In a nutshell:
YUMMRAJ was super impressed with the Daal poori (kachori) at this roadside shack that was constantly teeming with people.
Address & other details: If u r coming from Science City, after crossing No. 4 bridge, u will have to take the 2nd left & u r into Bright Street. As u go forward, u come to a Y fork. Turn right & this guy has the shack a few meters into the road.
Meal for 2: Very very less – amount will depend on how many u eat
Cuisine type : Vegetarian
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This is a small non-descript nameless shack that u wud just pass by, if u did not know about it. However, u hv tasted Shiraz bhai’s magic once, u r unlikely to ignore the shop. It is a tent like structure, with a see thru kitchen in which the kachori filling was being made & also the dough was being prepared.
The kachoris were being stuffed & flattened at the edge of the shack & the frying was happening outside – on the road.
The daal pooris were like pooris with daal filling. Not like the khasta kachoris that r found in the most of Northern part of india.
The poori was slightly crisp outside & soft inside. It had perfect salt so that the poori cud b eaten just as it is. The flavor & taste of the daal was too good. The spices in the daal mix were optimum as well. The poories reminded me of the Lays ad – ‘No one can have just one’. As u keep munching, the hands stop receiving signals from the stomach when the latter starts receiving signals of ‘No more space’.
We enjoyed the poori as it is & also with some crisp freshly fried jalebis from a nearby shop. Sounds weird but that suggestion by my cousin turned out to b a good hit. The sweet – sour – salt combo made a good story.
We also enjoyed the pooris with beef tikkas being sold here. Less beef, lots of spices & daal for packing, crisp, spicy & super tasty……………
………… and price? People outside of Kolkata will not b able to imagine it at all. Loved this place & I think this is one of the best kachoris I have had in the past 1 year.