Recipe of ‘Railway Mutton Curry’ and its origin!

Kosha Mangsho (pot-roasted mutton) with luchi or steamed rice is a delicacy for Bengalis! But when British ruled India, they found the Kosha Mangsho is too hot to handle, but they actually liked the soul of this dish which gave birth to another dish called ‘Railway Mutton Curry’. This was one such dish which was…

My recipe for ‘Maggi Momo’ and the special Maggi menu at Bon Appetit cafe!

Maggi has somehow always created memories when I am with my friends and loved ones!! Warm sweet memories that never leave you! These memories are most cherished, especially for people like me who are still searching (for past 30 years) what’s that magic which takes us back to Maggi every now and then, and still,…

Recipe – Aloo Chokha, and my undying love for potatoes!

I am one crazy Aloo eater!! I love potatoes so much that I can even sacrifice my ‘machh-er jhol’ (fish curry) for a nicely prepared bowl of Bengali style subtle potato (aloo) curry (sada aloo-r torkari) or some mashed potatoes, maybe. I am so in love with aloo that I consider Inzi bhai as my…

Dim Shukhno – an ‘egg’citing recipe from my mom’s kitchen!

After all these years of food events, tasting sessions, cookery workshops, etc I have realized one thing. One thing that I knew from the very beginning! Wherever on earth you go, you won’t find anything so comforting that can beat your home-cooked food! And especially if it’s cooked by your mom! The dishes which my…

Mango Festival at ‘Paranthe Wali Galli’ & their special Recipe for Mango Makki Halwa!

Sometimes I wonder how God made such amazing entities like Mango or Hilsa! One gives us the reason to bear the hot summer months, other makes us fall in love with the monsoon! I’ll come to the Hilsa few months later but as of now, let’s concentrate on the king of fruits! These days I…

RECIPE – My aunt’s special Bengali style ‘Basanti Pulao’

I am a big biriyani fan; in fact, I am surely one of the craziest Kolkata style biriyani lovers alive! And I am sure most of my readers know this fact, by now. Actually the fact is, I love almost any fragrant rice which tastes subtle and is very lightly spiced! So, when we come…