3 weeks ago
Last night dinner was at KASTURI, another authentic Bengali cuisine legend from Kolkata just opened doors at Indhradhanu Market in IRC Village. This place as has a casual dining format and interiors and ambience are just about ok and nothing great to write about. The service was attentive may be because the owner was right in front of us.
When compared to Bhojo Hari manna which is a West Bengal cuisine, KASTURI serves Dhakai cuisine. The main difference between both of them is where most of the curries and steamed dishes carries a hint of sweetness in Bhojo Hari Manna, the Kasturi dishes are more spicy with strong usage of mustard paste and not even slightly sweet. We reached around 930pm for a dinner and the place had ran out of my favourite dish BHETKI PATURI. Instead we ordered BHETKI BHAPA (₹250) which was seamed fish cooked in thick mustard paste. The fish was perfectly cooked and the curry was just amazing. It had strong mustard flavour. MUTTON DAKBANGLA (₹250) was spicy in taste, had a very thick consistency similar to kassa and it went very well with the Pulao. The dish which stood out in this place was their signature KACHUPATA CHINGRI BHAPA (₹220), it was small sized prawns cooked in mustard paste and colocasia leaves. The leaves went very well with slight bitter, spicy and pungent mustard gravy. PRAWN MALAI CURRY (₹270) was a bit of a let down with the flavours not coming through. We eneded our meal with the AAM DOI (₹60), though it wasn’t too sweet, there was a certain usage of aam flavouring syrup, which was a bit of let down. Though a bit expensive when you compare prices to quantity, and on most of the dishes worked and few didn't. Try this place whenever you have a strong craving for Bengali food.
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