London’s food scene has come a hell of a way since Indian nosh was known as not much more than a Friday night jalfrezi or humble korma. And the past few years have seen the city explode with restaurants specialising in dishes from specific regions and cultures - showcasing the finest foods from South Asia’s vast and diverse cuisine.
Proving that this trend shows no sign of stopping in 2020, new kid on the block - Chourangi - will open its doors later this month. The brainchild of Chef Jolly (who is a judge on MasterChef India), this place will serve up an eclectic menu of Calcuttan classics, including the mouth-watering street food and sumptuous sweet treats that the capital of West Bengal has come to be known for.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Street, the Old Quebec Street spot will be perfectly located for a post-shopping pick me up, with dishes such as the Dum Ka Murgh (baked chicken served with roasted cashews, melon seeds, yoghurt and cardamom) and the Prawn Pardanashi, a creamy coconut curry, taking centre stage.