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…

We are one

Hookah or seesha has been quite a rave in the city lately especially among the striplings. I have never been keen on hookah thus barely visited any joint offering it. The few that I have visited willingly or due to peer pressure mostly failed to galvanize me with the food. Well in a joint focusing…

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…

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,…

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 Wood fuel has been replaced by electricity today and the electric ovens do their job just fine but can legitimacy be compensated with something that is “just fine”?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 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…

Benjamin Bangalee

A bengali who has retained bengaliness with a touch of west. The makers of Benjamin Bangalee, Bina Ghosh and Arup Ghosh chose to name their restaurant so to stress on the fusion of West with Bangaliyana! Situated in James Long Sarani near Behala this eatery is more of a family restaurant than a quick diner….

Flavors of orient

The hype for Chinese food in this city is never subsiding. Upholding its reputation for serving the best Chinese food in the country, Kolkata has no shortage of old and new eateries exploring the flavors of orient. Being a city of food lovers, Kolkata’s love for Oriental flavors is unappeasable. Adding to oriental genre for…

Momos and beyond

Dimsums and momos. These two words were often a cause of my childhood dilemma because I could not distinguish one from the other. Later I learnt that these were disparate names for dumplings originating in two different Asian countries. Momos as we all know it, a favorite among Indians and one of the most popular…

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…

From Awadh with love

The tale of Awadh and Mughals is as old as history itself. The ascendancy of Mughlai cuisine over the region of Awadh was inevitable during the mughal rule. The flair of Awadhi cuisine despite of having striking similarities with Central Asian and Middle Eastern cooking patterns is indigenous to India today. Amidst all the brands…