Tag: Food Photography
Wine has been flowing freely in our household lately. Not from any bonus or a big chunky project coming my way, but by the way of participating in a Global Wine Adventure organised by Jacob’s Creek under the name of the The Label Project. You can read all about this adventure in my previous article. A few of us had been receiving ‘label-less’ bottles … Read More Mutton Kassa With Red Wine And Red Grapes
The last few posts of mine have been featuring food from practically every kitchen in Dubai excepting mine. No, there is no major construction and repair work going on in my kitchen. Neither have I stopped creating recipes. In-fact I have been clicking away and my blog-queue is longer than the post-summer immigration lines in Dubai Airport. The Z-SISTERS have been keeping me too … Read More Crusted Paneer Potato with Kiwi Sauce
Hunger is the best pickle. ∼ Benjamin Franklin Mother (-in-law) Of All Pickles! My last post was called Pickles… Mother (-in-law) Of All Pickles! It was a loving post dedicated to my Mum-in-law who loves collecting recipes. Some would term this as an obsession. This obsession extends mainly to collecting recipes more than actually executing them! She has many hand-written notebooks where she writes … Read More Hot Garlic Pickle | The Pickled Diary – Episode 1
To most Pickles refer to the art of preserving food. And to others it is a tiny pinch of accompaniment with another more important and popular food item. But to me, a Pickle is like Abstract Art. I don’t understand it completely, yet at the same time it tickles my senses with it’s vibrant colours, the strong aroma of the mixtures inside the pickle … Read More Pickles | Mother (-in-law) Of All Pickles!
Whether it is ‘Ramadan Kareem’ in Dubai or ‘Ramzan Mubarak’ in Kolkata, either way this is the holy month for the Muslims the world over. Ramadan has a different effect on Dubai residents – both Muslims and non-Muslims. Everybody is cued in to the holy fervour of the holy month. In the UAE, the non-Muslims too have to refrain from eating and drinking in … Read More Firni or Ferni, Ramadan or Ramzan, Mallick Bazar or Karama | It’s The Same Festive Sentiment!
Tiretti Bazar – a buzzing Chinese Bazar which starts as early as 5am in the morning and disappears sharp at 8:30 am, just before the offices start and the roads turn into parking spaces for the day – is a story that needs to be told fast before it disappears. Kolkata is the only Indian city with an official Chinatown known as Tangra and … Read More Momos in Tiretti Bazar | The Last Chinese Remnants Of Kolkata!
At any point of time the story of my life revolves around 2 cities – the city that we are living in at that point in time and which we refer to as our home and Kolkata – the city which has shaped my life and which has brought me up. Again which I also refer as home. Lucky to have two homes at … Read More A Tale of 2 Cities & Naru/Coconut Jaggery Truffles | A Dubai Expat’s Summer Story!
As I was driving along the Jumeirah Beach Road during sunset, I thought to myself why was I doing this? Leaving the Z-SISTERS at home on a Friday, attending an event organised by Down To Earth Organic for the members of Fooderati Arabia – what was I going to achieve? Visit yet another organic shop promising instant health and longevity? Aren’t the prices going … Read More Down To Earth Organic Store In Dubai | Recipe Of A Mutton Chick Peas Curry
Today’s dish is special and very primitive. The only other way to explain the importance of a traditional Payesh/Rice Pudding is to compare it with Champagne. If you can understand the importance of Champagne to bring in a family celebration then you can probably understand the importance of Payesh. Or say, cutting a cake on a birthday. For a Bengali, a spoonful of Payesh … Read More Notun Gurer Payesh/Traditional Bengali Rice Pudding | Remembering My Dida
This recipe has been aired on Dubai One TV for a special Ramadan Episode. Read the new post. I am back to Rasgullas once again. Being a Bengali doesn’t take you too far away from them. Every dessert-tasting session goes like this – Tiramisu, Chocolate Mousse, Mango Sorbet – RASGULLA BREAK – Whipped Cream, Fruits Salad, Lemon Tarts – RASGULLA BREAK – so every … Read More Rasgulla Macapuno – When a Filipina Turns Bong!
Currently I have been preparing only those dishes which can combat the extreme heat of Dubai summer. Just the other day I cooked Mango Lentil Soup, a traditional Bengali Dal which I should probably refer to as the Bengali Summer Dal! Today’s dish is no exception. Serve this straight out of the fridge as a cold salad and simply devour to feel the automatic … Read More Cumin Beetroot Cold Salad – A Summer Salad
Summer is slowly waltzing into Dubai. A few more days and suddenly the Celsius scale would be touching the 40s on a regular basis. I have spent so many summers in Dubai, yet the temperature in any random summer day still shocks me every time I know the exact magnitude of it. Conversations with other mums on school runs during the summer while picking … Read More Mango Lentil Soup/Aam Dal – The Summer Combat