Saturday December 7, 2019
Home Lead Story Foodies Must ...

Foodies Must Try These Dishes from the Streets of Kolkata

Here are 5 must try dishes from the streets of Kolkata

0
//
Foodies Kolkata
Here are the dishes from the streets of Kolkata that foodies would not want to miss. Wikimedia Commons

BY PUJA GUPTA

When you think about Bengali food, you will have a veritable carnival of sweet treats and seafood dishes parading through your mind. While roaming the streets of Kolkata, you will drool at all the delicacies; thats the Kolkata street food scene for you. Every true Bengali food lover has their recommendations or will suggest some must-try street food. But there are a few places which foodies agree you have to try!

Chef Ananya Banerjee, the owner of LAB studio, who hails from West Bengal, lists the top five must-try food items from the streets of Kolkata:

(1) Kathi-roll:The Kathi-roll of Bengal is a famous Mughlai influenced dish. The dish comprises of mutton and chicken rolls, spiced with fresh lemon juice, finely chopped green chilies, red onions and salt and is served as a roll in an egg paratha. Simply mouth-watering!

(2) Jhal Muri: This Bengali take on Chaat, distinguishes itself with the use of mustard oil or paste. This pungent treat is a must-have for a tete-a-tete over tea!

(3) Kobiraji Cutlet: “Kobiraji”, is a juicy cutlet, usually made with prawn coated with a lacy fried egg on outside. “When I was young, I remember going down to the Shyam Bazar- crossing for evening walks with my grandfather. After our walk, we would regularly eat prawn- Kobiraji from a food stall called Allen’s Kitchen. This tiny place has been serving the delicacy for more than 80 years,” says Banerjee.

Jhal muri
Jhal Muri is a Bengali chat that is loved by all foodies. Wikimedia Commons

(4) Moghlai Porota: This is surely not for the faint-hearted! It’s a flaky, crispy porota (parantha) stuffed with mutton mince and eggs. Have one and it will keep your tummy full for the rest of the day! The Anadi-Cabin, a restaurant on Dharmatala streets in Kolkata, is one of the pioneers in making “Mughlai-porota”.

Also Read- The Best Destinations for a Perfect Travel Experience

(5) Macher Chop: Among the many influences that the British gave us in their 200-year reign, the “chop” preparation is very popular. You go anywhere in the world, the word “chop” usually means “cut-of-a-meat”. However, in Bengal, it typically means fish, meat or vegetables, crumb-fried. You will typically get a whiff of that appetizing aroma, from the local roadside snack counters every evening around 5 pm.

It’s barely a preface into the sheer delights Bengali cuisine has to offer, but this must-try is enough to get you hooked! (IANS)

Next Story

Become a Chef With Cooking on Airbnb Experiences

Now test your chef skills all over the world

0
Chef cooking
Cooking on Airbnb Experiences provides travellers with 3,000 unique recipes to test their chef skills. Lifetime Stock

From learning grandmas recipes to traditional Uzbek home-cooking, travellers now get access to 3,000 unique recipes that are usually reserved for friends and family across seventy-five countries globally with Cooking on Airbnb Experiences.

There is no better way of getting familiar with the culture of a place than through its food. Unlike typical cooking classes, people coming together to make and share a meal creates a human connection. The new experience will be hosted by families, farmers, pastry cooks and more, with local hosts highlighting the deeper meaning behind traditional recipes and sharing stories in intimate settings around the world.

To protect the personal nature of each recipe, each experience has been vetted against guidelines inspired by Slow Food, a grassroots organisation whose mission is to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions. Through this vetting process, each host of an Airbnb Experience communicates the unique essence of every dish through their personal stories and has proven deep knowledge of the heritage of the cuisine that they share.

To promote the experience the travel portal is calling on the world to apply or nominate their favourite home cook who will win a once in a lifetime trip to Italy. There, they will learn to refine their family recipe and cement their legacy in an Airbnb cookbook, planned for 2020. The top 100 applicants will also get to study alongside experts including chef David Chang and his mom, Sherri, during one of the four, specially-organised five-day courses at Slow Food’s University of Gastronomic Sciences, located within the UNESCO world heritage site in Pollenzo, Northern Italy.

Cooking
This cooking experience will be highlighting the deeper meaning behind traditional recipes and sharing stories in intimate settings around the world. Pixabay

Highlights of Cooking on Airbnb Experiences include:

Cook Lunch with Prue Leith (London UK)

Maize Workshop with Enrique Olvera (Mexico City, Mexico)

Heritage Cooking with Damian D’Silva (Singapore)

Traditional Uzbek Home-Cooking (Brooklyn, NY)

French pastry making in Montmartre (Paris, France)

Mexican Food You Can Make at Home (Mexico City, Mexico)

Home-Cooked Flavors of Singapore (Singapore)

Ancient Cooking Customs of Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)

Make Japanese Street Food with Mom (Tokyo, Japan)

Handmade Pasta with Grandma (Rome, Italy)

Soba Noodle Making in a Traditional Home (Tokyo, Japan)

Traditional Argentinian Home-Cooking (Forest Hills, New York)

A Modern Take on Traditional Zulu Food (Dolphin Coast, South Africa)

Make Chinese Dumplings from Scratch (New York, New York)

Slow Food- Bento Box Making (Fujinomiya-City, Japan)

CACAO Dishes from Fruit to Bar (London, UK)

Secret Garden Dinner in Historic Mansion (Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Thailand)

Also Read- Foodies Must Try These Dishes from the Streets of Kolkata

Cooking with Critters (Los Angeles, California)

Cook and Sword Performance Back in Edo (Tokyo, Japan)

Secret Garden Dinner in Historic Mansion (Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Thailand) (IANS)