• Traditional Bengali meal for Noboborsho or Bengali New Year
    Bengali Food,  Chennai,  Personal Diary

    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 sunrises over an uninterrupted view of the backwaters. It had rained in the early morning hours and the horizon was still dark and thunderous on Noboborsho morning. The morning breeze carried the earthy aroma of the fresh rains and the seagulls seem to be too drenched…

  • Kolkata,  Press

    Luchi Featured In Ahlan! Gourmet | My Ode To Phulko Luchi!

    ‘If Bruschetta remains Bruschetta and Crostata remains Crostata, then Phulko Luchi should be nothing else but be called Phulko Luchi!’ Luchi got featured in the February issue of Ahlan! Gourmet (above), along with Kosha Mangsho and Polao. Naturally, my Bengali foodie soul is very satisfied. When Olivia Spadavecchia, the Editor of Ahlan! Gourmet contacted me, I had already been planning to do a post – an Ode of the pictorial kind, on Luchi. I was slightly skeptical as to whether the Bengali names of the dishes should remain the same or was I going to translate and create names for them. What was I going to call Phulko Luchi? Puffed-up…

  • Traditional Bengali Meal thali for Shubho Noboborsho
    Bengali Food

    Traditional Bengali Cuisine | All The ‘Slight’ Details

    A guide to traditional Bengali cuisine which is vast and elaborate. Every time someone asks me, 'What comprises Bengali Cuisine?', I falter for a while as there is no simple answer to that. There are so many layers to the cuisine, so many regional variations and if we probe into the evolution of the cuisine, it will also reflect the history of Bengal.

  • Featured Blog on Foodie BlogRoll & Mango Chutney
    Blogging,  Kolkata,  Recipes,  Travel

    Featured in Foodie BlogRoll & Green Mango Chutney!

    I feel like a Chutney at this moment and hence this special post on a traditional Bengali Green Mango Chutney or Kaancha Aamer Chutney! Why Chutney? Well, to be honest Chutney is the only thing that can describe how I feel at this moment. My blog is being featured in this week’s FoodieBlogroll’s Featured Blogs! What does this mean to me? It means that somewhere down the blogging journey, special moments like these will add more spice, more spunk to my writing, bring in more readers. What’s the other alternative? Well, I could be standing in the highway with a poster – Buddies, Please Read My Blog! I’m trying to…