What is Durga Pujo in Kolkata without food? It’s time to forget your diet plans and go ahead and dig into the many delicious dishes that define Durga Pujo.
As the entire city gets ready for Durga Pujo, people from across the country are gearing up to head out to the city to join in the celebrations. While you have your pandal hopping plans all chalked out, do you have a food plan too for the Pujos?
From street food to home-cooked meals, a dominant emotion for Durga Pujo is food. So what are the dishes that you have to try out this Pujo? Let’s take a look:
Khichudi bhog is a must! If you head out to local pujo pandals, particularly on Ashtami, that’s where you will find the real essence of khichudi bhog. Prepared with rice and lentils along with a side of rich mixed vegetables followed by a helping of steaming payesh, this is one of the defining features of Durga Pujo.
Luchi Aloor Dum
Pujo breakfasts have to be heavy, they have to be delicious and there is no better fit than luchi and aloor dum. Head out to any local sweet shop and you will find them frying puffed luchis and serving them hot on your plate. Finish your meal with a couple of jalebis and your Pujo morning will be made.
Pulao and Kosha Mangsho
A favourite Nabami lunch for every Bengali is pulao and kosha mangsho. This richly prepared mutton gravy along with sweet rice is a classic combination is a hit amongst most Bengalis.
Rolls and Chowmein
There is a different flavour of Kolkata street food during Durga Pujo. Pandal hopping will get you exhausted and to catch a breather, do try out street side rolls and chowmein and we promise you, you will not regret it!
Well, to complete every hearty meal, there is nothing better than a bowl of mishti doi! Don’t say no to this, especially during the Durga Pujos!
Taste buds ready to roll? Best part, gorge on these delicious dishes guilt free, because it’s Durga Pujo!