October 14, 2015
Saptapadi Restaurant welcomes the food loving Bengalis
Dining out is an inevitable part of the Puja for the Bengalis. Be it snacks with friends, lunch or dinner cooking at home is absolutely out of the question during the puja days. Almost all the city restaurants add a spark to this enthusiasm of the Bengalis. New menus are introduced during the four puja days and they greet the customers with lip smacking dishes.
Situated at G-40A, Baghajatin this Bengali specialty restaurant started journey on 10th June 2011. The restaurant completed two glorious years at Bidhan Sarani and finally shifted to Baghajatin on 17th January 2014. Their mission is to offer the finest quality food prepared by professional chefs who are experts in their field with 10 years of experience.
The very name of this restaurant suggests that it is very much ‘Bengali’ in its appearance. Krishnendu and Rina the immortal creations of Tarasankar Bandopadhyay from his novel ‘Saptapadi’ wanted to explore an unending path. Trudging along the undulating path, Rina Brown had to play seven different roles and for this she is ‘Saptapadi’. Inspired from the immortal love story of Rina Brown and Krishnendu from the novel Saptapadi by Tarasankar Bandopadhyay, this restaurant tried to set up their restaurant with delicious Bengali delicacies over seven distinct courses.
Special Puja menu
Saptapadi restaurant is ready to tickle your taste buds during the puja days with numerous delicious courses. They have launched a new menu on and from 12th October, Mahalaya and it is going to continue till the end of the Puja. The entire menu is divided into seven sections which is similar to the very name Saptapadi which means seven different roles.
The seven sections are Welcome Beverage or ‘Subharambh’, thali, ‘dal’ or pulses, rice and bread, starter and vaja, veg dishes, non-veg dishes, fish dishes and sweets.
As a part of Welcome Beverage, Saptapadi Restaurant offers you traditional Bengali drinks like Kancha Aam-er Sorbot which is a cooling raw mango drink. Other most loved Bengali drinks are Doi-er Ghol or Buttermilk in Bengali style, Gondhoraj Cha-er Sorbot (a chilled and innovative drink prepared with Gandharaj lemon and tea), Lassi, Fresh Lime Soda and Jaljeera.
After Welcome Beverage comes the thali section which offers you special and lip smacking dishes like Veg Thali, Fish Thali, chicken-Mutton Thali, Special non-Veg Thali and Special Fish Thali. These Thali’s are what you call a perfect ‘Bengali Bhuribhoj’. Thali’s are available at INR 225- INR 495. Special attraction of the Puja is the Saptapadi Thali or the Mahabhoj Thali available for Rs. 600/-.
Dal, rice and Breads
In this section you get different types of rice, roti and dal preparations. Dishes that are a must try in this section are Narkel ar Karaishuti diye Dal, Chingri Biriyani and Saat Paake Bandha Paratha.
All types of Fish preparations are a must try at Saptapadi Restaurant. Special preparations of Fish during the Puja days include Katla Kalia, Vetki Paturi, Vetki Begun Bahar, Masala Pormfret, Ilish Vapa, Ilish Sorse, Ilish Muitha, Chingri Malai Curry, Daab Chingri and Chingri Bati Masala.
Vetki Paturi & Ilish Vapa was simply divine, aroma and tang was also perfect. You might find yourself gulping it all up before you even realise. Soft and spicy, their Chingri Malai Curry was loaded with just the right amount of spice & herbs, and will kick your butt with its spiciness. This dish was effortless yet nice & enjoyable.
Non Veg Dishes
Mouthwatering non-veg preparations are always crowd pleaser at Saptapadi Restaurant. Traditionally cooked non-veg dishes during the Puja days include Kasa Murgi, Dhonepata Kachalanka Murgi, Doi – Diye Murgi, Achari Gandhoraj Murgi, Kasa Manghso, Kachalanka Manghso, Kochi Pathar Jhol, Karai Kima Manghso and Achari Gandhoraj Manghso.
From their many side dishes, Kosha Mangsho was unique find and definitely made you excited with its distinct flavour. Tender and well marinated mutton pieces bathed in a heavenly reddish colour, smooth thick creamy paste will drag your foodie soul towards it. The Dhone Pata Kacha Lonka Murgi was also a well-balanced, flavour packed dish. One bite and its felt like heaven, you heart undeniably carving for more and more.
Drop by for lunch or dinner and get mesmerized by their traditionally cook authentic Bengali dishes. You are already feeling hungry right? So, waste no time. Take a paper and pen, make a menu you would like to taste during the puja, make a plan with friends and family and enjoy your auspicious ‘Ashtami’ at Saptapadi Restaurant.