The Sushi Sexism

As I was reading up about Sushi a few years back, there were some shocking revelations that I found. I kept reading more and more about these misogynistic myths and practices around Sushis, and as I couldn’t find any comprehensive analysis on the issue, decided to jot down my notings. 1. Women shouldn’t eat Sushi:…

Sushi Somethings-I: The A-B-C of Sushi

  Japanese is fast becoming the hottest foreign cuisine in the country, shoving Chinese, Thai and Lebanese into the background. My first tryst with the much-famed Sushi was back in the year 2009, when I tried a few from a big box of sushi, rather apprehensively, during a family dinner at the Pan Asian, ITC,…

Mango Meen Curry

The Mango Meen Curry was accidentally conceived in the kitchen, while trying to balance a salty curry with a sweet element. So I wanted to make a south indian inspired pomfret curry, to make use of the week old curry leaves going dry. But even after I added all the ingredients that I had initially…

Mango Prawn Glass Noodle Salad

Last week I rustled up a glass noodle salad with ripe mangoes and prawns, and this was a real flavour bomb, with sweet, salty, sour and heat all fighting for its space with equal gusto ♥️ For me, this was the perfect light and bright summer bowl.

How to Pickle Vegetables: Pickle It Like a Pro!

Pickling, as we know, is a process of preserving food in a way which completely changes the way it tastes. We as Indians have grown up seeing a lot of pickles around the house, to be had with parathas or daal-bhaat or with good old muri-makha. Those pickles, be it everyone’s favourite raw mango pickle…

Sun-dried Tomatoes in Ten minutes

I love sun-dried tomatoes and the extremely concentrated flavour that it provides. Now considering my resolve to eat more salads in the days to come, I was looking to find a steady supply of it. However, I hate how expensive they generally are. Now to explore avenues of making it myself, I soon realized that…

Cauliflower Fried Rice without Rice: The no-carb, mock rice

Being the ‘bheto-bangali’ that I unabashedly am, to go without rice is something I dread. However, with carbs being the new diet monster and with me trying to shed a few kilos, I tried my hand at making the latest keto sensation – the cauliflower rice. So here goes the recipe! Ingredients: Cauliflower – 1…

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio: Back to the Basics

In a world where Pasta not only features in the menu of every cafe, but also comes in instant boil and eat packets, I am surely a misfit. Well, I too have had my share of ‘Pink Pasta’ and ‘Tandoori Pasta’ and even a ‘Thai Green Curry Pasta’, and have secretly enjoyed some of them…

The Kosha Mangsho Pie on Stove

Disclaimer: This is NOT a recipe post! When two dear friends got rolls of filo pastry from Paris, I couldn’t wait to use them. The first thing that came to my mind was a pie. I love the criss-cross of pies, and almost anything which has flour, butter and meat in them. But there were…

The Lazy Woman’s Pesto

Have you ever had days when you woke up and craved to gorge into one particular thing? No? Lucky you. But sadly, last Saturday was exactly that kind of a day for me, when I woke up craving for a hearty pesto spaghetti. I am a person who generally doesn’t order in food. I prefer…

What to Eat in Sri Lanka:

My gastronomical journey in Sri Lanka was a great mix, of fine dines and street food and everything in between. The goal was to eat every new thing which came my way. My first pit stop was of course the Ministry of Crab, in the Old Dutch Hospital complex of Colombo. The reservation for this…

Lau-Pata mora Shorshe-Narkol Kakrol

Well, the name may sound to be pretty big and daunting, but this is yet another of my Quick Cooks. It takes five ingredients, ten minutes of preparation and another ten minutes in the microwave to be ready. Kakrol or teasel gourd is a vegetable that I am particularly biased towards. But tired of having…

Let’s get Rolling: My Asian Rice Paper – Seafood Rolls

I have an inexplicable attraction towards rolled food. Be it the legendary Kolkata kathi rolls, sushi rolls, cinnamon rolls, or even a chicken roulade. And this of course extends to Vietnamese spring rolls too! Those translucent little sticks, packed with bursts of flavours and a dozen textures, are a joy to eat. So when I…

Darjeeling Diaries:

It is an undisputed fact that Darjeeling has always been every Bengali’s favorite hill station. And thanks to Bollywood for showing the town in it’s full glory, in movies like Parineeta and Barfi, Darjeeling now has people coming from far and wide. So what defines Darjeeling for me? – The cosy, wooden houses by the…

Get High on Happiness at Cafe ICanFlyy😍

Well, it was a regular Wednesday evening where I was coming back from office while brooding about how to survive the rest of the two days before weekend, was having a Whatsapp fight of sorts with a friend, and was feeling ‘meh’ remembering that the Wi-Fi at home wasn’t working. Well, that was when I…

Bye Bye Shrewsbury 🙁

The ever-bustling bakery, known for it’s Shrewsbury Biscuits, Choco-Walnut Cake and Wine Biscuits among other things, was started in 1955 by the Irani family. No trip of mine to Pune feels complete without a visit to the legendary Kayani Bakery. And whenever I hear of someone coming to my city from Pune, I drop the…

Sipping on Serenity atop Fuji

I devote my evenings to myself, whenever I can. Not for work, or for family or for any other care in this world, but just for myself. It is my window of solitude when I take a quick nap in the traffic jam while coming back from office, when I laugh out loud at baby…

A Bite of India at Bombay Brasserie

Bombay Brasserie has revamped and relaunched itself in a sparkly new avatar in Kolkata last month, with an all new menu featuring unique ingredients from across the country, and we are certainly not complaining! Be it Aam Papad from Amritsar, or Kudampuli from Kerala and Malwani Masala from the Konkan region, each has been given…

It’s Raining Beer at the Monkey Bar, Kolkata

I am an absolute cocktail person, and beer isn’t a drink that I prefer much. But Beer Cocktails, the new cool thing, is something I quite like. And while beer is a drink that most associate with summer, the same beer with a splash of this and a sprinkle of that, goes perfectly with the…