The taste of Sonar Bangla is not a rare thing to experience in Mumbai. The financial capital has coped up pretty much with Bengali culture and Bengali cuisine. Apart from home cooks, there are several restaurants in the city that are serving authentic Bengali food for quite some time now. While some are chain restaurants, others are standalone eateries offering heart-warming dishes from the heart of Bengal. As Poila Boisakh (Bengali New Year) is known to be a day of feast and festivity, we have listed top 5 Bengali restaurants in Mumbai for an ultimate and unforgettable Bangalir Bhuribhoj (Feast of Bengalis) on the eve:
1. The Calcutta Club, Oshiwara: If you wish to relish a value-for-money Bengali feast, then make your way to this bright and decorative restaurant in Oshiwara. Luchi, doi mach (fish in curd gravy), Mangshor jhol (light mutton curry), and prawn cutlet are must try. On the dessert side, the restaurant serves tasty Payesh, Malpua and Mishti Doi. Bengali music and photos of Bangla film stars add an extra topping to your dining experience.
2. Bijoli Grill, Powai: Are you a Bong and looking for a perfect Poila Baisakh feast in Mumbai? Bijoli Grill in Powai will meet your needs and satiate your tummies with the flavours of Bengal. Starting from Mangshor jhol to Bhetki Paturi and illish Bhapa, Bijoli Girll offers an extended range of non-vegetarian delicacies that are close to the heart of Bengalis. Even vegetarian preparations like Sukto, Potoler Dorma and Aloo chop are equally tantalizing. Do not forget to end you feast on a sweet note with Misti Doi and Rosogollar payesh.
3. Hangla’s, Saki Naka: It is very hard to find Kolkata style biryani and Kolkata style rolls in Mumbai. If you are searching for both of these, then drop in to Hangla’s. The dishes are perfectly priced and tastes like the ones made in Kolkata. Mutton chops and Fish fry of Hangla’s are the best teatime snacks. Have a sweet tooth? Then, dig you spoon into a bowl of Mishti Doi.
4. Bhojohori Manna, Chembur: Staying away from Kolkata always reminds us of lip smacking Katla Sorshe and Pabda Jhal cooked by our mothers and grandmothers. Also, nothing can be more heavenly than binging on coconut gravy dominated Chingri Malai Curry and banana leaf encapsulated Bhetki Paturi. You can experience all of these in Bhojohori Manna located in Chembur, Mumbai. Their Chicken Cutlet fried in egg batter is a unique dish to start your meal with. So, what makes you wait? Drop in, browse through their menu and have a true Bangalir Bhuribhoj on the Poila Baisakh eve.
5. Flavours of Calcutta, Kandivali East: If you are not looking for a fancy ambience and only home-style Bengali food, then this place is a must visit. Their Bengali Thali is a must have if you are hunting for a wholesome meal. To munch on snacks similar to those prepared on the street food stalls of Kolkata, grab fish fry, chicken cutle and fish kobiraji from Flavours of Calcutta.
To savour Bengali cuisine from the City to Joy in the City of Dreams is one of an experience. And, with the dawn of Poila Baisakh, the feast is definitely going to be a grand one. Happy festivity!