Basanta Cabin is providing good food.
Basanta Cabin is one such treasure. It has survived the aggressive gnaw of changing times with its untarnished glory. The cabin concept that Kolkata brought, is still seen in this eatery. Basanta Cabin, has held on to that timeless aura, and still serves as a quintessential hideout and paradise for book lovers. The journey of Basanta Cabin began when Basanta Kumar Roy started it in 1931 in the middle of the College Street pavement. This place has been mentioned in various Bengali films for all the right reasons. It was also patronized by Uttam Kumar and Basanta Chowdhury. After the death of Basanta Kumar Roy, his son Ambar Roy took charge. And now the responsibility of the cabin has passed on to his wife Jamuna Roy and son Ambarnath Roy. A lot has changed over the years, but the cabin has been able to stick to its age old set up.
Basanta Cabin’s wondrous creations - Mughlai Paratha, aloo dum, chicken cutlet, chicken kasha, fish fry have remained the same. The mouth-watering Fish Kabiraji and Fowl Cutlet in this eatery will keep you asking for more.
Location: College Street, near medical college Square
It may be the age-old charm or the fact that they serve food driven by taste and taste alone, but Kolkata's 'Ka-beens' can make true-blue Calcuttans turn into poets even after 150 years. Rather, the iconic Basanta Cabin is noted by many to be the birth place of Kabiraji Cutlet. As the story goes, the head chef took up the challenge to impress Rabindranath Tagore, after the port expressed his dislike to the usual crumd coating of a cutlet. The chef is said to have taken inspiration from the Portuguese and some even say Japanese techniques to create a coating of egg lace. The name is believed to be a derivation (from the Bengali pronounciation) of ‘coverage cutlet’ or ‘cover egg’ cutlet. See less
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Place: Basanta Cabin
These deep fried parothas stuffed with egg and minced meat add the kind of twist that can keep you finger-licking throughout. Savour every bite of this one because the next round of parothas might take time.