Bengali Cuisine is rich in taste and culinary heritage, bearing a turbulent memory of partition of the subcontinent, displacement, and a longing to stay connected with the origin through distinct flavours. As a descendant of a Bangal family whose ancestral roots are deeply spread in East Bengal (now sovereign state of Bangladesh), I have always […]
Category: Indian Food
Top 25 Indian Recipes which will Remind you of India Travel!
Cooking Indian food is a delightful experience. Here are a handful of easy to cook at home Indian recipes. They will take you from North to South and east to west with a wide array of flavours and spices. “Ghraneno Ardhobhojonang”, as the Sanskrit Shloka goes, “Here, half of the meal is bestowed on you […]
Kashmiri Ab Gosht: an Idea Simmering since MILLENNIA
About this blog: A recipe for Ab Gosht, a meat stew in milk which can be cooked with mutton/lamb/beef. It is a slow cooked meat stew packed with flavors of various spices, predominantly fennel (Mouri) and embarks intense influence from ancient Persia. This particular recipe is drawn on Kashmiri food heritage. Update: Upon showing this […]
Easy Roti Pocket Recipe: Recreating Mexican Quesadilla in India
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 […]
Alu Paratha Recipe with a Twist: Best Food memory
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 […]
Recipe for Meen Molly/Molee/Kerala Fish stew: Memory of Ginger house, Kochi
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! Also read: Complete Guide to Offbeat things to do in Goa! We journeyed all the way from Bangalore to Kochi on a night bus. Upon getting down […]
Haleem, Biryani and other Love bites from Ramadan Food Walk in Hyderabad!
About this blog: A self guided foodwalk in Hyderabad, specially useful during the month of Ramadan! This lists down all the must eat food in Hyderabad during Ramadan. During the Islamic holy month of Ramzan (Ramadan in Arabic), Hyderabad, a medieval Indian city by the Nizams, celebrates Iftar in a true community spirit. In light […]
Exploring the Kebabs and Biryani at Zakaria Street, Kolkata with a Map
About this blog: Zakaria Street is located near Chitpur, one of the oldest localities in Kolkata. Zakaria Street houses Nakhoda Masjid, the largest mosque of East India! During Ramzan (Ramadan), Zakaria street comes live with various food for Iftari. Gastronomes of Kolkata highly revere Zakaria street’s Iftar spread of Biryani, kebabs, haleem, halwa etc. This […]
Finding the Best Assamese Thali from the High Roads of Assam: A Necessity of North East Roadtrip!
The Assamese Thali: Highlight of North East Roadtrip! Travelling Northeast India calls for long hours of being on the road! Which also means a handful of exciting meals. It is the roadside Dhabas en route Guwahati to Tawang where I tasted the best of Assamese food! An Assamese Thali is a huge spread of really good […]
The Fuming Streets: Ramadan Food Festival Bangalore (Mosque road and Koramangala)
Exploring the Food Street for Ramzan in Bangalore It has been four years that we have been rushing over to the Mosque road in Bangalore at the onset of Ramadan. Stranded in Bangalore, a city that feels gentle like morning dew drop but lonely as Mars, where we mostly understand our neighbours’ body language and […]