Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022

The World In A Bhetki Paturi

There will never be a clear settlement to the age-old arguments about Dhakai and Calcutta cuisines. But Kasturi certainly holds its own in the heart of Calcutta...

The World In A Bhetki Paturi The World In A Bhetki Paturi

Kasturi Restaurant
13/6B, Anil Moitro Road, Ballygunge, Calcutta—700019.
Meal for two: Rs 1,200
Rating: ***

It’s a soft, salubrious Sunday. We are travelling through Calcutta and our cousin Anita Mansata, an interior designer and artist, who in fact did up the restaurant 6, Ballygunge Place in its earlier avatar, offers to take us for a Bengali lunch. We discuss Bhojohori Manna, Kewpies and Taro Parban, but generally veer towards Ballygunj, to No. 6. There is a traffic jam on the road leading to it, when Anita spots another one and exc­laims, “Hey, how about Kasturi, do you like Dhakai cuisine?” We decide to go for it.