Menu of Bengali festival foods at Kolkata restaurants this Durga puja 2012

By: Sourav

Food is a slice of Indian culture. In India, festival and food go hand in hand. Indian food culture is as rich and versatile as the geography of the country. Having enriched the food culture of India is the endless list of Bengali festival foods. The essence of Bengali culture and tradition, food is as much a part of Durga puja celebration as beating of dhaks, dhunuchi nach and sindur khela. Bengal gears up for the biggest festival of the year through the making of various mouthwatering delicacies. The restaurants in Kolkata are the hubs of complete food entertainment on four festive days of Durga puja. Explore with Slice of Real Life what some of the renowned Kolkata restaurants are offering from the menu of festival foods for you this Durga puja 2012.

 6 Ballygunge Place

There is no better way to pamper your taste buds than with the festive flavor of Bengali recipes and keeping this in mind “6 Ballygunge Place” has launched their Durga Puja Special Menu – a different buffet for each of the four days of the festival.

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  • Shashti: Kanchalanka Dhonepata Murgi, Ada Jera Bata Aloo Dum 
  • Saptami: Murgir Kabab Noshi , Chitol Macher Borar Roast
  • Ashtami: Begun or Morich Mangsh
  • Nabami: Borishali Murgi or Chingri Malai Curry

 These festival foods are accompanied by Sada Bhaat, Shukto, Kaju Kishmish Pulao and a host of other dishes.

Sweet delicacies: Baked RosogollaBaked Mihidana, Rabri and Malai Chom Chom   

Price: Rs 1400-1600 (plus taxes) for a meal for two

Availability: Lunch and dinner

Outlets: 6 Ballygunge Place, Kolkata – 700019, Ph: 033 24603922

Salt Lake, DD – 31 A, Sector 1, Kolkata – 700064, Ph: 033 23372120

Koshe Kosha

To enjoy lavish Bengali recipes this Durga Puja, make sure to hop into Koshe Kosha for a special Durga Puja Thala. The special thalas for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians are available from Shashti to Dashami.  Koshe Kosha offers an unforgettable taste of traditional Bengali food.

For vegetarians: Bhaat, Sona Mugh dal, Alu Phulkopi , Basanti Pulao along with accompaniments of Chutney, Papad, Aam Doi and baked Rosogolla (Rs 290 per thala)

For non-vegetarians: Katla Macher Thala (Rs 340), Deshi Murgir Thala  (Rs 390), Kochi Pathar Thala (Rs 450)

Outlets: Koshe Kosha Gol Park and Star Theatre

Aura (The Sonnet)

 Aura, the multi specialty restaurant at The Sonnet Hotel has delicious Bengali food items in the dinner buffet for the five days like Iilish Barishali, Kochupata Chingri, Amlo Madhur Murgi, Mangsher Dak Bangla and other delectable dishes in the non-vegetarian section. In the vegetarian section, there are dishes like Chanar Paturi, Mochar Kofta and Kumro Phuler Phuluri.

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Price: Rs. 700 (plus taxes)

Timing: 7.30 p.m. to 11.30p.m

Date: 19th – 24th October

Outlets: The Sonnet, Block DD, Plot No. 8, Sector 1 , Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700064

Contact: 033-66339000

Harvey’s World Cuisine

 If you want to bring the world to your family, visit Harvey’s World Cuisine for a taste of gastronomic delights from all over the world. With over 50 dishes in the buffet, customers are spoilt for choice. There are items like Chicken Lasuni or Tandoori Mushroom to even pizzas, satays as starters. For the main course, there are items like Veg Chilli garlic Noodles, Exotic Vegetables Hunan Style to Chicken Biriyani and Taushi Chicken. Desserts include items like Banana Cake to Chocolate Mousse to Malpua with Rabri.

Price: Rs. 700 (plus taxes) for a single buffet

Availability: Lunch and dinner

Timing: 12:00 to 4:30 pm; 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight

Outlets: 229, Rajdanga Main Road, Kasba, Nabapally Bus Stopage

              Rasbihari, EM Byepass Connector, E M Bypass, Kolkata – 700107

Contact: 98311 86677 / 033-4016 4911 / 98311 67613

The Wall

 If you are in the mood for some Oriental flavors this festive season, drop into The Wall for a bunch of delicacies from the Far East like Panko Fried Chicken Chicken Wings Szechwan StyleLatchu Cauliflower, Crispy Potato Chilli Plum Sauce.

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  • For Non-vegetarianChilli Crab on Saptami or the Slice Fish in Chilli& Corn Sauce on Ashatmi, Nabami and Dashami.
  • For VegetariansEgg Plant in Tausi Sauce or Veg Coin in Tobanjan Sauce along with Steamed Rice or Chilli Garlic Noodles.
  • Desserts include Darsan, Lemon Grass Cream Brulee, assorted Cheesecake and much more.


Price: Rs. 1400-1600 (plus taxes) – a meal for two

Availability: Lunch and dinner

Outlets:  31 Dr. Sarat Bannerjee Road, Kolkata – 700 029

Contact: 033 24649041 / 9903997532 / +91 9903975624

Park Pavilion

Dig into delicious items from the a la carte menu like Smoked Fish salad, chicken quasedilla and lamb satay with bellpepper somtom.

 Price: Rs. 100-Rs. 1200 (plus taxes) – a meal of two

Outlet: 1st floor of Tulip Inn Hotel, 56 Park Street Kolkata

Contact: 033-402500


Daawat – e – Shiraz

 If Awadhi cuisine is what you crave for, Daawat – e – Shiraz is the place for you. The fine dining Awadhi restaurant has a host of delicacies lined up for this Durga Puja 2012.

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For Non-vegetarians: Sunehri Jhinga, Murg Tikka Mirza Hasnu, Nawab – e – Dal , Ghosht Stew

For Vegetarians: Multani Soole , Subz ka Shikampuri , Dal Awadhi, Zafrani Pulao

Price: Rs 1200 (plus taxes) – a meal for two

Date: 20th – 28th October 2012

Outlets: Tulip Inn Hotel, 56 Park Street Kolkata

Contact: 8420009917


 Charcoal Grill

After a good dose of Pandal Hopping, hop into Charcoal Grill for Durga Puja specialties like Lucknowi Shahi Murg Biriyani with Pudina Raita or the Lucknowi Shahi Mutton Biriyani with Pudina Raita along with Tandoor delicacies like Murg Malai Kebab or Murg Kesari Kebab. One can order the mouth- watering Gosht Handi or the creamy Murg Bharta. To end the meal on a sweet notemelt in your mouth Hot Gulab Jamuns.

Price: Rs 800 (plus taxes) – a meal for two

Outlets: 102 A and B, Park Street, Kolkata

Contact: 033 22870565, 033 22903226, 033 22806670, 9831188188

Shiraz Golden Restaurant

 Dig into Mughlai food at Shiraz Golden restaurant with an array of kebabs like the Chicken Reshmi Kebab and Mutton Boti Kebab or enjoy lip-smacking biriyanis like Chicken, Mutton or even veg biriyani.

Price: Rs 500 – a meal for two

Outlet: 135 Park Street, Kolkata – 700017

Contact: 033 2286722

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