6 Ballygunge Place

An old school friend and I were catching up and as usual our entrepreneurial instincts were at its peak. He suggested taking up a franchisee of a Bengali sit-down luncheon...6 Ballygunge Place. We were planning this in Nagpur, our hometown. After we got off the phone, I did a little research and found that they were already there in Bangalore. Without wasting much time, I booked a table for the next day!

Having been brought up in Kolkatta, Bengali cuisine is my all time favourite. Food is the soul of Bengali's and they are known for their culinary skills!

Tucked in the first floor, adjoining a Cafe Coffee Day, 6 Ballygunge Place is a very simple down-to-earth place. The tables were full and I could see a LOT of Bengali's under one roof.

Getting down to business, we ordered Mangsher Chop (Mutton Fritters) for starters. For the main course we went for Bhapa Elish (Steamed Hilsa in Mustard Gravy), Begoon Bhaja (Shallow Fried Brinjal), Kosha Mangsho (Semi Dry Mutton) and hot Loochis. Other things available and must try were Morrollla Maacher Bhaja (Batter Fried Fish), Moong Dal with Aam Adaa (Dal with Mango & Ginger). You choose from an array of sweet water fishes, Daab Chingri (Prawns baked inside a tender coconut). Choices of Pathuri (a mustard and coconut flavoured wrapped in banana leaf and grilled). Mocha (Banana Florettes), Elish (Hilsa) Crab and Prawns will be relished by you.

For desserts we went for Mishti Doi... and it was Yummmm!!!

So, if you relish Bengali cuisine or want to try out something different, you know where to head out to!

Name: 6 Ballygunge Place

Location: First Floor, 612, 12th Main, Indiranagar, Bangalore (919342140520/41521390)

Speciality: Bengali food

Cost: >450 Rs

Verdict: The service was extremely slow, which was definitely a put off. But the place is definitely worth trying out!!!

Ahh..as for the entrepreneurial stint..well that's under discussion right now!!!

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