Daal Shukno (An Old-School Bengali Dish Using Leftover Cooked Dal)

Daal Shukno or Dal Shukhono is a simple, yet delicious Bengali dish made with red lentils, which can be served as a first or second course with rice during lunch or dinner. Better still, it can also be served as the only course in a Bengali meal. As a Bengali commoner would ...Read More

Ilish Maacher Dimer Tenga (A Tangy Assamese Hilsa Roe Dish)

    This Ilish Maacher Dimer Tenga is my absolute favourite. Its rich colour and a pleasant sweet-n-sour taste is quite unlike Bengali fish preparations. Often, a traditional Assamese thali-style meal culminates with a Tenga dish. An incredibly easy recipe with fish, the Assamese Tenga has many versions. You can experiment with any ...Read More

Lagan Nu Custard (Parsi Wedding Custard)

  I am not a Parsi, but does that stop me to celebrate the Parsi New Year or Navroze? So here I am with this freshly baked Lagan Nu Custard to celebrate the Parsi festival in perfect Bawi style. Being able to cook or bake has its own advantages. Yes, it takes ...Read More

My Special Surmai-Gongura Pakodas to Celebrate #ChaiPakodaDay

  These Surmai-Gongura Pakodas are flavour bombs and a crowd-pleaser too! A perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea, my special Surmai-Gongura Pakodas are a great option to consider if you want to serve something different at teatime or as an Indian starter for your next home party. The low-heat version of ...Read More

Paat Patar Bora (Jute Leaf Fritters) for #ChaiPakodaDay

  There are a few sure-shot ways to please a Bengali: one of them is food. Talking about food, you will find some kind of Bora or fritters in a traditional Bengali thali. Although we don’t indulge in deep-fried food often, but when it is raining and the weather gets cold or ...Read More

The “US Apples” FBAI Soiree at Theory, Lower Parel, Mumbai

    Organised by our good old foodie friends and guide Salloni and Sameer Malkani of the Food Bloggers Association of India (FBAI) at Theory in Kamala Mills, Mumbai, this apple-themed dinner was a great concept. Theory’s Chef de Cuisine Clyde Comello and Chef Simarpal Singh Virdi demonstrated a fresh, flavourful and ...Read More

Our Austria Itinerary #3: Hallstatt and Salzkammergut (Lake District)

    Undoubtedly, Hallstatt in Upper Austria’s Salzkammergut district is one of our favourite places on Earth. This was one of the highlights of our holiday in Austria. The quintessentially Austrian BC village of Hallstatt is truly enchanting. Even now, I often keep dreaming of Hallstatt, which seems to me as a ...Read More

Our Austrian Itinerary #2: Exploring the Wachau Valley through Danube River Cruise  

    So you are in Vienna and have seen almost all the tourist attractions there. What next? You must see the Wachau Valley, which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. No wonder, the Wachau Valley is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Austria. For those who just ...Read More

Our Austrian Itinerary #1: Naschmarkt in Vienna

    I have to say that this European holiday was even better than the last one. This time we covered Austria in detail, and also a small part of Germany and Italy. As many of our friends and relatives on social media have been asking for our itinerary for the Austria ...Read More

Restaurant Review: A Bar Called Life, Juhu

    Innovative cocktails and modern Indian cuisine make A Bar Called Life in Juhu a winning place to spend your evening. The menu is well-planned and moderately priced. Recently, we were invited to review A Bar Called Life, where we raptly enjoyed our meal and fun cocktails that had an element ...Read More