It is that time of the year when everyone wants to experience Bengali cuisine in various restaurants across Kolkata. Crowded, booked, packed, reserved whatever’s the situation in regard to these restaurants, it is advisable that the foodie spends his or her money at a restaurant that serves authentic Bengali food and has repute in town. Keeping these things in mind, we tell you about the best places in the city of joy for enjoying Bengali food during Durja Pujas.
Oh! Calcutta: This restaurant chain is spread across various cities. With two outlets in the city, the restaurant offers various dishes that you can experience during the Pujas. It is always a good idea to start with Luchi and Alur Dum that can be a good appetiser. Jhinge Aloo Posto along with plain rice and Bhapa Ilish is a good combination. The cost for two at this place is approximately Rs 1500.
Kasturi has four outlets in Kolkata (Gariahat, Ballygunge, Jessore Road, New Market) and has scrumptious Bengali dishes in the menu. Try the Hilsa Fry and Kochu Pata Chingri Bhapa or go for Doi Ruhi. These fish items are a must have here. The Mutton Dak Bunglow and Mocha Chingri Ghonto are very much in demand among the foodies too. The cost for two here should round up to Rs 800.
If you do not want to burn a hole in your pocket and experience a decent food course then this is a good place. Located at Baghajatin and with a cost for two that’s approximately Rs 500, this restaurant has some delectable dishes like Kancha Aamer Shorbot (roasted and cumin flavoured raw mango drink) and Shorshe Vapa Paneer (steamed paneer with mustard wrapped in banana leaf). You can also opt for delicious dishes like Chitol Muitha and Dab Chingri. Never forget to end with Mishti Doi (traditional sweet curd) or any type of Sandesh or Sugar Free Bhapa Sandesh.
This restaurant has six outlets in the city (Rajarhat, Golpark, Hatibagan, Park Street, Garia, Salt Lake) and offers a range of dishes like Mangsher Singara (chicken samosa), Narkel Cholar Dal (split Bengal gram cooked with coconut chips and raisins). Experience the succulent Kochi Pathar Jhol (spring mutton cooked in light gravy), Sorshe Elish (Hilsa cooked in mustard sauce) and desserts like Nolen Gurer Ice Cream and Anaroser Chutney. The cost for two here should be approximately around Rs 800.