Restaurant Review: The Crab & Wine Festival at Mahesh Lunch Home, Juhu

Mahesh Lunch Home in Mumbai is synonymous to seafood since its inception in 1977. This iconic chain of restaurants has been serving lip-smacking seafood since many years now. Mahesh Lunch Home is hosting the Crab & Wine Festival, at their Juhu outlet, from 5th October to 31st October, 2018. This is the ...Read More

Niramish Mochar Ghonto (A Bengali Vegetarian Dish with Banana Blossoms)

  Mochar Ghonto or মোচার ঘন্ট is a Bengali vegetarian dish with banana blossoms. It is an age-old traditional Indian recipe. The word “Mocha” does not relate to coffee in Bengali. Rather, it is the blossom of banana, which grows in plenty all over West Bengal. The best-tasting banana flowers are from ...Read More

A Vietnamese Food and Art Voyage, Pondicherry Café, Sofitel Mumbai BKC

  Sofitel Mumbai BKC in association with Hotel Metropole Hanoi is celebrating “A Vietnamese Food & Art Voyage”, showcasing some of the popular dishes of Vietnam as well as an artistic extravaganza of contemporary Vietnamese paintings at Pondicherry Café. The festival commenced on 21st September and is on till the 30th September, ...Read More

Godiva Chocolate Brownies

  Growing up in New Delhi, I had a big, sweet tooth. I loved cakes and pastries. There was a bakery near our house (called BSP) that served excellent cakes, pastries, jujubes, etc. At home, my mother used to make a killer pressure-cooker cake with slightly crisp, brown bottom. In addition, we ...Read More

Restaurant Review: New French Menu at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai

Recently, we had the opportunity to try out the new menu at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai. The stylish French Bistro boasts of superbly crafted dishes that not only taste great but are well-presented, too! Here’s a French restaurant that serves food with great passion. I love the fact that there is a wow ...Read More

#ChaiPakodaDay Special: Pakoras of Ajwain Leaves and Small Shrimps

  When it is raining and you have to cook up something quickly for a crowd, Pakoras are a no-brainer. Thanks to the Mumbai Monsoons and a group of kind friends, I have been eating Pakoras almost every other day for sometime now. Even though I don’t make them everyday at home, ...Read More

Exploring Unknown Flavours in Spain

  In the Basque Country, on our way back from an unbelievable trek to the magnificent Flysch Cliffs in Zumaia, Spain, we made a stopover at the historical seaside town of Getaria, not because it has prominent Michelin-Star restaurants, but for the sake of history. We walked past the Michelin-starred Elkano and ...Read More

Alu Posto (Bengali Curry of Potato with Poppy Seeds)

After coming back from a long European vacation recently, I am craving for a lot for Bengali dishes in Mumbai, my home. I had delicious continental food in Europe and loads of it. Back home, it is homely Bengali comfort food, though. I eat aromatic rice topped with Macher Jhol, Paalong Shaaker ...Read More

Elaichi Gosht Shorba (Mutton Soup with Green Cardamoms)

  My comforting bowl of Elaichi Gosht Shorba is light and full of flavour. The meat is soft and the soup has a subtle hint of green cardamoms that will instantly make you hungry. The word Shorba is derived from an Arabic word “Shurbah”, meaning soup. There are many recipes of Mutton ...Read More

Bengali Noboborsho Special Recipe: Awadhi Gosht Korma

  History-lovers know that Awadhi Cuisine and Bengalis do have a strong relationship. That’s why (and otherwise too!) making an Awadhi Gosht Korma on Bengali New Year is a good idea. If you are tired of making Kosha Mangsho everytime on any special Bengali occasion such as the upcoming Noboborsho or the ...Read More