish Fry

Butter Fish Fry
Kolkata is known for this street food the most. Although, this street food is fried and can add a lot to your calories when you are getting the best and delicious taste would you even mind thinking of that There are some well-known places that will serve you with the best flavours of fish fry.

Top 20 Famous Breakfast Items Of Tamilnadu

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast”, and since nothing screams morning glory quite like some crispy vadas and butter-y dosas - we've compiled our 20 best Tamilnadu breakfast recipes just for you. From kids to adults, the Tamilnadu breakfast is an all-time favorite ranging from the humble upma to Kerala's popular appam served with a delicious vegetable stew.

Ven Pongal Recipe


Pongal or Pongali or Huggi is a popular rice dish in the south Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. In Tamil "pongal" means "bubbling up". In Telugu and Kannada Pongali is a dish of rice mixed with boiled milk and sugar.




Chettinad Kuzhi Paniyaram(Masala Paniyaram)


A popular Chettinad kuzhi paniyaram recipe made the authentic way. This paniyaram turns out so fluffy and taste delicious with chutney or sambar.


                             


Medu Vada Recipe


Medu vada is a South Indian fritter made from Vigna mungo. It is usually made in a doughnut shape, with a crispy exterior and soft interior. A popular food item in South Indian and Sri Lankan Tamil cuisines, it is generally eaten as a breakfast or a snack.



Idiyappam Recipe


Idiyappam, also known as nool puttu or string hopper, is a rice noodle dish originating from the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and as well as from Sri Lanka. It consists of rice flour pressed into noodles, woven into a flat disc-like shape and steamed.







Appam Recipe


These tasty lacy soft hoppers also known as appam or palappam are a popular Kerala breakfast. Gluten-free and vegan. They are served along with the vegetable stew. Two more popular breakfast recipes from Kerala are Puttu and Idiyappam.


Kanchipuram idlis Recipe


As the name suggests, Kanchipuram Idli is a popular Idli from Kanchipuram, a small town in TamilNadu. Kanchipuram is not only famous for Silk Sarees but also for this special Idli. This special Idli is offered as a Prasad in Varadaraja Swamy Temple, Kanchipuram. Idli is one of the healthiest breakfasts. Even for the infants, toddlers and the elder's idli is one of the harmless dishes. It is one of the travel-friendly dishes too. Instead of making regular idli, we can try this Kanchipuram Idli. The flavor of cumin-pepper along with ginger powder makes this idli really wonderful and my whole family loves having this Kanchipuram Idli! Try this and delight your family too.






Kambu Koozh (Pearl Millet Porridge)



This healthy millet is one of the ancient millet used by our ancestors. Mostly all the farmers’ main course food would be pearl millet.In tamil we call it as kambang koozh. Either kambu koozh or kambu soru(sadam) is the main food for them. Kambu koozh is not only healthy, it is rich in starch and fiber and protein content so it gives more energy to our body and lower our appetite.


                                


Kambam Choru (Boiled Pearl Millet)


Bajra is also famous as ‘Pearl Millet’ used to be one of the widely accessible grains half a century before. Last few decades it mislaid a recognition and people opted for some-more simply accessible grains like rice and wheat. Nowadays millets are entrance behind into markets due to health benefits. People with diabetes, high cholesterol, etc are perplexing to embody some-more and some-more millets into their die






Masala dosa recipe



Masala dosa is a popular South Indian breakfast snack not only in India but abroad as well. Though making masala dosa is a long process, but it's worth it. In this recipe, the dosa is crisp and served with delicious potato masala. Recipe post shares both the method of preparing dosa batter as well as the potato masala. If you do not have time, then skip making the potato masala and just make the sada dosa (plain dosa) with coconut chutney.


Idli recipe


Idli is a soft, pillowy steamed savory cake made from rice and lentil batter. The lentils used in making idli are urad dal (black gram). Idli is a traditional breakfast made in every South Indian household including mine. Idli is popular not only in the whole of India but outside India too. Idlis are naturally vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and make for one of the healthiest breakfast.




Upma recipe


Upma is a traditional South Indian breakfast dish made from rava (sooji or cream of wheat). Upma is usually served with coconut chutney.



