The festival of bites is here! You know what that means don’t you? Food, food and more food! So, in this season of food hopping, “ki khaabo aar ki na khaabo” will always be your question. That’s why to get you and your yaar out of this delicious dilemma, I’ve listed down the top 8 popular dishes you can try with your yaars.
From Roshogollas to Rolls, from Shukto to Sondesh, from Alur Torkari to Mangsho and some gorom gorom Luchi, we’ve got you covered.
Kabhi chatpata, kabhi meetha, stuffed with mashed potatoes, tamarind and pickled water mixed with pudina and lime these flavourful water bombs are loved by everybody! I mean, my mouth is watering as I type this. So, you know what you’re going to eat this evening, don’t you?
p.s. Don’t forget to ask for your extra sukha puri. But just in case you forget, what are friends for? *wink wink*
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2. Macher Jhol (Fish-curry)
Love seafood? Then you’ve got to try this! Macher Jhol, paired with hot steamed rice is nothing but love served on a plate. This traditional dish is a spicy fish curry made with potatoes, ginger & tomatoes and seasoned with turmeric, garlic, and onions. So, get ready to have some and feed some mach to your yaars.
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3. Kosha Mangsho (Mutton curry)
Usually paired with Luchi or rice, Kosha mangsho is every meat lovers go to. This delectable curry cooked with mutton is simmered with a variety of vegetables like tomatoes and onions and topped with a lot of different spices. Are you guys hungry yet?
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Delicious stuffing wrapped in a roti, rolls are every foodie’s dream come true. Why you ask? Because, why stop to eat, when you can eat, street and repeat! For every foodie on the go, may you continue to food hop with a roll or two in your hand. Because that’s how we roll!
Flavoured rice, loaded with spices and succulent pieces of meat with our ever favourite aloo, biryani is and always will be our bae! Do we agree? or do we agree? No festive season is complete without biryani. So, go on and grab a plate already!
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Khichuri a.k.a comfort in a bowl, is a traditional and significant dish of any auspicious occasion. It is made with rice, yellow lentils, vegetables and garnished with red chillies, coriander leaves and a teaspoon of butter. This dish will surely remind you of home.
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Noodles tossed with julienned vegetables, eggs or shreds of meat, topped with chilli and tomato sauce is one of the most popular street foods in Kolkata. So, if you and your yaars feel like snacking, opt for a plate of Chowmein and calm your hunger pangs.
After all this food, you’ve got to end the day on a sweet note. I’m going to go for my all-time favourite Sondesh. It comes in multiple shapes, sizes and flavours. Usually bedazzled with pistachios, almonds and saffron strands, Sondesh is made from milk, sugar and paneer. To put your sweet tooth cravings to rest, you know what to pick.
Now that you’re done gorging on your faves, time to put on some tunes and celebrate your No.1 yaari tomar yaarder shonghe (with your yaars)