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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

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