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

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