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  • 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.

  • You can taste that it's marinated in yogurt and spices.

  • Ooh, the onion aroma, slightly sweet.

  • There is definitely a slightly sweet, peppery spicy

  • goodness in there.

  • In that crispy oily paratha,

  • that is true, deep down satisfaction.

  • Just add a little lime on there, you can taste that lime.

  • The lime and the chili, they go together like nothing else.

  • After that beautiful roll, we made our way