Dining at Sanjha Chulha has always been a gleeful experience for me. Recently this Kolkata’s very own North Indian restaurant completed 15 glorious years of its operation. Business partners Asif Ahmed and Anup Mehrotra started off Sanjha Chulha as a small outlet on EM Buypass fifteen years back on October 10, 2002. The place is today well known to every foodie in the city for its impeccable hospitality and sterling quality of dhaba-style comfort food in an impressive classy ambiance. It has truly set a benchmark for restaurants serving North Indian food in the city of joy! So, to celebrate the occasion the restaurant has launched “Special 15” – featuring 15 most popular dishes commemorating 15 years of Sanjha Chulha!!
“It’s an incredible feeling to celebrate this achievement. We are very proud of our team and the people whose support brought us so far in our culinary journey,” said Asif and Anup. “We still remember the first six months when there was hardly any footfall. But after that first hurdle was over, we never had to look back. Our heartfelt thanks to our patrons, friends, family and well-wishers who stood by us,” they added.
Here you get North Indian fare with some of their signature and popular dishes at a reasonable price, they also serve Chinese cuisine but still North Indian cuisine is their strength. This EM Buypass outlet is very easy to locate and it is now somewhat a landmark on the EM Buypass. I love their ambiance as well; the place exudes warmth that is derived from the colorful elements, paintings and wall arts all around. The lighting is apt and seating arrangements are extremely comfortable paired with some awesome hospitality and prompt service.
The “Special 15” menu includes old favourites of Sanjha Chulha which are on the menu even now. “These dishes have stood the test of time and have emerged as the winners of Sanjha Chulha. We want our patrons to enjoy these dishes at our special prices,” said Anup.
The dishes in the ‘Special 15’ menu include:
Tandoori Chicken, Murg Malai Kebab, Murg Tikka Kebab, Chicken Geelafi Seekh Kebab, Mutton Jalandari Seekh Kebab, Chutney Paneer Tikka, Bharwaan Aloo, Butter Chicken, Chicken Bharta, Mutton Keema Matar, Paneer Butter Masala, Palak Paneer, Gosht Roganjosh, Pindi Chana and Vegetable Jhaal Fareezi.
The “Special 15” will be available at a special price of INR 200 plus GST per plate from November 5 to November 30, 2017. During the tasting session I tried most of these dishes and I absolutely loved them and I highly recommend them.
Apart from this, what makes Sanjha Chulha more special is their noble gesture towards opening up a Food ATM. It’s the first food ATM in the state. “The idea was to give back to the society. In the Food ATM people can donate food and those who go without food can collect it from there. We are overwhelmed with the response and plan to do more meaningful contributions in future,” said Asif.
Overall, I really appreciate this urban city dhaba with a fine-dining ambiance that is loved by all and is time-tested. Today Sanjha Chulha has four outlets spread across the city. It is today a brand name, which enables us to savor authentic North Indian food sitting at the comfort of this plush restaurant.
This meal at Sanjha Chulha was really awesome and hopefully my next visits will unfold other sides of the gastronomic picture of this place, till then enjoy your meal at this place and do not forget to try out their ‘Special-15 Menu’ which is valid till November 30, 2017.