It is time for some Jamai adore! It is a dilemma which most often the sons-in-law goes through when it comes to Jamai Shashthi - the son-in-law's day. The weather is really not that conducive to having a wholesome meal which often will comprise of a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, minimum 2 to 3 types of non-vegetarian varieties, a plate full of desserts and the choicest of fruits with mango ruling the show there. In spite of the sweltering heat, one cannot deny the invitation neither can leave one morsel back on the plate as it is Jamai Shashthi. The day when the Sosur bari or the in-laws go out of their way to pamper the son-in-law. After Poila Baishakh or the Bengali new year's day and before the Ilish season comes in, this is the big celebration time for city restaurants and hotels. Some of the irresistible meals this year are -
First Innings, the all-day dining in Stadel has come up with veg and non-veg Thalis for this Jamai Shashthi for both lunch and dinner. Ampora Sarbat as the welcome drink, the traditional Fruit Platter with Mango, litchis and others, starters Bhaja or the fried stuff, Rice and Luchi, the eternal all time favourite Narkol Diye Cholar Dal and then choices of veg and non-veg dishes.
Our pick: Doi Posto Potol, Kachalanka Dhonepata Murgi, Malai Chingri, Rajbarir Chanar Kalia
Cost: INR 800 for Veg Lunch and INR 899 for Veg Dinner, INR 900 for Non-Veg Lunch and INR 999 for Non-Veg Dinner per person. Prices all inclusive
This can be a real challenge to finish this meal trying out all the items in the menu. On the day of Jamai Shashthi, there is a special buffet at the all-day dining Alfresco. Welcome drinks, Soups, dimer devil as starters and then the lavish main course. 7 vegetarian dishes, chicken, mutton, prawn in non-veg section, 5 varieties of rice with wide options to choose from desserts too. Local favourite Phuchka, Patishapta can be availed at the live counter.
Our pick: Goalondo Mutton Curry, Keema Boti Pulao, Bhaja Masla Diye Aloor Dum , Shaktigorer Tangcha
Cost: INR 1550 plus taxes for lunch from 12.30 to 3 pm and INR 1900 plus taxes for dinner between 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Social kitchen is celebrating Jamai Shashthi on both 18th and 19th with a special buffet for lunch and dinner. The elaborate menu which has curated popular dishes from Bengal will have starters, main course and a special focus on desserts.
Our pick: Bhekti Fish Cutlet, Machher Matha Diye Daal, Chingri Purer Potoler Dolma, Llish Paturi
Cost: INR 1250 plus taxes for lunch ( 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm) and dinner ( 07:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
This is a new entrant in the Bengali food restaurants in Kolkata. Award-winning Bengali food restaurant Sonar Tori in Raichak on the Ganges has already made its name in Bengali food and this is a branch of the same under 'Exec Chef Sumanta Chakraborti'. So no wonder for Jamai Sashthi, they have some eternal favourites in the unlimited buffet for both lunch and dinner with free meals for mothers-in-laws'.
Our pick: Khosali Pulao, Paka Aamer Payesh, Komola Bhog
Cost: INR 999 plus taxes per person for lunch ( 12:00 pm - 3.30 pm) and dinner ( 7 - 11 pm)
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GT Route, the multicuisine restaurant of Jameson Inn Shiraz has a special thali for the son in laws in addition to their lip-smacking Mughlai dishes.
Our Pick: Katla Kalia, Chingri Malai Curry, Mangshor Jhol
Cost: INR 749 plus taxes per person
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A Bengali meal created especially for the son-in-law in the pan Indian restaurant will have the offer both for lunch and dinner which is unputdownable.
Our pick: Smoked Bagda Chingri, Tiffin Box Ilish, Pur Bhora Bhekti and Jol Bhora Sandesh
Cost: INR 2000 plus taxes for 2 for lunch and dinner
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A different take from the traditional menu, there are some special dishes which have been planned for the son-in-Laws' along with a live retro music for both 18th and 19th June. Prawn On Toast, English Fish Fingers, Prawn Newburg, Beckti Florentine, Chicken Paprika, Lamb Chops, Lamb Goulash, Meat Lasagne, Cheese Cake, Baked Alaska and Caramel Custard will be a different take from traditional Bengali dishes.
Our pick: Prawn On Toast, Beckti Florentine and Caramel Custard
Cost: INR 1000 plus taxes for 2 (App)
A true blue Kolkata foodie, Anindya loves cooking and eating his Kosha Mangsho. Anindya weaves stories around food as he believes exceptional food is an emotional experience. Previously a restauranter, now a passionate photographer and traveller, he runs a successful blog called Pikturenama and contributes to other publications.
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