Gangarampur is a beautiful city in West Bengal. It is a little away from Kolkata and has its own definite culture and tradition. This part of Bengal is mainly famous for its decadent desserts. It is like a hidden treasure in the heart of Bengal. The only purpose of this article is to introduce you all to this magnificent part of Bengal. If you have an old-age charm and like the same, you can surely visit Gangarampur for it has a lot to offer to you.
Puffed rice tossed in mustard oil, green chili, coconut cubes, and lots of spices. It is one of the staple street foods here. It is loved by all age groups because it is light and tasty at the same time. The vendors have their characteristic masala and hence it is unique, and must-try food.
2Porota and Torkari
Flaky, crispy parathas served with spicy potato curry. It is one of the most demanded breakfasts here. It is cheap and filling at the same time. This combination is deadly and highly recommended.
The advanced version of luchi, stuffed with lentils. It is pretty flaky and served fresh and hot with spicy chana dal. The crispiness of the puffed bread, along with soft, flavorful potatoes, goes very well together.
It is one of the traditional dishes which are very popular among the locals. If you like mishit doi, then you will love this sweetened curd even more. It is richer in taste and texture. There are many local shops here, where you can find this fantastic preparation.
5Aloe Vera Juice
Yes, you read that right. Aloe vera is very healthy and has many medicinal values. It is sold near to Gangarampur bus stand. The vendor sells various other herbs which are really beneficial, whereas aloe vera juice is most recommended.
It is one of the tastiest drinks you can have here. Milk mixed with mishit doi is a wonderful combination. It is sold at a very nominal price of ten and hence it is worthy. It gives you instant energy on a day where sun is beating high.
It is prepared by mixing puffed rice and jaggery. It is very tasty, but seasonal. It is often served with raisins on top. The texture and taste are very different from that of other traditional Bengali sweets.
8Dada Didi Hotel Mangsho bhaat
Mutton and rice go very well together. A spicy, rich, tasty mutton curry which is served with steamed rice. Succulent pieces of mutton are their signature. It is one of the well-known restaurants here.
9Dada Didi Ellish curry
Ellish fish is one of the most craved foods here. It is mainly prepared with mustard paste. The eggs of this fish are its tastiest part. This place prepares richly flavored gravy, which is very famous and applauded by everyone around.
This sweet is prepared all over India but Gangarampur’s chom chom has its own unique taste and flavor. It is slightly sweeter than the other ones, but sweets are meant to be sweet. Spongy cylinders are made with chenna, then topped with thick condensed milk is like heaven on earth.
11Kolkata Haji Biryani
It is famous for its fifty rupees biryani. Yes, you can get a full plate of biryani here at just fifty rupees. The quality and hygiene is adequately maintained, which has made it very popular nowadays. It is very light and not too oily, which is one of the unique features of this biryani.
It is one of the oldest sweets of West Bengal. It is either steamed or fried. It has various stuffing that varies from region to region and family to family. It is not readily available in every shop but don’t miss it as soon as you see it. It is a very unique preparation and hence prepared by selected shops.
This has to be the most satisfying rendition of rasgullas. The only difference here is that the sugar syrup is made with jaggery. It is a winter dish and prepared during the winters only. If you visit Gangarampur, it has to be on top of your list if you are a dessert lover.
14Pizza at Castle Café
It is one of the promising upcoming ventures at Gangarampur. This place serves good quality and fresh pizzas at affordable prices. This has to be one of those first few restaurants that have tried something else apart from the authentic Bengali cuisine, which is indeed commendable.
Chicken fritters tossed in spicy red gravy is a must-try. It is so popular that it has now become an integral part of Bengali weddings. Sonargaon (Akash Residency) is the best place to try this.
Jalebi is called jillipi here. You can try luscious, fresh and mouth-watering jilipis at Babaji Mistanno Bhandar at Borobazar, Gangarampur. It is made with a fermented refined flour mixture. It is dipped fried and then dipped in colored sugar syrup.
Gangarampur is famous for its sweetened curd. It is prepared by curd, condensed milk and then left to set. It is sometimes flavored and slightly manipulated but the taste of authentic curd is unparalleled.
During the evenings, it is one of the go to foods for the local people. It is mixed with puffed rice or eaten directly. There are various telebhajas which are available here like the alur chop, mochar chop, dimer devil, and many more.
19Rimpa’s Hotel Maach bhaat
Boiled rice with slightly flavored fish curry is something unforgettable. The curry is fried with nigella seeds, ginger, garlic, spices. Fish and rice are the two most loved items in Bengal and their combination is even more prevalent.
20Maitri hotel mangsho
The last one on the list but undpubtedly not the least one. This hotel is very popular for its mutton. The richness of the gravy is unmatchable and has to be undoubtedly one of the best mutton curries around this place.