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 […]
Category: Bengali Food
Chingri Diye Laal Shak Bhaja: Red Amaranth Cooked with Prawns!
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 […]
Kancha Lonka Murgi/Chicken in Green CHILIES sauce (Oh Calcutta Style)
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 […]
The Potato in Mutton Biryani of Kolkata and Where to Find The Best One!
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 […]
Chittoda’s Dokan at Dacre’s Lane: Home to Kolkata’s Finest Street Food!
About this blog: Kolkata, the grandmother of all Indian mega-cities, has received many an accolade for her intense street food culture. Dacre’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 Dacre’s Lane features few century old food joints, which […]
Photo Essay: Bakultala Bazar, Kolkata – Cacophony of a Fish Market!
“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 […]
Cabin Restaurants of Calcutta: The Love Shacks in the Heart of an Old Metropolis!
About the blog: The old school cabin restaurants of Kolkata are the remnants of old lifestyle instilled at the heart of our Mahanagar, Calcutta! No fuss eating houses serving local favorites of Chops and Fries and Cutlets, often bearing a touch of Anglo households, are distinctive to Kolkata. Here is a list of the Cabin […]
Bridging the Border: In Search of Bangladeshi food in Kolkata: Kasturi Restaurant!
Kasturi Restaurant: One of the Best Bengali Restaurants in Esplanade Area! About this blog: Kasturi Restaurant is an old Bangladeshi place in the heart of Kolkata and is one of the best places to eat in the city. They flare up a typical Bangladeshi meal full of fresh river fish and bhartas. You generally do […]