Star Platter for Poila Baisakh at Stadel

“আনন্দিত হৃদয়ে, জানবো বিস্ময়ে”

“ঐতিহ্যে, সংস্কৃতিতে, সাহিত্যে”

“এ পহেলা বৈশাখে”

The Bengali New Year or Nobo Borsho is celebrated on April 14 each year. As we near the Bengali New Year eve, many many Bengalis around the world will be planning and preparing a delicious feast to share with family and friends. It is the first day in the traditional Hindu Bengali Calendar.

The people clean and decorate their houses and make elaborate preparation to welcome the coming Year. They paint patterns on the ground (rangoli) in front of their houses. They usually use flour to make the design on the middle of which they place an earthenware pot, decorated with a red and white swastika considered an auspicious sign. This vessal is filled with holy water and a number of mango leaves to symbolise a prosperous year for the family.

That morning they worship Lakshmi, goddess of wealth. They wear garlands of different types of flowers, like the red orleanders, daisies, roses, hibiscus and marigolds.

Wishing all my Bengali and non-Bengali friends Shuvo Nobo Borsho (Happy Bengali New Year) in advance.

Countdown has already begun and only few days are left before Nobo Borsho or Poila Boisakh! I know many of my Bengali friends have already finalized their ‘especial’ menu to celebrate the 1stday of Bengali New Year with complete ‘Bangaliana’ (Bengali tradition). But I’m sure there are still few who haven’t even thought of it yet just like me or still searching for the suitable menu for that special day.

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Poila Baisakh marks the 14th Anniversary of The Stadel! The Stadel is celebrating the Bengali New Year with a lavish lunch and dinner spread at First Innings – the Multi-cuisine restaurant, Mirage  – The Poolside! Mouth watering, pure and authentic, the Bengali cuisine sees a mix of food from West Bengal and Bangladesh. The menu will be an ode to the Eastern land with the traditional river fish taking center stage cooked with Bengali spices. Savour favourites like Mochar Chop, Panthar Mangsho Do Piyazi, Chingri Malai Curry with Luchis and endless items and round off the meal with Rosogollas and Mishti Doi among other sweets! The wide variety in the menu could make gourmands spoilt for choice. IMG_20170403_151104

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CELEBRATE  BAISAKHI PARBAN 

@ First Innings, Multicuisine Restaurant
Saturday, 15th April 2017

Bengali Sit Down Thali Non Veg Lunch / Dinner

Lunch
First Session : 12:30 p.m.
Second Session : 2:30 p.m.

Dinner
First Session : 7:30 p.m.
Second Session : 9:30 p.m.

Non Veg Lunch or Dinner priced at : Rs. 850/- AI per person

WELCOME DRINKS: Aampora Sorbat
STARTER : Mochar Chop & Dimer Devil
SALAD: Green Salad
BHAJA : Bori Bhaja, Jhurjhure Aloo Bhaja & Beguni
LUCHI/RICE: Luchi(2 pcs),Dhakai Pulao & Sada Bhaat
DAL: Aam Aada Diye Masoor Dal
TORKARI: Chanar Kofta & Aloo Jhinge Posto
MAACH: Doi Pona (1 pc.) & Prawn Malai Curry (2pcs.)
MANGSHO: Panthar Mangsho Do Piyazi (2 Pcs.) & Sukhno Jeerar Murgir Jhol (1 pc.)
CHUTNEY: Aamsatto Khejurer Chutney
PAPAD: Papad Bhaja
MISTIMUKH: Misti Doi & Rajbhog (1pc.)

Extra portion will be charged as follows:

Doi Pona (1 pc.) – Rs 50/-
Chingri Malai Curry (2 pcs.) – Rs.150/-
Sukhno Jeerar Murgir Jhol ( 1Pc.) – Rs 50/-
Panthar Mangsho Do Piyazi (2 Pcs.) – Rs.150/-
Bengali Sit Down Thali – Veg Lunch / Dinner

Lunch
First Session : 12:30 p.m.
Second Session : 2:30 p.m.

Dinner
First Session : 7:30 p.m.
Second Session : 9:30 p.m.

Veg Lunch or Dinner priced at : Rs. 650/- AI per person

WELCOME DRINKS: Aampora Sorbat
STARTER : Mochar Chop & Piyazi
SALAD: Green Salad
BHAJA : Bori Bhaja, Beguni & Jhurjhure Aloo Bhaja
LUCHI/RICE: Luchi(2pcs.),Dhakai Pulao & Sada Bhaat
DAL: Aam Aada Diye Masoor Dal
TORKARI: Aloo Phulkopir Dalna, Mochar Ghonto & Potoler Dorma
CHUTNEY: Aamsatto Khejurer Chutney
PAPAD: Papad Bhaja
MISTI: Misti Doi, Rajbhog(1pc.)

