Food in Howrah

Food in Howrah

The people of Howrah district are great foodies. Moreover, Howrah is inundated with a plethora of Bengali and Chinese restaurants. The city also boasts several multi cuisine and world cuisine restaurants. The Bengalis residing in Howrah are mainly fish lovers and there is a vast variety of cuisines prepared from fish. Ilish(or Hilsa) and Rui(or Rohu) and Pabda fish are the most sought-after fishes that are selected to prepare mouth-watering cuisines. Apart from fish the locals of Howrah have a sweet tooth as well. A wide assortment of sweet dishes are prepared and loved by the locals of Howrah.

The Famous Cuisines of Howrah

Howrah’s popular non-vegetarian dishes include- Chicken biryani, mutton biryani, mughlai, chicken chaap, mutton chaap, Chingri maacher malaai curry (Prawn curry with coconut), maacher kalia, fish fry, Bhapa Ilish(or steamed Hilsa fish), Doi maach(fish cooked with curd), Kasha mangsho(mutton cooked at low temperature in Bengali process), Bengali sweet pulao, Bengali Khichudi and many more.
There are some very popular restaurants for Biryani lovers in Howrah which specialize in Biryani:

Biryani in Howrah


Moghal Empire, Howrah

Address: 16/2, Shaikpara Lane, Kona Exp Way, Howrah, Kolkata
Phone number: 9088979745 and 9674971898

Haji Biryani Restaurant
Address: Kona Expy, Naora, Shibpur Howrah, West Bengal, Pin- 711104
Phone number: 09163936101

A One Biryani (located near Howrah police station)
Address: Shop No. 171, Howrah, Kolkata, 700009
Phone number: 9874088428

Aliah Biryani
Address: 4, Kona Expressway, Shibpur, Howrah, Kolkata
Phone number: 9339834809

Royal Bengali Biryani
Address: 50L, GT Road, Fazir Bazaar, GT Rd, Howrah, Kolkata
Phone number: 7890750987

Darbar Shahi Biryani
Address: 57, GT Rd, Pikhana(N), Salkia, Howrah, Kolkata
Phone: 8013531230 and 9163088403


Desserts in Howrah

The names of some traditional and well-known sweet dishes of Howrah include:

  • Rasmalai (Rasgulla in thickened milk)
  • Mishti Doi (sweet yoghurt)
  • Shondesh
  • Gurer Payesh (Rice kheer with palm jaggery)
  • Narkel Naru (or coconut laddoo)
  • Malpua
  • Patishapta Peetha(pancake stuffed with coconut filling)
  • Dudh Puli Peethe(a special dish prepared during the Makar Sankranti)
  • Aam Kheer (Mango in thickened milk)
  •  Kalakand
  • Gurer Semiya Kheer (vermicelli kheer with palm jaggery)
  • Ledikeni (or Gulab jamun)   
  • Roshogolla (or rasgulla)       

Sweets of Howrah

People can get their favorite sweet dishes at various sweet shops located all over the Howrah district. The names of some well-known sweet shops situated in Howrah are- Panchbhog, Shri Krishna Sweets, Annapurna Sweets,  Maa Kali Mishthanna Bhandar, Taraknath Sweets, Bhawani Sweets and Kalimata Mishthanna Bhandar.

Apart from sweet dishes Howrah also boasts of some renowned bakeries. The baked stuff of Howrah is loved by the kids as well as the adults.

Street Food in Howrah   

Howrah is famous for its scrumptious street food for the street strollers:

Street Food of Howrah

Some of the well-known and admired street foodstuff include- Radhaballavi(or daal puri) with Alur dom, Egg rolls, Chicken rolls, huge samosas, Karaishutir kachori(peas kachori), hing kachori with chutney, Phuchkas, Jhal muri, Momos(both chicken and veg momos) and hot masala tea. 


Restaurants in Howrah

The city has a plethora of restaurants. Some restaurants are quite extravagant while others are quite affordable. The ambiance and warmth offered in these restaurants make the customers spell-bound. In Howrah you can find a lot of traditional Bengali restaurants with the touch of Bengali ambiance and culture. Apart from Bengali restaurants there are several world cuisine, multi cuisine and Chinese restaurants which offer high-quality services and delectable cuisines to their customers. There are also a few coffee shops in Howrah among which the "Sip Up Lounge" and the "Zodiac" are worth mentioning.


Fast Food in Howrah


Fast Food of Howrah

Fast food chains like Subway, Mcdonald’s, Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza and KFC are some popular fast food eateries located in the Howrah district. These eateries are always flooded with kids, teenagers and grownups in all the 365 days in a year. Apart from these Howrah also brags some eminent bakeries and coffee shops.

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