I visited Kolkata for the first time in 2004. Those were the first few months of my MBA days in Pune. Our 1st semester exam was over and as usual we all decided to visit our hometown. However, I had some other plans. Sabyasachi, one of my friends from Kolkata, asked me to join him in these 10 days vacation. So we decided to take the train from Pune to Kolkata, stay there for a couple of days and then board the flight from Kolkata to Delhi, my hometown.
Kolkata could be regarded as the cultural capital of India. And food, as we know, goes in tandem with culture. Here’s a list of 5 dishes in Kolkata one must try when here,
1. Chingri Macher (Prawn) Malai Curry
It’s a bengali non-veg dish made of traditional bengali spices. Generally a part of the Bengali menu, this is one of the favorites cuisines and is included on all special occasions such as the Noboborsho or Poila Boisakh.
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2. Bengali Fish Curry
A popular bengali dish, this is made with fresh fish cooked in mustard oil with ginger, garlic and mustard paste.
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3. Aloo Posto
Originally from Bengal, its made with potatoes along with poppy seeds. No lunch is finished with out this traditional Bengali dish.
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4. Pomfret Fry
A mouth watering fish recipe, the fish (pomfret) is fried with traditional Bengali spices.
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5. Kosha Mangsho
It is the Spicy Bengali Mutton Curry aka Kosha Mangsho! Its a hot favorite in the city of Kolkata. This is something definitely to try for, the next time you are in Kolkata.