Magic of Madhushree and Debjani
A Bengali tummy is never satisfied without a plate full of rice, and “poncho banjo” at the least if not more. This practice has become a luxury in today’s fast life. But what if, we give you a chance to drive back to your place of nostalgia “Chilekotha” and gorge on to plates full of happiness, as curated by Madhushree Basu Roy and Debjani Chatterjee Alam?
Chilekotha, a brainchild of Deblina Chakrabarty has already been creating a buzz, since its inception, for its finger-licking Bengali delicacies and continental dishes with “bangla’r moshla” incorporated in it. But the real magic is yet to happen as Madhushree and Debjani, who is well known in the fraternity for their culinary skills and pop-ups, decided to collaborate with ‘Chilekotha’ for a pop-up to treat the foodies ‘Paat Pere, Kobjee Dubiye’.
The menu, as curated by them includes 3 Thalis- Veg, Non-Veg and an Ilish one. There will also be 4 Non-Veg dishes. And not to forget, keeping the kids in mind, a thali is curated for the little masters of the house. The Veg/Non-veg course has ‘Shurur Paate’ (to start with), moving on to Patishapta, Shada Bhaat and Ghee Bhaat, Dal, Kumri, Dalna, Torkari, Mangsho and Ambol. The Ilish Platter would have a part of Ilish in every item on the platter. To finish off the meal, there would be Daab Rasamalai and Son Papdi Mishti Doi Cheese Cake. Both Madhushree and Debjani have equal contributions in curating these menus.
Madhushree shares, “What we are trying to do here is, bring Bengali cuisine to the forefront. It is not just about kosha mangsho, macher jhol and roshogolla. There is so much more to it. Every district and every household has its recipes. We want to take our cuisine beyond the obvious. Also, we have a huge variety of vegetarian dishes which are focused on seasonality. Here we are doing an exclusively vegetarian menu, without the use of any onion and garlic. Other than that, the non-vegetarian menu will cover all kinds of proteins and some unusual dishes too.”
“My experience of curating the menu for Chilekotha was exciting yet challenging. You will find a great balance on the menu. Also, the condiment part is not having typical chutneys instead we have given Shombol and Ambol. Talking about the dessert, I have given a fusion dessert, which I think going by the ingredients would get appreciation. It is a misti doi cheesecake with soan papdi and nikuti,’’ added Debjani.
Deblina, the owner of Chilekotha is ecstatic about the whole idea. She shares, “This is like a fan-girl moment for me. Even before entering into the hospitality industry, I used you follow the blogs and posts of Madhushree and Debjani very diligently. Working with them for my own ‘child’ is like a dream come true.”
Chilekotha is all geared up to serve these dishes to their patrons. So many unique dishes, under one roof, will be like an ocean full of goodness. You never know, but might end eating up your hand and plates, along with the food. However, all good things come to an end, and so as this. Do not wait but grab your choice of Thali the soonest, till the offer lasts.