@Mirage , Poolside Restaurant

A-la-carte Bengali Fusion food on 15th April & 16th April

12 noon to 12 midnight

Cheese Baked Chicken Paturi with Kalmi Saag Kebab 350/-
(Chicken breast marinated in Bengali spices, wrapped and steamed and served with Dhakai pulao and potato posto)

Rosemary Scented Chingri Malai Curry 450/-
(Served with sweet mango pulao and paanchphoran begun)

Jasmine Tea Flavored Topse Bhaja 400/-
(With aam and kasundi chutney and Chili onion)

Rum Soaked Mutton Dackbanglow 450/-
(with Kasundi scallop potato and Sada Bhaat and chocolate Gulab jamun)

Chicken Braised with Sukhno Lanka and Palang Saag with Sarsoo and Jeere Tempering 350/-
(Served with poha and kacha aam chili chutney)

Pesto Chhanar Subzi 320/-                                                                                            (Served with cous cous pulao and baton vegetable salads and luchi and aamsatto custard)

BBQ Paneer Kebab with kachha Aam and Caramelized Orange  320/-
(Served with dhaniya patta pulao and baked strawberry rosogolla)

Crepe Filled with Ricotta Cheese and Asparagus and Vegetables Cooked in Coconut Malai Gravy  350/-
(Served with dhaniya pulao and posto potato)

Brussels Sprout and White Beans Confit with Kacha Aam Gravy 300/-
(Served with kesar pulao and kasundi tossed potato and cucumber salad)

Spinach and Govindo Bhog Risotto  300/-                                                                           (Served with garlic bread and posto bora)

Taxes Extra

@ The Stadel, Banquets on Sunday, 16th April 2017, 7 p.m. onwards

Ethnic Fashion Show & Bengali Buffet Dinner @ Rs. 1236/- AI per person

Menu
WELCOME DRINKS: Aam Pora Shorbat & Assorted Soft drinks
SNACKS: Chili Chicken, Fish Finger with Tartar Sauce, Veg Cutlet & Paneer Ajwaini Tikka
SALAD: Green Salad, Aloo Chole Chaat & Dahi Papri Chaat
BREAD: Green Peas Kachori, Masala Kulcha & Butter Naan
RICE: Dhakai Pulao & Sada Bhaat
DAL: Moong Dal Subzi Diye
BHAJA BHUJI : Bori Bhaja, Aloo Bhaja, Potol Bhaja, Begun Bhaja & Utchhe Bhaja
VEGETARIAN: Chhanar Kofta, Jhinge Aloo Posto, Dhokar Dalna & Aloo Phulkopir Jhol
NON-VEG.: Katla Jhal, Chingri Malai Curry, Chittagong Murgi & Murshidabadi Kosha Mangsho
CHUTNEY: Aamsatto Khejurer Chutney
PAPAD: Papad Bhaja
DESSERT: Rajbhog, Misti Doi & Gulab Jamun

We were recently invited to try out the offerings of Poila Baisakh special menu at The Stadel.

The Dishes We Had : 

Bengali Sit Down Thali Non Veg 

Aampora Sorbat – Aam pora shorbot is a Bengali classic drink made from the pulp of raw mango. A tangy refreshing soft drink can often make a difference. IMG_20170403_161400

Mochar Chop – Mochar Chop or Banana Flower Cutlet is another famous street food of Kolkata.    IMG_20170403_152517 Dimer Devil – Dimer devil or deviled egg is boiled egg coated by spicy minced meat.IMG_20170403_151301Green Salad – Cucumber, Onion and Tomato IMG_20170403_151252Bori Bhaja, Jhurjhure Aloo Bhaja & Beguni – 

Indigenous Bengali delicacy of crunchy sun-dried lentil dumplings, thinly sliced/grated fried potato & mouth-watering fried snack of eggplant IMG_20170403_151235IMG_20170403_151238IMG_20170403_151246Luchi  –   Traditional Bengali style puffed pooris made form All Purpose FlourIMG_20170403_151232Dhakai Pulao –  This is a very traditional rich item in Bengali cuisine. It is not spicy, and has a light and yummy taste sprinkled with cashewnuts and raisins.IMG_20170403_152601 Sada Bhaat – Plain cooked Basmati RiceIMG_20170403_152558
Aam Aada Diye Masoor Dal – Aamer Dal is a Bengali style Green Mango Lentil soup perfect for summer with a hint of Ginger.IMG_20170403_152621
Chanar Kofta –  It is an age old Bengali vegetarian delicacy. Soft, melt in mouth cottage cheese balls dipped in a finger licking good lightly spiced curry. One of my favourite vegan Bengali dishes.IMG_20170403_150811Aloo Jhinge Posto – This is a classic dish from the Bengali Cuisine, that is made from potaoes and ridge gourd, simmered in a poppy seeds curry. My most favourite posto, i love it in any form. IMG_20170403_150816
Doi Pona – Katla in a yogurt gravy. It  is a very authentic Bengali preparation served typically at lunch with pulao or white rice on a festive occasion. IMG_20170403_150821Prawn Malai Curry – Chingri Macher Malaikari is one of the best Bengali Fish recipes. Undoubtedly it is among the mouth watering ones. A classical preparation with Prawns and flavoured with coconut milk based gravy.IMG_20170403_151516
Panthar Mangsho Do Piyazi  – Looks genuinely appetizing with extra supplement of onions used lavishly in the dish. It brings out an authentic flavour of mutton, ghee & onion.IMG_20170403_151506Sukhno Jeerar Murgir Jhol – A delicious preparation served as a Side Dish. It is a yummy, flavorful and spicy dry gravy masala dish. All masala is very nicely coated to the chicken to make it spicy, flavorful and highly aromatic in taste.IMG_20170403_151512
Aamsatto Khejurer Chutney – This is a sweet thick chutney which serves in special Bengali occasions. Sweet Chutney made with Dried Mango pulp and dates. Finger licking, tempting gravy.

