The day of pampering of sons-in-law is here. There are various rituals performed on this day by the mothers-in-law but the most important part is the grand feast that is associated with this. It is a delicious spread with some authentic Bengali spread and a fruit platter is a must. The ritual which started as a homely affair and home-cooked dishes, now has shifted to various restaurants who are leaving no stone unturned to see that the best of the dishes are on the offering and even the rituals can be carried out in the restaurant itself. Some of the best deals which are available in Kolkata are as follows -
Sonargaon, Taj Bengal, Kolkata - The iconic Indian fine dining has two thalis for this special occasion. The Niramish Thali is priced at INR 2500 plus taxes. Most often the Bengali vegetarian meal is undermined and this is an example of how delectable a spread can be for vegetarians also.
There is - Narkel Postor Bora, Jhoori Aloo Bhaja, Mochar Paturi, Echorer Kaliya, Golbari Kosha Alurdom, Ghee Bhat, Radha Bollovi and others. In desserts, there is Kacha Golla, Gobindo Bhog Chaler Payesh, Misti Doi. How can a celebration happen in Bengal and Kolkata without a delicious spread of non-veg fair? In the Amish Thali, start off with Bhekti Fry, Tangra Machher Tel Jhal, Chingri Malaikari, Bekti Machher Paturi, Chicken Dukbungalow, Kosha Mangsho. The dessert remains the same. This is priced at INR 3200 plus taxes
Time - Lunch and dinner on 8th June
Aaheli, The Peerless Inn, Kolkataand Aaheli, Axis Mall, Rajarhat New Town - It is not going to be a day-long affair but a weeklong affair at both these places. In addition to the special meals curated for the sons-in-law, there will also be a provision for the mothers-in-law to perform various rituals. Its lavish spread known as Jamatar Bhuribhoj will have the non-veg and veg thali.
The Veg thali will have Gondhoraj Ghol, Loochi, Gobindo Bhog, Panch Bhaja, Suktoni, Postor Bora, Bhaja Moslar Alur Dom, Enchorer Kofta, Nikhutir Dalna, Kancha Aamer Chutney and others. The Non-Veg thali will have Ilish in the form of Borishali Eilish, Prawn in the form of Chingri Malai Curry, Mutton in Kochi Panthar Jhol and fish in Bhekti Phoolkopir Dalna. The must-have desserts as a surprise are Aam Doi,
Lichur Rajbhog ( Rajbhog made out of Litchi). As fruits are mandatory for this day, there is Milimishi Pholer Bahar which will have a platter of fruits - Litchi, mango, jackfruit, blackberry and banana. Now, that is what one calls a pure Jamai Ador.
Cost - INR 2425 plus taxes for Non-Veg Thali and INR 1655 plus taxes for the Veg Thali. Available for Lunch and dinner both until 16th June
Sonar Tori, City Centre 1, Sector 1, Salt Lake - This Bengali speciality restaurant will have an amalgamation of dishes from Bangladesh and West Bengal along with traditional, signature items of Jamao Soshthi Taalsasher Payesh, Aamer Sandesh and Bethurani Machh. There are Non-veg thali (refer banner image) and Veg thali with amazing desserts. There is Dhakai Fish Tikka, Chitol Machher Muittha, Gondhoraj Murgi Bhapa and Chingrir Cutlet as well. That is not all. There is Chingri Malai Curry, Maccher Paturi and Kochi Panthar Jhol. In the veg thali, there is Sobjir Chop, Narkel Diye Cholar Daal, Enchorer Rosha. Do not miss out on Hing Koraishutir Tikki and Panchforon Chanar Tikka. It is not only on 8th, but this will be available from 7th June till 9th June.
Cost - The Non Veg thali is at INR 1195 plus taxes and Veg Thali is at INR 1050 plus taxes
Pick your choices in buffet lunch on 8th June and 9th June from Quesadilla stuffed with Mocha, Narkol Ghonto with Tomato Garlic Chutney and Kasundi Sour Cream, Bow Barrack's Fish Chop, Chingrir Narkel Sorshe Bata, Kadhai Spiced Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni with Saffron Makhani, Borishaler Kosha Mangsho and more. Do not overlook the desserts like Komola Bhog, Malpua tipped with Rabri, Mango Mousse, Misti Doi etc.
Cost - INR 999 AI per person. Available on 8th and 9th
Soup appetizers which has Tangra style Chili Chicken, live pasta counter, Kolkata Mutton Biryani, Dhakai Fish Curry, Luchi and Aloor Dum, various chaat from the live chaat counter are there on offer. The Asian Kitchen and Teppanyaki Station along with Mexican Counter will bring in the additional varieties. There is a special Kolkata Fish Fry Counter to serve those delicious fries on the table.
It features Aam Kalakand,Aam Kheer, Aam Chitol, Pabda Tok Jhaal, Ilish Aam Tel, Roshkoli Murgi, Aam Kasundi Mutton and few others as a la carte and there is also a shashthi thali which comprises of welcome drink, Bhekti Paturi, Ilish Aam Tel, Pathor Kosha Mutton and various desserts. While the special Mango menu will be available from 5th until the end of the month, the Jamai Shashthi thali will be available from 7th until 9th June 2019.
Cost - The Shashthi thali is priced at INR 1150 plus taxes
Available for lunch and dinner, the Jamai can select from a wide variety of food which will have Basanti Morog Pulao, Gaath Kachur Biryani, Machher Aam Biryani, Koftaa Aar Mangsher Curry, Echor Aar Soyabeaner Bhuna, Dal Borar Tok. There will be welcome drinks, street food live counters, salad counters, Chinese favourites, Mughlai dishes, Bengali dishes and ice cream counter.
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.