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Godiva Chocolate Brownies

  Growing up in New Delhi, I had a big, sweet tooth. I loved cakes and pastries. There was a bakery near our house (called BSP) that served excellent cakes, pastries, jujubes, etc. At home, my mother used to make a killer pressure-cooker cake with slightly crisp, brown bottom. In addition, we ...Read More

Restaurant Review: New French Menu at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai

Recently, we had the opportunity to try out the new menu at Artisan, Sofitel Mumbai. The stylish French Bistro boasts of superbly crafted dishes that not only taste great but are well-presented, too! Here’s a French restaurant that serves food with great passion. I love the fact that there is a wow ...Read More

#ChaiPakodaDay Special: Pakoras of Ajwain Leaves and Small Shrimps

  When it is raining and you have to cook up something quickly for a crowd, Pakoras are a no-brainer. Thanks to the Mumbai Monsoons and a group of kind friends, I have been eating Pakoras almost every other day for sometime now. Even though I don’t make them everyday at home, ...Read More

Exploring Unknown Flavours in Spain

  In the Basque Country, on our way back from an unbelievable trek to the magnificent Flysch Cliffs in Zumaia, Spain, we made a stopover at the historical seaside town of Getaria, not because it has prominent Michelin-Star restaurants, but for the sake of history. We walked past the Michelin-starred Elkano and ...Read More

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