Lifestyle

All hail the egg!

Whether it is to add something familiar to the table spread, or to whip up something in the absence of anything in the fridge, the power of an egg is too numerous to mention.

For the perfect boil

Eggs are amazing in that they have been pre-packaged to keep. For our ancient ancestors they were a valuable source of protein and fats whenever they could 'find' them. The domestication...

Mutton delicacies

Rub the meat with yoghurt and leave it to marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. Return to room temperature before cooking it. Leave the salt until later as it tends to draw out the...

A feast for kings

It is a celebration all-in-one dish, cooked only by the 'Dum Pookth' method, for special occasions like weddings and of course company and club AGMs.

Boishabi Celebrations

The newly married brides of the tribe serve the youths with homemade rice wine and encouragements.

Boishabi Celebrations

The last two days of Chaitra (the last month of the Bengali calendar) and the first day of Boishaki (Bengali New Year's Day), makes the three day combined festivities of the Boishabi revelry...

February 5, 2019
February 5, 2019

All hail the egg!

Whether it is to add something familiar to the table spread, or to whip up something in the absence of anything in the fridge, the power of an egg is too numerous to mention.

January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019

For the perfect boil

Eggs are amazing in that they have been pre-packaged to keep. For our ancient ancestors they were a valuable source of protein and fats whenever they could 'find' them. The domestication...

October 17, 2017
October 17, 2017

Mutton delicacies

Rub the meat with yoghurt and leave it to marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. Return to room temperature before cooking it. Leave the salt until later as it tends to draw out the...

August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017

The Emperor's Table in Osmani Style

Being Bengalis we often relish consuming rich food that resonates drooling, dripping masala and meat concoction. Here we have assembled few stunning dishes from the veteran recipe writer and food...

August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017

KNOW YOUR GOAT

Whenever the Eid-ul-Azha comes around, there is a distinct shuffle of enthusiastic fingers on the keyboard looking for all those mouth-watering recipe tutorials on Youtube. But the first hurdle...

June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017

Eid day specials

During the month of Ramadan Muslims observe strict fasts, and cap it off with a three-day joyous celebration of Eid on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar.

July 5, 2016
July 5, 2016

Variations on Vermicelli

Heat ghee in a pot. Break the vermicelli into 10cm-long pieces and add to the pot. Cook until these turn dark in colour.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Simple soul food

Put all the ingredients in a food-processor. Pour 2 cups water and grind or blend to a smooth liquid. Put mixture in sterilised jars and keep in a cool dark place. Use after two weeks. Refrigerate...

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Vegetarian smash-ups

Lau is a fleshy, many-seeded fruit, commonly known as the bottle gourd and is available in a great variety of forms.

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Fish tales!

The term 'makha' means to mingle or blend. All makha dishes do not go through the classical process of first making gravy in hot oil...