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Papad Bhaja –  We Bengalis really love our papad deep fried and goes best with chutney. IMG_20170403_152554
Misti Doi  – A Bengali never ends without at least a spoonful of mishti doi. This dessert prepared from milk and caramelized sugar is a heaven for us. IMG_20170403_152635Rajbhog – A delicious sweet prepared with chenna stuffed with mixture of khoya, pista and almonds. But for us, its never required any introduction. IMG_20170403_152637

And Few different dishes from Veg Thali 

Aloo Phulkopir Dalna – Aloo Phulkopir Dalna is a very simple cauliflower curry with potatoes. I adore cauliflower – one of the most underrated veggies – and these spices are of course a wonderful way to make it sing!IMG_20170403_152624

Mochar Ghonto –   It is one the most tasty vegetarian dish. A very traditional Bengali recipe famous all over Bengal made out of banana blossom, which is basically a banana flower.IMG_20170403_152627

Potoler Dorma – Vegetarian stuffed pointed gourd. A traditional Bengali dish, no onion, no garlic.IMG_20170403_152632

This was a Marathon Run at First innings !!

With a sudden nip in the air, and the soft balmy sun caressing everything under it, one can tell that Nobo Borsho is just around the corner. And for us foodies, Nobo Borsho is the one of much awaited feast of the year where gorging on Bengali food comes with no judgement or sin.

To kick-start the Nobo Borsho, check in at The Stadel for lavish Bengali Food spread. It would definitely provide you the feeling of enjoyment and celebrations to enhance the festive spirit.

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Keep walking with fascinatingfoodie.

Special Thanks to – 

○ Milee Banerjee,Sr.  Manager P.R., The Stadel,  for the invitation and amazing hospitality.
○ Chef for providing us such a lovely experience of Bong Food

○ Rajdeep Bhattacharjee for leading us.

Proud Member of Panch Phoron #panchphoron

For more details:

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you so much for including us in your blog! A big thank you from all of us at The Stadel. Have a great year ahead. See you soon.

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    1. A new Fan from some other part of the world !!

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  2. jrusoloward says:

    My mouth is watering! Everything looks and sounds amazing!

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    1. We had a great time at lunch that day ! Pure Bliss !!

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  3. I hope you’re enjoying a Happy New Year. The food looks delicious. Thanks for dropping by my blog and following. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank You so much !! Only we Human Being can make the world a better place to live !!

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  4. HesterLeyNel says:

    The food looks delicious and you are a skilled photographer. Great combination.

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    1. Thank You so much HesterLeyNel ! Mobile Photography it was !!

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    2. Thank you so much HESTERLEYNEL !! these are all mobile photography !!

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      1. HesterLeyNel says:

        Mobiles take beautiful pictures. I think layout and composition is very important and you clearly have an eye for beauty.

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      2. True Madam !! I will be launching my painting Blog soon !! will look forwards to see you there too ! R u in Facebook ?? would like to get in touch !

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      3. HesterLeyNel says:

        I am on facebook (Hester Ley Nel), but be warned that it contains lots of pictures of our children and grandchild. 😀 So you are a painter as well! I look forward to your new blog.

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      4. Sent you friend request !!

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  5. Thank you! I luv this kind of food! Hard to find here!

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    1. Welcome ! Love to take you dinner someday if you ever come to Kolkata !!

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      1. Let me check! I know I am going to Europe and Turkey soon! Best Tango in the area is in Istanbul 🙂

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      2. Wish you a happy and safe journey !!

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      3. I Argentine Tango, dancing, Art, Food, and music are it!

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      4. #Family and friends! Shalom!

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      5. Enjoy quality time !!

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    1. Can we get in touch Chef ?

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      1. chefkreso says:

        Hello! Yeah, no problem, you can send me an e-mail on chefkreso@gmail.com, or send me a direct message on my Instagram – @chefkreso 🙂

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      2. Thank you Chef !!

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  6. so I was planning to skip meals for the day. Diet and stuff. And then this happened! Ordering right now 😛

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    1. I don’t know whether You can avail it or no !

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