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…

N for Never give up #AtoZchallenge

I am so behind in my challenge- so many days of writers block that I decided to challenge myself to atleast finishing this series and not compete​ with the other stalwarts in the #Blogchatter challenge. What Blogchatter’s #AtoZChallenge got me to do is  Get some semblance of discipline in my blogging life  Got me to…

M for Madras Cafe #AtoZChallenge

You can never go wrong with South Indian breakfasts. American and English breakfasts have their own charm but South Indian breakfast ensure one thing – a full tummy and that too a healthy one. Am calling this post Madras Cafe not just because I love the cafe on Dadar East but also it signifies all…

L for lime, lemons, lemonade and vodka lemonade #AtoZchallenge 

When life hands you lemons they say make lemonade. I say add a dash of vodka and salt and make yourself vodka lemonade. I also say seek out lemons because there is nothing quite as refreshing as lime, lemons, lemonade and vodka lemonade.   This tangy fruit in all its forms in one of my…

K for kids treats – #AtoZchallenge

Try doing this to your kids today and you are a horrible parent with no sense of what to feed your kids – chocolate bars are replaced by fruit, chips are replaced by ‘Makhna’, biscuits are replaced by saltless crackers and porridge (bleh). I feel for today’s generation. They don’t have half as much fun as we had as kids – loading up on carbs and sugar.

J for Japanese food #AtoZChallenge catch-up 

When you say Japanese food you think sushi. As a foodie I think I discovered sushi rather late in my life. And how i regret it. Imagine the amount of glorious sushi I would have eaten before I discovered it some 8 years back! So much was missed out considering the main ingredient of sushi…

I for Iranian Cafes #AtoZchallenge catch up 

Mumbai boasts of some of the most unusual and fancy restaurants in India. But no other city can probably beat the charm of Mumbai’s Iranian Cafes that dot the city from Bandra southwards. I have had some of my best breakfast moments at these cafes right from the time in encountered Bastani and Kayani on…

H for hot sauces and spices  #AtoZchallenge catch up 

Hot spices and sauces aren’t my best friends. I have a very low tolerance to chilies and hot spices in general, and so I end up avoiding them at most times. There are however some instances where I give into the taste and flavor that they add to particular dish. And I swear that even…