In a NUtshell
A shop without a sign board, popularly known as pandit ji kachoriwala that sells fab gulab jamuns & pretty good kachoris
Address & other details: pandit ji
Meal for 2: ₹30 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian only
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We were in notun bazar after hearing that this was the best place in kolkata for buying sweet making equipment & also kansa utensils.
It was only after we reached the market that we realized that the kansa market was shut (someone had expired) & the sweet making equipment & sweet packaging market was partially open.
So our work got over fast. While looking for what we were there for, we had crossed a shop 2-3 times. The gulab jamuns kept in the shop were just not getting off my attention.
It was a corner shop & on the third occasion we decided to stop by & try gulab jamun.
In kolkata one can you to a shop & say ‘give me one gulab jamun’ & the request will be met without a scorn or a surprise.
The boy manning the store said they are known as Pandit ji kachoriwala. They do Kachoris & aloo ki subzi & khasta kachori.
The gulab jamun turned out to be one of the the best I had in say last 5 years. 1, 2, 3 , finally had 4 of them.
A tinge of salt to balance the sweetness, the fab texture of the gulab jamun, the dark color in the mid, the not too sweet taste & the mild flavor of spices – all of these collectively buds the magic.
Rate it 4.75/5
The gulab jamuns were only ₹10 per piece. Wah….
The kachori & aloo Ki Subzi was very good but We have had better. Rate it 4/5
The khasta kachori was not like the Bengali shop khasta kochuri – it was more like the North Indian khasta kachori. Very good. Rate it 4/5
Overall rating of food at pandit ji averages out to 4.25/5
Am sure to get back here on our next trip