Rava Dosa Recipe

Another popular South Indian dosa variety. The best part of making instant Rava dosa is that it does not require any fermentation and is very easy to make. you can make the Rava dosa plain or you can spice it up by adding chopped onions, curry leaves, herbs, and spices.

 


Poori masala recipe 


The combo of pooris with potato curry is popular all over India. This South Indian potato masala gravy taste awesome not only with pooris but also goes very well with dosa or chapatis. at times I also make this Maharashtrian style poori bhaji and Punjabi aloo poori recipe. aloo poori is liked all over India and is made in different ways.


Akki Roti Recipe



It is one of the staple breakfast in Karnataka and is made with rice flour and mix veggies. Akki rotti makes for a good healthy breakfast. You can add veggies of your choice in the dough. Another flat bread which is popular in Karnataka cuisine is Jowar roti recipe.

Adai recipe


Adai is a delicious protein-rich pancake. Making adai is very easy. rice and lentils are soaked and then ground to a slightly coarse batter. Also unlike Making dosa you don’t need to ferment the batter.





Mysore Bonda Recipe



Mysore Bonda is crisp, soft and fluffy fritters made with urad dal (black gram), some spices and fresh coconut bits.

 


Neer dosa recipe


It is soft, thin, light and lacy crepes made with rice batter. Neer dosas are easy to prepare as fermentation is not required. apart from Coconut chutney, neer dosa can also be served with Veg sagu or veg korma or potato korma.





Rava kichadi recipe


Rava kichadi is more like Khichdi and one that is made with Rava. I do add some veggies in it to give some texture and nutrition. The veggies that can be added to this dish are capsicum (shimla mirch or bell pepper), french beans, green peas (matar) and carrots. But you can skip veggies and make it without veggies also.



Malabar parotta recipe


Kerala parotta is a layered flaky flatbread that is popular across the whole of south India. It is a variation of the North Indian Lachha paratha. You can serve Kerala paratha with any vegetable curry like Veg korma or potato kurma or Veg Kolhapuri or Veg Kadai or lentil curry like Dal makhani or with Paneer butter masala. even the simple dal tastes so good with the Kerala parotta.


Chapati Recipe


It is a popular Indian flatbread made with wheat flour. Easy chapati recipe that anyone can make at home that yields soft and puffy chapati. It is a staple and made of really simple ingredients: wheat flour, salt, and water.




Chocolate Cake With Strawberry Cream

We suggest this chocolate cake with strawberry cream, everyone will love this delicious mixture of flavors.


INGREDIENTS

For the cake:

200 grams (7 ounces) dark chocolate
100 grams (1/2 cup) margarine
6 eggs
1 tablespoon liquid caramel
1 teaspoon baking powder
Zest of one lemon
150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
100 ml (1/2 cup) milk
150 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour

For the cream:

200 grams (7 ounces) strawberries
200 ml (1/2 pint (236 ml)) heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



DIRECTIONS

For the cake:

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (22 x 10 centimeters (8 2/3 x 4 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.

Put the chocolate broken into pieces and the margarine in a bowl. Melt in the microwave. Remove from microwave and stir with a fork until a creamy mixture.

In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the eggs, the sugar and the lemon zest until obtain a homogeneous mixture. Add the chocolate, milk, the liquid caramel and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until a homogeneous and creamy mixture.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

Remove the cake from oven, unmold onto a plate and let cool to room temperature.

For the cream:

Remove the stem from the strawberries and wash them. Put the strawberries cut into pieces in a blender and blend on high until smooth.

In a bowl, whip the cream with the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Pour the strawberry cream and fold gently with a spatula.

Slice the cake in half with a knife and fill with half of the cream. Cover with the top slice of the cake, spread the top of the cake with the remaining cream and garnish with strawberries.

Refrigerate the cake for approximately 1 hour and serve.

Note: The cake should be consumed on the same day or in two days at the most.

Portuguese Almond Cake Filled With Sweet Egg Cream

A traditional cake with the typical Portuguese flavors it’s always a good option at any party or special occasion! We recommend this almond cake recipe filled with sweet egg cream. It has an excellent presentation and everyone will love it!

