It’s the creation of mates Prabir Chattopadhyay and Biswajit Deb Das each of whom hail from the north-east Indian metropolis of Kolkata (it’s possible you’ll understand it as Calcutta).
They love the concept that they will serve their native Bengali delicacies – not only for others as their are so few eating places which have serve these dishes – however for themselves too – it helps them with “homesickness”.
It is a informal eating vacation spot that manages to supply two moods.
The doorway results in an off-the-cuff and vibrant section with yellow button cushions on a burgundy backdrop matched with reds and lavender partitions. To the left although it’s extra subdued in blacks and greys.
This isn’t a couple of curry and a facet serving of pilau rice. That is Bengali road meals served in a vibrant tapas fashion in a small outlet.
It’s a singular as dishes use crops that develop in that space and is influenced by Kolkata’s location s by the ganges and so it contains fish. They’re one of many world’s largest sugar producers, so there’s loads of sugar based mostly dishes and mustards.
The concept is to order three dishes per particular person and share and tuck in – a mixture of small and enormous sharing plates that usually value between £5 – £13.
One of the requested for is the Doi Papri Chaat — soften within the mouth crisp wafers topped with spicy potatoes and garnished with yogurt.
The Samosa Chaat can be a high decide and although it’s a little spicy however tempered by a yoghurt sauce. As is the Goat Kosha Mangsho & Luchi which is a slowly roasted (5 to seven hours!) goat dish and the tangy savoury Beetroot croquettes created from mashed beetroot, potato and chutney. The Seabass is flavoursome and you may style that it’s cooked on mustard and inexperienced mango. The chilli hen is fairly spicy however so tender.
Per head: Round £20.
Verdict: The fantastic thing about the unpretentious Little Kolkata considerably tucked away in Covent Backyard, is its capability to serve luxurious Bengali meals tapas fashion so you may combine and match flavours with out breaking the financial institution.
Shelton Road, WC2H 9HJ, littlekolkata.co.uk