Category: Chennai

+ Homestyle cooking of Indian vegetarian food

It’s time to reflect what I’ve been eating in our Chennai home

Cooking at home has always been my mantra. I love cooking for my family and friends. From street food to fine dining food, I like to explore the ingredients that go into a dish so that I can replicate it in our kitchen at a later time. Contrary to what most people think, we aren’t eating Bengali food at home every day. In fact, … Read More It’s time to reflect what I’ve been eating in our Chennai home

+ Traditional Bengali meal for Noboborsho or Bengali New Year

Celebrating Bengali New Year and Tamil New Year at home

Shubho Noboborsho! Wishing all of you on the occasion of Bengali New Year. Also wishing everyone for the other Indian regional New Years like Ugadi, Puthandu, Vishu , Baisakhi, Vihu, Gudi Padwa and others. If you aren’t celebrating a New Year… may we simply celebrate life!  A new dawn and a beautiful morning… and some behind the scenes hustle We are blessed with stunning … Read More Celebrating Bengali New Year and Tamil New Year at home

+ Fresh catch at Kovalam beach in Chennai

Kovalam Beach | Buying fish at the seashore and a recipe of Beer Battered Squid

Buying fresh fish from the fishermen straight off the seashore in Kovalam… this was kind of an ultimate ode to fish lovers like us. The warm glow of the rising sun, the fresh breeze and the excitement of the buyers added to the bustle of the morning. It was already 6:30am on a Saturday morning and we hurried. We had to reach Kovalam beach … Read More Kovalam Beach | Buying fish at the seashore and a recipe of Beer Battered Squid

+ Sakkarai Pongal recipe

Celebrating Pongal with Sakkarai Pongal and other dishes

Wishing you abundance and joy as new harvest is celebrated all across India. They may have different names… Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Maghi Bihu, Uttarayan, Lohri and others, but the intentions are the same. It’s a celebration of nature’s bounty and to her show gratitude. It also marks the sun’s transit to Capricorn, hence marking the end of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Needless to say, … Read More Celebrating Pongal with Sakkarai Pongal and other dishes

+ Chettinad Chicken cooked in a claypot

Chettinad Chicken cooked in a claypot

One of the most exciting ways of exploring and learning more about a region is through its regional cuisine. I cooked Chettinad Chicken in a claypot, an affair that I have been longing for a long time. It turned out to be delicious and I’m currently obsessing over everything about it… the aroma, the texture and the excitement of cooking in a claypot.

+ Homemade Chicken 56

Homemade spicy Chicken 65 for today’s lunch

Getting into the Chennai groove with a homemade spicy Chicken 65 for today’s lunch. I made two variations of it – with and without gravy. This is probably the closest any of my blogposts have gotten real-time! My last blogpost was kind of very long as I belted my heart out into how we have settled down in Chennai. The behind-the-scenes activities started in … Read More Homemade spicy Chicken 65 for today’s lunch

+ Traditional Bengali food in my kitchen in Chennai home

Finally calling Chennai home

Wishing you all health and happiness for the New Year, from our new home as we start a new chapter in a new city… Chennai!