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Oh! Calcutta – Presenting the River Water Hilsa Festival

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - July 31 @ 11:00 pm

River Water Hilsa Festival

Oh! Calcutta – Presenting the River Water Hilsa Festival

She’s coming.

She’s traversing up the streams

Her excitement is palpable

She is soaring up the seas

She is going to meet her soul mate

She is flowing into the sweet waters

Creating a sweet love affair

She emerges. Here she is…

The Queen of Fish finally arrives.

As the monsoon arrive it brings along the perfect occasion to savour the flavors of HILSA or Ilish, a popular river water fish and the most sought after dish of Bengal.  And owing to this tradition of celebrating the season of Hilsa Oh Calcutta brings to you a month long ‘Hilsa Food Festival’, presenting an exciting variety of preparations.

The menu is both simplistic and experimental. It includes the timeless and quintessential dishes like the Bengal’s Famous Hilsa Broth – or the Ilisher Jholwith Mustard (Shorshe) or Black Cumin Seeds (Begun Kalo Jeere).

Other preparations present an exciting serving like the Smoked Hilsa which is an adaptation of a British Raj recipe, Bhapa Ilish (Steamed Hilsa), Mochar Ilish (Hilsa and Banana Flower), Ilish Paturi (Steamed Hilsa in Banana Leaves), Posto Narkol Ilish (Hilsa with Poppy Seeds and Coconut), Lal lonkar Ilish (Hilsa in a Spicy, Tangy Gravy) among many others.

So with no reason to wait, drop in to Oh! Calcutta to celebrate the Queen of Fish and the ambrosial goodness of flavours with the grandeur of spices.

The Hilsa Food Festival is ongoing at Oh! Calcutta, and will be observed throughout the month.


July 8 @ 12:00 pm
July 31 @ 11:00 pm
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Oh! Calcutta
Church street
Bangalore, karnataka India
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