Restaurants gearing up to serve Bengali food during Durga Puja

Doi Katlaa, Pabda macher Jhal, Ilish Sorshe Jhal

Countdown has begun for Bengali’s grand festival, Durga Puja! For Bengalis, Durga Puja is synonymous with grandeur and indulgence, be it in clothes or food. With Sharadutsav coming up, they are all set to catch up on some sumptuous cuisine and gorge on the most deliciously prepared traditional dishes. So, if your itinerary includes pandal hopping, here’s help to choose the best food from specific places …

The Sand Restaurant, De Sovrani Hotel located at DD Block, Sector 1, Salt Lake, explores the real taste of Bengal cuisine with ‘ Maach Mishti ar Apni’. After a good dose of Pandal Hoping, dig into a host of delicacies offered at the restaurant.

Amabati Chicken & Mishti Pulao

Speaking about the Puja menu, General Manger, De Sovrani Hotel, Sumit Dasgupta said, “For all the rhythmic dhak beats, themed pandals and flashy attires, for most Bengalis, Durga Puja is incomplete without its’ gastronomic delights. At Hotel De Sovrani, we aim to satisfy all these desires and offer something more!”

Chef Kaushik Dhar has created an exceptionally curated menu that includes an assorted buffet for each of the four days.

Shasti: Cool your minds and hearts with Daber Jhol, followed by an endless salad counter. The main course lures you to an interesting combination of Kankra Chingrir Jugol Bondhi, Ilish Sorse Jhaal and Ambati Murgi. End on a sweet note with Gobindo Bhog Payesh and Malai Chum Chum.

Saptami: Savour sumptuous delicacies like Dab Chingri, Chittagong Mosala Murgi and Murshidabadi Mutton Biryani. Indulge into heavenly sweets like Baked Mihidana with Rabri, Nolen Gurer Ice cream and Chenna Jalebi.

Ashtami: The lavish spread starts with a live station; main course includes Tangra Macher Jhal, Kancha Lonka Diye Murgi Jhol, Classic Railway Mutton Curry and Echorer Dalna. Sweet lovers devour the grand Bhog Thaal and Jalbhara Sandesh at your own leisure.

Navami: Reinvent your love for Bengali cuisine with dishes like Golda Chingrir Tok Jhal, Golbarir Mangsho Curry, Kadholi Pushpo Ghonto and Ghee Bhat. The Chenar Malpua from the extravagant spread will melt in your mouth in no time.

Dasami: Choose from Bhetki Jhaal, Pur Bhora Doi Patal, Mansho Oler Melamesha and feast on sinful treats like Kesar Raj Bhog, Saar Bhaja and Chennar Payesh to satiate your dessert cravings


Where: Kebab-e-Que, The Astor Hotel, Shakespeare Sarani

Date: September 26 to 30

Time: Lunch: 12:30pm-4pm| Dinner: 7:30pm-12:00 midnight
Price: INR 1098 plus GST

Murshidabadi Matir Harir Kosha Mangsho at Kebab-e-Que, The Astor

What: Bangalir Rannaghar – The extravagant buffet spread, Bangalir Rannaghar, includes dishes from all parts of the state. The menu highlights consist of Chingri Malai Curry, Murshidabadi Matir Harir Kosha Mangsho, Pomfret Aam Ada Sorshe, Nababi Mangsher Tikkia, Piyaj Morich Morola Macher Chochori, Dhakai Murgir Roast, Eechorer Kalia, Mochar Ghonto, Chanar Kofta Curry and ends on a sweet note with Brownie Kheer Sandesh, for all our vegetarian and non-vegetarian patrons.


Where: Afraa Lounge & Restaurant, City Centre, Salt Lake

Date: September 26 to 30

Time: Lunch: 12:30pm-4pm| Dinner: 7:30pm-12:00 midnight

Price: INR 999 plus GST

What: Durga Puja calls for fusion buffet at Afraa


Chingri Narkol Bhapa at Afraa Lounge & Restaurant

For the starters, there are items like Quesadillas with a stuffing of Mochar Ghonto, Tomato Garlic Chutney & Sour cream, Miniature of Makhuni topped with Shapla Narkol, Kadamkua Mutton Kebab, Chicken Kobiraji and Loytta Jhuri Pantharas with Tomato Kasundi. The main course includes lip-smacking dishes like Chhanar Mohima, Kadhai spiced Spinach Mushroom Cannelloni with Saffron Makhani, Char grilled Moong Daal steak with Gandharaj infused Basanti gravy, Chhanar dalna, Baigan Dahi Sarso and Kanch Kolar Kofta. From Bengal’s favourites, they are serving Tel koi, Murgir morich roast, Murshidabader laal maas, Pomfret er Morich Roast, Mourola macher bati chorchori, Old Kolkata Mutton Biryani, Doi katla, Joshorer chital muittha, Chingri narkol bhapa, Tulai panjier bhat and Kabhiraj Saler bhat. Savour into a pool of desserts, Rosogolla bar (chocolate/kanchalonka/beliphul/anar/mango), Warm Chhana Poda with Caramel Sauce, Shorbhaja Tiramisu, Laldoi, Amdoi, Chilled Gandharaj & Misti Doi Mousse and a very unique concept of Kheer Fountain.


Where: The Palms Restaurant, Southern Avenue, Kolkata


Date: September 26 to 30

Time: 12 noon to 2:30am

Price: INR 900 plus GST for two


What: Durga Puja to get a twist of flavours at Palm’s


The Palms Restaurant has two menus to dig into: Durga Puja Special North Indian and Chinese delicacies. For starters, they are serving dishes like Panko Crumb Fish, Kum Katiyam Prawn, Bhudas Delight to Murgh Banjara, Maha Raja Kofta,  Murgh Bhurasi and Mahi Pahari. The main course consists of orgasmic attractions like Murgh Peshawari, Chicken Noorani, Gosht Jalandhari, Fish Amritsari, Paneer Maskawala and Nizami Biryani. Choose from Cantonese Style Chicken, Fish in Plum and Bell Pepper Sauce to go with an array of wide selections. Give your meal a sweet end with a Walnut Toffee Ice-cream.

Pankho Crumb Fish at The Palms Restaurant