Two years after the pandemic, this year’s festivities continued. The first phase ends with Durga Puja, a part of us leaving with our Durga. Here’s a look back at how life has fared ahead of the pandemic in many parts of the country like Delhi-NCR, with iconic statues, memorable performances and mouth-watering food!
Here are five places in Delhi-NCR where you can enjoy delicious Bengali food even after Durga Puja-
- Fish Orly, Bijoli Grill
When we think of fish appetizer, the first thing that comes to our mind is fish fry but this dish is an undiscovered gem in the gamut of Bengali cuisine. ‘Orly’, a French cooking technique used to describe batter-fried fish, has been incorporated into Bengali cuisine, marinated bhetki coated in batter to make ‘fish orly’. This gem is a popular delicacy of Bijoli Grill, a popular chain with several outlets in Delhi-NCR.
Bijoli Grill Locations- Banga Bhavan, CR Park, Good Earth City Centre, Udyog Vihar, Noida
2. Puchka, CR Park
Puchcha is as synonymous with Bengali cuisine as vada pav is with Mumbai. Every nook and corner has its own show and it is slowly reaching the bylanes of Delhi. But the best yet has to be CR Park, Delhi’s mini-Kolkata. Raju Chat Corner at CR Park Market 1 offers the most delicious rendition of the street food legend with a hint of aromatic gondho lebu (Gondhoraj lemon) that will surely transport you to the best puchkas you’ve ever eaten!
Location- Raju Chat Corner, CR Park Market 1 (in front of Wow! Momo)
3. Bhapa Chingri- Oh! Calcutta
Bhapa Chingri is an ancient Bengali dish where prawns are marinated in a zingy mustard sauce and then cooked in the mixture. A true representation of traditional Bengali cuisine, best served with steamed rice. Oh! A traditional Bengali restaurant in Calcutta offers a delicious version of this dish. The perfect weekend venue for your lunch plans!
Oh! Calcutta Locations- GK-2, Nehru Place
4. Kolkata Biryani, Kolkata Biryani House
‘Biryani Mane Pran’ (Biryani means love) During or wait for Durga Puja, always a common emotion among all Bengalis! But, it’s hard to find a perfect one made with a delicious aloo and a piece of egg. We’ve got it sorted for you, Kolkata Biryani House lives up to their name and serves up a scrumptious plate of goodness!
Kolkata Biryani House- Gurgaon Sector 43, CR Park
5. Gurer Rosogolla, Rosogolla Sweets Corner
All endings should be sweet and the perfect end to a Bengali meal is the iconic ‘gurer rosogolla’. Gurer rosogolla is made with jaggery and is a seasonal sweet. Try it before you wait another year! Rosogolla Sweets Corner in Dwarka Sector 6 is serving hot and you definitely can’t miss it!
Location- Rosogolla Sweets Corner, Sector 6- Dwarka
These are some recommendations that you can look at and we are sure that you will not regret it!