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Biggest Challenge – Menu and Pricing!!

Posted in Order, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 24, 2009 by "Not Just Qumin!!!"

So, after the name being decided, the challenge was to come with a menu, which will include the dishes which are not ‘run-of-the-mill’ dishes, dishes which you won’t find in a regular restaurant and an even bigger challenge was to come with the costing (to be honest, I am still struggling with the costing). When one cooks at home, its difficult to find out how much would that dish cost…if you planned to sell it. A lot of suggestions came my way, buy a new lot of ingredients, from daal to spices to everything and see how much you consume and calculate!!! HA…now, I am not even sure, how many orders will I get, moreover, will I get an order at all or not?? So, that option was ruled out. Another suggestion was, calculate thinking, if you were to take your guests out for dinner, how much will that come to? And if they order from you, how much will they save and blah blah blah…well, all the suggestions that came in, some made sense, some didn’t…and then I thought and decided that I am new comer in this field and even if I don’t come up with an exact costing, will anyone kill me or put me down?? So, I have just put down the costing which I felt was reasonable and if it does seem too high or too low, I am hoping my friends will pop a mail/ call/ sms and tell me that it’s all wrong…


So, here goes the menu and the costing…I have tried explaining each Bengali dish mentioned below…hope that helps.


I also marking some dishes BOLD, these are the dishes, I know, you will love…  🙂

Bengali – Veg Rates/Plate – Serves 2  
Patoler dorma 100  
(Khus-khus/daal Stuffed parwal with posto in coconut/cumin gravy)  
Kochur saag 80  
(It’s a Bengali delicacy, made with coconut, goes well with rice)  
Bada kopi 80  
(Cauliflower vegetable, with various Bengali spices and coconut)  
Alur dum 100  
(A simple potato vegetable made on slow fire with various whole spices)  
Beet root narkol 80  
(Beet root vegetable with onions, coconut and Bengali spices)  
Alu potol 80  
(Parwal and potato vegetable, both dry and with gravy)  
Chana malai curry 100  
(Paneer curry cooked in coconut gravy with various whole spices, a vegetarian version of Chingry malai curry)  
Palang saag 100  
(Simple spinach saag made with Bengali spices and coconut)  
Lau cholar daal 90  
(Chana daal cooked with Lauki and coconut)  
Alu posto 100  
(Potato dry vegetable with khus-khus)    
Mulor paturi 100  
(Raddish dish, a delicacy, cooked on slow heat in banana leaf with green chillies and spices…extremely yummy!!)  
Bengali – Non Veg Rates/Plate – Serves 2  
Chingri malai curry 175  
(Prawns in coconut curry, cooked with whole Bengali spices)  
Iilish macher paturi – seasonal    
(Hilsa cooked on slow heat in banana leaf, a delicacy)  
Ilish bhaja – seasonal 240  
(Fried Marinated Hilsa)    
Bhetki fry 175  
(Bhetki fish, marinated, coated and fried – a  
Pabda sorso jhol 180  
(Padma fish, in mustard gravy)    
Rui zeere bata 175  
(Rohu fish in cumin gravy)    
Kosha mangsho – chicken 150  
(Chicken cooked on slow fire with various spices)  
Kosha mangsho – mutton    
(Mutton cooked on slow fire with various spices)  
Posto mangsho 220  
(A delicacy, mutton cooked with khus-khus, over slow heat, a very fragrant dish, goes very well with Parathas)    
Meethi Chiken 160  
(Chicken dish with meethi)    
Potoler dorma – keema 160  
(Keema Stuffed Parwal in coconut/cumin gravy)  
Keema khichudi 120  
(Khichdi made with keema and Bengali spices)  
Deemer jhol 120  
(Bengali egg curry)    
Bengali ‘Must haves’ Rates/plate – serves 2  
Moong masoor dal 80  
(Simple yellow daal)    
Cholar dal 80  
(A very Bengali daal, cooked with coconut, ghee and Bengali spices)  
Allu bhaja 60  
(fried potatoes, a must have with daal and rice)  
Potal bhaja 60  
(Fried marinated parwal)    
Beguni 70  
(Coated Fried brinjal)    
Begun bhaja 60  
(Brinjal fry)    
Korola bhaja 60  
(Fried bitter ground)    
Khichudi 125  
(Simple kichidi with Bengali spices)    
Kakrol – keema 125  
(Kakrol, a Bengali vegetable, stuffed with keema)  
Kakrol posto 120  
(Kakrol, stuffed with khus-khus and coconut)  
Koraishutir kochori 25/ piece  
(Bengali spiced peas, stuffed in puries, goes well with cholaar daal)  
Rice 80  
(Plain boiled rice)    
Porota 20/piece  
Luchi 15/piece  
Raita – boondi 40  
Raita- mix 40  
Raita – pineapple 70  
Chatni 80  
Punjabi Rates/plate – serves 2  
Kali daal 100  
Chole 100  
Rajma 100  
Dhaba daal 90  
Dum alloo 100  
Malai Paneer 110  
Paneer Bhurji 100  
Bharta 80  
Kadi pakoda 100  
Mix veg 100  
Zeera Alloo 80  
Pulav 100  
Bhindi masala 100  
Gazar Aloo – Seasonal 100  
Arbi masala 100  
Tomato Arbi 100  
Palak paneer/corn 120  
Chicken 120  
Mutton 140  
Prawns 240  
Others Rates/plate – serves 2  
Chicken in tomato sauce 200  
Veg in tomato sauce 160  
Chicken in white sauce 200  
Veg in white sauce 175  
Salad 150  
Mashed Potato 120  
Prawns Le cream 240  
Veg in red curry 150  
Chicken in red curry 175  
Prawns in red curry 250  
Raw papaya salad 120  
Rice 80  
Veg Khausey 160  
Chicken Khausey 200  
Rice noodles/Rice 120  
Desserts Rates/plate – serves 2  
Payesh/Kheer 100  
Pati shapta 120  
Mithi Bhaat 60  
Mithi sevian 110  
Suji halwa 80  
Daal halwa 100  
Besan halwa 100  
Fruit custard 100  


Well, I hope the menu and costing meets your expectation, I look forward to hearing from you soon. You may be reach me at 9810599369, 9650925175.


Have a Happy smiling week ahead…Cheers!!