mutton · Nepalese cusine

Subho Bijoya with Nepalese Bhutwa

Subho Bijoya and Happy Dusshera. This post has been long over due and I am seriously late, given that Lakkhi Pujo is over too. This is very un-bengali of me. My grandfather ( maternal ) use to say that any one wishing Bijoya after Lakkhi pujo is late and would not get any of the… Continue reading Subho Bijoya with Nepalese Bhutwa

cold · eggs · noodles

Cold Egg Noodles

What a week it has been.. Family visiting, house full, lots of fun filled evenings and to top it all food  glorious food. My in-laws are in town and that means all sorts of demands in terms of food. My ma-in-law is only too happy to oblige.  She has been dishing out some of my… Continue reading Cold Egg Noodles

chicken · curry · Indian · yogurt

Dahi Methi Murg

Unlike my last blog post, where the recipe happened by accident, this one well, I have worked my way through  and I am happy to say, I have come up with a version which sits well with the pallet, not to mention a family favourite. But it has taken time. My first version of Dahi… Continue reading Dahi Methi Murg

chicken · curry · Duabe · French · Mauritius

Mauritian Chicken Duabe Curry

This recipe happened by accident. Lately, I have been reading a lot about Goalondo Chicken curry on food forums and how they came into being, not to mention the zillion versions that float over the internet. Few years back I had read this book, Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh where he talks of among st… Continue reading Mauritian Chicken Duabe Curry

Italian · Parsley · rice · risotto · saffron · white wine

Risotto with a twist

My first taste of risotto was in a way side cafe in Florence, Italy. My family i.e. mom dad aunt and uncle were on this 3 nation Europe tour and by the second country, Italy, we were tired of eating bread and sandwiches. As an Indian and that too a Bengali, you are bound to… Continue reading Risotto with a twist

curry · taro roots · Vegetarian

Kochur Dalna / Taro root curry

This is an acquired taste. Kochu (arbi) or Taro root is something I learned to eat after marriage, I mean in this style. Kochu was never really cooked very much in our house, reason being my father is diabetic so, there was and well still is a restriction on the amount of root vegetables being… Continue reading Kochur Dalna / Taro root curry


“Kick” Movie Review–Get set for a Salman feast…

Originally posted on PopCorn Entertainment:
? Film: Kick Starring: Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Jacqueline Fernandez,Nawazuddin Siddiqui Release Date: 25 July 2014 Produced by :Sajid Nadiadwala Directed by: Sajid Nadiadwala Story/Screenplay:  Vamsi/ Rajat Arora,Keith Gomes, Sajid, Chetan Bhagat Music: Himesh Reshammaiya Straight up, Kick is the quintessential Salman ” Bhai” affair. Completely devoid of logic,with full throttle mindless entertainment. Its actually fruitless…

Bengali food · chicken · chilli · coriander

KanchaLanka Murgi revisited…

This is a post I had written during my initial days of blogging, but the recipe stuck to me. This is not something I grew up eating or a dish that came from my mother’s or grandma’s kitchen. I have heard apparently, Oh Calcutta ( a Bengali restaurant chain in India) does a damn good… Continue reading KanchaLanka Murgi revisited…

30 mins or less · breakfast · Chinese · pancakes

Lazy Weekend Breakfast

Don’t we all love Saturday mornings? The first of the 2 precious days of the week when you can just sleep it off, take it easy, no lunch boxes to pack no hurried smoothies to whip, and no looking at the time and mourning, darn I am running late again. I just love Saturdays. Off… Continue reading Lazy Weekend Breakfast

chickpeas · curry · vegan · Vegetarian

Vegan Chickpea curry

Sometimes planning dinner drives me nuts. I do not want to think about it. But I do not want to do a take away either. I am not good with take aways. They always taste blah as far as I care.  One of the things I find easy to cook is curry, by curry I… Continue reading Vegan Chickpea curry