The festive season has officially begun and up on the itinerary first is the 10-day festival dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga— Durga Puja. The celebrations marking this festival are all about larger than life Durga pandals, traditional Bengali sweets (ever tasted Sandesh?!) and delicacies like Dimer Devil, Fish Kobiraji, and Mughlai Paratha. While Kolkata remains the center 0f Durga Puja celebrations in the country, here in Delhi we have our own mini version of Kolkata in CR Park or Chittaranjan Park, where the festival is celebrated in the same style as it is in the ‘city of joy’.
So, here’s a list of seven food joints in CR Park, Delhi that you need to visit this Durga Puja:
1) Maa Tara
If you are looking for a place that offers traditional Bengali food at an economical price, Maa Tara is your place. There’s nothing fancy about this place, except that the food is totally amazing.
Our pick: Maa Tara Special Thali
Average cost for two: Rs 500
Timing: 12 pm – 4 pm, 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: Shop No. 45, 46, & 47, Market 2, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
2) Kolkata Biryani House
A small takeaway joint in CR Park’s market 2 is Kolkata Biryani House. Among other things, biryani is one thing that you should definitely try here. It’s aromatic and slightly less spicy, just the way we like it.
Our pick: Mutton biryani
Average cost for two: Rs 500
Timing: 11 am – 11 pm
Where: Shop 49, Ground Floor, Market 1, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
3) Dadu Cutlet Shop
This is one of the most popular eateries in the area and it is famous for its mutton cutlets among other things. If you do visit the place, don’t forget to try egg devil chop.
Our pick: Mutton cutlets
Average cost for two: Rs 100
Timing: 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: 39, C.S.C Market 2, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
4) My Spice Kitchen
This place serves some amazing non-veg Bengali delights. Their Sarsonwali Machli and Kolapatar Fish Kabab are absolutely fabulous.
Our pick: Bangla Mutton Biryani
Average cost for two: Rs 650
Timing: 11 am – 3:30 pm, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: 51, Market 1, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
5) Annapurna Hotel
Do you want to dive in authentic Bengali food? This is your place. From traditional Bengali non-veg delicacies to veg delights, this place is for all those who don’t want to miss out on anything.
Our pick: Bhetki Macher Jhol
Average cost for two: Rs 600
Timing: 12 pm – 4 pm, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Shop 22 & 34, Market 1, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
6) Madly Bangalee
Are you madly in love with the Bengali cuisine? If yes, this place is made just for you. From mouth-watering Mete Bhaja and Shutki Maach to delectable Luchi Mangsho, this place offers everything well within the budget.
Our pick: Chicken Thali
Average cost for two: Rs 400
Timing: 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Where: K1/52, Ground Floor, CR Park, New Delhi
7) Kamala Sweets
Now that you have had so many delights, it’s time for some dessert. And one of the best places to enjoy authentic Bengali sweets is Kamala Sweets. Do try various sweets on the counter. They are an absolute delight!
Our pick: Misti Doi
Average cost for two: Rs 250
Timing: 8:30 am – 10 pm
Where: K/1-101, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi
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