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Street food festival @ jhaal farezi

Phuchka, bhelpuri, jhaal muri, kotkoti, ghugni, peyaji — all the mouth-watering snacks synonymous with the streets of Calcutta found a place of pride at Jhaal Farezi last weekend where the restaurant held a street food festival.

Not only food, guests got the feel of a typical Calcutta street complete with street singers, jugglers, performers, balloon-wallah, books and junk jewellery on sale.

“The Jhaal Farezi menu already has a section on street food. We thought winter is the best time to have the best of Calcutta vendors doing some fabulous chaats along with some of the street food we are making. We added the street music, dance and shopping experience to make it a perfect leisurely Calcutta walk experience,” said Madhu Neotia.

Hence, a band playing old and new pop numbers, a bookshop selling cookbooks, a junk jewellery kiosk and even a parrot picking a card to predict your future added to the street ambience.

On the menu were ganne ka juice, daab, badam sherbet, bhelpuri and jhaal muri, chanachur, kotkoti, gathiya, phuchka, papri chaat, Chinese bhel, ghugni pao, parathas, peyaji, cutting chai and paan.