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...

When a fan of Amrita Singh visits Betaab Valley Pahalgam

Will you judge me if I tell you that I had a crush on Amrita Singh? Will you judge me if I tell you that I have also been a fan of Shabbir Kumar? Now if I tell you that I am a fan of Sunny, I am sure you won't judge me ... Betab, as a film had everything which I loved...

Truffle Treasure at Hyatt Regency Kolkata

Who has chocolate truffles for lunch? No, its not chocolate truffle but a lunch with 'The Exotic Truffle'. But what is a truffle? And the conversation continued... as I was overhearing the same. They say, if you have to win the heart of a woman, give her a rock....

Achari Anda and the Bong Egg Saga

Achari Anda is not  a traditional Bengali dish. Wonder how many of us have grown up having this? As a Bengali, what are the different kinds of egg dishes you have had growing up? For a perfectly healthy bonny child, the introduction to eggs start with soft boiled...

FairLawn Hotel Kolkata the incomplete blogpost

This post has been long due. I am hopelessly nostalgic about Kolkata and if FairLawn Hotel Kolkata is not featured in my blog then the blog is incomplete. I have been hearing about it a lot. The history of this place is a part of Kolkata itself. Erstwhile Ford Street,...

Sizzler Festival @Buzz, The Gateway Hotel, Kolkata

There is a hiss and a sizzle and it makes everyone’s head turn around. Yes, it is a head turner, the Sizzler. There is not much written about the origin or the history of sizzler other than it was definitely popularised in the US after World War II. However what can...

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