In every locality, there are a few special eateries where people keep coming back for a bite. Calcutta Victoria Chaat House, located on the quiet street of Kasturinagar, is one such place. It has become a perfect hang out zone for people in the area.
The eatery sells a variety of namkeens and chaats that have the quintessential Kolkata flavour. There is not much space to sit in the place – a few plastic stools are kept for those who like eating their bhel in a relaxed manner. In spite of this, Calcutta Victoria Chaat House, has managed to pull in a huge crowd comprising of students, office goers and families.
Freshness is the USP here. Fresh fruits and vegetables are used to prepare the chaat items. The place serves a variety of items like bhel puri, sev puri, nippat masala, groundnut masala among many others. A plate of bhel puri is served in a rolled up banana leaf and tastes a little sweet and spicy with pieces of tomato, onion and carrot adding to the crunch of this dish. The masala puri is also quite popular on the menu. Served with a large splash of masala over green peas and crushed sev, it is a welcome bite in Bangalore’s mild weather. The place also serves lip-smacking samosa chaat – hot and spicy – this is a treat for the taste buds.
“I come here almost every other day and especially like the bhel puri,” says Sheethal Balam, a regular customer. Another must try item is the kachori, which is a version of samosa but with channa masala and different vegetables. The dahi puri also has the good blend of dahi and the masala making it a perfect evening snack.
In addition to this, the place also serves parathas that come with different types of filling like gobi, aloo, methi etc. Many customers say that the parathas have the right amount of filling and are not too thick.
The place is open from 11 am to 10 pm. Evenings are specially busy and it is hard to find a space inside the shop, most customers are seen eating outside on the platform.
Published: Deccan Herald