aroma · bengali cuisine · childhood days · grandma · kumro · ma's recipe · Squash · stir-fry · Wednesday Afternoons

Kumror Chechki (Pumpkin stir-fry the Bengali way)

One of the more interesting things about bengali cuisine is the names our dishes have very interesting names, chechki, chachra, labra, chocchori, panch mishali , elo jhelo, puli pitha, labra and so on..  Coming from a long line of Bangal (people originally from Bangladesh) and having married a part Bangal, these things work great with out pallet. I… Continue reading Kumror Chechki (Pumpkin stir-fry the Bengali way)

April · childhood days · grand ma · kaal Boishaki · onion fritters · peyanji · rains · sisters

childhood revisited

There are somethings that never change with time and some memories that are etched in the mind forever…. I grew up in India, Calcutta to be specific and I know it sounds very cliched but honestly those were the days.. One of the best parts about growing in  Eastern India, is the rains and between… Continue reading childhood revisited

aroma · Bengali food · chicken · childhood days · curry · mum's cooking · spices

Murgi Jhol (Chicken Curry Bengali Style)

I still remember as a child, I would always look forward to Sunday Lunch. In a Bengali household there are certain dishes that remain fixed for generations and in mine it was Murgi Jhol and gobindo bhog chaaler bhaat (i.e. chicken curry with very small fine grain rice) and it has been so many years, the aroma… Continue reading Murgi Jhol (Chicken Curry Bengali Style)

childhood days · eid · saffron · sarifa aunty

Eid Mubarak

Those days are so vivid in my memory.. As a child I remember I used to so look forward to Eid.. The one and only reason for this was Sharifa Aunty’s Biriyani and kabab… Sharifa Aunty was one of my Mum’s closest friends and a wonderful cook… Incidentally my Life Science teacher as well.. Since… Continue reading Eid Mubarak

childhood days · grand ma · pancakes · summer vacations

Sunday Breakfast revisited :D

A few weeks back I had written about Sunday breakfast, a time for sharing and family, a time for laughter and definitely a time for Pancakes.. I love pancakes and have since I was a child.. I still remember the time as a kid during summer vacations we would visit my Grandma’s house. My cousins and I… Continue reading Sunday Breakfast revisited 😀

chicken · childhood days · favourite · food · kolkata · roll

A street food favourite

There are lot of things that join Kolkatans  or Calcuttans but the one common thing is food and when it comes to food, street food is pretty much there on the top of the chart. And in that every kolkatan has a fixation for rolls.. They simply yearn for it and it is same across… Continue reading A street food favourite

chicken · childhood days · kebab

Chicken Skewers

Chicken.. we all love that bird… In any form, boil, broth, fried, dried, ok may be not dried, but curried and especially when they are slow cooked on skewers.. This whole thing of chicken on skewers is nothing but another form of Kebabs.. There are a zillion different kinds of kebab from all over the… Continue reading Chicken Skewers