The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
The bridge, the river and kids' play. Brilliantly captured by Sujay Kumar Das.

Friday, April 13, 2007

A foodie update

I wrote about my coming across one of Bengali's favourite homemade foods- Khichudi being served roadside at Camac Street (Which can easily be called a food street, besides office street or retail street, thanks to the shopping mall) in the post Khichuri on the street.

Khichuri is of two kinds- the one made at home and the other at temples or Puja pandals as bhog (Prasad), hence known as bhoger khichuri or khichuri bhog in Bengali. Though made on a large scale the latter surprisingly acquires a divine taste, distinctively better than the former. Bhoger khichuri has a legendary following among Bengalis.

A colleague sampled it today on Camac Street. He was floored by the taste. They serve it with papad and alu bhaja or alur dum. According to him it is the class of 'Bhoger khichuri'.

Can't wait to check it out.