bengali restaurant Archive

  • In the early 2000’s when a new Bengali restaurant in upmarket area of Kolkata opens its doors, it gives lots of hopes to the foodies, not because there is a dearth of quality restaurants in gastronomical capital of India, Kolkata which is the heaven for food connoisseurs but because there were few restaurants that serves authentic Bengali cuisine. Trailing behind the league of Ahelis and Kewpies, this restaurant refashioned out of an old zamindari style bungalow at 6 ballygunge place, […]

    6 ballygunge place @ Bangalore – a restaurant review

    In the early 2000’s when a new Bengali restaurant in upmarket area of Kolkata opens its doors, it gives lots of hopes to the foodies, not because there is a dearth of quality restaurants in gastronomical capital of India, Kolkata which is the heaven for food connoisseurs but because there were few restaurants that serves authentic Bengali cuisine. Trailing behind the league of Ahelis and Kewpies, this restaurant refashioned out of an old zamindari style bungalow at 6 ballygunge place, […]

  • In most of the north Indian restaurants, it is the butter chicken or the kadhai chicken which is ubiquitously present every where in its so many avatars but when it comes to Bengali restaurants it is the humble doi chicken which takes the centre stage. It left me quizzical enough to explore the labyrinths of Bengali cuisines and their origin but to my dismay I found none which can justify the origin of this dish.  It is perhaps a derivative […]

    doi murgi / tender chicken curry simmered in yogurt

    In most of the north Indian restaurants, it is the butter chicken or the kadhai chicken which is ubiquitously present every where in its so many avatars but when it comes to Bengali restaurants it is the humble doi chicken which takes the centre stage. It left me quizzical enough to explore the labyrinths of Bengali cuisines and their origin but to my dismay I found none which can justify the origin of this dish.  It is perhaps a derivative […]

  • While Julia Roberts was coursing through Italian cuisine and travelled half the world in search of spirituality and love, Durga puja is the time to indulge in eat, pray and spread love, happiness and peace across the world (we really do that specially the last part !). Though Bangalore is not Kolkata, but with ever-increasing bengal(e) in Bengalooru, number of Bengalee restaurants has spruce up in the city in last few years and during festival like Durga puja they all […]

    eat, pray and love – durga puja

    While Julia Roberts was coursing through Italian cuisine and travelled half the world in search of spirituality and love, Durga puja is the time to indulge in eat, pray and spread love, happiness and peace across the world (we really do that specially the last part !). Though Bangalore is not Kolkata, but with ever-increasing bengal(e) in Bengalooru, number of Bengalee restaurants has spruce up in the city in last few years and during festival like Durga puja they all […]