Bengali culture is a staple of New York City, and Jhal has a mission to shine a light on it. The Vendy-nominated kids from Queens are slinging authentic Bengali street food all over New York from their pop up tent, and the city has taken notice.
No trip to Jhal is complete without some fuchka (shells stuffed with peas and potatoes) or some jhal muri (puffed rice with herbs, fried chickpea noodles, and mustard seed oil), but you’ll also want to get your hands on any of their house fritters—lentil & onion, potato, and eggplant—or some of their stewy, hearty rice dishes. Truly, you can’t go wrong no matter what you get, so why wait? Track Jhal down on the streets of New York, or book them to handle all the catering at your next event.
Fuchka — Semolina shells stuffed with spiced yellow peas and potatoes, herbs, and a tangy tamarind sauce