Sumptuous Luchi Aloor Dum? Yes, please!
Working a 9-5 everyday, we tend to ignore our health. Our lunches tend to get squeezed into a ten minute time- frame in between meetings. A coke & a burger, we are done. Not anymore! Imagine a Bengali home-cooked meal, reminiscent of the one your Mom makes (think Luchi Aloor Dum & Machher Jhol and Bhaat). Their prices are as low as Rs 75 per meal! And the breakfast is as low as Rs 50. They serve amazing North Indian meals as well.
Nutrition & taste with Momma’s Kitchen!
Momma’s Kitchen is a niche kitchen service which serves personalised home-cooked meals to the peeps in Gurgaon. Everything from her homely presentation to using new ingredients everyday in usual dishes & making them exciting (think Beetroot Rotis!), Momma’s Kitchen is amazing.
“When someone calls me up for food, I don’t just take the order, I ask a few simple questions as well. My aim is to provide them the taste they are craving. But in the same breath, I make sure the salads are different each day to bring in some variety for the palate. It is my job to balance the nutrients and make it taste good. “ – Sanjukta Banerjee, owner of Momma’s Kitchen.
Asking her about how she developed her passion she says, “I come from Bengali ancestry so the love for reading, writing & cooking runs in the family. Both my grandmothers were exceptional cooks. My paternal grandmother has cooked for many great people (famous artistes) and they would all swear by her cooking!”
Tete-a-Tete with the owner of Momma’s Kitchen
Here we get talking to the owner of Momma’s Kitchen, Sanjukta Banerjee. She will take into consideration all your cravings & make a personalised meal for you!
1) What are your prices & meals like? & where do you deliver?
Meals we provide could be from regular meals like breakfast, lunch, dinner or brunches to party orders
We deliver only around Golf Course Road and adjoining sectors.
Breakfast – At Rs. 50 /-
Lunch / Dinner – Veg
Dal, with two vegetables, Rotis & Rice Rs. 100
Dal with one vegetable, Rotis & Rice Rs. 85
Dal with one vegetable & Rotis Rs. 75
Sarson ka Saag with Makki ki Rotis Rs. 125
Matar ki Kachori with Dum Aaloo Rs. 125
Jwar Rotis with Black Dal Rs. 125
Luchi Aloor Dum (Bengali Specialty) Rs. 125
Khichdi with Accompaniments Rs. 125
Tehri with Raita, Papad Rs. 100
Machher Jhol and Bhaat (Bengali Specialty) Rs. 200
We take party orders too!
2) How did you come up with the idea of the kitchen?
Lots of people today are deprived of good home-cooked food which is filled with love. My older son started cooking when he went out of home for the first time as the food provided in the college mess was literally unpalatable. Well, he is passionate about food. But not all can cook. Similarly, lots of people are living outside of their homes and though they are eating, they are not able to get food made to their taste.
I met people living alone, across all ages, who were unhappy with their food, and they suggested that I start giving them food. It started with a couple of people and then gradually grew organically.
Well, I want to make food personalized for my clients. For example, my younger son would not have egg curry with boiled eggs in it. He prefers omelettes in the curry so I make sure that’s what he gets when he’s home. The same way if someone doesn’t like ghee on their rotis, it’s taken into account. When someone calls me up for food, I don’t just take the order, I ask a few simple questions as well. My aim is to provide them the taste they are craving. But in the same breath, I make sure the salads are different each day to bring in some variety for the palate. It is my job to balance the nutrients and make it taste good.
3) Tell us something about yourself
I come from Bengali ancestry so the love for reading, writing & cooking runs in the family.
Both my grandmothers were exceptional cooks. My paternal grandmother has cooked for many great people (famous artistes) and they would all swear by her cooking!
My mother’s culinary skills were par excellence and she was the lady that everyone in the social circle would look towards while organizing a party, be it for a birthday, a Saraswati Puja or even a small gathering for a marriage. My mother could single handedly cook for a 100 people. Coming from a small town, I grew up in an atmosphere where, friends and neighbors were all treated like family. So if someone has fever, one of us would visit them with soup. Life was a flurry of activities and the activity ultimately always started in the kitchen.
My father’s tips of making seemingly simple food taste exotic, have helped both my mother and now me! He is also a wonderful chef who can make lovely food without any preparation. All our picnics as children, he has been cooking on the open fire – sometimes with the wood still wet, grinding the masalas on flat stones and fed, mutton curry, rice and chutney to 80 odd people.
I inherited my love for cooking and the few skills that I have from these exceptional people.
Reminiscing about them, I came up with the name Momma’s Kitchen, a tribute to my mother and my grandmothers!
Incidentally, some of my younger colleagues and friends (about half my age) call me Momma!!!
Contact Momma’s Kitchen
For placing orders, one can Call/message on 8595276998 or Whatsapp on 8470076998