Restaurant/Shop review – Putiram sweets, Kolkata 

The first time that I was introduced to this fascinating sweet shop was way back in 1999. As a grad student of Presidency, this was our favorite place for a quick evening snacks or even lunch at times. Located in College Street area, near College Square, this happens to be a favorite joint for students of both Calcutta Medical College and Presidency University.

You really don’t see people sitting and chatting here. They enter, place order, eat, pay and leave. Because this place is always over crowded. Sometimes it’s difficult to even find a place to stand and eat on the pavement near the shop. One of the favorable factors aspect of this place is that they open very early. One can savor the delicious items even at 7am

Ambiance -Ambiance is just decent.

Food -Kachori and cholar (chana) dal are the showstoppers and must have items. All the namkeen items like radhaballabi and aloo torkari, singara are awesome. Their sweets are fab as well, specially the rosogolla and ice cream sandesh.

Service -Service is very prompt. And that’s what keeps the momentum of this place going.

Pricing – Pricing is still moderate and affordable. The range of sweets for just ten rupees will leave one floored. Kachori is still priced at six rupees per piece.

In a nutshell, my rating for the outlet is

Ambiance – 3.5

Food – 5

Service – 4

Pricing – 5

Overall – 4.4

As I savor the Kachori, Dal and Sandesh while writing the review, I would say this is a must visit place for anyone wanting to taste bengali sweets and namkeens or nontas,as we prefer to name them.

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Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. I completed a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. in Dec 2020. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head, three-plus years of blogging, writing, and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes! Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my five-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter, and give words to emotions. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

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