Kancha Tomator Jhaal

How does one define comfort food? Something that imparts a sentimental value to you or something that makes you feel at ease? What is comfort food? Can you relate to it? For me comfort food has a nostalgic value attached to it, something that makes me cherish a memory from the time left behind. This…

The Biryani post

Biryani, it is probably the only dish which has never seen the face of rejection, I have never come across a single entity who has turned down Biryani for something better. Honestly I never understood the impetus that over hyped Biryani, maybe it was people’s inability to master the art of Biryani making or maybe…

Turning 90: Flurys

What started with a Swiss Tea Room in the heart of the British capital of India in the year 1927 is synonymous with the culture of this city today. From city dwellers to travelers Flurys has gained quite a name and nostalgia for itself in its ninety year of existence. Originally started by a Swiss couple…

Diwali special coconut crescents

The thing about Indian festivals is, they are too many in number and double are the number of ways to celebrate them. The festival of lights, Deepavali is celebrated across the country with fire, colors and sweets. Needless to say the revelry varies from one part of the country to another. Deepavali at my place…

Caking it @Flurys

 Cake is the answer, who cares what the question is. Customization. Sounds familiar? Well the world today draws its breath from it. Everything around us finds a way to gets customized, “It is about giving things a personal identity” as many would say. From notebooks to clothes, from phones to food there is nothing that…

Living nature’s way

In today’s world of growing health disorders taking measures for a salubrious life has become impervious. Small changes lead to a revolution. Similarly tiny healthy steps culminate into a healthy lifestyle. Sugar, is one of the prime necessities for sustenance. In a household like mine use of sugar in daily lifestyle is mandatory. But in…

The Aam-affair at Flurys

Summers, a native of the tropics is more than just a throng of hot winds and searing heat. It is the season ushering mangoes to the sweltering tropics. This juicy summer stone fruit with its fragrant sweetness, exuberant texture and impeccable taste is inordinately enticing. The temptation of mangoes is unparalleled and adding to this…

MOZZARELLA STUFFED ONION RINGS

I am not particularly sure about how onion rings made its appearance in modern day cuisine, but it’s popularity can be traced back to late 1800s. Enjoyed by a diverse range of population Onion Rings make for a crackling appetizer. Onion rings for me is drool worthy be it a simple classic one or a…

BREAKING THE FAST WITH ELEGANCE: EDESIA

Breakfast, according to many is the most relevant meal of the day. While few tend to avoid it, others break the fast religiously and with style.Breakfast is essentially not a meal as celebrated as an evening snack in Kolkata. This might be due a scarcity of classic breakfast options offered by the city. To quench…

WHITE CHOCOLATE TERRINE ON A BED OF EGG HALWA

Whipped cream isn’t whipped cream until it’s been whipped by whips, just as poached egg isn’t a  poached egg unless it’s been stolen from the woods in the middle of the night. ~ Willy Wonka   Egg forms a major part of everyday nutrition, we generally consume it as a savory than a dessert. But…

ALL ABOUT THOSE CAKES IN A CUP.

AMERICA, the mightiest of the countries, the leader of the free world. Amongst all its Hi-tech, cultural and skyscraping contributions is a teeny-weeny experimental discovery which resulted in a culinary revolution in countries across the world. The cake in a cup better known as the cupcake was a revolution, transforming old style and time consuming…

THE PETIT SQUARES.

One just cannot deny the fact that CHOCOLATE is an element of wonder. Thanks to all those African countries which produces the bulk of world class chocolate that my untimely chocolate cravings are quenched. It was not until I had this strange chocolate craving at an odd hour that I realized how easy Petit Squares were…