Category: Food

Telebhaja
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Telebhaja (fritters) are one of the most popular snack items in the eastern part of India. And if we are talking about Kolkata / Calcutta, the undisputed Telebhaja capital would be Bagbazar Street. The entire stretch from Rabindra Sarani to Bidhan Sarani / Bagbazar Bata is full of Telebhaja stalls. Apart from the permanent ones,… Read more »

Pork Blood Sausages
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My love for pork started with the Chinese dishes at Tiretta Bazar, the old China Town. It grew with the Tibetan momos and thukpas, English breakfasts, Hungarian sausages and steaks before returning home to wonderful Naga preparations. All these while I always thought how good this meat will taste if prepared like our good old… Read more »

Chocolate Monkey Bread
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When the iconic Music World in Park Street downed its shutters, I was curious to know what is going to replace it. Au Bon Pain started operating from the address few months later and the bakery stole our hearts on our very first visit here. Since then it has become one of our favourite places… Read more »

Chicken Nizami Tangdi
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I have a soft corner for good gastro-pubs. The combination of good drinks along with some finger licking food makes me happy. So when I heard about We.Desi, the new gastro-pub that opened last month, I was really eager to try it out. On top of the Westside store at 22 Camac Street, this is… Read more »

Kebabs being grilled
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After the first two installments of Colootola Kebab Walk (Abdul Hamid’s Khiri & Gurda Kebab and Dilshad Ahmed’s Kakori Malai Kebab), I thought I won’t be continuing with the series as the third shop is a very well known one, which got lot of media attractions in the past few years. So instead of writing… Read more »

Chicken Changrezi at Taskeen
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Calcutta, the city of palaces, is also known for its delicious, yet pocket friendly street foods. From various fries to shakes and juices, Indian Chinese to Kathi Rolls (both of which originated from this very city), kebabs to littis – you will find everything on the streets of Calcutta, round the year. But there are… Read more »

Refreshing and colourful drinks at Au Bon Pain
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After the iconic Park Street Music World made room for Au Bon Pain, the cafe bakery – everyone was initially sceptical about the place. But soon it won hearts for its bakery items. I was one of them. The smell of freshly baked items used to be the best thing for me here. It still… Read more »

Pomodoro Marinated Mushroom Pizza - Ready to eat
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I have been a pizza lover for a very long time. From the small round breads topped with chicken or veg and almost plastic cheese available at local confectioneries (they introduced me to pizza, I must confess) to the thin crust beauties with exotic toppings, I have tasted all Calcutta has to offer. While the… Read more »

Ong No Khaukswey
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Chanda Dutt is no unknown name as far as Calcutta food circle is concerned. She had been organising Burmese pop up dinners, named Authentic Taste of Myanmar, at her Beniapukur residence for the past few years. Hailing from Taunggy, Burma, she is an expert cook of the cuisine and these pop ups were the only… Read more »