#LockdownCooking

As we isolate in our homes during this unprecedented global pandemic, food — and cooking — remains an eternal source of hope, joy and healing. Lockdown Cooking is our humble contribution to this cause. Please join us in cooking from the heart using what’s available at home.

Anindya and Madhushree
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Phewa Lake Pokhara – A guilty post

Phewa Lake Pokhara – A guilty post

Phewa Lake in Pokhara Nepal is a major tourist attraction and a photographers delight. In this post we find out the reasons as we undertake a lazy afternoon boat ride. This was 2 years ago and hope nothing much has changed now there

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Poached fish in Coconut Milk and ways of de-stressing

Poached fish in Coconut Milk and ways of de-stressing

This is one of the easiest fish recipes ever and the best part is, it is poached and hence, healthy. I have used pomfret in the recipe; however, one can always use any white fish fillet for making it. The recipe is inspired from Donna Hay’s lime and coconut poached fish. I have tweaked it to my taste as well as the ingredients easily available to me. – Madhushree

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Cooking up Culinary adventures by Jayabrato Chatterjee with chicken Jhaalfrezi

Cooking up Culinary adventures by Jayabrato Chatterjee with chicken Jhaalfrezi

This is not a cook book. This is not a history book. This is a journey of a cuisine on a long road and getting influenced in turn and assimilating the best of both the worlds. Like any other community, we the Bengalis, take immense pride in our literature, culture, history and food too. This is a review of the recent release by noted author and film maker Jayabrato Chatterjee

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Don’t touch my Ilish recipe please

Don’t touch my Ilish recipe please

There are two camps when it comes about views on Ilish. Conventional and adventurous. Ethnic and fusion. I belong to the old school where I plead that dont innovate Ilish to an extent to kill the basic flavour of the fish.

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Bodega Cantina Y Bar Kolkata – The new hotspot

Bodega Cantina Y Bar Kolkata – The new hotspot

Bodega Cantina Y Bar is the new entrant in the food scene of Kolkata and its different . The top three criteria to make a restaurant successful in Kolkata doesn’t get a tick, yet we are hopeful and ecstatic about Bodega Cantina Y Bar. Keeping fingers crossed.

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Hazratbal – as we saw it

Hazratbal – as we saw it

We caught it's glimpse, as we were travelling alongside Dal Lake. This was the first day in Kashmir and we were out on a  day tour of Srinagar and surrounding...

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Rendezvous with Masterchef Australia judges

Rendezvous with Masterchef Australia judges

Not everyday you get a chance to meet the judges of Masterchef Australia up close!! A dream comes true moment for the both of us when we got this opportunity brought about by Brittania Chunkies. They shared their stories, they cheered with the frenzy crowd and they opened up their hearts in an unbelievable manner with the gorgeous Maria Goretti. This is definitely a cherished moment of our lives, one that we will always remember.

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Raspberry semifreddo and a story of desserts

Raspberry semifreddo and a story of desserts

This is a story of a couple and what role does dessert play in their lives. Raspberry semifreddo is a great frozen dessert to try out this summer . This was inspired by the autumn in Cardiff where Madhushree has spent some wonderful times.

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The small home bakery – Kashmir stories

The small home bakery – Kashmir stories

At times the picture says a lot more than the words. One our way to Gulmarg from Pahalgam we came across this small home bakery . A family baking together and running the store embraced us the travellers as if we were a part of the family. Known as Kandoor, they bake these small breads for the village community

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The Gateway Hotel Kolkata – Raj Barir Khawa Dawa

The Gateway Hotel Kolkata – Raj Barir Khawa Dawa

After the wonderful Ilish or Hilsha festival The gateway hotel Kolkata presents Raj Barir Khawa Dawa or feast of the royal palaces of Bengal. An initiative which is worth praising, dishes worth devouring upon and if you are a foodie you must check this festival out

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Barcelos Kolkata – The new way to look at flame grilled chicken

Barcelos Kolkata – The new way to look at flame grilled chicken

There is a new place to eat in Kolkata. The Internationally famous chain Barcelos flame and griled chicken opens up in Kolkata at Acropolis Mall Kasba. Our prediction ? This place should run as its good food, value for money and a nice place to hangout. It offers some unique dishes and the innovative ways of presenting the food which will be a hit with guests.

