Churros and Co.

Masterchef Australia was the reason I got introduced to the Churros as a teenager. Well it is not really a household name in India today but back when Masterchef aired in India for the first time we really were not aware of its existence. Since then I have tried making my own batch to smother…

A tryst with the sea @ The Coastal Macha

The coastal culture in India is dense, manifold and distinguished. The coastal cuisine is colossal and varies distinctively with the geography of the peninsular India. Just like the continental mainland cuisine, the flavors from the coast have always been tempered with from one part of the country to another. Thus except for the coasts, the…

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…

Melting Pot @Ballygunge

Ballygunge, has always seen the flock of food lovers from around the city at any time of the day in its by-lanes. Fairly known for its elite eateries Ballygunge always been quite the attention grabber. Adding to this gastronomic map is Melting Pot, a casual dining restaurant specializing in Oriental  and continental cuisines. Warm ambience,…

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…

Charred with love!

The advent of wood fired ovens can be traced back to ancient Europe. Urbanization today is quite a stumbling block for age old traditions and authenticity. Wood fuel has been replaced by electricity today and the electric ovens do their job just fine but can legitimacy be compensated with something that is “just fine”? Firewood…

Sanjha Chulha: 15 sumptuous years!

Earning distinction in a competitive world takes a lot of hard work and resolution but being at par with oneself, living up to the fame one has achieved requires double the amount of resilience and obstinacy. Sanjha Chulha made the impossible possible by providing unwavering quality of food and hospitality  for 15 years in the…

The Thai yarn at Oberoi Grand

Gargantuan temples, Buddha effigies and the Massaman curry I had at an aunt’s place in Pattaya is all that I can recall from my fragmented childhood memories of Thailand. I am quite a fan of South Asian cuisine especially Thai but never had a deep insight into it, so imagine my surprise when I got…

The Palms turns 2!

The month of October has been quite a month of jollifications for The Palms Restaurant not just because it has been the month of festivals but also because this prodigious brainchild of Priyadarshini Dey completed 2 years of existence in the food hub of Kolkata. Offering a fine dining experience in the city without serving…

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…

The breakfast post.

I can categorize people into three genres. First up are people who break the morning fast religiously with much poise. Next up are people who prefer simpler rather a quicker start to the day sticking to minimal and fast. The last category is for people like me for whom breakfast is a long told myth….