Last Updated on May 30, 2021 by Christine Kaaloa
Exploring Kolkata, I’ve enjoyed finding my way around the city. After filming and wandering through the New Market (and its section of the live poultry plucking and butchery), I was hungry but timid about food again.
Mohan Bhandar Kolkata is a small hole-in-the-wall sweet shop cafe. I noticed its Indian sweets in the front window case by the entrance. I’m a big fan of Indian sweets of the milky sort. The sweet shop is actually known for its kachori sabzi and was made famous by the Bollywood film Piku. Photos of Bollywood King, Amitabh Bachchan were pasted to one side of the shop’s walls as their proud guest. Now the humble cafe was now a buzz worthy visit for Indian Food.
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Eating Kachori Sabzi
Kachori is the type of delicious deep fried fluffy pastry puff bread that’s served. You’ll find them sold on the streets and in cafes in many parts of India. The sabzi is like a potato curry or a curried and watered down version of a samosa. It’s a favorite snack food because it’s good, semi filling and at around 15 rupees, very inexpensive!
While you can use utensils, kachori sabzi is really finger food and best eaten with your fingers, the way Indians do. You flatten the puff and use it to scoop the sabzi into it like a spoon. Or you can break the kachori in pieces and use it to scoop, sop and dip into the sabzi.
Watch the video for my experience of it.
Mohan Bhandar, Kolkata
140, Surendra Nath Banerjee Road, Opp. Regal Cinema
+91 98741 17856