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Restaurant hopping this Durga Puja in Kolkata

NITN | @notintownlive | 28 Sep 2022, 04:24 am

Restaurant hopping this Durga Puja in Kolkata Festive Treats

Kolkata/NITN: Durga Puja in Kolkata is not complete without sumptuous feasts. And with the city's restaurants and cafes pulling all stops to present a diverse range of dishes, from Indian to Continental to Chinese to fusion. Even cloud kitchens are not behind. So why not give the kitchen a miss and check out what's on offer. 

Here is a list to help you decide.

Monkey Bar, Kolkata

What:  Pujor Adda at Monkey Bar
When: September 23 to October 9, 2022
Time: Noon - midnight
On the menu:  Inspired by Kolkata’s popular street-side snack, the Moong and Jowar Pakoda Chaat is topped with pomegranate and raw mango chutney, rum infused tamarind chutney and sev; Mochar Seekh Kebab, banana flower and sweet potato seekh, drizzled with a spicy red chilli sauce, served with raw banana peel chutney and garlic cabbage slaw; Murgir Cutlet, Bengali-style minced chicken cutlet, with pickled chilli, pineapple and khejur chutney; Radhuni Murgi Tikka, chicken marinated in our house-made radhuni masala and whipped yoghurt with apple and tomato chutney; Kosha Mangsho sliders, pulled kosha mangsho (mutton) in milk buns with pickled cucumber; served with house-made potato chips and green chilli and mint mayo; Malai Chingri Fuluri, marinated in malai curry; panko crusted and deep-fried; served with gondhoraj lebu mayo and raw papaya chutney; K &P Maach, kasundi and panch phoron marinated fish, tandoor grilled and served with a sour cream, mint chutney and purple cabbage slaw
Meal for 2: Rs. 1400 plus tax (without alcohol) | Rs. 2000 plus tax (with alcohol)


What: Celebrate Durgotsav at Yauatcha, Kolkata
When: September 29 to October 15, 2022
Time: Noon - 11 pm
On the menu: Spicy Chicken Dumpling, Crunchy Iceberg Dumpling, Asparagus Water Chestnut Dumpling, Jhondori Fish, Seafood Noodles, Singapore Fried Rice, Assorted Macaroons
Price: Rs 255 plus tax onwards

Burma Burma

What: Celebrate Durga Puja with traditional Burmese food
When: October 1, 2022
Time: Noon – 4pm; 6.30pm – 10.30 pm
On the menu: Samosa Soup, Kachin Dried Mustard Soup, Asparagus, Tofu and Long Beans Salad, Lotus Root Salad, Chilly Tangy Chickpea Tofu, Roasted Poppy Potato and Brussels Sprout, Pyajoo Kari Chaat, Steamed Rice with Paper Parcel along with the signature dishes like Mandalay Curry Noodles - a hearty bowl of flat noodles in a mild, freshly squeezed coconut milk curry with green tomatoes and shallots, topped with crispy fried noodles; Shiitake and Pok Choy Burmese Ramen, an umami broth of shiitake with crumbled tofu, greens, and rice noodles served with roasted chili and red bean relish
Meal for 2:  Rs. 1,500 plus tax
Hard Rock Cafe

What –Night* with DJ Enzed and DJ Priyanka
When – October 3 and 4, 2022
Time – 9 pm onwards
On the menu – Mezze Platter, Corn Malai Tikki, Kasundi Bhetki Fish, Spicy Chicken Drumstick, Butter Malai Kofta Curry and Chingri Macher Curry. Pair the delicacies with specialty cocktails, such as the Hurricane, Southern Rock, Bahama Mama and a lot more. *Prior reservation required.

The Salt House

What: Durga Puja Buffet
When: October 1 to 5, 2022
Time: Noon-4pm 7pm-11.30pm
On the menu: Mochar chop with kasundi mayo, nachos and ghoogni chaat; Paneer kathi pizza;  Miso chicken kebab Grilled togarashi bhetki; Chicken kathi pizza; Green moong, cholar daal and edamame risotto; broccoli and eggplant tempura and aloo bhaja; Sweet potato gnocchi in posto gravy, panchphoron vegetable stew; tsh trio daal; Doi Bhetki; Kosha Mangsho,; Mutton Chaap; Shorshe posto chingri with accompaniments like Kalonji gobhindobhog rice, Kolmi saag and onion kulcha with garlic chutney, Daal puri, pappad and an assortment of chutneys  (tomato and khejur, raw papaya, red pumpkin, bengal apple, chilli pineapple)
Price: Veg: Rs 1275; Non Veg: Rs 1625
More: Special installation by Kolkata based artist Narayan Sinha. Live music by Craig, The Grooverz, Aamir, Devesh and Saagnik, Somiom Saptak, Simran, Katataar, Pritam and Saurav Arv, respectively on each day for lunch and dinner.


