Whenever we say “eating out … and going for a vegetarian restaurant”, the faces around do not look that interested. Well … everyone have their own choice … and we like Veg and Non-Veg equally … of course depending upon our mood 🙂
So when we decided to go for a complete vegetarian lunch last month, my wife suggested Teej, the Rajasthani theme restaurant. We have had lunch here a few times before and just loved it. Apart from its grand decor, the first thing you will notice are the friendly waiters. When we visited for the first time they patiently described each dish in detail for us. That was some experience!!!
The restaurant is at Russell Street (2, Russell Street, Kolkata). Just about 2 mins walk from Park Street and after Bengal Club you will find a Rajasthani haveli. Teej is on the first floor of this house.
Once inside you will find the dining hall with rich, hand painted walls and ceilings. There are also lots of paintings and sculptures. While you enjoy the beautiful interior, you will be approached by the waiters, dressed in Rajasthani outfit and pagdis. Also it feels royal as the food is served in silverware.
For starter we ordered our favorite Jodhpuri Mirch Ke Pakode (stuffed banana pepper / banana chili) served with green chutney (made from Coriander leaves / Cilantro / Dhonepata) and salad. The chutney tasted great and you can even try it with the papads (they serve lots of papads).
The thali becomes limited if more than one person shares it. With the amount of food served, I think for most a thali will be enough for two. You just need to order an extra glass of Chhach and maybe a roti or two.
You can check the full menu at Zomato –