Authentic flavours of Kolkata

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Authentic flavours of Kolkata

The Kitchen of Joy’, located near the ESI Hospital in Indiranagar, instantly transports one to the bustling streets of Kolkata.

The food and the interiors of this restaurant gives one a sneak peak into the culture of the city.

Though small, the eatery has become a popular destination for those who wanted to unwind and relax. A hub for young professionals, the knick-knacks available at the eatery makes the time spent here quite enjoyable. One can enjoy a chat with friends over a cup of chai or even try the kachori and samosa.

From mughlai paratha to the mundane tea and biscuit, it fits all budgets. The fresh
rasgullas and mishti doi makes eating here a sweet experience. The starters include
vegetable chop, chicken cutlet, fish chop, paneer pakora, begun bhaja, chicken lollipop, pepper chicken etc.

However, what really makes this eatery stand out are the delicious mughlai paratha, egg mughlai paratha and egg chicken mughlai paratha. Fresh, hot and crispy, these parathas have a generous amount of filling and are made in according to the traditional recipe. It is cut into pieces and served with sliced onion and a tangy sauce. The luchi combos are quite tempting and can be combined with alur dum .

Sonali Sengupta and her husband Suresh, who started this eatery a while back, say that the idea behind starting it was not just to sell food. They also wanted to popularise a particular concept.

“We have been living in the City for the past 13 years and visiting food joints is one of the main recreation here. But there aren’t many places which encourage you to relax with friends. You are expected to eat your food and leave.

We have no such rules here and encourage people to sit as long as they want to. Combos like chai biscuit and other snacks makes things easier for those who want to have good times and fun with friends. The interiors of the outlet has been designed by Suresh and we have tried to add a homely feel to the ambience,” she says.

She adds that the recipe that they use for items like rolls, samosa etc is authentic. “All our cooks are from Kolkata and its neighbouring areas. Hence the rolls that we make taste like the ones made in Kolkata. I get the tea leaves from Assam to add to the authenticity of taste.

We also plan to introduce a Sunday breakfast, where we will be adding different combos like bread and ghugni , a European breakfast, and a quintessential Bengali breakfast,” she adds. What makes this eatery unique is the energy that it has. The rolls are a must have and is made fresh right in front of the customer.

The interiors are as interesting as the food — the rickshaw watch in the centre, the funny one-liners and  caricatures painted all over the walls — makes this eatery stand out.

It is located on 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar. For details, call 9900962765.

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