Cuisines of Cooch Behar

One of the most vital means of entertainment in any place for both vacationers and locals are relishing and ravishing the mouth watering eateries of that location. The theory absolutely does not change in case of Cooch Behar too and that is why the region serves its people with some of the best lip smacking cuisines prepared and served in definite style. Also it may noted that due to its proximity to Bangladesh and Assam, a lot more influence in cuisine and food preparation style can be witnessed here. The predominant cuisine in this area is the Bengali dishes which are known for its definite flavors, unique style of preparation and specified uses of spices. Another distinctive part of Bengali cuisine is its versatile deserts which are considered one of the best in the country. However in a whole it can be stated that one of the best attributes of Cooch Behar is the delicious and yummiest dishes and a vacation without enjoying this is not at all worthy.

Bengali Cuisines in Cooch Behar

The most prominent culture in Cooch Behar is of the Hindu Bengalis and they are essentially extreme food lovers. They prefer to try various cuisines but their primary love is their authentic and traditional Bengali cuisine. The secret of this type of Cuisine is that it is influenced from varied cultures plus use spices. The most prominent Bengali dish includes fish curry, rice, versatile vegetables and lentils. Cooch Behar people majorly prefers non vegetarian food, however pure vegetarian food is also available here. The cooking is majorly done with mustard oil and plenty of chilli, bay leaves, cardamom, cumin being used. Among lentils the preference goes to masoor. Fish curry is prepared in multiple ways but the major preference is with mustard paste. Though rice is the staple food of people of Cooch Behar but often they prefer parathas or poori popularly known as “Luchi” too.

Food in Cooch Behar
Food in Cooch Behar

One of the popular breakfast in this region with Poori or Luchi with “alur dam” or potato curry. A full coarse meal may include varies fries, rice, a lentil preparation, and a non vegetarian spicy dish which majorly is made of fish, chicken and mutton. Specialized dishes like alu posto, chingri malaikari, kasha mangsho, shukto(a traditional Bengali recipe with bitter gourd and other vegetables), pulao, can be tried for a change of taste. For deserts there are a loads of options like misti doi, rasogolla, sandesh, rabri and many others. Often a delicious meal is ended with a sweet paan.

Restaurants in Cooch Behar

To try out one of such mouth watering and heart filling cuisines in its absolute order and manner one may visit the Bengali restaurants based in Cooch Behar to feel the real essence of this type of cuisine and enjoy it at its best. Even the natives here are by nature food lovers which encourages various forms of cuisine like Chinese, continental, Mughlai, Biriyani, South Indian specialities and many others. Though these foods are not prepared in households but they are relished in the various multicuisine restaurants available in Cooch Behar.Few of such restaurants serves various cuisines but in its authentic taste and style. Some of the best Bengali restaurants in Cooch Behar are mentioned below.

Darbar Restaurant
Address: Hotel Royal Palace, Ground Floor, Court More, Sunity Road, Cooch Behar- 736101
In Hotel Royal Palace
Phone: (3582) 222210, (3582) 230731

Hotel Ellora - Restaurant
Address: Hotel Ellora, Ground Floor, Rup Narayan Circle, Biswa Singha Road, Cooch Behar- 736101
In Hotel Ellora
Phone: (3582) 222125, (3582) 224318

Maa Annapurna Hotel
Address: Old Post Office Road, Cooch Behar
N N Road, Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9932777464
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Tara Maa Hotel
Address: Mini Bus Stand, Cooch Behar, Keshab Street
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9232898709

Raj Hotel
Address: Mini Bus Stand, Cooch Behar, Housing Road
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 8906461507

Also Read: Restaurants in Cooch Behar, Sweet Shops in Cooch Behar

Tea and Coffee Shops in Cooch Behar

Cooch Behar has always been famous for its popular session of “adda” or social gathering with friends, relatives and neighbours over a cup of coffee or tea. In fact it is almost a mandatory activity in every locality where young and old get together to discuss intellectual or social topics over an evening tea or coffee. To taste a cup one can visit the multiple tea and coffee stalls in various parts of the district while some are listed below.

MAA Durga Tea Stall
Address: Durgabari, Cooch Behar, P N Road
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9800037112

Bibek Tea House
Address: Cooch Behar Bazar, Near Bhabani Ganj Bazar Kotwali
Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 8944028440

Dhar Tea Stall
Address: Ghughumari , Cooch Behar, Mathabhanga Road
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9641970032

Amarnath Tea Stall
Address: Nishiganj, Cooch Behar, Nishijang Natun Bazar Road
Nishiganj, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736157
Phone: 9933808038

Barman Tea Stall
Address: Gossairhat Bandar, Cooch Behar, Sitai Road
Gossairhat Bandar, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736172
Phone: 8016474593

Saha Tea Stall
Address: Gossaihat, Cooch Behar, Sitai Road
Gossairhat Bandar, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736172
Phone: 9734159663

Coffee House
Address: Chowpathy, Mathabhanga
Police Phari
Cooch Behar West Bengal 736146
Phone: 9378474855

Snacks in Cooch Behar

Snacking is always more entertaining than a full coarse meal. Rather to be precise it generates more interest and doing the same in a place like Cooch Behar is even more exciting. A whole new collection of tangy and crispy snacks ranging from fries, chaats, singara, alu kabli,jhal muri, puchka, rolls are available here. The list is too long to even name all. However one should try all sorts of snacks specially the street foods to get a perfect taste of teh snacks here. Apart from this there are always availability of cake pastries and bakery products which also are mouth melting and a must try for all.
Some of the popular snack joints in Cooch Behar are mentioned below.

Ray Snacks Stall
Address: Chowk Bazar, Silver Jubilee Road
Cooch Behar Bazar, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9621009621

Maa Bhandar
Address: Gossaihat, Sitai Road
Gossairhat Bandar, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736172
Phone: 9932290820

Swad Sweets & Snacks
Address: Main Market, Silver Jubilee Road
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 8670145226

Monginis The Cake Shop
Address: Old Post Office Road, N N Road
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 3582-225761

Park View Food Zone
Address: Old Post Office Road, N N Road
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9434256026

Sweet Shops in Cooch Behar

Bengali sweets have a fame and name of its own. Especially for its variety and delicious taste the same has gained a huge popularity all throughout the country. Cooch Behar being a essential part of Bengal shares the same fame having well reputed and best quality sweet shops spread across the district. The variety of sweets here includes native specialities like rasogolla, chanar sandesh, cham cham, rasomalai, jilebi etc along with other regional sweets like kaju barfi, gulab jamun, laddoos etc. Some of the reputed sweet shops here are Madhuban Sweets, Ghosh Mistanna Bhandar, Debvog Mistanna Bhandar, Bhawal sweets and others.

Radha Rani Sweets
Address: Natun Bazar, Cooch Behar, P N Road
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9933937300

Rituja Sweets
Address: Old Post Office Road, N N Road
Cooch Behar Bazar, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9932143077

Madhuban Sweets
Address: Old Post Office Road, N N Road
Cooch Behar H O, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736101
Phone: 9932286292, 9378129391

Barman Mistanna Bhander
Address: Gossairhat Bondar, Cooch Behar, Sitai Road
Gossairhat Bandar, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736172
Phone: 7602322683

Ghosh Mistanna Bhander
Address: Gossairhat Bondar, Cooch Behar, Sitai Road
Gossairhat Bandar, Cooch Behar West Bengal 736172
Phone: 9932145167

In a nutshell it can be said that a[art from its various peculiarities Cooch Behar is famous for its excellent culinary skills and mouth watering dishes coupled with lip smacking deserts. It is a must try for all visiting the city.


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