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Thai Minced Chicken Larb Salad (Laab Gai)

As most people initiated to Thai cuisine would know, laab is a popular tangy Thai salad usually made with beef or pork, flavored generously with fish sauce and lime juice. … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kolkata Puja for the uncultured bong

A Kolkata Puja guide for the asocials

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The forgotten coastal town of Ratnagiri

This is where we grew up. The quaint town of Ratnagiri holds our favorite memories from childhood. My dad always said most people liked either mountains or the sea so … Continue reading

September 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

ITC Hotels Signature Mornings

 A healthy start with the most important meal of the day The ITC hotel chain has now introduced a Signature line of breakfast menu called Signature mornings; available every morning … Continue reading

August 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nibbling around in the land of happiness

Apart from being the land of happiness, Bhutan can easily be called the land of colours; with their aesthetic architecture stealing our touristy hearts right from the time we set … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Authentic French patisserie in Kolkata from Shuktara cakes

Shuktara trust (UK) is an NGO that provides a loving home for children and young people with disabilities who have no family of their own. Many of the young people … Continue reading

June 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lemony Smoked Pork Curry

Lemon is a great thing. It just makes everything better. As an ingredient, a garnish, a detox agent steeped in flavoured water or just something that stands by and makes … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maggi and the Indian consumer

Do we value ourselves enough as consumers?

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Muhammara

One of the best new things I had one of these days is this wonderful middle eastern dip which had surprising flavours that made ingredient-guessing difficult to comprehend. Something that … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tengra kaalo jeere jhol

Couple of days back my friend Kaajal had posted some SOS messages enquiring about ‘tengda’ fish and how to cook it. As I was giving away one of the simple … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tengra fish curry with potatoes

One of the many variations recommended for a simple tasty fish like Tengra  (pronounced “tayngra” in Bengali) which needs minimal flavouring is the alu diye jhol or a thin curry … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pork curry with ghost chilly and greens

When I was pre-cooking the pork I wondered if I should have added some turmeric in it alongwith the salt and crushed ginger that I did. I was worried if … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Braised pork belly

Second in the pork series this weekend is this indulgent recipe that turned out simpler to make than it always seemed. Should start off by saying please start this dish … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fusion Pork Salad

I had a pork cooking marathon this weekend, leading to some tasty revelations. First up in the pork series is the pork salad I always wanted to make at home. … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chicken and Mango Salad

Writing in after a long time. Was busy, traveling and not cooking enough, or perhaps cooking as a chore instead and hence, perhaps, did not find it worth blogging about. … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

Three-ingredient Hearty Pumpkin soup

Really an easy no fuss recipe that is more filling than an ordinary soup would be. Not to forget healthy, and of course, vegetarian. Guess I’ve been posting a lot … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gime shaak (Bitter greens) with potatoes

An integral part of the five course Bengali meal is the ‘Teto’ or bitter dish that one starts the meal with. Usually served in small portions in one corner of … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bathua Kadhi

I picked up bathua saag from the local market not knowing what I would eventually do with it, but confident my Bihari friends who swear by the greens would come … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Smoked Beef Curry

Bro brought some amazingly flavourful smoked beef from Shillong recently. He was away for more than a fortnight and when we were almost missing him, he was back with a … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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  • Thai Minced Chicken Larb Salad (Laab Gai)
    As most people initiated to Thai cuisine would know, laab is a popular tangy Thai salad usually made with beef or pork, flavored generously with fish sauce and lime juice. … Continue reading →
    Antypasti
  • Kolkata Puja for the uncultured bong
    A Kolkata Puja guide for the asocials
    Antypasti
  • The forgotten coastal town of Ratnagiri
    This is where we grew up. The quaint town of Ratnagiri holds our favorite memories from childhood. My dad always said most people liked either mountains or the sea so … Continue reading →
    Antypasti
  • ITC Hotels Signature Mornings
     A healthy start with the most important meal of the day The ITC hotel chain has now introduced a Signature line of breakfast menu called Signature mornings; available every morning … Continue reading →
    Antypasti
  • Nibbling around in the land of happiness
    Apart from being the land of happiness, Bhutan can easily be called the land of colours; with their aesthetic architecture stealing our touristy hearts right from the time we set … Continue reading →
    Antypasti
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