These Indian restaurants in Kolkata will lure you in with their divine flavors and rich ingredients. Traveling the length of the country—from Punjab to Kerala—they offer a variety of Indian cuisines that pack a punch and guarantee to keep you coming back for more.
Aaheli at Peerless Inn hotel and its branch at Axis Mall in Rajarhat have carved a niche for themselves and are known for their authentic Bengali preparations. You can either opt for the thalis or go a la carte. The Mahabhog Thali and the Rajbhog Thali are elaborate fixed menu meals which include delicacies like Shukto, Bati Chingri, Doi Ilish, Chingrir Malai Curry, Murgir Jhol, Kosha Mangsho, Aamer Chutney, Chhanar Payesh and Malpua.
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Housed in a century-old bungalow in south Kolkata, this restaurant is full of vintage charm. While their buffets are extremely popular, you can also opt to go al a carte and sample the full range of the menu. Begin with a Bengali fish fry, prawn finger fry and mochar chop (plantain croquettes).
If authentic Kerala cuisine is what you’ve been looking for, just head to Ammini on Manohar Pukur Road. The focus here is on quality, be it service or food: both are superb. The list of Kerala delights is small, but the food at Ammini will leave you happy and contented. Mrs Menon, the owner of the place often suggests the day’s specials.
Celebrated for having introduced the country to Bengali fine dining, this restaurant celebrates Kolkata and its eclectic culinary influences. The elegant interiors are done up with wooden furniture, and city-related paintings and drawings. The menu is a mix of traditional Bengali recipes from both sides of Bengal’s border, as well as nawabi, Anglo-Indian and colonial cuisine.
Modelled like a traditional haveli, this vegetarian restaurant is best known for its staple Rajasthani food. With staff dressed in traditional Rajasthani attire, the restaurant has gained in popularity thanks to its authentic cuisine. Irrespective of what you eat, make sure you end your meal with a kulfi and gulkand pan.