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Traditional Kolkata Food

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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Kolkata is complete without tasting the traditional Kolkata food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Kolkata to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.


  • Pitha: পিঠা, made from a batter of rice flour or wheat flour, which is shaped and optionally filled with sweet or savory ingredients.



Main courses

  • Chicken Rezala: is a tasty curry made from chicken along with flour and curd.
  • Jhinge Posto:Ridge Gourd in a Poppy Seed Base
  • Saag Gosht: Spinach, mustard leaves, or other greens, along with added spices and sometimes other ingredients such as paneer
  • Vindaloo: an Indian curry.


  • Chhena Gaja: are prepared by combining chhena, similar to cottage cheese, and sooji.
  • Chhena Poda: made of well-kneaded homemade cottage cheese or chhena, sugar, cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Kalo Jam: milk based Indian sweet.
  • Kancha Golla: a kind of rasagolla made by soaking curd in thick sugar syrup, which is later strained through a sieve.
  • Khaja: is sweet made from Refined wheat flour, sugar and edible oils.
  • Malpua: মালপোয়া, is an Indian pancake served as a dessert or a snack.
  • Mitha Dahi: is a sweet dahi or sweet yogurt.
  • Narkeler Naru: coconut sweets.
  • Pantua: made of deep-fried balls of semolina, chhana, milk, ghee and sugar syrup.
  • Patishapta: pancakes with coconut filling.
  • Rasomalai: cheesecake circles poached in light syrup and then cooked in thick sweetened milk.

Fast food

Street food

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

Drinks (Alcoholic)

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