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

Restaurant Review: Tasting Kangan’s New Menu by Chef Mohamed Danish at The Westin Mumbai Garden City

  Mumbai, here’s a chef who goes all out to create remarkable Awadhi delicacies with a great deal of focus on the authenticity. In the maximum city of fusion foods and molecular gastronomy fast replacing traditional foods, here’s a chef who is doing his bit to preserve our culinary heritage. Chef Mohamed ...Read More

Restaurant Review: Café Delhi Heights, Lower Parel

  Kamala Mills has always been a favourite spot for foodies. One relatively new spot is Café Delhi Heights, and a few weeks back I had the opportunity to review their menu. Café Delhi Heights boasts of a well-planned multicuisine menu, where you not only get typical Delhi food, but also sushis, ...Read More

Happy Poush Sankranti with Dudh Chitoi Pithe (A Makar Sankranti Bengali Sweet)

  Happy Poush Sankranti or Makar Sankranti to all my readers. These festivals are good excuses to relive a bit of our childhood days. For example, Poush Sankranti reminds me of my mother’s excellent Pithe-Puli-Payesh-making skills and how lovingly she used to feed us. Those flavours linger in my mind even now. ...Read More

How I lost 9 kgs and the Recipe of My Special Prawn Curry

  I would like to share with you all my own weightloss and fitness journey. Well, I never thought in my life that a once-upon-a-time skinny person like me would eventually gain so much weight. But unfortunately, it did happen. It happened because of years of zero exercise, clubbed with a high-calorie, high-protein ...Read More

The Revamped Bar and New Menu at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra

Olive turned 17 recently. The “reharvested” Olive Bar & Kitchen has come up with a new menu and a totally revamped bar, as a part of this special celebration. In addition, there are interesting design and decor changes in the restaurant. Head Chef Rishim Sachdeva, who helms the Olive Mumbai kitchen, is ...Read More

Parsi Food Festival at Soma, Grand Hyatt Mumbai

  Hyatt ma Rehvanu, Soma ma Jamvanu, Majja ni Life   Recently, we had the opportunity to try Parsi dishes by home chef Farzana Avari at the Parsi Food Festival at Soma, Grand Hyatt Mumbai. The “Parsi Bhonu” dinner is on till November 27, 2017. There is an array of dishes to ...Read More

Kali Pujor Niramish Pathar Mangsho or Proshadi Mangsho (“Vegetarian” Mutton as Kali Puja Prasad)

    Today is Diwali. In West Bengal, the same festival is celebrated in a slightly different way. We worship Goddess Kali or Ma Chamunda, who is a wild avatar of the Supreme feminine power. While the rest of the nation worships Goddess Lakshmi and eats a strict vegetarian food, Bengalis eat ...Read More

Bengali Jeebhe Goja Recipe as a Last-Minute Diwali Snack/Sweet

Diwali or the Bengali Kali Puja (Shyama Puja) is finally here! For those who still didn’t make any Diwali sweet at home thinking that it is too late, let me share with you this quick Bengali recipe of Jeebhe Goja, which is an excellent dry snack for your Diwali. It is a sugar-coated ...Read More

Gurjali Macher Jhol (Bengali-Style Fish Curry with Indian Salmon or Rawas)

  It’s been a while since I shared my last recipe. We have been travelling a lot. An European trip always brings smiles to our faces as we explore the culture, nature and the cuisine of a faraway land. We loved the cuisines in Italy and Switzerland and tried many local dishes ...Read More