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Being a Bengali from Kolkata and living in Delhi NCR comes with its own setbacks. Food is a major one. But these restaurants come as a respite to soothe my Bengali soul!

1. Ki Hangla, Gurgaon

Ki Hangla
Ki Hangla

Be it the quintessential flavours of West Bengal or perhaps the typical Bangladeshi cuisineKi Hangla serves authentic, traditional food from both West and East Bengal. From their fish curries to non-vegetarian rolls, there are options galore. Also, it’s a small place with a café like setup, wherein Bengali music plays in the backdrop. The walls are decorated with photographs of Bengali cinema actors and actresses of yesteryear. Moreover, the service is prompt and the host never fails to make you feel at home.

Recommended food:

  • Luchi and cholar dal
  • Egg chicken roll
  • Vegetable cutlet
  • Mochar chop
  • Potol er dorma
  • Dhakai bhetki curry
  • Mohon Bagan chingri
  • Dhakai methi mutton

Where is it?

 A-201 & B-101, Supermart 1, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

 The cost for 2: Rs. 800 (approx.)

 Check them out: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/ki-hangla-dlf-phase-4-gurgaon

2. Maachh Bhaat, Gurgaon

Maachh Bhaat
Maachh Bhaat

This restaurant is quite a hidden gem in Gurgaon. They serve traditional Odiya and Bengali cuisine. So, if you are a ‘Probashi’ Bengali or Odiya living in the cosmopolitan city craving for some home-cooked simple meals, this is your go-to place. Also, the décor is quite rustic and countryside like. Additionally, the staff is super humble and prices are very pocket-friendly.

Recommended food:

  • Dahi bara aloo dum
  • Maach ghonto
  • Mutton chop
  • Kukkad thali
  • Masala prawns
  • Steamed Hilsa
  • Pomhret patua

 Where is it?

 Shop 23, Leisure Valley Shopping Complex, Sector 29, Gurgaon

The cost for 2: Rs. 600 (approx.)

Check them out: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/maachh-bhaat-sector-29-gurgaon

3. City of Joy, Alaknanda

City of Joy
City of Joy

The City of Joy is one of the most popular Bengali restaurants in South Delhi. They are known for their varied traditional street food options. Their non-vegetarian curries and cutlets are an absolute delight. Also, you will find an array of vegetarian options like shukto, dhokar dalna, aloo jhinge posto and more. The décor will take you back to old cafés in Kolkata – photographs of Uttam Kumar, Howrah Bridge, Sushitra Sen and Esplanade will make you feel at home. Lastly, the service is very prompt and the food portions are pretty huge too. So, eat some and pack the leftovers for home!

Recommended food:

  • Posto narkel bora
  • Koraishutir kochuri with aloo dum
  • Diamond fish fry
  • Macher matha diye dal
  • Egg devil
  • Dhokar dalna
  • Kosha mangsho
  • Chicken kabiraji
  • Chingri malai curry
  • Hilsa paturi
  • Nolen gur payesh

Where is it?

2, 1st Floor, Aravali Shopping Complex, Alaknanda, New Delhi

The cost for 2: Rs. 800 (approx.)

Check them out: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/city-of-joy-alaknanda-new-delhi

4. Abar Khabo, Gurgaon

Abar Khabo
Abar Khabo

This restaurant is a small eatery located in the food court of Mega Mall. Yet again, this is a lesser-known restaurant in Gurgaon that serves brilliant Bengali food. From non-vegetarian thalis to a host of starters right from the streets of Kolkata, options are endless. If you want to grab a quick bite right after watching a movie next to the restaurant, try their finger food options. Similarly, a light thali will serve the purpose too. Lastly, the staff is very helpful when it comes to helping with what to order.

Recommended food:

  • Fish finger
  • Mutton keema roll
  • Shorshe rui maach
  • Posto chicken
  • Egg kosha
  • Mutton curry with aloo
  • Bhaja moong dal
  • Jhuri aloo bhaja
  • Chicken biriyani

Where is it?

3rd Floor, K4, DT Mega Mall, DLF Phase 1, Gurgaon

The cost for 2: Rs. 500 (approx.)

Check them out: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/abar-khabo-dlf-phase-1-gurgaon

5. Probashi, Dwarka

Probashi
Probashi

This restaurant has a very limited menu. But, the food is delicious and very pocket-friendly. If you love to eat fish curries, they have many options. From bhetki to Hilsa, and pomphret to rohu – options are countless. Also, their chicken curry with potato is popular for its mouth-watering flavours and spices.

Recommended food:

  • Mete bhaja
  • Beguni
  • Chittol maacher muithha
  • Lau chingri
  • Kacha kolar kofta
  • Gobindobhog chaaler pulao

Where is it?

19 & 20, First Floor, Manish Market, Pocket 2, Sector 11, Dwarka, New Delhi

The cost for 2: Rs. 500 (approx.)

Check them out: https://www.zomato.com/ncr/probashi-sector-11-dwarka

 

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A writer and a true-blue Gemini, Priyanka loves documenting good fashion, great food, and gorgeous travel destinations. A movie buff and an amateur chef, when not working, you will find her at a quaint café reading travelogues.