A small joint serving beef, Beeru's Restaurant, near Taltala, to be precise Ripon Street in Kolkata is being referred by several friends of mine since long. Needless to say, I took their suggestions seriously and ended on Visiting Beeru's Restaurant a few days back for the breakfast along with my worse half and a foodie friend Ayan Ghosh. It was not the typical Winter Mughlai Breakfast but a dose of comforting food.
We reached there around 8 a.m. a few days back to savor the Nihari a few more dishes suggested by the friends and acquaintances. We ended on visiting the place again at evening this week to taste a few more dishes.
The Morning Scene:
Alike several joints, Beeru's Restaurant is also selling Beef Nihari during the winter. The joint was small, cozy and perfect for a winter morning to seat and eat. We saw people coming and packing the Beef Nihari while sipping the tea (not me).
Our breakfast started with the Beef Nihari and fresh Tandoori Roti. I found the Nihari average compared to the same from Sufia. However, it was comforting and less rich for sure. In case you are not in favor of rich Nihari and don't want to visit a place with the huge rush, Beeru's Restaurant is obviously a better choice. I and Mehebub were waiting for a friend to join us while having the Nihari. Ayan Ghosh actually introduced us to Beeru's Restaurant. Going by his suggestion, we ordered Beef Chaap and Beef Keema again along with Roti.
I found the Beef Chaap amazingly flavorful. However, it is better to mention what kind of pieces you want. The server initially served us a big piece of meat which we didn't like. We ended on ordering one more plate with mussy small chunks and this time there was no complain! Perfectly spiced, soft meat the Beef Chaap is a must try at Beeru's Restaurant.
I found the Beef Keema equally good. In fact, it was comforting and homely. With a few chunks of potatoes and sufficient Beef Keema this dish was worth trying. People talk very highly about the Khiri Gurda and Beef Magaj, however, both are not available in the winter.
Our Breakfast ended with the Poori Halwa that too 2 servings of the same. Poori was well stuffed, hot and crunchy and perfectly spiced and the Rich yellow colored Halwa was worth ordering for the second serving.
Do visit the place maximum by 9 a.m. to savor the seasonal delicacy Nihari, however, rest of the items are available all through the day.
The Evening Scene:
This time our meal started with the Beef Istu (Stew) where we were served with two medium sized chunks of Beef in a rich gravy. We had it with Tandoori Roti. The Istu is moderately spiced and hence can be tried by people who prefer fewer spices. The Istu though was really flavorful however, I found the meat not much soft.
Mehebub ordered a plate of Beef Paaya, again a seasonal delicacy prepared with the beef leg portion. Paaya is basically the hoof of Beef served with a lighter gravy which is almost soup like. We both found the dish comforting. There was one big meat chunk with bone and loads of gravy to cherish. While Mehebub had the meat I preferred the flavorful soup.
The man who was serving was suggested for the Beef kebab and needless to say we tried the same as well. A perfect blend of spices and, bite-sized soft beef chunks, the kebab was really good.
Our meal ended with the Balusahi and not to mentioned more than one service of the same. I forgot to click a picture of the same.
We packed a plate of Beef Bhuna to taste afterward given we were full after having rest of the food. You can check my experience of having the Beef Bhuna at Zam Zam Restaurant here which again another gem.
Cost for food at Beeru's Restaurant:
We paid 365 bucks for 2 plates of Poori halwa, 2 plates of Beef Champ, 1 plate of Beef Keema, one plate of Beef Nihari and 6 Rotis which means INR 121 per person for the breakfast.
We have paid 200 bucks for the dinner the other day for 2 person. 5 Tandoori Roti, one Beef Paya, One Beef Istu, one plate of Kebab and 2 balusahi were all we had.