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Food in Raiganj

The city is famous for its historical significance hence visitors flock the city to visit them. There are various restaurants in Raiganj which serves both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes to the locals as well as visitors visiting the city at affordable prices. The cuisine of Raiganj comprises the traditional food of Bengal and the.flavors of northeast states like Sikkim. It has the perfect blend of both spicy and sweet flavors.

The extensive use of spices is observed in cooking. Some of the spices are used in different combinations like the onion-flavored kalonji, (black onion seeds or nigella), paanch phoron ( mixture of fennel, cumin, fenugreek, black mustard seeds and kalonji) and radhuni also called as wild celery seeds.

The main ingredient used to add flavor to any dish is the paanch phoron. Like South Indians, the people of Raiganj love black mustard seeds. They use ground mustard paste in fish preparations. Kasundi is another favorite ingredient used in dishes. It is a popular mustard sauce used generally by Bengalis.

Staple Food of Raiganj

Bengali Thali


As paddy is the main crop in Raiganj, rice is the staple food of the occupants. Hot steamed rice is generally teamed up with daal or any lentil soup. Shukto is the first dish served with rice. It is a type of bitter vegetable dish prepared with bitter gourd along with some vegetables. 

Shukto is then followed by bhaja or fries like aloo bhaja, potol bhaja, pumpkin fries or kumro bhaja, orucche bhaja or bitter gourd fries and last but not the least the famous begun bhaja or the eggplant fries.

Some of the popular vegetable delicacies are aloo-jhinge posto and aloo posto. The specialty of these delicacies is the fabulous use of poppy seeds or posto.

Fish curry is the main dish of every meal. As fresh water fishes are easily found in Raiganj, different kinds of preparations of fish are made using different spices. Cooking is done in pungent mustard oil.

Street Food Stalls in Raiganj

Momo


Many street side stalls and food corners can be seen along the streets and roads of Raiganj. They offer a wide variety of mouth-watering snacks. Some of the famous snacks are puri bhaji, ghugni or dry peas curry, phuchkas, jhal muri also known as puffed rice and butter toast.

Most of the street side snacks are accompanied with hot tea or bharer cha. Apart from Indian snacks, the street food stalls also serve Tibetan delicacies like momos. These steamed dumplings are either stuffed with minced meat or vegetables and are taken usually with chilly sauce and soup. The street side eateries are incomplete without Chinese food. Chowmein and all types of noodle like hakka and thukpa are served. 

Sweets and Desserts in Raiganj

Sweets or mishti are important eateries after every meal. Some of the delicious sweets are barfi, gulabjamun, sandesh, laddoo and rosogollas. Besides these sweets, homemade desserts like pithe-puli, bhapa pithe and chitoi pithe are also enjoyed with date tree molasses. The most famous dessert cooked in every house is paayesh. It is a milk dessert flavored with grated coconut, cardamom and dry fruits.

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Restaurants in Raiganj

There are many exotic restaurants in Raiganj where all types of cuisines such as Bengali, North Indian, South Indian, Continental and Chinese are found. Some of the renowned ones are Puspak and Harshabardan.

Just like other places in Bengal, a wide range of food items are relished by the people of the region.

Caterers in Raiganj

Here is a list of Caterer in Raiganj that one can choose from:


Happy Caterer in Raiganj
Address: Udaypur,
Uparup Road,
Raiganj HO,
Raiganj - 733134
Phone No:+(91)-9434207067

Pratidin Caterer in Raiganj
Address:Mohonbati,
Ns Road,
Raiganj HO,
Raiganj - 733134
Phone No:+(91)-3526-252335

Subhalagna Caterer in Raiganj
Address:Silligury More,
N S Road,
Raiganj HO,
Raiganj - 733134
Phone No:+(91)-9474387794

Mayur Caterer in Raiganj
Address:Silligury More,
N S Road,
Raiganj HO,
Raiganj - 733134
Phone No:+(91)-9932324016

Happy Caterer in Raiganj
Address:Kumar Dangi Road,
Raiganj HO,
Raiganj - 733134
Phone No:+(91)-9232672179

Degain Caterer in Raiganj
Address:Silligury More,
N S Road,
Raiganj HO,
Raiganj - 733134
Phone No:+(91)-9733178148, 9434961618


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