Just a month away from Durga Pujo and the Masala Klub, at the Taj West End, is hosting a special Bengali food festival. From the September 11 to September 16, the Taj property is offering guests a dinner menu that includes culinary gems that trace their origins to the zamindari households of Bengal. And to ensure that you get the authentic experience, they have brought in chefs from Taj Bengal’s iconic Sonargaon.
Start off your royal binge by crunching your way through crisp Mangsher Chop - spiced cutlets made from minced mutton and chunks of potato. For the vegetarians, there’s the brilliant Mochar Chop that features banana flowers in all their tenderness. For the mains, there’s the Aloo Jhinge Posto - a heady mix of potato, ridge gourd and poppy seeds - that goes splendidly with airy, palm-sized luchis. Then, move on to the Kosha Mangsho - one of Bengal’s best known mutton dishes whose spice offsets the sweetness in the Basanti Pulao perfectly. Finish, up with generous helpings of the Nolen Gurer Ice cream - where the syrupy palm jaggery is worth every slurp you make.