While trying to cook a perfect Daab Chingri recipe, I had a serendipitous discovery that I can recreate Dida’s finest Pabda Macher Tel Jhal! It smelled and tasted exactly like that of Dida’s! I was elated. I thought I would share the Pabda recipe with you, along with Dida’s story! It spans across the tumultuous … Read more Pabda Macher Tel Jhal: Story of My Dida and My Fondest Food Memory!
I have a small patio adjacent to my flat. I try to grow “EXOTIC” and “BENGALI” vegetables there. Vegetables that I do not usually find in Bengaluru. In other times, I keep traveling and hardly have the time to take care of my garden. If the Chili plant kindly supplies me with one fruit I … Read more Chingri Diye Laal Shak Bhaja: Red Amaranth Cooked with Prawns!
I never knew how to cook Roti until this lockdown happened. Roti was never my mother’s forte either. Our kitchen help would prepare Roti in the evening which we would eat the next morning for breakfast. They would come out crisp hard from micro-oven. That was anything but appetizing. I took interest in cooking Roti … Read more Easy Roti Pocket Recipe: Recreating Mexican Quesadilla in India
About this blog: Usually Alu Paratha is made with cooked potato filling. This one is different. Instead of cooked potato, I used boiled potato and barista. This is an easy to make evening snack with minimum spice! This Alu Paratha recipe is very very special. Only my mother made this amazing Paratha. She learnt it … Read more Alu Paratha Recipe with a Twist: Best Food memory
About this blog: A fiery hot Chicken Curry recipe from Bengali kitchen. Kancha Lonka Murgi (Morich Murgi) is best eaten with rice or bread. It is tender pieces of chicken cooked in Green chili- coriander paste, with green chilies dominating dominating the flavor! It is one of the unique and forgotten recipes of Bengal! Chicken … Read more Kancha Lonka Murgi/Chicken in Green CHILIES sauce (Oh Calcutta Style)
About this blog: A simple Kerala fish stew recipe I recreated at home in times of lock-down! Meen Molly/Moilee/Molee is a mild spiced fish stew in coconut milk! We journeyed all the way from Bangalore to Kochi on a night bus. Upon getting down at Kochi, we headed to Ginger house. Tucked inside Kochi’s Jew … Read more Recipe for Meen Molly/Molee/Kerala Fish stew: Memory of Ginger house, Kochi
About this blog: Kolkata biryani stands as a triumph on the face of food fascists. Not just the present political skirmishes but it survived the British colonists, the riot that rendered partition to the subcontinent and whatever followed suit. It made its way to the commoners from the lavish regal kitchen with elan. Unequivocally, it … Read more The Potato Biryani of Kolkata and Where to Find The Best One!
About this blog: Kolkata, the grandmother of all Indian mega-cities, has received many an accolade for her intense street food culture. Decker’s Lane in Kolkata is one of the oldest surviving street food hubs, that traces back history in the eventful days of British Raj. The fact that Decker’s Lane features few century old food … Read more Chittoda’s Dokan at Decker’s Lane: Home to Kolkata’s Finest Street Food!
Rice is the secret to driving force behind every Asians. Take a sneak peak to an Asian’s breakfast table and you will know what I am talking about. Rice made into batter, pounded into flour, steamed gently to yield stickiness or not, fermented overnight, flavored with lamb and saffron: a bowl of rice defines happiness … Read more Travel Bloggers Share Best Breakfast Tables from Asia!
“Do not make this class a fish market!” our teachers would chide invariably at the onset of a new session post summer holidays! I vaguely remember visiting a fish market, the chaos, the mayhem, the excited middle aged Bengali fathers, in search of the freshest carp! It was not until I started living in Delhi … Read more Photo Essay: Bakultala Bazar, Kolkata – Cacophony of a Fish Market!