Homesick Bengalis, Hit Up These 4 Eateries For Kolkata-Style Puchkas

Sarjana posted on 28 March

What Is It?

No, I’m not from Kolkata but a Bengali friend did the mistake of introducing me to Bengali style puchkas in college. Since then, I have been addicted to them but finding a place in Mumbai which serves them became a little difficult. So, with the help of our Bengali friends, we have found 5 places in Mumbai which will put an end to your search of authentic puchkas. Although these might not be exactly the same as Kolkata puchkas, they do come the closest.

Via Calcutta, Andheri West

Via Calcutta in Oshiwara, Andheri West serves amazing Kolkata street food which is absolutely authentic. One plate of Kolkata puchkas there will cost you INR 110. Apart from that, they also have lip-smacking mudi {chaat with puffed rice} and ghoogni {chaat with cooked chickpeas}. All the puchka lovers, this has to be on your ‘must visit’ list.

Casual Dining

Shop 12, Greenfield CHSL, Lokhandwala Complex, Near HDFC Bank, Andheri West, Mumbai

Shree Gangour Sweets, Malad West & Juhu

Shree Gangour Sweets in Malad and Juhu serves South Indian, fast food, Italian, mithai and Rajasthani food but is very famous for their Kolkata puchkas. A plate just costs INR 40 and is on point when it comes to the taste. The size of the puchkas is perfect and the potato filling is spicy, just as you like it.

Sweet Shops

Shop 1, China Link Building, Opp. Infinity Mall 2, Malad West, Mumbai

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Gurukripa, Sion

A lot of people might not know this but Gurukripa also serves Kolkata-style puchkas just for INR 50. Already known for their chole samosa, this famous Sion joint earns full points for attempting to try to celebrate Kolkata’s street puchkas. Do mention to them that you want the Bengali-style panipuri so that they can change the stuffing and water accordingly before serving.

Fast Food Restaurants

40, Guru Kripa Building, Road 24, Near SIES College, Sion, Mumbai

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Gupta Chat Center, Juhu

If you love puchkas, you will know that their size is much bigger than regular panipuri. And when it comes to size, Gupta Chat Centre wins the race. With big and crispy puris filled with tangy potato stuffing and delicious flavoured water, this joint will take your pucka experience to the next level. One plate will cost you INR 30.

Food Courts

Vidyanidhi Marg, Near Kaifi Azmi Park, Gulmohar Road, MHADA Colony, Juhu, Mumbai

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