Uttam Kumar who love ‘Dhiren Cabin’s Kabiraji!

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If you want to familiarize yourself with Kolkata, you have to take a walk down to those unexplored alleys. Take those dilapidated by-lanes because as the saying goes by- Kolkata lives hidden in the layers of the city. The neglected corners of the city will unlock something unique. The famous- Dhiren’s Cabin!

One such famous snack is Kabiraji, apart from sweet, Misti Doi, Mach, Bengalis love to take pride.


History of Kabiraji:

It was Dhirendranath Dey, who started this small cafe in 1935. It is to be believed that the word ‘Kabiraji’ derived from ‘coverage cutlet’ or ‘cover egg’ cutlet, a dish introduced by the British.

The Famous Shop Dhiren’s Cabin:

In the Shovabazar area of North Kolkata, there is a quaint little eatery named Dhiren’s Cabin. The signature dish of this shop is Fish Kabiraji.

Some of the city’s celebrated citizens from different walks of life including matinee idol, Uttam Kumar, Bhanu Bandopadhyay, Manna De, Ramkumar Chattopadhyay, Srikumar Chattopadhyay, Pankaj Roy were frequent customers for an evening snack.


Specialized items one can fine:

1. Mutton ‘Breast’ (Braised) Cutlet

2. Fish Kabiraji

3. Fish Fry

4. Vegetable Chop

5. Moglai Paratha


Dhiren Cabin, on 126, Shovabazar Street, Calcutta 700005