Chennai: Every festival is incomplete with out meals because it defines our tradition and group as a entire. Durga pooja is across the nook this week. The festival is extensively noticed by Bengalis and different western States of India.
The very first thing that pops into my head after I take into consideration Durga Pooja is Kolkata. Having watched quite a few documentaries and travel clips of this thrilling, bustling metropolis, it was pure to find yourself excited about the mouth-watering delicacies of this vibrant place.
To please foodies like me, Sigree Global Grill has launched “Oh! Calcutta Food Festival”, providing luxurious delicacies of town. Preparing myself for a luxurious Bengal platter, I started my course with starters.
Mangsho Cutlet resembled an oval kofta in look. The meat was tender and each chunk offers you a crunchy really feel. Chingri malai curry or prawn malai curry is a curry comprised of prawns which are doused by coconut milk and flavoured with wealthy spices. The tangra chilli rooster is a dish that is drenched by a saucy layer of masala. The restaurant additionally presents vegetable fries and fruits which are served scorching with skewers and are enveloped by masala curry.
Aloo dum kosha is one other treat you’ll be able to’t miss. Here, huge chunks of potatoes are served by brushing them with curry that is related in style to chingri malai. The potatoes have been means too tender and every chunk makes you’re feeling as if you’re munching a lumpy marshmallow.
Biryani lovers have to expertise Kolkata Murgh Biryani which is very totally different from the kind of biryanis cooked right here within the South. The Kolkata-styled biryani jogged my memory of the biryanis which are served in Hyderabad. The masala is unfold all through the steamed rice. You want to additional combine them nicely to get the tinge of masalas to wrap your tongue. Also, together with the beneficiant parts of rooster, I additionally discovered but once more, a number of giant chunks of potatoes.
Eating them together with Mangshor Jhol made the mix sync nicely. Mangshor jhol is one other conventional Bengali mutton curry that packs a punch with its heat items of meat. For desserts, there are Rosogolla, Chennar Payesh, Mini Langcha, Malpua Rabri and Misti Doi Mousse. By the time I used to be achieved with my dive into all these scrumptious meals, I felt transported to the banks of the Hooghly river, Howrah bridge, rumble of the streets and chaotic groan of autos and chatter of people of Kolkatta.
(Sigree Global Grill is situated at No 11, Kodambakkam High Rd, Tirumurthy Nagar, Nungambakkam. The “Oh! Calcutta Food Festival” is on until 15 October. For reservations, contact 93626 44345, 2823 8340 or 4266 4222)