TAMARIND RESTAURANT

Fresh & Delicious

After pleasing a million tastebuds with our authentic South Indian Food, Tamarind Restaurant brings you the best dishes from all over India

We offer nothing but the Best!

FROM OUR MASTER CHEF

south indian prawn preparation

Prawn Royyala Iguru

Curry recipe from Andhra where fresh prawns are cooked in onions and Indian spices!

south indian food combo with kebabs and paratha

Chapli Kebab & Ulta Paratha

Pashtun-style minced kebab with specially made Indian flatbread

south indian vegetarian food combo with corn and potato

Makai Malai Seekh & Bharwan Aloo

Creamy corn kebab with spice-filled potatoes

Tamarind Restaurant

DISCOVER OUR STORY

Tamarind restaurant is the pioneer of speciality South Indian food that goes beyond idli, dosa and uttapam. Tamarind restaurant has been serving authentic South Indian food which includes Non Vegetarian South Indian delicacies to the people of Kolkata for more than 20 years. It includes delicacies of the coastal regions of South India. Tamarind was the first restaurant to offer the people of Kolkata the authentic taste of South Indian cuisine. We also have an extensive menu of the North Indian cuisine and tandoor delicacies. Newest  addition to our menu are recipes from Maharastra, Gujarat, Goa and Odisha. It is the first time that the people of Kolkata are going to taste authentic recipes of the Odisha cuisine, Gujarati, Maharastrian and Goan cuisine.

Tamarind is situated in Deshapriya park exactly opposite to DKS. It is one of the best restaurant near Gariahat.

kerala chilli crab- an authentic south indian crab preparation from kerala
classic south indian food combo and thali at tamarind kolkata

A Glimpse of our Menu

PAN-INDIAN DELICACIES

South Indian

  • Mutton Stew

Cube of mutton cooked with coconut milk, potato

  • Malabar Chicken

Chicken pieces cooked with coconut and cashewnut 

  • Meen Porichadhu

Fish chunks marinated with coconut and spices 

  • Kari Kozhambu

Traditional chettinad style mutton curry

Beyond South

  • Goan Fish Curry

A Goan delicacy fish curry combination with steamed rice

  • Mutton Vindaloo

Chunks of mutton and baby potato in brown masala

  • Mutton Rogan Josh

Mutton pieces slow cooked with Indian spices in Kashmiri style

  • Paneer Lababdar

Battered cottage cheese deep fried cooked in onion & tomato 

palak paneer is a north indian dish made with paneer and spinach

All Time Favourites

CHEF SELECTION

Chef Kannan, at Tamarind prepares some delicious South Indian Food as well as North Indian Food items for every taste.
Try some of our authentic items made from fresh ingredients.
Bon appetit!

Best selling south indian food combo at tamarind- mutton stew and appam
  • Appam with Mutton Stew

Flavoured rice pancake with Mutton Stew

Chicken-chettinad
  • Chicken Chettinad

All time favourite chicken preparation

all time classic biryani from hyderabad south indian style
  • Hyderabadi Biryani

Hyderabadi style dum biriyani with mutton

famous south indian food chicken preparation
  • Chicken 65

Marinated chicken deep fried & tossed with yoghurt & coconut with a hint of curry leaves

From the Owner

THE DISCOVERY

Mr. Gautam Purkayastha, the Managing Partner of Tamarind has a unique story to offer behind the opening of Tamarind. Gautam took an extensive travel in the year 2000 with his elder brother Dr. Siddhartha Purkayastha by road, starting Kolkata and took the entire coastal route to reach South Indian and South Western Coast.

Being an ardent foodie and having been inspired by great culinary and deep cultural background, it was an eye-opening experience of culinary trials during this journey of 3000 miles across the peninsular India.

Gautam, being a visionary with a difference, immediately wished to have a South Indian multi-cuisine offerings for the Calcuttans which would offer specialities from Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Coorgi, Karnataka, Goa and Coastal Odisha and Bengal. Gautam mentions that usually South Indian cuisine meant Idli, Dosa, Sambar and other typical vegetarian dishes.

During the journey, Gautam discovered the various cuisines of different states like Malabar, Andhra, Kerala etc. and the popular conception about South Indian cuisine was completely transformed. He shares that the people living beside the coastal regions have more access to fresh sea-foods like fish, crabs, prawns than any other region. Due to foreign invasions, the cuisines have evolved, South Indian Muslims have a different cookery known as Moplah Cuisine while the Anglo-Indians have a different style-in all these regions, having so many different culinary styles and cuisines. So they came back and decided to open a South Indian themed restaurant that will serve all these recipes.

standing picture of GP smiling away to glory!

The Vibe

Take a sneak peak on what to expect on your next visit

Walk through the Experience, the Ambience and the Food that Tamarind is all about

SIMPLE BUT DELICIOUS EXPERIENCE

We Have Created The Best Dining Experience For You & Your Family

TESTIMONIALS

client speak for a great experience

Shantanu Lahiri

Director, White Lotus Advisory

It was a great experience having a working lunch with colleagues yesterday! We had ordered Stuffed Pomfret, Chapli Kebab and Mutton Sheekh Kebab as starters! While for Maim course we ordered Kali Dal, Naan, Prawn Balchao (Goanese), Chicken Xacuti (Goanese) and Bibinca (Goanese Dessert) to close with our meal. For once we realised that Tamarind was larger than its perception of being South Indian Restaurant. The items were delectable, extremely tasty and for once we could not believe our palates! The service is impeccable! Kudos to the team and I hope that they continue to keep up their good work...Cheers😊

great testimonial from client for appam and mutton stew

Shamim Ahmed

Director, Ayur Laya

It’s always wonderful experience having lunch at Tamarind every time.

We keep coming back to Tamarind for the lovely delicacies and such warm services.