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delicious food options in Durga Pooja

Bengalis love food, and Durga Puja is the perfect excuse to eat all that the heart desires!
When it comes to spending on great tasting menus, Bengalis are a thrifty lot. Durga Puja is just one of the many occasions to empty the pockets and fill stomachs with every available variety out there!
Everything, starting from the Bengali’s favorite ‘pulao mangsho’ to Tandoori, Moghlai and a mix of Indian cuisines, is there to make up a soul-satisfying palate. Exploring the international flavors, included foremost in the list of cuisines is the Chinese, perpetually every Bengali’s favorite. Thai too is starting to appeal the tastes buds, including Italian, although the latter is still widely popular in the forms of pizza and pasta. The coffee culture has been in vogue for quite some time; there are the CafĂ© Coffee Days and Baristas to vile away the afternoon and evenings over a cup of hot cappuccino or a plate of chocolate pastry.

Comfort is the key to enjoyment, at least for the Bengalis. An air-conditioned restaurant, cushioned chairs and music to accompany their meals is tempting to the spoilt babumoshai‘. But make no mistake. When it comes to enjoying a cheap, tasty food break, it’s the roadside food stall that wins over any Park Street posh restaurant or bar.
The good-old tea stalls with their teas served in ‘bhaars’ with a couple of tough, bland bakery biscuits, or the roll-stall serving hot, spicy, vegan and non-vegan rolls, have a charm of their own. The ‘puchkawala’ is everybody’s favorite, together with the others that serve ‘ghugni’, ‘chaats’, ‘bhelpuri’, etc. And if the spice gets a bit too much, there are the big red cloth-wrapped aluminum ‘handis’ carrying ‘kulfi’, that are the best coolers on a sunny Puja morning, and a traditional favorite too.
Make it rich, make it tasty, keep it reasonably priced – the formula never fails with Bengalis!
delicious food options in Durga Pooja delicious food options in Durga Pooja Reviewed by gargi niyogi on August 12, 2013 Rating: 5

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