Little Venice in Mykonos Island Greece

Do you fall in love with all the places that you travel to? Do you feel like not coming back from a place? I guess that happens every time when you visit a great place of your liking.  While we were there, amidst all the memories that we have of good food, night life,...

Basanti Pulao origin and the recipe

It is that time of the year when all that comprises of actual and pseudo bangaliana will start overflowing in various forms. Social media update, dressing in traditional punjabi paijama (we don't call it kurta pajama but punjabi paijama) or dhuti, Bengali songs...

7UP Revive for me in Kolkata

Winters have disappeared from Kolkata! It’s now going to be a long stretch of summer with various degrees of humidity along with sweating, which makes the summer unbearable. Summer continues till the end of October, and although the monsoons come in between, the...

Best Kosha Mangsho in Kolkata as I have experienced

Let’s say you are planning to start a Bengali restaurant What are the things that come to your mind when you start planning the menu? Shukto (quintessentially Bong vegetarian dish made with bitter guard and other vegetables), Alu posto (potatoes with poppy seed...

Cranberry chutney with Panchphoron

Once upon a time, when we were young, we used to meet with friends for Saturday night hangouts at our place. Tugga was a little baby. Hence, the question of doing a late night out of home did not arise. We could not even take him along with us. Being the only parents...

Skillet Baked Eggs and our love for truffles

It was in the month of December when Karen casually asked us - In case you guys love truffle oil, would you like to have one which I picked up from Italy? It was like the keys of a Worli sea facing bungalow was available and someone asking you - Would you like to have...

Afra Tafri – Lets make some noise here

The invitation read as - 'Invitation to Kolkata's largest transitional gastro Brew pub'. The question which came to the mind is- what is a transitional gastro pub and we found the answer. Afra Tafri has opened up at a place which doesn't have too many night spots,...

Lemon Yogurt Cake Recipe and the All Day Fun

This lemon yogurt cake is my quilt, which I can wrap around after a day's hard work. This lemon yogurt cake is my 30 year old Feluda flick Hatyapuri, which I can read any time. This lemon yogurt cake is my any movie of the Bourne Series, which I can always watch back...

Colourful cookies and especial tiffin for the son

Can we possibly name this as Holi cookies? I think colourful cookies will sound better. He has his name saved in Madhushree's mobile as Ashok Man Friday.  Coming from Gopiballavpur in West Midnapore,  a place in West Bengal and Odisha border, he has been there with...

The best kolkata phuchka – which one is your pick?

"It is now more than two years that Shankar Pandit opens up the famous phuchka Shop at Vivekananda Park alone. His wife, Durga pandit or Durgadi to all the loyal customers, passed away rather untimely around September 2014 in a  freaky road accident in front of Priya...

Mourala Machher Peyaji the quick starter

The Bengali name is well known and it is a very common ideal pairing with bhaat (rice) and daal (lentils) but very rarely, Mourala Mach becomes a main star of any meal. Whenever there is a party or house guests, there is always a discussion point on the starters to go...

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