Though I am not a Bengali I absolutely love Kolkata ( I was born here) and I adore Bengali Food. Regretfully its not cooked at home very often so I usually like to head to 6 Ballygunge Place my cravings attack. I recently visited with my family and had a superb dinner there.
This place has had a makeover fairly recently and is nice and brightly done up. Loved all the colorful traditional fans and loved the specially designed plates laid out on each table. I felt the table could have been a bit larger to accommodate all the food we wanted to order (LOL) but otherwise it was a very pleasing ambiance.
We started our meal with Aamporar Shorbot which was tangy and refreshing and a perfect way to embark on our journey of gluttony. We did not want too many starters so we ordered our perennial favorite Gondhoraj Chicken which was as usual absolutely outstanding. This is a must order dish for me or my visit is incomplete and it was cooked to perfection.
Our main course comprised of Jhur Jhure Aloo Bhaja , Moong Mohan Dal , Dab Chingri (Prawns) , Ilish Paturi (Hilsa) , Bhuna Mangsho ( Mutton) , Kaju Kismis Pulao and Loochi. In my defense I said we were really hungry ! The Prawns were heavenly …. Juicy and perfectly cooked. The Ilish Mach delicious and the fact that it was boneless made it easier to gobble up. The Bhuna Mangsho was very good , mutton was cooked well nice and soft and I loved the gravy it went well with the Rice. All our staples were spot on and went well with our dishes of choice.
Naturally after eating all that we were stuffed but a Bengali meal is incomplete without the Mishti (Sweet) so we ordered up a Baked Mihidana with Rabri which was yummy but very heavy.
All we could do after this feast was pay the bill and stagger out. If you like Bengali food then I would highly recommend 6 Ballygunge Place. They also have a very good buffet for those who prefer that option over A L Carte.
Already dreaming of my next meal there and looking forward to my next visit.