The Kolkata Calling I Love Kababs – The Astor Hotel sets for new Kabab menu

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The Astor Hotel - Kabab Festival 4
The Astor Hotel - Kabab Festival 4

Thursday 24th August, Kolkata – Heritage hotel The Astor located at 15, Shakespeare Sarani known for its authentic and scrumptious kebabs launched a new menu reviving well-known old dishes that were lost from the earlier menu and introducing modern twists through innovative presentations. 

Speaking about the new menu launch, Executive Chef Amlan Bose says, “The menu has warmer flavours, classic garnishes and old recipes. Our main focus has been on establishing a menu that highlights our Thai, Italian and Oriental dishes. We are presenting iconic dishes with a contemporary twist as a tribute to our heritage and the newly added dishes are going to redefine us as a multi cuisine hotel.” 

One of the most exciting additions to the menu is called The Kolkata Calling featuring lip-smacking Bengali favourites likeLuchi, Aloo Posto, Dhakai Maachher Jhol, Railway Mutton Curry, Radha Ballabi, Bhuni Khichuri and others. An inimitable mix of tandoor specialities, from mouth-watering roasted whole mutton leg known as Ran-e–Astor served with makhmali paratha and Akbari Murgh, a KEQ old speciality(whole chicken cooked in dum style with whole spices, served with flavoured rice, chicken mince gravy and veggies) to Mushroom Moti Tikka ( chargrilled mushroom filled with dry fruits, khoya & cheese)   and Sultana Subz Kofta Benarasi (from the house of Banaras cottage cheese dumpling in smooth gravy) – the menu has vegetarian and non-vegetarian items to please all. 

The third highlight is the Asian menu that includes items like Tom kha pak (Thai coconut soup prepared with vegetables, galangal, lime juice, lemon grass and finished with coconut milk), Chilli Garlic Fried Mushrooms and Chowhan’s Jade Chilli Chicken (stir fried tender chunks of crispy chicken with spring onion, green and red peppers in green spicy chef special sauce)​among others. 

Pocket pinch for two is INR 1200 onward (plus GST). 

Kebab – E – Que – Newly Introduced Delicacy

Kebab Non Vegetarian

Lassoni Mahi Tikka – Succulent fish chunks infused with burnt garlic 

Makhmali Jheenga – River prawn cooked in tandoor  

The Astor Raan – A delicacy from Lucknow succulent leg of  mutton char grilled presented in Royal manner , famous kebab of Astor , accompanied with chef special Makhmali Paratha ,

Peshwari Ghosht Burrah Kebab – Lamb chops with robust flavour of ginger char grilled in tandoor                      

Murgh Kabuli Tikka – Chef Madhu’s creation a mouth melting chicken kabab

Cheesy Murgh Khasnama Tangdee – Chicken drums stick marinated with aromatic spices from Mughal Era 

Kebab Vegetarian

Firdaus e Numa – barrel potato filled with dry fruits & nuts napped in red marinade char grilled 

Bhutte Ke Kebab – Fresh baby corn, American corn with home ground spices  specialty of Punjab

Mushroom Moti Tikka – Char grilled mushroom filled i with dry fruits, khoya & cheese Health meets taste

Subz Nazrana Kebab – Famous mouth melting kebab from Awadh in vegetarian avatar,a must try delicacy 

Tulsi Paneer Tikka – Basil infused succulent cottage cheese finished in tandoor                                        

Main Course Non Vegetarian
Lasooni Saag Chicken –
Chicken tempered with golden garlic & emerald spinach from the land of PunjabJheenga Dum Nisha / Jheenga Hara Dhania – River prawn fancied with cardamom & mace flavoured gravy

Akbari Murgh A KEQ Speciality – from the old recipe chicken to share for 4 people

Please Allow us 30 Minutes to serve                                        

Gosht Kalimirch ( old delicacy succulent mutton pieces simmered in chef special gravy with dominance of hand pound black pepper ) 

Kolkata calling Aloo Posto (potato napped with poppy seed paste ,onion , tomato and bengali spices)                                                                                       

Railway Mutton Curry (A Anglo Indian delicacy mutton stew with baby potato, garlic)

Murgh Dak Bungalow (Chicken delicacy from English era secret recipe from bwarchis)

Chingri Malai curry – (Traditional prawn stew with fresh coconut milk & spice)

Dhakai Macher Jhol – ( bengal’s pride fish stew with potato , cauliflower goes well with steamed rice )

Choler Dal Narkoli – (Bengal gram lentil tempered with ghee with fried coconut) 

Luchi (3 Pcs) – (Famous fried bread of Bengal)

Radhaballavi (3pcs) – (Bread filled with spicy lentil deep fried)

Bhuni Kichuri with Begun bhaja  or Masala Omlette

(Bengali comfort food combination of fragrant rice & moong lentil)

Main Course Vegetarian

Gobi Keema A unique delicacy with minced cauliflower

Pudina Laccha Cheese Palak (cottage cheese cokked with garden fresh shredded spinach with hint of buttered garlic)

Sultana Subz Kofta Benarasi (From the house of Banaras cottage cheese dumpling simmere in velveti gravy)

Bagare Baingan (Hyderabad style baby eggplant in chef special gravy) 

Dhingri Dolma Chutney Wale (Mélange cottage cheese & mushroom cooked in rich gravy)                         

Aloo Hara Payaz

Potato paired with garden fresh spring onion , chillies Aloo Curry Patta Potatoes in curry leaves flavoured red gravy Sides Makhmali Paratha 

ASIAN MENU

Vegetarian / Non Vegetarian soups Tom kha pak (Thai coconut soup)

(Prepared with vegetables, galangal, lime juice, lemon grass and finished with coconut milk) 

Starters Non vegetarian

Drums of heaven (Astor Special) 

Chilli Garlic Pepper Fish

(Stir fried fish with spring onion and chilli oyster sauce) Vegetarian

Chilli garlic fried mushrooms (Fried mushrooms tossed in chilli garlic sauce) 

Schezwan chili potatoes  (Spicy potatoes tossed in our Schezwan sauce garnished with Main Course 

Chowhan’s Jade Chilli Chicken

(Stir fried tender chunks of crispy chicken with spring Onion,green & red peppers in green spicy chef special sauce )                

Crispy Conjee Lamb

Chowhan’s St Bekti

Please allow 30 minutes to Serve                                                                                

About The Astor Hotel: 

Built in 1905, The Astor, is synonymous with first-class living, incomparable hospitality, treasured cuisine and proficient service. Located at the heart of the Central Business and Retail District, the hotel is well-connected to most places of interest and curiosity in Kolkata. The Astor has recently undergone extensive renovations and is now replete with state-of-the-art facilities and services. The hotel has a rich selection of restaurants to choose from including the most popular bar in Kolkata, Phoenix Lounge & Bar, an outdoor cafe/bar known as Deck 88 and the evergreen Kebab-e-Que, which has just completed almost three decades of operation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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