Poush Sankranti Recipe: Patishapta (Bengali Sweet Crepes with Filling)

  Cosmopolitan Currymania wishes you all a very Happy Poush Sankranti!   Makar Sankranti or Poush Sankranti is that time of the year for the Bengalis when even the sweet-haters turn optimistic. For a Bengali, food takes centrestage in the Makar Sankranti harvest festival. Bengalis love to spend this time by singing, ...Read More

Poush Parbon Recipe: Ranga Aalur Pithe (A Traditional Festive Bengali Dessert using Sweet Potato)

  Poush Sankranti is just round the corner. Every year, January 14th/15th is called Makar Sankranti or Poush Sankranti, which denotes the culmination of the Poush month in the Bengal calendar, and the beginning of the Maagh month and festivities thereafter. The Poush month-end or Poush Parbon is also an indication that the ...Read More

Chingri Maacher Chatni (Sweet and Sour Bengali Chutney with Prawns)

  I am here with my first post of 2017, and this is a very special Bengali recipe. This Chingri Maacher Chatni (Sweet and Sour Bengali Chutney with Prawns) is one of those old-school Bengali recipes which is class apart. In Bengali cuisine, a chatni or chutney is generally sweet, or sweet and sour. ...Read More

Shojne Phooler Bati Chocchori (Bengali-Style Drumstick Flower Curry)

  In a traditional Bengali household, Shojne Phool is one of those edible flowers that is usually eaten during the winters. Shojne Phool or the drumstick blossoms are the flowers of the Moringa tree. It is popular in Bengali Cuisine not only because of its flavour and texture, but because of its ...Read More

Muro Diye Kochur Loti (Bengali-Style Mishmash of Colocasia Stolons with Fish Heads)

  People hardly know about Kochur Loti or Colocasia stolons in Mumbai, which is a jewel ingredient in Bengali cuisine. Earlier this year, I was fortunate to stumble upon a thelawalla from Bihar who understood what it is, and promised me to bring some Loti the next week. Thesedays, I don’t see ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Modern European Cuisine at Luna Nudo Gusta, The St. Regis Mumbai

  My foodie friends, we certainly aren’t short of fine-dining restaurants in Mumbai. But there are a few restaurants, like the newly opened Luna Nudo Gusta at Level 37 of The St. Regis Mumbai, which just set the mood in the perfect way… be it the ambience, food, drinks or music! The ...Read More

Restaurant Review: The Big Fat Greek Fest at Glasshouse, Hyatt Regency Mumbai

  “Greek cuisine is all about the freshness of its ingredients. Although the use of spices is minimal, each ingredient sings through the dish. Also, many Greek chefs believe to work with fewer ingredients, so as to concentrate more on the flavours and textures,” said an effervescent Chef Stratos, who came down ...Read More

Seven Bizarre Foods from the Streets of Thailand

This blogpost is not for the faint-hearted. While wandering through the streets of Thailand during our recent trip, we came across some foods that might look ugly and unacceptable to one, but might be a delicacy for another! It is just that we are not used to eating these, but does that ...Read More

Nolen Gurer Narkeler Naru (Bengali-Style Coconut Balls with Date Palm Jaggery)

    It is that time of the year when a Bengali craves for the first sight of Maa Durga. There is an aura of the supreme Goddess that lingers in the air during this time. This familiarity can only be felt! If you are a Bengali yourself, you will definitely relate ...Read More

Restaurant Review: The New French Bistro Menu at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai BKC

    Sofitel Mumbai BKC, the French luxury hotel in Mumbai, has come up with an interesting French Bistro Menu at Artisan. I was a part of the Chef’s Table where a few bloggers were invited to taste the Bistro menu. The Bistro menu, inspired by French Cafes, will serve rustic and ...Read More