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Healthy eating need not be boring

They say health and taste cannot go hand in hand but is it always the case? Located in the heart of the city, Cafe Pranah has something else to say.

Rupanwita Bhattacharjee |

They say health and taste cannot go hand in hand but is it always the case? Located in the heart of the city, Cafe Pranah has something else to say. They claim to have made it possible that healthy food can be made tasty and it can come at a really reasonable price to the customers.

Designed to attract mainly youth and health enthusiasts, the cafe at Hazra Road, Kolkata, geography falls near a gym so that the gym goers can get a place to relax and enjoy their time without being concerned about consuming unhealthy food.

The cafe also tries to get the attention of book lovers — it is like having a cafe which has an in-house library. It has a collection of unique books which caters to the specific interests of the customers. Dan Brown’s Inferno is one of the many books kept there.

The atmosphere is made more special as a soft and soothing music keeps playing in the background. This helps the customers concentrate better on their books making it a perfect getaway place for them. It is also decorated with beautiful photos clicked by the owner.

Coming to back to food, the lunch that was served included Gandharaj Tulsi tea which was Darjeeling tea served with gandharaj lemon and home grown tulsi leaves. There was also multigrain bhel but it was not an unhealthy one. It had roasted seven grain puffs and flakes tossed with tangy homemade chutney and raw mango, cucumber and tomato. Its lunch menu included minced chicken with hot basil which was served with herb tossed brown rice, a salad called nine topping salad and couscous ensemble.

“There are only two employees working here. I do the grocery shopping and some of the veggies I grow in my own garden. One important reason why I set up the cafe was to cut people off from the hustle and bustle of daily life”, said, Rahul Arora, owner, Cafe Pranah.

 

(Timings: 11am to 9 pm, Meal for two: 500 + taxes, Address: 71A, Hazra Road, Hazra, Kolkata)