Restaurant review: Oh Calcutta

Restaurant review: Oh Calcutta

Oh Calcutta, the trademark brand of Specialty Restaurants Ltd is one of the few places in the city that offers authentic Bengali Cuisine.

Oh Calcutta !!

The name says it all !!! With an emphasis on fish, vegetables and lentils served with rice as a staple diet, Bengali cuisine is widely popular for its subtle and yet fiery flavors, confectioneries and of course Deserts. Bengali food has inherited a large number of influences from the Rule of the Nawabs to the partition of Bengal, and from the Chinese and other European influences.

Oh Calcutta, the trademark brand of Specialty Restaurants Ltd is one of the few places in the city that offers authentic Bengali Cuisine. Located next to ITC Kakatiya in the Greenlands area of Begumpet, Oh Calcutta is not to be missed. The Ambiance is nicely done with a touch of European décor and with many personalities and landmarks of Kolkatta framed on the wall.
I began my gourmet journey with Mochar Chop as the first Starter, the banana flower croquettes was soft and extremely delicious when accompanied by the mint chutney, a perfect start I call it. The Murshidabadi Murgh Fry, a pan grilled chicken with aromatic herbs and Roshun Bhapa Maachi were the next to follow. While the chicken had its own flavor which was appealing, the steamed Bekti fish fillet was the star among all of them. The Bhappa Aloo is one a kind of dish I’ve ever had. Baby potatoes are marinated with mustard and green Chilies which is wrapped in banana leaves and then steamed. The Plastic Chutney made of green papaya was perfect accompaniment for these starters.
For the main, Kosha Mangsho a pot roasted mutton with traditional spices and Kancha Lonka Murgi, a dry cooked chicken with green chillies and fresh coriander went perfectly well with Luchi a deep fried puffed bread. The pot roasted mutton though a bit fiery was perfect in its flavor. The Bengal gram dal called as the Cholar Dal and Kalo Jeere Diye Phoolkopi Shorshay (cauliflower with mustard and nigella seeds) accompanied by steamed rice was superb. At first, the Phoolkopi Shorshay might not appeal to everyone due to its strong mustard flavor, but iam sure you would love it the second time.
The Bengali meal is never completed with Rosogolla and Bhapa Sondesh, a date flavored steamed cottage cheese. Finish it off with the Nolen Gurer Ice Cream that leaves a lasting taste on your palate.
Oh Calcutta is an ode to the Calcutta’s Kitchens which for sure leaves a big satisfied grin once you’re out of this place.
Once Savored, Never Forgotten !!
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