Shukto – A light Stew of Summer Veggies

Shukto – A light Stew of Summer Veggies

Unlike me, Shukto is not an everyday affair in Gungun’s life. I grew up eating shukto in some shape and form practically every single day of my life. But I grew up in India in the pre-internet, per-cellphone era. So her life is expectedly quite different than what was mine at her age. But evenContinue Reading

Party Appetizer – Dry Schezwan Fish

Party Appetizer – Dry Schezwan Fish

  The Dry Schezwan Fish is going to be my Father’s Day post. And honestly, Baba was never a big fan of any Indo-Chinese stuff. If he ever ate Chinese, it was the real deal that would be available at Chung Wah, his favorite restaurant at Chandni Chowk in Kolkata. His office was bang oppositeContinue Reading

5 Easy Tips for the Perfect Cutlets

5 Easy Tips for the Perfect Cutlets

  How do you make Perfect Cutlets? How do you prevent your cutlets/croquettes from breaking? I have been asked these questions innumerable times. Being a Bengali, we grew up eating tons of chops. Well, this ain’t a pork chop. It is a croquette where come curried filling containing veggies, meat or fish would be breadedContinue Reading

Bengali Sandesh – 15 Mins Rose Flavored Sandesh

Bengali Sandesh – 15 Mins Rose Flavored Sandesh

The Rose Flavored Bengali Sandesh and the story do NOT go together. But then I am going to tell my story. So please bear with me and if you do read the whole thing, please know that I am giving you a virtual hug right now. And also know that this Bengali Sandesh takes justContinue Reading

3 Party Cocktails – Tamarind Mint Margarita, Tranquilo and a Cidertini

3 Party Cocktails – Tamarind Mint Margarita, Tranquilo and a Cidertini

  Yay! It’s Friday! FriYAY! And it is the sole motivation that led to my blog. My Friday food love is something that needed to be documented. However, honestly speaking today the recipe that I am blogging is not something I recently made. These were done some time back and the images were lying inContinue Reading

Pahari Aloo Khatta

Pahari Aloo Khatta

“Chandramukhi ke nie tor mar ei fascination agey janle ami I kichu ekta kortam”, said baba sheepishly! I could not have missed the twinkle in his eyes or the smile in the corner of his lips. For those of you who don’t follow Bengali, he was worried about my mom’s growing fascination towards Chandramukhi. AndContinue Reading

Skillet Baked Jam Stuffed Rolls

Skillet Baked Jam Stuffed Rolls

  Gungun comes out from school and looking extremely concerned tells me, “Mom, you’re adopted! Maa (she calls my mom, her grandma, Maa) never told you this right.” For a second, I swear, her comment managed to knock the socks off me. I sternly tell her, “Let me drive, we will talk about this atContinue Reading