The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Poor man's tandoori

After dabbling with politics for some time, unintentionally though, this blog returns to it's pet subject- Food.

Tandoori cuisine is one of the most popular in the city, what with kebabs finding space in newer roll joints in the modern and developing parts of the city and this cuisine is accomodated in new restaurants/ eating joints that are not upmarket in any sense. But it is definitely not available at low price points, like less than Rs 10.

But in Arambagh's Chicken, the undisputed home-grown king of branded chicken and chiecken delicacies, I found a preparation last year that costs Rs 6.50. Yes, you heard it just right, a tandoori preparation at that price. It's called Wing Roast. A small portion of roasted chicken wing- bones with a lot of flesh around it. The taste is awesome. There is no reason it should not be called poor man's tandoori dish. One of my favourites now, it is widely available, thanks to Arambagh's Chicken's giant chain. Apart from all Arambagh's Chicken outlets it is available in Arambagh's Food Mart stores.