Too busy (or bored) to cook for your guests? Enter to the rescue a bunch of spirited amateur and trained home chefs, who are dishing out a delectable variety and making regional Indian cuisine as well as gourmet dishes more accessible than ever. Here’s our pick of those who are leading the charge in Kolkata.
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Home chef Angona doesn’t experiment a lot with her menu, instead she sticks to recreating classics with her own little creative tweaks. Wedding regional Indian cuisines with her unflinching love for pork. Call her up for some great pork treats - from Anglo-Indian style pork roast and jhal farezi to classic Bengali style pork jhol and pork chorbir bora to pandi curry and Malyali pork sukka, her recipes are inspired from her travels around the world.
Kirti Bhoutika is a self-taught home baker and Master Chef India winner. Her dessert menu is positively sinful and will leave you spoilt for choice. Buzz her for exotic numbers such as ginger cheesecake with chocolate soil and blue berry compote, and black sesame mousse served with yoghurt sorbet which were also from among her top creations on the show.
Vaneeta started Brown’s from her home’s kitchen in Queen’s Park, Ballygunge. Invite your friends over and treat them to Brown’s savory specialties like cream & mushroom quiches, zucchini roll ups, Vietnamese rice paper rolls and some lipsmacking desserts, such as devil’s food cake with fresh cream and ganache dip or Bailey’s cheesecake brownies.
Call Mridula Agarwal for all types of vegetarian food from various regions. Think Korean, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Lebanese, Mongolian and Indian. Three layer spaghetti bake, lasagne, mexican rice and chilli potatoes, or more native stuff like paneer butter masala, pindi chole and biryani are must-try items from her menu. Don’t miss the desserts on offer, especially the mango rasgulla pudding and boondi rabdi.
Local Gourmet, Chatterjee’s home-based culinary enterprise started from her Salt Lake residence where she serves up classics such as roast chicken and melt-in-the-mouth pork belly. From burger sauce to curly fries, all are made in-house. Don’t miss the exotic dishes on her menu like duck cassoulet as well as slow-roasted sticky pork ribs.
Want food that is an instant crowd-pleaser and doesn’t break your bank? Make home chef Sanjeeta Kejriwal your go-to person for that. Known for her version of frankies and kachori sabzi along with a host of other classic snacks with her clever twists.
Here’s one for all the South Indian fans. Mini idlis and chutney made by Sanjukta are a total treat. She also specializes in a variety of chaats that are finger-licking good. Just give her a call and tell her your requirements for a quick tea party at home and she will have the delicacies delivered in no time.
Think baked, think Manju. She specialises in all kinds of baked dishes. Pick from a variety of choices, ranging from mushroom risotto to creamy potato bake to baked Spanish rice.