Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Check it out guys, it's Trevor James. We just got into Kolkata, India, and today we're going for a full on street food tour. I am so pumped. Let's go check it out. (upbeat music) This is it, Kolkata. A street food heaven with food so good it's almost like a dream. And as soon as you arrive, you're bombarded with a huge selection of delicacies that would take a lifetime to discover and an energy unlike any other city in the world. This is part one of five of out Kolkata Street Food series. So make sure to watch this whole video and keep going in the playlist as well to bask in the true glory of Kolkata street food with us. And today, we found six amazing street foods. So let's eat. Look at these guys, right across the street there is a busy tea stall. (horn honking) We're gonna get a sabzi curry and a khichri. Let's try it out. (speaking foreign language) Oh look at this, guys. Ooh. That's a beautiful, (speaking foreign language). Look at this. We just got a sabzi, which is potato curry, and, oh here's the khichri. Little puffs of joy, ah. Beautiful. Oh, that's a big breakfast. Thank you, oh. (speaking foreign language) I think that's paneer, paneer. Just putting some paneer on there and we're gonna get a chai tea as well. (speaking foreign language) Oh. Oh, chili, chili, awesome. Spicy. And look at this massive pot of chai that we're getting in the back here. Ooh, that's huge. Whoa, this is incredible. The smell coming from that is just amazing. (upbeat music) This chai tea is just insane. Sugar. Sugar. It's good. Look at that incredible, that is a lot of sugar. (speaking foreign language) Oh, it's chai. (speaking foreign language) (horns blaring) (speaking foreign language) Amazing. (rattling) This smells. (speaking foreign language) It's saffron. Saffron. And right down here they are preparing the fresh kachori. And there is cumin seeds in there, rolling it out, and he's gonna put it in the oil. And that is what we're gonna have with our sabzi potato curry. Beautiful. So we just got a beautiful chai tea here in a clay cup. And then we also have potato curry with a bit of paneer and then the kachori. Little fried puffs of goodness, and some fresh chili. Let's go try it out. Look at these guys, chai tea in the morning. It doesn't get any better. And he put some beautiful saffron flakes on there. Oh wow. That's good. That's really good. That is actually a very strong, it has a very strong black tea flavor. But also a strong spiced goodness in there. That is a deep, spiced tea. In a clay cup that is so satisfying. Beautiful. And then we're just gonna take this khichri. Nice, warm khichri in the morning. Looks like some black sesame. It's like a fried flour ball with some, might be some cumin seeds in there as well. Oh yeah, warm potato, look at that. Warm potato curry with paneer cheese, beautiful. Mm. That just feels powerful, healthy, spicy. And you can see all the potatoes, the chickpeas, the paneer cheese, there's a dried chili in there and it's on a big bay leaf. And I'm pretty sure that's increasing the flavor profile. Awesome start to the day. This city is just full of life. Full of food. It is packed with energy, and we are on the hunt for more. I think we just got stuck in the middle of the road, but this gives you an opportunity to see the real heart, the real soul. You've got these classic almost heritage like cabs、 yellow cabs, and blue buses. I don't think you can see that in many other places in India. It really does have a classic feel to it here. This is what dreams are made of. With five more street foods planned to eat, we took a quick walk to the New Market area to hunt and warm up with a bhelpuri, AKA puffed rice with a spicy mango chutney. This is to die for. We are going to New Market area now. We're gonna find more street food, and then we're gonna have a famous Kolkata street food, the roll. I can't wait to try it out. We are gonna get bhelpuri here. Look at that puffed rice. Beautiful. And then look at what he's adding here, lots of crispies. Oh, yeah, crispies, peanuts, some chickpeas, cilantro, onion. Oh yeah, look at this, that is garam masala I think. Some salt. And look at this, oh wow. That is a chutney, I think that's a mango tamarind chutney. Beautiful. Oh. Looks good. Oh and a coconut. It's looking good, nice. (rattling) This looks absolutely delicious. In Kolkata. Ooh. Kolkata street food. And coconut? Yeah. This coconut. Coconut, cilantro, (speaking foreign language) coriander. And chili. And chili. Thank you. We just got the bhelpuri, look at all the delicious stuff that he just put in here. There's chickpeas, peanuts, and the real secret, look at here. This is the chutney. Oh, mango chutney. Mango, tomato, tamarind, it looks spicy and sour. Oh, and lime. Mango chutney, lime, beautiful. And that is in our bhelpuri. Puffed rice, crispy rice. Street food in a newspaper. Looks like a crispy street snack from heaven. Oh yeah, look at the chilies and the onions. Oh, the chickpeas. Peanuts, let's try it out. Mm. Wow. Oh, that's good. Oh, thank you. It really is all about that chutney. That is spicy and sour. Oh, thank you. It's good. Oh wow. That's good, yeah. That's all about the chutney. It definitely has a spicy kick, very spicy. You can taste a bit of mango flavor in there as well. Oh. That is an instant hit of spice. The chili, the chutney, spicy, sour, fresh and crispy. That is true heaven. Now we're getting warmed up. Next up we walk just a few steps down the street to try Kolkata's most famous street food, the roll. You have to see this beauty to believe it. Next up we're gonna go for a famous street food here in Kolkata. The roll. The Kusum's roll. Hi. Hi. Egg double egg chicken roll, please. Egg double chicken roll. Double egg, yeah. Single egg, double chicken? Double egg. No chicken? Single chicken. Or double chicken, sure. (smacking) So this is the famous Kusum's roll. Beautiful. (slapping) Here it goes guys. Famous Kusum's roll. (sizzling) So he's making a hot paratha right now. He's put some, oh he's just put an egg on. He's just put two eggs on there. This is the double egg Kusum's roll. (sizzling) Let's hope there's an almond on top of the paratha. Beautiful. Look at that. That is marinated chicken with onions. I believe that is fried in capsicum. That paratha with the egg, that is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. (speaking foreign language) Little bit of onion. [Cook] Lemon. [Trevor] Lemon. [Cook] Black pepper. [Trevor] Black pepper. [Cook] Yes, and you want sauce? [Trevor] Yes please. [Cook] Tomato, tomato. [Trevor] Tomato sauce, nice. [Cook] We have chili sauce, want chili sauce? [Trevor] And chili sauce, yes please. [Cook] Want green chili? Yes please. Just a little. Oh, beautiful green chili. Nice. Beautiful. Look at this guys, that is the hot kati roll at Kusum's. There is chicken. The paratha is just soaked. It was just fried in that egg. You can see the onion, and the chicken is fried in a tomato sauce with capsicum, ooh. Pepper, masala spice. And that paratha is crispy. It's like there's an omelet on that paratha. Mm. Wow. Wow. That is really good. Wow. That is unlike anything I've ever tasted. That is so flavorful. It's all about the marinade in the chicken.