Category: Food

Mutton Kofta Niranjan Agar
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Though not that well known, like its neighbours Mitra Cafe or Allen Kitchen, Niranjan Agar is nowhere behind these two when it comes to what matters the most – food. For the loyalists, the place is known for great, value for money food. If you do not have a problem with the ambiance of a… Read more »

Kochu pata chingri bhape
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Bengali food can broadly be divided into two sections. Ghoti and Bangal style. While the food eaten in the Indian state of West Bengal is called Ghoti style, what is served in the country of Bangladesh, which was once part of undivided Bengal, is known as the Bangal food. Not all areas of West Bengal… Read more »

Onam lunch Calcutta
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Kera South Indian is one of those rare restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta), which serves both South Indian food and non-veg items. The menu here is big, but not all items are available throughout the day, or everyday. So it is best to give them a call before visiting, if you are planning to try something… Read more »

Anti-clockwise from top - Malai kebab, Khiri kebab, Dahi kebab
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Continuing our food walk in Colootola, the beef kebab street of Calcutta, our next stop is a shop only a few years old. Unlike Abdul Hamid’s khiri and gurda kebab shop, which is in business for more than 80 years, this eatery was started about three years ago. But for the distinct menu and its… Read more »

Kebabs being grilled
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If you love beef, kebab, and are in the capital of West Bengal, one place you must, must visit is Colootola, the kebab street of Calcutta. The area surrounding the biggest mosque of the city (the prayer hall has a capacity of 10,000 [source – Wikipedia]), Nakhoda Masjid, is paradise for beef lovers. From the… Read more »

My favourite Singara Chaat
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Calcutta is famous for its street food. From Phuchka to Roll to Alu Kabli, you will find them at every corner and every true blue Calcuttan will have their own list of favourite vendors. But when you find a street food stall in business for 70+ years, you know instantly that they must be special…. Read more »

Luchchu Shah's Grandson Karu
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Deoghar, famous for Baba Baidyanath Dham and one of the 51 Sakti Pithas, is also known for its Pedha, Tilkut, Murabba and Parantha. A vegan’s delight, it can bring water to the mouths of even the biggest carnivores. We went searching for the best places to have paranthas, and got only one name from the… Read more »

Meat at its softest best - Nihari
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Everyone, who knows this city, will agree that Calcutta winters have shrunk a lot. Its no more a November to February affair with early morning fog, bright jackets and endless beef. But some places continue to show their loyalty to these four months. Winter for them is November to February, winter for them are the… Read more »

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When we decided to throw a surprise party for my parents 40th Marriage Anniversary, my wife and me were a bit confused about what the menu should be. My parents and my in-laws love Bengali or North Indian food, my father’s best friend is a complete vegan while my mother’s childhood friend have married a… Read more »

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I am definitely going through a pasta with Indian twist phase. This is my fourth recipe of Indian pasta this weekend and fifth for this blog. The pasta were Kera Paalu Pastam (Coconut Milk Pasta), Stuffed Penne Pasta With Yogurt Chicken Sauce, Balle Balle Spaghetti and Pasta Malai Curry With Scrambled Eggs. Lets see how… Read more »