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Food tales

I got in the dog house with some of my friends for saying Shubho is not the appropriate salutation for Mahalaya since it is a sombre and solemn occasion. So, I’ll steer clear of all arguments and...

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Here is another gem from my in-law’s family — succulent jute greens or ‘paat shaak.’ Very seasonal. Cooked with little prawns in shell and enough garlic to have Dracula skip this city for some time...

Indian all along

From the north to the south, India has many diverse cuisines to offer. From the north, a Kashmiri meat dish and from the south, a rice porridge that is offered to the gods. The Kashmiri yakhni is...

Not just another lunch

Possibly my last lunch at O Kitchen/Holey Artisan Bakery.

Ahdoos the other Srinagar

Removed from the touristy scenic beauty.

Karim's - such a let down

My favourite place to go is around Jama Masjid, in the lane where there is the original Karim. But I seldom go to Karim's, which is known to be a veritable institution.

October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020

Food tales

I got in the dog house with some of my friends for saying Shubho is not the appropriate salutation for Mahalaya since it is a sombre and solemn occasion. So, I’ll steer clear of all arguments and...

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

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Here is another gem from my in-law’s family — succulent jute greens or ‘paat shaak.’ Very seasonal. Cooked with little prawns in shell and enough garlic to have Dracula skip this city for some time...

March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019

Indian all along

From the north to the south, India has many diverse cuisines to offer. From the north, a Kashmiri meat dish and from the south, a rice porridge that is offered to the gods. The Kashmiri yakhni is...

March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019

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The very famous and iconic Mughlai paratha. This particular one was made with duck egg, as opposed to chicken egg. The cubed potatoes on the side were an added attraction in my salad days. The...

February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

Eating well within limitations

When the tasked with writing this, I mentally balked. After all, I have not done a long piece in a while. But then I thought, maybe this is a journey worth telling.

November 7, 2017
November 7, 2017

Kallu is king!

Stray away from the confines of a fancy menu, eye pleasing décor and cosy environment. Only then you will be able to savour the spiciest kababs from Kallu Kabab Ghar.

August 8, 2017
August 8, 2017

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD

Ladies and gentlemen, on your left are cubes of a type of mango whose season is as short as my attention span. This is Haribhanga.

March 14, 2017
March 14, 2017

Calcutta – the possibly untold story

I was reading an article by Fiona Caulfield that got published in The Guardian.

February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017

Café Sienna

Tucked on a quiet lane, near bustling Gariahat, is Café Sienna.

December 6, 2016
December 6, 2016

Mostakim – a tale of broken dreams

In my first stint in Dhaka, I had the good fortune of visiting Mostakim in Mohammadpur.