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SFDC caters to Bengalis’ taste buds on ‘Jamai Shashti’

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

Ahead of ‘Jamai Shashti’, the State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) on Saturday introduced special platters consisting of mouth-watering traditional Bengali dishes.

“We have organised for two kinds of platter ~ ghoti (West Bengal) and Bangal ~ (East Bengal) according to the typical food habits of the two different communities,”, said Soumayajit Das, managing director, SFDC.

To satiate the taste buds of Bengali son-in-laws, the East Bengal platter would contain chapila fish, powa fish paturi, ilish maach bhapa, , palong shorshe, shoal paturi. While the West Bengal platter contains mourola maach, posto bora, tangra fish, Chingri maacher malaikari.

Other traditional Bengali items like rice, moong dal, alu posto,, chutni, mangoes and papad are also available.

The recently introduced Boroli fish would also get a place in the menu. It is a fish from north Bengal that SFDC begun cultivating in South Bengal since March this year.

On the occasion of Eid, SFDC restaurant at Nalban Food Park would have fish items like Hilsa biryani, Bhetki Biryani, fish tandoor, fish parantha to name a few.

The food items can now be relished from the comforts of Kolkatan’s residence. They can order it through SFDC’s SmartFish app. At the same time, the SFDC has declared for a 10 per cent off on the bill if the order is placed by a person above 60 years of age.

The ‘Jamai Shashti’ special delivery service of SFDC would be available from 16 June to 24 June. The package, depending on the items, will range from Rs 299 to Rs 599.

The Eid platter would cost Rs 399 while the ‘Jamai Shashti’ platter costs Rs 499. The Rs 299 package is designed to have rice, dal, alu bhaja, and vegetable curry, two types of fish, chatni, papad, sweet curd and sweets.

The Rs 399 package will have three varieties of fish, the Rs 499 package four and the Rs 599 package, five. The other items would remain the same. “For the special thali, we have received total 82 orders through the SmartFish till Saturday evening while the Nalban restaurant has earned over Rs 40,000 till the evening on Saturday,” said Mr Mondal.