Shubho Bijoya to all | Immersing in the bond of food and love
Shubho Bijoya! Durga Pujo (wiki at your service) evokes a sense of pride, love and communal feeling among Bengalis, in whichever part of the world they have chosen to call their home. For me, Dubai has been my adopted home at this hour, for the last many hours throughout the last few years.
A Riot of Colours | Kolkata Kaleidoscope
Holi… a riot of colours. It doesn’t have to be Holi to bring on a riot of colours in the city which has raised me. Kolkata. Perpetually on a roller coaster. Perpetually on a riot of colours. Millions of colourful memories occupying gigabytes of memories in the computer. Hundreds of unwritten posts. It is impossible to capture the city in all it’s essence but the images that constantly haunt me are the images from it’s streets, markets, strong faiths (make shift temple under a banyan tree, or in the dashboard of a taxi), decadent buildings, people, the stiff nosed club culture… a riot of colours… and the evening ice lolly…
Ramadan Food Trail With Calcutta Walks | As The Muezzin Calls
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. ∼Rumi ‘Why do you need to go on a food tour in Kolkata with a guide?’ My friends and family members were pretty baffled. I, who have been going around each and every lane, bylane, market, sweet shop, food kiosk, restaurant in Kolkata – with my Nikon, smartphone and the Z-Sisters in tow. Well that’s true. But Kolkata being Kolkata – the overstimulated kaleidoscope that it is, the melting pot of culture, heritage and history that it is, one needs a guide… an explorer rather, who can guide you through the exploration of the…
Mahec in Le Meridien | When Mango Is The Hero in A Love Story
I know that promotion for Mangoes are everywhere around the city at this hour. I am on a severe meal plan and Mangoes are no where mentioned in the plan. I read Madhu’s post Look Who’s Returned to My Mango Trees (she hasn’t written much about mangoes though) and felt hopelessly romantic with the thought – yes, I truly love Mangoes! Mahec, in Le Meridien Airport Hotel has been celebrating the Mango Festival for the last month and I have been following their tweets, retweeting them once in a while. With 2 more days remaining for the ‘Mango Festival’ to come to an end, I landed up with the Z-Sisters for…
Daal Baati Churma | An Evening of Traditional Marwari Food
We have been friends with the Nevatias for long – they are more like our family now – a Marwari extension of a Bengali family. My blog is inspired by people, places and memories. It actually started off with recipes created by friends or at our own humble kitchen. Lately, I have been writing a lot more on places and people that I have come across along my blogging journey. So, when our incredible dinner at the Nevatia household last night left such an impression on the Z-Sisters, I had to capture the moment immediately (another blogpost with smartphone pictures, like the earlier one on House of Curry. Hope I…
Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Macarons | Merry Christmas Everyone!
Merry Christmas everyone! While a festive wine is being mulled for the next post with Prague captured during Christmas, this one captures our experience with the gingerbread houses and the gingerbread Macarons that filled up our dining table – for a while! One Materclass down and basking in the glory of having decorated two gingerbread houses – one in my Masterclass with Chef Alannah Doe of Address Marina and the other in a gingerbread house decoration competition where the Z-Sisters had been my mighty assistants, I am still fumbling. I am an accidental, experimental cook – a creative person of the abstract genre. I am filled with envy when I…
Eid Mubarak And A Few Of My Favourite Sweet Recipes
My favourite dessert recipes that are perfect to celebrate any festivity... Eid, Durga Pujo, Diwali, Holi and others.
Ramadan in Dubai | Where All You Can Eat
Special recipes in my blog during Ramadan Today marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan. And during this entire month, I will be sharing special Ramadan recipes, gathered from many signature restaurants of top hotels in Dubai and around the region. I know that many people do not go out during Ramadan and prefer to cook at home. Most would like to cook special dishes, but they don’t have access to these restaurant recipes. Each hotel that I have contacted has graciously sent me the recipes. I have been inspired by Dima Sharif, who has a tradition of posting daily recipes on her blog during Ramadan. This year,…