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Bengali restaurants in Pune – Whats cooking there ?

Bengali restaurants in Pune – Whats cooking there ?

There is a significant amount of Bengalis residing in Pune. We were one of them few years back. One of the exciting parts of the weekend was to explore new Bengali food joints or to take a shelter in the comfort zone of Oh Calcutta and its hospitality. We visited Pune after almost 4 years and realized that the bengali food scenario in the city is not what it deserves to be.

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Kashmir willow bat – The inside story

Kashmir willow bat – The inside story

The third largest Industry in Kashmir is seeing hard days now. Although the number of cricket matches played across the globe has increased, the nation celebrates the annual cricketing extravaganza called IPL the Kashmir willow bat has a different story to share …

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Khayam Chowk Srinagar – The Street food Gali

Khayam Chowk Srinagar – The Street food Gali

A city is defined by the local food and that one particular lane or gali where you get the local food freshly prepared. These food lanes are more than lanes they are like a place of assembly for the foodies, its a place to tickle the taste buds and also tourists delight to make an attempt to know the city through its food. When we reached Khayyam Chowk

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German Bakery Pune revisit after 6 years

German Bakery Pune revisit after 6 years

We were in Pune when German Bakery blast happened and since we left in 2011 and shifted base in 2012 everytime we passed this place it was haunting . When we visited Pune this time the first place we visited was German Bakery Pune and

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Poila Baishakh – The Bengali New year

Poila Baishakh – The Bengali New year

Poila Baishakh or the Bengali New Year is an occasion of food, get together, laughter and celebration. It also leaves behind some memories which one remembers for the lifetime. Be it childhood memory of all brothers and sisters together or the sumptuous lunch cooked by ma or the first thrill of catching a glimpse of that elusive woman or like in my case the first possession of a book by Satyajit Ray ..

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Wall Street Bar Kolkata with the new menu

Wall Street Bar Kolkata with the new menu

The Wall Street Bar kolkata has a new menu . Some innovative In house cocktails like the Wall Street classic, M Special Kafir tea are worth checking out. The Gastro pub has an impressive range of food which should not be missed and the star attractions are

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Mutton liver masala fry southern style and a slice of Park street

Mutton liver masala fry southern style and a slice of Park street

Park Street is famous for baptism of many a youth into the first drink. The food available is equally illustrious and if you are a frequenter in some of the joints then you get some out of the menu food specially for you, We were inspired by the Karjyam Vepudu which we had in one of the recent food festivals and while preparing that we realised

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Linen from Turtle for semi formal look this summer

Linen from Turtle for semi formal look this summer

The first of its kind where we look at the Linen range of Turtle this summer for semi formal dressing. The summer along with humidity shouts for right choice of fibers and soothing colour shades. This range has both perfectly combined and worth checking out

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Jodhpuri food festival at Novotel Kolkata

Jodhpuri food festival at Novotel Kolkata

The food festivals are always a nice inclusion in the foodscape of the city. Novotel Kolkata is holding a Jodhpuri Food festival where handpicked dishes of Rajasthan are offered to the guests. While we were on our way for the food festival we

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I want to take my blog to the next level #Blogchatter

I want to take my blog to the next level #Blogchatter

I always wanted to leave a note for my son as he is growing up. There are so many stories which I want him to listen to, so many words which I want to share with him. Of late I have realized that if not anything else this blog for him will b worth to read as he grows up . He turns 4 today and what better way to wish him a happy birthday. Happy birthday Tugga

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The Telangana Food Festival at ITC Sonar Kolkata

The Telangana Food Festival at ITC Sonar Kolkata

This ‪#‎Telangana‬ food festival is on at ITC Hotels Kolkata. The name of the dishes can be tongue twisters but they surely leave a lingering taste on your taste buds. The tangy spiced fish Pulao or the Karjyam Vepudu or the Royyala vepudu all were winners. Not to forget the Uluvacharu which is claimed to be the signature dish by both Andra Pradesh and Telangana.

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Smoke House Deli Kolkata – The new menu

Smoke House Deli Kolkata – The new menu

There is something exciting going on in Smoke House Deli Kolkata. A new menu in addition to the regular show stoppers. More variety for the vegetarian fares and large portions has just made this place to be visited often. An often go to place for us we enjoyed sampling the new menu.

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