What: Pujo specials
When:  September 30 – October 5, 2022
Time: Noon to midnight 
On the menu: Mochar Mini Cutlet, Dhakai Paratha, Gondhoraj Fried Chicken, Kolkata street fish fry Dhone Pata Deya Kosha Aloor Dum, Chanar Dalna, Mutton Dakbanglow, Dab Chingri, Bhapa Doi
Meal for 2: Rs. 1,200 plus tax (without alcohol); Rs. 2,000  plus tax (with alcohol)

To Die For

What: Celebrate Durga Puja
When: October 1 – 5, 2022
Time: Noon to 11 pm
On the menu: Rubochon Mashed Potatoes with Portobello, marinated in kasundi and balsamic, served with mushroom pate and truffle; Spaghetti in Posto with lemon and spinach; Lal Saag Risotto; Caramel Milk Panna Cotta served with coffee sauce and praline
Price: Rs 2500 plus tax
Paprika Gourmet

What:  Celebrate Durga Puja with Paprika!
When: October 1 – 5, 2022
Time: 9am - 7pm
On the menu: Bengali Platter, Bengali Taco, along with the Pizza and focaccia platter, Slider Platter, Brownie Platter, Lotus Cheesecake
Price for two: Rs. 800 plus tax

Homely Zest

What: Celebrate Sarodiya  from home
When: October 1 – 5, 2022
Time: 10 am to 10pm
On the menu: Steamed Chena in Kolapata, Dhokar Dalna, Narkel Diye Cholar Dal, Doi Potol, Radha Ballavi, Aam Chutney, Nolen  Gur Payesh, Narkel Sandesh, the Raj Combo, Sashti Bhoj Combo and Mahabhoj Combo
Meal for 2: Rs. 1200 plus tax


What: Order in delicious meals this Durga Puja
Where: All across Kolkata
When: September 30 – October 4, 2022
Time: 11.30 am to 3 am
On the menu: Lal Murgi, Sona Muger Dal, Kaju Kismis Pulao, Rui Macher Kalia, Katla Kalia, Chanar Dalna,Loochi, Moong Mohan Dal, Bhaja Masala Aloo Dum, Jhur Jhure Aloo Bhaja
Price point: Rs 175 onwards

Kolkata Local

What: Make your Sharodotsav delightful
Where: All across Kolkata
When: September 30 – October 4, 2022
Time: 11.30 am – 4 pm, 7 pm - 3 am
On the menu: Mochar Chop, Fish Kabiraji, Bhetki Paturi, Dhokar Dalna, Katal Kalia, Dab Chingri, Gondhoraj Chicken, Basanti Pulao, Loochi, Aam Sapto Chutney
Price: Rs 500 plus tax


What: Order in delicious meals this Durga Puja
Where: All across Kolkata
When: 30th September’22 - 4th October’22
Time: 11:30 am to 3am
On the menu: Chola Masala, Hyderabadi Mix Veg, Malai Kofta, Rajma Masala, Kashmiri Aloo Dum, Paneer Butter Masala, Chicken Do Pyaza, Chicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala Paneer Makhani; Choice of Rice includes Jeera Rice, Kashmiri Biryani, Paneer Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Awadhi Murg Biryani, Egg Chicken Biryani; Lal Murgi, Sona Muger Dal, Kaju Kismis Pulao, Rui Macher Kalia, Katla Kalia, Chanar Dalna, Loochi, Moong Mohan Dal, Bhaja Masala Aloo Dum 
Price: Rs 200 onwards


What: Pujo Pujo Bang Bang at MQXT!
When: September 30 – October 9, 2022
Time: Noon – 1am
On the menu: Beckti Crumb fry, MQXT Butterfly Prawns, MQXT Prawn burger,  New York style Biryani, Chicken Tikka Masala Bowl to name a few. For vegetarians there’s the Cheese and Jalapeño croquettes, The MQXT Lebanese Platter and The Refried Beans Fajita Roll; Combos
Price: Rs 400 onwards

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