Kolkata/NITN: In winter, India harvests some of its best oranges, a fruit known for its taste, vitamin C content, and an interesting culinary ingredient.
A few restaurants and cafes in Kolkata have gone beyond the regular recipes and come up with some very interesting dishes by using the fresh winter oranges.
Here are five orange-based seasonal dishes you cannot miss.
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe has whipped up a special orange-infused dish called Fresh Beet Side Salad. The dish consists of chilled red beets and fresh orange tossed in a medley of mixed greens with lemon and herb vinaigrette. Topped with crumbled goat cheese and toasted pepita ( a kind of pumpkin seeds), it is ideal for those looking for a nutrient-packed, light option.
Where: Park Mansion, 57-A Park St, Kolkata 700016
Price: Rs 450 + tax
Potboiler Coffee House
Head over to Potboiler Coffee House for their top of the charts Orange Palace, an espresso with cinnamon, complementing the orange juice. The citrusy flavour is enhanced by a dash of rosemary.
Where: P-468, Lake Terrace Road, near Vivekananda Park, Kolkata 700029
Price: Rs 210 + tax
Lord of the Drinks
Try Lord of the Drinks’ Orange Brownie made with orange zest, orange pulp, chocolate, flour and butter. The warm Orange Brownie is served with homemade orange jam, ice cream and slices of fresh orange.
Where: South City Mall, Fourth Floor, Kolkata 700068
Price: Rs. 325 + tax
The Peri Peri Fish in Malta Orange Sauce from Traffic Gastropub has got an interesting twist. Made with fresh ingredients, Indian spices and a dash of citrusy orange juice, it is served with mashed potato and sautéed veggies, garnished with chopped parsley or chives and Malta orange sauce.
Where: 2nd Floor, City Centre 2, Rajarhat Newtown, Kolkata 700157
Price: Rs. 499 + tax
Canteen Pub & Grub
Overdose from Canteen Pub & Grub has given an interesting twist to the popular mutton boti kebab. Succulent boneless mutton pieces, marinated with flavourful masalas and curd, are topped with orange mayo. The citrusy flavour comes from the charcoal-grilled orange that makes the dish a must-have.
Where: City Centre 1, C301, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
Price: Rs 699 + tax