Navratras might mean fasting for a lot of people, but for the Bengali community, it is time for some serious feasting.
Navratras might mean fasting for a lot of people, but for the Bengali community, it is time for some serious feasting. For the always-stressed Delhi residents, home-style Bengali delicacies are available at Monkey Bar in the capital till Dussehra. Specially curated by Kolkata-based home chef Iti Misra, the thaalas come in three variants—vegetarian, chicken and seafood. Some common dishes apart, such as spicy aloo dum and begun kasundi, the mains in each thaala are different. The thaalas are available at Monkey Bar in Kolkata as well.
Monkey Bar chef-partner Manu Chandra emphasises that the gastropub has always had a regional bent. “Bengali food is a personal favourite and the cuisine an inspiration for our menus from the time we first opened Monkey Bar. We have always showcased regional flavours in fun and contemporary versions, covering regional festivals, coastal Indian cuisine and Gujarati breakfasts. As the brand and bandwidth grow, there could be Onam or Eid specials in the future.”