A short tale about Missal Pav

Some days back i put out a post on Facebook on the origins of Missal Pav. What is Missal Pav you might wonder? This is how it looks like. This post was inspired by this wonderful Missal Pav that i had outside KEM hospital where i had gone to a workshop. I went bright and…

When in doubt, bake bread!

Last weekend was dedicated to learning something new. I always wanted to learn to make bread, had it in my yearly goals list for two years (which i, of course  procrastinated forever) and I learnt to make bread finally at the APB Cook Studio taught to us by the very effervescent Shekhar! The workshop was…

Feeding frenzy in Saigon, Vietnam

Yes yes i know i am late by almost  month to write this food blog but life happened and my blogging got relegated to ‘i should do this some day’. I took my ‘not-so-solo’ trip to Vietnam last month and i had a blast – to say the least. My friend accompanied me for a…

Cous Cous Salad

I come from a home where everyone (that’s my son and me 😉 hates cooked vegetables. Atleast by now i know that my son isn’t averse to raw vegetables. The weekend that went by i decided to experiment with the cous cous that was lying in my cupboard. I had got it being totally inspired…

Post holiday blues – the very late blog on Lanka

When you are on your holiday you go with the intention of documenting everything and coming back with full gusto to open your blog and write ALL of your experiences. Then life happens. You come back and dive neck deep into work, and then you drown in your kid’s class tests and when you are…

Sayantani’s Chingri Macher Malaikari

Sayantani is my beautiful colleague from Kolkata. I met her last year and was overjoyed this year when this year she moved to Mumbai. With her she not only brought to office her famed Bengali accent, the unique manner in which she dressed but also her Bengali cuisine. This was when i felt, its always…

Papa’s Pork Sorpotel: My long impending post on..pork..again

When most people look for comfort food, they would cite maggi, pasta, pizza, ‘bhate-bhat’ for the bengalis, daal-bhat for most of the others. My comfort food for all seasons and for all the right reasons is pork sorpotel. And just the way my papa makes it. Though i have tried several versions of this dish,…

One of those days…

When you want to only eat yummy food because you are feeling down. Food shouldn’t ideally be eaten to lift your spirits but what the heck! I think you can be pardoned if you are cooking up your lunch box at 6 am in the morning. Today was one of those days. I made myself…