Try Kolkata's Dearest Street Food From This Award-Winning Puchkawala
City of Joy's favourite street food, puchka, is available at every nook and corner of the city, but none can be compared to Rajendra Phuchka in front of Dakshinapan in Dhakuria.
What Makes It Awesome
You must have been to Baghbazar, Vivekananda Park, Chakraberia and Esplanade for the some of the best puchkawalas in town, but your list won't be complete until and unless you visit Dhakuria to eat from Rajendra Phuchka. Just outside the exit gate of Dakshinapan, you will be able to spot the huge presence of his two stalls.
Gorge on the huge puchkas, which you won't be able to put in your mouth in one go. The stuffing is made with a calculated amount of spice and salt. Try it with their sweet or sour water, or maybe you can mix them both! And what you get is a sudden gush of multifarious flavours dancing inside your mouth. He sells five puchkas for INR 20. A plate of alur dom, churmur and doi churmur will come for between INR 30 to INR 40, each.
What we haven't told you yet is that Rajendra Phuchka has won an award from Khaibar Pass Award for the 'best puchka'. And right beside his puchka stall, there is another stall for the sweeter dishes. We tried a plate of doi puchka for INR 40 and it was dripping with the dahi and chutney. You can also try something called the doi alur dom puchka for INR 50.
There's almost always a queue when you reach there, so make sure you have some time in hand. After all, such things cannot be enjoyed in a hurry right?