Chitol Muitha, Chingri Malaikari Or Kasundi Chicken: This Eatery Serves Quintessential Bengali Faves
What Makes It Awesome
If you're the archetypal Bong who can literally eat, breathe and sleep kosha mangsho and pulao, then look no further. Drop in at Koshe Kosha for a taste of authentic Bengali cuisine or, in short, for a satisfying bhuribhoj.
Located at multiple places across the city (nine outlets), Koshe Kosha exudes Bangaliana charm from all corners. Our fave is the Golpark outlet for its rustic interiors and village-like decor. Thatched roofs (there's a proper ceiling above it), bamboo chairs, walls adorning Jamini Roy paintings, hand fans and cow dung cakes (fake ones, chill!), we love how the deco is eco-friendly and fits perfectly with the theme.
Start off with Bhetki Fry (crumbed bhetki cutlets), Dim Chingri Devil (egg devils stuffed with shrimps), Aam Kasundi Chicken Cutlet (chicken marinated in aam kasundi flavour, breaded and deep fried) or the delish Mochar Chop (spicy banana a blossom croquet). For mains, try their Chitol Muitha (boneless chitol fish cooked in spicy gravy), Echor Chingri (spicy jackfruit and shrimp curry) or the quintessential Chingri Malaikari (jumbo prawns cooked in creamy coconut curry). For meat lovers, the list is endless. There's Dhakai Mangsho (mutton cooked in Dhaka-style gravy), Gondhoraj Murgi (cooked in zesty lime gravy) and yes Kosha Mangsho (no descriptions needed!). Pair these up with Basanti Pulao, Malai Chingri Biryani (in-house specialty) or plain rice. It's hard to not end a meal on a sweet note. Try their fusion desserts like Daab ice cream (green coconut ice cream) and Malpoa Sandwich (thin malpoas sandwiched with juicy and rich rabri, nuts and raisins).
The outlets are usually crowded. So better call before you drop in.