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Hilsa bridges borders

Can there be enough of ilish delicacies during monsoon? Apparently, no! And specially not when Aaheli, the Bengali speciality restaurant at The Peerless Inn, lays out a spread you can’t refuse. 

  • Published 11.08.18
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Jhingey Begun Diye Eelish: This traditional dish has brinjal and ridge gourd cooked with ilish. Black cumin adds earthiness. Rs 1,995
Eelish-Er Chop: If you are one who doesn’t like the hassle of picking the bones out of hilsa, this dish is a good option. Rs 375
Aam Tel Eelish: Tangy with mild spicy notes, the Aam Tel Eelish won our hearts with its beautiful balance of flavours, the key ingredient being pickled mangoes. Rs 1,995
Eelish Thalir Sanjog: If you want to try more than one dish, then the traditional Bangali thali is your best bet. Be it Eelish Er Dim Er Bora or Eelish Bhapa, Pui Saag-E Eelish Matha or Eelish Matha Diye Daal, the thali comes with a variety of choices and has rice, luchi, sweet rice, papad and mishti doi as accompaniments. Rs 2,555

What: Ullas E Eelish
Where: Aaheli, The Peerless Inn
On till: August 31
Timings: Noon to 3.30pm, 7.30pm to 11pm
Meal for two: Rs 4,500-plus  

Can there be enough of ilish delicacies during monsoon? Apparently, no! And specially not when Aaheli, the Bengali speciality restaurant at The Peerless Inn, lays out a spread you can’t refuse. 

The menu at their ongoing festival has around 14 varieties of hilsa dishes, from starters to main course. “It’s the best time to get fresh catch and we are celebrating it with this festival. While curating the menu, we wanted starters as well as main course. We have dishes that represent both epaar Bangla and opaar Bangla,” said Debdip Ghatak, executive chef, The Peerless Inn.

Text: Nandini Ganguly. Pictures: Pabitra Das