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…

‘Barbeque Nation’ gets a new address – an ode to the iconic buffet joint!

There have been occasions when I have tried to refrain from buffet meals, simply because the quality of food often takes a beating in the buffet spread when compared to the A la Carte menu at the same place. In fact, this is true for many fine-dine restaurants in the city, though it’s better not…

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…

Kabul Restaurant – There is a piece of Afghanistan in Kolkata!

There is a lot of mysticism, amusement, romanticism all wrapped around my city of joy, that many non-Kolkatans also realize, sense and admire. This city is no doubt very busy yet it has a heart that is dipped in loads of art, music, food, football and some laid-back adda! My Kolkata never bores me, it…

Sri Lanka Diaries – Part 3 – My Travelogue!

Hope you have read the first two parts of this blog post series of mine named ‘Sri Lanka Diaries’. Even if you haven’t read them, that won’t be stopping you from reading this part-3 of this travel blog series. Actually, the first two parts focus mainly on the culinary aspect of the island country whereas…

‘Blu Orchid’ and that touch of Tangra!

You cannot separate out a Bengali from his Kolkata style Chinese food! Kolkata street-style Hakka Noodles from small and medium vendors is probably the most-sold Chinese food item in the city. And yes, when it comes to Chinese, Kolkatans still think about Tangra. The city has now got several new-age Chinese joints, food chains, and restaurants…

‘Rang De Basanti Dhaba’ finds a new home at EM Bypass, Kolkata!

When life gives you lemons, ask dadi to make nimbu achaar! And when restaurants ask for your kidney for a good ol’ North Indian meal then head straight to Rang De Basanti Dhaba (RDBD)! That’s the quirkiest urban dhaba in town serving wholesome North Indian dhaba-style food at reasonable rates in a vibrant and colorful…

‘Overdose’ – the den of pocket-pleasing Asian cuisine!

I have been writing about food and restaurants for quite some time now and after all these years now I often get bored of places who try to follow a stereotype hit formula to make it big! So, nowadays, often many places look same to me, their food tastes same; it feels the drinks are…

My weekly dose of biriyani, at ‘Shimla Biriyani’

I can travel miles to get my favorite food and biriyani surely tops that list! I am a proud Kolkata style biriyani fanatic and every week (preferably on Fridays!) I have to get my dose of Kolkata style biriyani to satiate my eternal appetite for biriyanis! Lately, I realized that if I don’t get my…

Wine Tasting of Pernod Ricard India’s new premium wine ‘Campo Viejo’, at AltAir

Recently I attended a wine tasting session in my city which was truly amazing, maybe because of the fact that it was conducted beautifully, it was interactive and fun. And also the venue added its magic and made the night memorable. I believe that tasting wine in itself is an adventure that deepens your appreciation…

Rajasthani Swaad Ri Yatra – month-long Rajasthani Food Festival at Haveli Restaurant!

It’s the state that welcomes people saying ‘Padharo Mhare Des’ and keeps them entertained and enthralled with an inimitable rich cultural tadka that’s bubbling with vibrancy and colors in every nook and corner – yes, that’s Rajasthan for you! The place attracts numerous tourists every year and it’s a treat for history buffs, art and…

‘Yauatcha’ launches the much-awaited Yum Cha lunch menu!

Lately, Kolkata got several oriental giants coming in but the shine to Kolkata’s culinary scenario came back a few years ago when a Michelin Star restaurant decided to set up their outlet in the city. It was Yauatcha, a Michelin star restaurant, the only one of its kind in Kolkata. It is considered as one…