Durga Puja in Kolkata, 2023

Durga Puja, the grand festival that celebrates the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura, is an annual extravaganza that sweeps through the streets of Kolkata, India. This vibrant celebration is marked by stunning idols, elaborate decorations and a lively atmosphere that engulfs the entire city. However, one aspect that stands out during Durga Puja in Kolkata is the delectable food that leaves locals and visitors craving for more.

The Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata begin with Mahalaya. It is the day the goddess Durga is said to descend from heaven to earth. Mahalaya is followed by the five-day Puja, during which the goddess Durga is worshipped and revered.

On the first day of Puja, the idol of the goddess Durga is installed in a pandal, a temporary structure erected for the occasion. The pandal is decorated with flowers, lights and other ornaments. During the five days of the Puja, devotees visit the pandals to pray to the goddess and offer her their devotion. The pandals are also a popular tourist attraction, and people from all over India come to Kolkata to witness Durga Puja celebrations.

Special Food in Kolkata

Durga Puja is a time for feasting and celebration. In Kolkata, people prepare a variety of special dishes for the occasion. Some of the most popular Durga Puja dishes include:
  • Luchi-Alur Dom: This is a popular Bengali dish made with deep-fried flatbread (luchi) and spicy potato curry (alur dom).
  • Kosha Mangsho: This is another popular Bengali dish made with mutton that is slow-cooked in a gravy of spices and yoghurt.
  • Fish Fry: Fish is a staple of the Bengali diet, and fish fry is a popular dish often prepared during Durga Puja.
  • Rasgulla: Rasgulla is a popular Indian sweet made from sugar syrup and chhena. It is a must-have during Durga Puja.
  • Sandesh: Sandesh is another popular Indian sweet made from chhena and sugar. It is also a must-have during Durga Puja.

A fish curry in a white bowl garnished with chillies set on a table
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Durga Puja Special Food, Kolkata

In addition to the above-mentioned dishes, several other special foods are prepared during Durga Puja. Some of these dishes include:
  • Bhog: Bhog is a special meal that is offered to the goddess. Durga Puja Bhog menu is usually a platter with chutney, khichuri, chorchori, payesh, beguni, luchi and mishti doi/rasgulla.
  • Khichuri: Khichuri is a dish made with rice and lentils. It is a popular dish to eat during Durga Puja, especially on the last day of the Puja.
  • Luchi and Alur Dom: Luchi, deep-fried puffed bread, served with Alur Dom (spicy potato curry), is a breakfast delight during Durga Puja.
  • Mishti: Kolkata is renowned for its Mishti (sweets), and Durga Puja is the perfect time to indulge in these sugary delights. From rasgulla to cham cham and the iconic sandesh, there's no shortage of sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Sharodiva'r Bhuri Bhoi - Polo Floatel's Durga Puja Special Buffet in Kolkata

Experience the essence of Kolkata's Durga Puja in a culinary extravaganza at Polo Floatel from October 19th to 24th. Our specially curated Durga Puja Buffet Kolkata 2023 promises to transport your taste buds on a gastronomic journey through the heart of Bengal.

The Durga Puja buffet at Polo Floatel is a culinary extravaganza that celebrates the rich flavours of Bengali cuisine. From the moment you step in, your taste buds are in for a treat. The menu is a delectable journey through tradition and innovation, featuring Phol Makhna and a tantalising array of starters to awaken your palate. The Chaat station adds a dash of street-food charm, while Bata, Bati and Bharta showcase the heartiness of Bengali home-cooked meals. Bhaja Bhuji adds crispy goodness to the mix. The main course boasts iconic dishes like Kolkata Chicken Biryani, Kochi Pathar Jhol and Doi Potol, perfectly complemented by an array of chutneys. And of course, no Bengali feast is complete without the sweet finale, with Mishti Doi, Rosogolla and Kheer Kadam. This buffet is a true celebration of the flavours that define Durga Puja.

Click here for the full menu for Sharodiva'r Bhuri Bhoi. 

A table set with different items for Durga Puja feast

Durga Puja in Kolkata is a time of vibrant festivities and gastronomic delights. The city's food culture comes alive with an array of delectable dishes, both traditional and modern. Exploring the diverse and scrumptious Puja special food is an integral part of experiencing the magic of Durga Puja in the City of Joy.

Enjoy the delicious Durga Puja Special Offer by Polo Floatel, Kolkata. Join us to immerse yourself in the spirit of Durga Puja through the flavours of Bengal. Enjoy a grand buffet with a view of the Ganges, a feast for the senses by the sacred river. Come with family and friends to enjoy this extraordinary buffet experience that pays homage to this revered festival.

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