Kolkata ‘ city of joy ……The moment we got our posting to Kolkata almost all my friends told me that Kolkata will grow on you and you will get attached to that city ..being in the army, postings and shifting to new places is a regular affair. I told myself …what can be so great about a metro city to change my opinion about big cities? …but…Kolkata does that magic….a city with blue and white surroundings, rich in culture, following old as well as new traditions , mesmerising river banks and over and above it is a foodies paradise ….the more I am exploring the city, I am getting attached to it ……though most of my friends (bong friends ) told me that Kolkata cuisine or bengali cuisine is more favourable for non vegetarians as they are fish and meat lovers ..but when I explored Kolkata …I found, their veg cuisine is as decorated with tasty dishes as non veg cuisine .
Kolkata..A Foodies Paradise…
I started my food journey with street food …….phuchka ( panipuri ), dhoi phuchka ,churmur, aloo Dom with loochi , ghugni , rolls, papari chat ,radhaballavi or kahaori ….I can go on and on …and so many delicious things to eat. Kolkata’s culture of Tea can be aptly observed by just one visit to this historical place. While their tea, which comes in different “bhaanr” (earthen cup) sizes is the absolute best ,you will get minimum three Flavours in any famous tea stall called ADDA . No food journey can come to end without mentioning Kolkata sweets …love …..The dripping Roshogolla, thick Misti Doi, innumerable varieties of Sandesh, mouthfuls of Rasmalai, unmatched Rajbhog, nol n gur mishti and the sweet Payesh ummmm ….
When we talk about the full fledged meal, story gets even more interesting …to start with Gondhoraj ghol and simple Begun Bhaja , Motor Shutir kochuri , Cholar Dal, Dhokar Dalna , Aloo Jhinga Posto , Pur Bhora Achari lanka or exquisite Mochar Chop, Potolar Dolma or Pur Bhora Doi Potol …you name a dish and that will get marked off from others by some distinguishing qualities…this makes me more inquisitive about Bangoli cuisine …..so I folded my sleeves to try few of them and took my friends help to get the authentic bangoli taste …..will post all my tried and tested Bengoli vegetarian recipes very soon …..love Minal