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Summer meals delivered at home

Women from self-help groups are cooking dishes and arranging for delivery of orders

A Staff Reporter Salt Lake Published 16.04.21, 12:00 AM
The panta bhaat platter

The panta bhaat platter Sourced by the correspondent

If you want a light Bengali meal suited to soothe the body in this heat without stepping out of home, it is just a call away. Women from self-help groups are cooking such dishes at Mrittika Bhavan in DD Block, as part of an initiative of the West Bengal Comprehensive Area Development Corporation, under the department of panchayat and rural development, which is also arranging for home delivery of orders across Salt Lake, New Town, Kestopur, Lake Town and beyond, till the airport.

A panta bhaat platter is becoming popular. It has panta bhaat made of aromatic rice soaked overnight, alu bhate with knacha lonka pora, sorsher tel-pneyaj diye posto bata, mourola machher chochchori and aamer chutney. It will cost Rs 225, and be reached at the customer's doorstep.


Some summer special side dishes have also been introduced. Vegetarian ones like tok dal, jhinge alu posto and shukto cost Rs 50 on an average. Options in fish include Rui Machher Tok, Pabdar Jhol, Kajri Jhol and Doi Katla, costing Rs 80-90 each. A light Deshi Murgir Jhol, with potato and three pieces of meat, comes for Rs 170. Tok Doi can also be ordered separately for Rs 35.

A basic thali costs Rs 40, with rice or three rotis, a vegetable and a fry. One can add the stand-alone dishes with this. Orders can be placed at 9163123556.

“Since customers in Salt Lake and New Town are mostly aged, we have to keep their preferences and health conditions as well as the heat in mind,” said Soumyajit Das, administrative secretary, CADC.

The corporation has registered a Rs 2.1 crore turnover in 2020-21 through home delivery in the pandemic-hit year. “We are ready with adequate supplies if any restrictions are imposed due to the worsening Covid-19 situation,” he added.

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