INGREDIENTS

For the cake:

200 grams (7 ounces) almond kernel
5 egg whites
150 grams (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
150 grams (1 cup) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon liquid caramel
50 grams (1/4 cup) softened butter
250 grams (8 3/4 ounces) natural yogurt

For the filling:

100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
100 ml (1/2 cup) water
5 egg yolks
1 lemon peel
1 cinnamon stick




DIRECTIONS

For the cake:

Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a round cake pan (25 x 6 centimeters (9 3/4 x 2 1/3 inches)) with margarine and dust with some flour.

Separate the yolks from the whites. Store the yolks for the sweet egg cream.

In a food processor, grind the almonds until they become a fine powder; set aside.

In an electric mixer, beat on medium speed the sugar and the egg whites until a homogeneous mixture.

Add the grinded almond kernel, the yogurt, liquid caramel, and mix for 3 to 4 minutes until it’s nicely incorporated.

Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour mixed with the baking powder and beat until obtain a homogeneous and quite creamy mixture.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes (the time depends on the oven).

Turn off the oven, unmold and let cool to room temperature.

For the filling:

In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks.

In a saucepan, put the sugar, water, lemon peel, and the cinnamon stick, stir and bring to low heat until it starts bubbling. Turn off the heat, remove the lemon peel and the cinnamon stick and let cool about 5 minutes (reserve the cinnamon stick).

Slowly add the previous mixture to the beaten egg yolks and go stirring with a wire whisk until a homogeneous mixture. Pour in a saucepan together with the cinnamon stick and bring to low heat about 15 minutes until creamy (pass a wooden spoon in the bottom of the saucepan and if it leaves a trail like a road, the sweet is ready), stirring occasionally.

Turn off the heat, remove the cinnamon stick and let cool completely.

Slice the cake in half with a long sharp knife. Place the bottom slice of the cake on a platter and spread with the sweet. Cover with the top slice of the cake and serve.

Mango with Sticky Rice Recipe from Brunei

Mango with Sticky Rice is a famous dessert in Southeast Asia. To make this classic Brunei dish, combine white rice with coconut milk and sugar to turn that savory rice into a delicious dessert! Add some sweet, delicious mango on top and you will have one happy tummy.

Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 mangos sliced or diced
  • Sesame seeds


Instructions


  1. Put rice in a bowl, cover with water, and soak overnight.
  2. In morning, pour the rice into a colander to drain all of the water. Run water over the rice until the water runs clear.
  3. Place the soaked rice in a medium pot and add 2 cups water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Leave the lid on the pot for 20 min. When done, turn off heat, remove lid, and fluff rice with a fork.
  4. When the rice has about 5-10 minutes left to cook, make the coconut milk mixture. Combine the coconut milk, sugar, and salt in a small pot and mix to combine. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously. Allow to boil for about 2-3 minutes, until all of the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Pour the coconut milk mixture into the rice mixture. Cover again, and allow to sit for about ten minutes. This will allow the rice time to soak up the excess liquid. You must do this while the rice is still warm.
  6. To serve, use a 1/3 measuring cup. Form the rice into the cup and then turn it over onto the plate. Line the plate with strips or cubes of mango. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe copyright The Foreign Fork. For educational or personal use only. 

Best Brunei Buttermilk Chicken Recipe

In Brunei, Buttermilk Chicken is a popular dish. There are crispy fried chicken pieces under a creamy and spicy sauce.

This is traditional and very simple. You should try this during the week's meal.

Ingredients for chicken:

500 g boneless, skinless chicken thigh, cut into strips
Cornflour, for coating
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
 
Ingredients for sauce:

4-5 tbs butter
Fresh red chilies, sliced
1 stalk fresh curry leaves
200 ml condensed milk (10 – 12,5 % fat)
3-4 tbs sugar
 

Method:

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Coat with cornflour.
Add enough oil to a small wok and deep fry chicken pieces on high heat.
Fry until chicken pieces are golden and crispy.
Drain on paper towels and set aside.
Heat butter on medium heat.
Add fresh chilies and curry leaves. Stir fry until fragrant and the curry leaves are crispy.
Pour in condensed milk and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
Lower heat and keep on stirring, until sauce is thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
Season with salt.
Stir in fried chicken pieces. Mix well, and serve immediately with rice.