Kurry Accent: Rediscovering Indian cuisine
You have had Indian food many, many times, in many places, and not just in Bangladesh, or India. The whole world loves it. And probably that's why restaurateurs love serving it! But so much fervour there is about it, and so familiar the cuisine is to us, that you may wonder what new can yet another restaurant bring.
Kurry Accent has not taken this challenge lightly. They took Indian food, boldly experimented with it, but also adhered to the authenticity of it, and perfected it, with the result of the alchemy being that Kurry Accent is not your typical Indian restaurant.
Even for a delicacy as common as fuchka, the restaurant is sleek and modern in presentation. The shells, stuffed with the filling, come to the table on top of shot glasses, containing tamarind-water and jeera pani, on a sleek black tray.
Kurry Accent has jazzed up Indian food, making it chic and appealing. And appetising too!
Old Delhi Murgh Boti with Butter Roomali is as grand as the name sounds. The spicy chicken boti is contained in a rather large bowl of crispy roti. This delicacy should serve as a stand-alone dish by itself, as the chicken can be relished with the bread it comes in.
Meanwhile, the delicacy they call 'Double Decker: Roti Pe Boti' aptly explains what the item is all about, delightfully flavourful spicy mutton, served as topping on small Indian breads.
Kurry Accent does things with flamboyance. The kitchen, too, is not typical. With a transparent wall separating the area, guests can see live cooking.
"People are concerned about hygiene. And hence, we have not kept the kitchen out of sight for the guests," said Avishek Sinha of Kurry Accent. "Trust among the customers is very important all throughout, from tandoor to the table." The copper-tandoor has been brought from India, he further explained. And the tandoor is fed charcoal for that beautiful smoky flavour.
The shine of the copper and the red background behind reflects the heat of the kitchen, with the area adopting a theme of flame and warmth. The overall decor (created by Myth Limited) has drawn inspiration from the wide plethora of Indian spices and ingredients — a burst of colours in various motifs and designs.
Now, back to food, the menu is an eclectic mix of delicacies, from kebabs and tikkas to naans and biriyanis, to a number of Bengali delights. The menu also features a number of fish dishes, such as Calcutta Rowing Club Fish Fry, a tasty treat of bhetki.
Meanwhile, the drinks menu has a wide plethora of refreshing mocktails, amidst lassi and others, of course. Given the time of the season, Mother Nature will very soon turn up the heat, and the fruit-mocktails of Kurry Accent are very rejuvenating indeed.
For desserts, try their Gulab Jamun Cheese Cake. The delicacy is a cheese cake with portions of gulab jamun incorporated to it — is it at all necessary to explain, or entice you further? And even if the self-explanatory name does not attract you, the sight of it will, as the plate comes exquisitely garnished with sugar dust and all.
Or, opt for the Spiced Chocolate Delice. The chilli and ginger ganache provides a spicy flavour amidst the sweetness, and the delightful macaroons only add to the overall treat. Indeed, executive chef Deepak Negi and consultant-chef Subhabrata Maitra, with their experience and expertise, offers a fabulous culinary experience.
With delectable delicacies and state-of-the-art presentation, Kurry Accent stands out from the rest. And hence, even though Indian cuisine is ever so popular and you have tasted it in so many eateries in many cities, Kurry Accent will not fail to surprise you!
Address: House # NW 8, Rd # 51, Gulshan-2, Dhaka. Contact number: 01713 434075. Business hours: 12pm-3.30pm; 6pm-11pm. Food delivery @ Shohoz. Facebook page: www.facebook.com/KurryAccent
Photo: Orchid Chakma