Delhiites, head to these restaurants to enjoy delicious and authentic Bengali food!
I don’t intend to exaggerate when I say that there’s no one as tough-hearted as Probashi Bengali. Living away from hometown is quite a challenge, especially for Bongs who are foodies and are left with no option but to survive on chole bhature, rajma chawal, and kadhi. But you don’t have to curb your cravings for home-cooked Bangla food. Visit the following restaurants in Delhi and get your occasional dose of dal aloo bhaja and kosha mangsho. Thank me later, but for now, enjoy a mouthful of authentic Bengali food items!
Maa Tara is one of the oldest and most popular restaurants in Delhi to get authentic Bengali food. Sited in Chittaranjan Park, this place is known for serving its food cooked in mustard oil. Leave aside the seafood, there are delectable vegetarian dishes to try too, from shukto
(mixed vegetables) to Bengali masoor dal, and not to forget, beguni (fried eggplant). What makes this restaurant a top pick among food lovers is its quantity of food, pricing, and unique yet traditional taste.
Address: 45, 46, & 47, Market 2, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
You can call them on +919999286599 +919999431399
Oh! Calcutta is all things Bengali. Right from its food, décor, to the ambiance, every corner of the restaurant will make you feel Bengali. Some of their most sought-after dishes include steamed mustard fish, bekti in spicy tomato, rosogulla, fish Calcutta style, and kosha mangsho. Besides, if you happen to be a lover of prawns, then you must try out their shorshey bhapa chingri and illish. Just reading these names will revive some old memories from back home!
Address: Ground Floor, International Trade Tower, E Block, Opposite Satyam Cinema, Nehru Place, New Delhi
You can call them on +91 93101 49806
If you’re a sucker for Biryani, then you must visit this joint that has gained immense repute for its Bengali style Biryani and delicious kebabs. Though this is a small takeaway joint, there’s barely anyone who’s not aware of this place in Chittaranjan Park. Here, the Biryani served is relatively less spicy and includes a generous amount of potatoes and boiled eggs. Plus, what gives it the authentic touch is the use of mustard oil. The food is affordable and mind you, the quantity is exceptional – so make space in your tummy to finish it all!
Address: Shop 49, Ground Floor, Market 1, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
You can call them on +911141749595
With over 4 outlets spread across Delhi-NCR, Bijoli Grill tops the list of the most preferred places for Bengali food. The interiors of each outlet are traditional yet quirky. If you crave for kosha mangsho, basanti pulao, luchi, cholar daal, brinjal fry, and mutton curry, find your way to this restaurant without a second thought. Other than the regular Bengali dishes, you’ll also find a range of offbeat food items that you have never come across. They are even known for their food catering services for important occasions like festivals, marriages, and other small or big events.
Address: 3, Hailey Road, Banga Bhawan, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
You can call them on +91 11 2332 1233
When at Madly Bengali, dig into some aloo poshto, dab chingdi, or some mangsho with luchi. Though it’s a small eatery in Chittaranjan Park with limited capacity, the food compensates for it all. There’s a broad range of Bengali delicacies listed in the menu of this restaurant – made with expertise and authentic spices. If there’s a friend visiting you from a different city, give this restaurant a try for a massive Bengali spread – I bet you’ll not regret it!
Address: A-385, Double Storey, Kalkaji, New Delhi
You can call them on +911147095879
And post a heavy meal, if a dessert is all that you crave for, there’s Bengali Sweet House at Connaught Place that you may head to!