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Flavours of Bengal: Lip-smacking Bengali delicacies for you this season!

lifestyle Updated: Oct 02, 2014 16:56 IST
Deekshita Baruah
bengali food

It's that time of the year again when the sounds of dhaak awakens your spirit.

Most of the Bengalis you know will meticulously plan their itinerary and all you will get to hear from them is 'what to eat and what to wear'. Words like Ashtami, Navami will start sounding familiar to you.

Trust us when we say, if you really want to experience the real spirit of Durga Puja, it is the food that will take you closest to it.

Move over your kebabs and butter chickens for once people and try something new! We bring you a list of places across metros that you should definitely visit this Pujo.

Annapurna: People swear by their Kosha Mangsho, Pabda Sorse, Beguni Bhaja, Dhokar Dalna.
Price: Rs 450 for two people (approx)
Where: Bipin Chandra Pal Marg, Block C, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi


Lobongo, a Bengali sweet (Photo: Shutterstock)

Rasoraj: The kachori, gur sandesh, chomchom, lengcha and lobongo are a must try here.
Price: Rs 150 for two people (approx)
Where: D 676, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi

Maa Tara: They provide lip smacking muri ghonto, murmura aalu bhaja, mushor dal, begunia, maach bhaja and baata in shorsho (mustard).
Price: Rs 350 for two people (approx)
Where: 45, 46, 47, Market 2, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi

Oh! Calcutta: Bhapa illish, chingri malai curry, bhapa narkol chingri, cholar daal and luci will have you coming back for more!
Price: Rs 1700 for two people (approx)
Where: Ground Floor, International Trade Towers, E Block, Nehru Place, New Delhi


Fish in mustard sauce (Photo: Shutterstock)

Hangla's- The Taste of Kolkata: Mutton kosha and paranthas, fish chops and Bengali style biriyani are recommended.
Price: Rs. 350 for two people (approx)
Where: 152, 1st Floor, Galleria Shopping Centre, Powai

Also read: Ringing in Poila Baisakh with Bengali food

Bijori Grill: Try out their macher potli, macher matha diya moong daal, ghugni, ilish begunur jol and phoolkopir shorshay narkol.
Price: Rs. 950 for two people (approx)
Where: Hakone Children's Park, Hiranandani, Powai, Mumbai

Bhojohori Manna: Daab chingri, chicken dakbangla, bhetki paturi are to die for! You can also try out their special Durga Puja thalis.
Price: Rs 550 for two people (approx)
Where: 3 & 4, Reliable Business Centre, Near Om Heera Panna Mall, Oshiwara, Andheri West


Luci, another Bengali favourite (Photo: Shutterstock)

KC Das:
If you have a sweet tooth then you should definitely try out their rajbhog, rossogolla, kesar rossomolai, chamcham, malpo and lalmohan.
Price: Rs 200 for two people (approx)
Where: 38, Church Street, MG Road Area, Bangalore

Bhojohori Manna: Bhojohorir thala, jhinge alu posto, aar kalia, kosha mangsho with luci and aamer chutney will have you licking your fingers.
Price: Rs 500 for two people (approx)
Where: 668/B, 6th Block,Koramangala, Bangalore

6 Ballygunge Place: Try their roi sorshe, raibahadur mangshor jol, mouralla machher peyaji, pur bhara pomfret fry, posto narkel bora.
Price: Rs 800 for two people (approx)
Where: 612, 12th Main, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

Also read: History on our plate: how India started enjoying food

Sonargaon: Not essentially a Bengali delicacy special; you can still try out the Kolkata beckti, salan, pabda macher jhol, palongshager chorchori.
Price: Rs 3500 for two people (approx)
Where: Taj Bengal, 34 B, Belvedere Road, Alipore


Sondesh, an absolute favourite among Bengalis (Photo: Shutterstock)

Kasturi: It's famous for Bangladeshi style Bengali food. Try out their Kasturi Puja specials, bhetki paturi, kochupatta chingri bhappa.
Price: Rs 400 for two people (approx)
Where: 13/6, Anil Moitro Road,Ballygunge Place

Saffron, The Park: Fried Prawns with kasundi Tartar, murg keema ghoogni chaat, Kolkata betki espadada kabab and chingri malai curry is a must try.
Price: Rs 3500 for two people (approx)
Where: The Park, 17, Park Street, Park Street Area

Bhojohori Manna: Potoler dolma, chhanar dalna, aam doi, bhapa ilish, mutton dakbangla and daab chingri are few of the must-haves.
Price: Rs 400 for two people (approx)
Where: 18/1A, Hindustan Road, Gariahat