Stock Up On Your Snack Stash: These Places Have The Best Chanachurs, Murukkus, Sev, & Chips

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Up late night working or cramming for college? Or perhaps you really want a snack to go with your Netflix binge. Here’s where you can stock up on you stash of munchies.

New Saurashtra Nimki House

Located in Southern Avenue, these guys are famous for their Gujarati snacks, and stock the best nimkis in town. They have a wide array of snacks such as mini onion samosas, khandvi, gathiyas, khakras, theplas and dhoklas.

Shankar Ram Snacks

Almost a century old, this Gujarati shop on Ezra Street is famous for their mixture that has eight ingredients – including papri, badam and chura – in it. And they serve it with a delicious papita {papaya} chutney.

Bom Bhole Chanachur

Chanachur is a Bengali word for a mixture of sev, namkeen, peanuts, cherry {or chivda}. It’s sweet, sour and spicy, extremely addictive and Kolkata’s favourite snack choice, and tea-time companion. Mom Bole Chanachur in Haatibagan rustles up its own potent mix with a dash of lemon, ginger and chili.

Bajarang Bali Bhuja Shop

Located in Lake Market, these two shops are placed side by side and sell a wide array of snacks such as murukkus, chanachurs, bhujias, sev and chips. We really like the banana chips coated with masala.

Ujjala Chanachur

This gem, in a lane beside Kalighat temple, is iconic for its chanachur and has been in business for over 80 years. While you’re there, don’t forget to try their dalmoot, ganthiya and papri as well. You will find their branded chanachur packets selling across shops in Kolkata, including Spencer’s and Arambagh stores.