You can’t sample Kolkata’s street food without trying the local momos or dumplings. With stuffings of vegetable, chicken, pork, and fish, these steamed or fried buns can be had for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as just a snack.
Enjoyed by vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, these delicious and hearty flatbread rolls stuffed with assorted savoury fillings have gained popularity across the globe by now. But you shouldn’t miss out on a chance to try them at their birthplace – Kolkata! Said to have been founded at Kolkata’s historic Nizam Restaurant, the roll in its original form included kebab meat stuffed inside a rolled parantha for convenience and portability.
Chhanar Jilipi is a local variation of one of the country’s most popular sweets – the jalebi. Translating to ‘cottage cheese jalebi’, the delicious snack is one of the finest sugary pick-me-ups you can indulge in at a street-side food stall in Kolkata.
Made from dried peas, this delicious and savoury street snack is immensely popular in Kolkata. The dish consists of peas cooked along with a range of vegetables and spices and is served in little bowls ready for you to devour them on the go.
Keemar Doi Bora
This local variation of the dahi vada involves deep fried balls of minced meat served along with sweetened and spiced yoghurt. Keemar Doi Bora is a true Kolkata special street snack – and one you shouldn’t miss out on.
Kolkata’s own version of the deviled egg, the Dimer Devil consists of a hard boiled egg with a spicy, deep-fried coating of minced meat and other ingredients. The heavy, high protein snack is perfectly portable for when you’re on the go.
This savoury street snack is made of puffed rice mixed with a variety of ingredients including onions and chilli. The mixture is served on little paper pouches or plates by street food vendors all over the city.