Delhi turns li’l Kolkata

  • Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Oct 09, 2013 18:38 IST

When it comes to the biggest Bengali festival — Durga Puja — food is certainly the best thing to indulge in. Here’s taking a look at some of the Bengali bites that you can try across the city over the next four days, as Delhi turns into a little Kolkata.

Pet pujo platter
Where: Oh! Calcutta, ground floor, International Trade Tower, B block, Nehru Place
Dig into a lavish spread of chitol, kakra and topshe with misthi doi and komla bhog to wrap up. A special dinner buffet awaits on Ashtami (Sat) and Navami (Sun)
Lunch buffet: Rs850+taxes
Dinner buffet: Rs899+taxes

Kolkata Biryani spread
Where: City of Joy, first floor, Aravali Shopping Complex, Alaknanda
Their Durga Puja all-day special menu includes
chicken rhezala, chithol muitha and ofcourse the very popular Kolkata biryani, complete with mutton, potato and eggs. Don’t miss the Mousumi sandesh, specially flown in from Kolkata. Meal for two: Rs900+taxes

Bangla Box
Where: Bento Bong,
Co-operative Ground, Near
J Block, Chittaranjan Park
From crisp Bhetki fries and cutlets to your favourite Galda Chingrir (fresh water prawn) malaicurry with fragrant rice, have it all in portable no-fuss bento boxes as you go pandal hopping.
Price: Bento boxes range between Rs120 to Rs325

Traditional yet fun
Where: Amaranta, The Oberoi, Gurgaon, 443,
Udyog Vihar The Puja special Bengali food festival will offer a range of delicacies with subtle flavours of traditional Thakurbari cuisine to its riotous counterparts found on Kolkata’s Park Street. Come here between 12:30pm-3pm or 7.30pm-12am
Meal for two: Rs4,500+taxes

A Fishy Affair
Where: Kitchen Kolkata, G-138, Sector 63, Noida
Is Durga Puja all about a relaxed mid-week holiday for you? Fret not, call 9818091186 / 9810982967 to get a lavish Bengali spread home delivered. Apart from the mutton and chicken, the Bhapa Ilish or steamed Hilsa is the highlight of this place this time. You can also call in for some Kolkata biryani
Meal for two: Rs600+taxes

The Bangla Bhoj
Where: Pavilion 75, Welcom Hotel Dwarka, plot No 3, sector 10, District Centre, Dwarka The Bangla bhoj here is complete with macher kaliya, a range of sweet dishes and the Bengali favourite Kosha mangsho-luchi i.e. a spicy mutton curry with fluffy white puris. On from Friday to Sunday for dinner only.
Meal for two: Rs3000+taxes


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