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Tel Koi – A Delicious Bengali Fish Curry

As a dish, Tel Koi is not much heard about among other communities while the jhol and malai curry are quite common. However, if you are a devout Bengali, you cannot stop but crave for this delicious dish at least once in a while. Tel koi is something that is to be cooked with more oil and less of spices. Though am not excellent at it, however, I tried concocting up this delicacy this time

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Pomfret Maccher Jhal – Bengali Style

Concocting up various dishes in the kitchen is definitely one of my favourite hobbies. While I don’t cook on a regular basis, while I cook I give it my best shot (or at least I try to). So, this time I tried this simple delicacy of fish curry. While pomfret entered into the Bengali cuisine much later, today it has become one of the favourite fish of Bengalis globally. Cooked in a wide variety, pomfret

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Shiro meets Saigon

One of my favorite restaurants of all time, Shiro had a Vietnamese pop-up kitchen from 23rd March on wards. Some of Vietnam’s most renowned culinary offerings were on offer there. I started with a refreshing Vietnamese cocktail called “Pearl of the orient” which is a luxurious concoction of blood orange, fresh ginger, campari, sake and basil. It was perfect for a sunny afternoon. I enjoyed this drink very much. One of the most interesting appetizers

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Exquisite lunch experience at HoJo Bangalore

Bangalore is slowly becoming the top hospitality hub of India. Some of the top international hotel chains are opening their branches out here to cater to Indians who have traveled abroad and of course expats and foreigners who come here for long stays. One such hotel chain, which has recently opened in Bangalore, is the Howard Johnson hotel that has opened near Hebbal, very close to the popular Manyata Tech Park. On one lazy Sunday

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Bengali Food Festival at The Eatery, Four Points by Sheraton Bengaluru

Recently I was invited to the “Too Maach!” Bengali Food Festival at the hub of great food in Whitefield, Bangalore – Four Points by Sheraton Bengaluru. As I’m a lover of Bengali food, I grabbed this opportunity to be one of the select few to try out the delicacies!   The decor was excellent and reminded me of the hospitality of the East Indian folks specially Bengalis and Oriyas. The hospitality of Four Points by

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India and Beyond-1: Uttar Pradesh

Its that time of the year when the summer vacations are about to begin. Many of you must be planning of your favorite trip to your dream destinations. Places like London,Paris,Swiz..etc etc always top the list of the vacation goers.But if at all you are planning of some trip in our own country, believe me the list is endless. Yes, abroad is always an attractive destination for desi people, but having traveled almost the whole

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Bangalore mesmerized by Magnum Choco Cappuccino

Magnum ice creams recently launched its fourth variant, Magnum Choco Cappuccino. Made from a divine combination of coffee & chocolate, Magnum Choco-Cappuccino is made up of creamy vanilla ice cream, infused with swirls of smooth cappuccino sauce covered in thick cracking Belgian chocolate coated with sweet crunchy pieces that deliver a distinctive ‘crack’ with every bite. We were privileged to be a part of the Bloggers table recently at the launch at JW Marriott Bengaluru.

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Top 7 Health Benefits of Grapes

The history behind the consumption of grapes dates back to 6000-8000 years ago in the Far East. The type’s ad ways to consume grapes are endless – from green, red and purple grapes to seedless grapes, grape jelly, grape jam and grape juice. And not to forget raisins and wine! It might come as a surprise, but this small berry has numerous health benefits. Nutrition Content in Grapes One cup of red or green grapes

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Kanchkolar Kofta: Bengali Style Raw Banana Curry

With summers round the corner, this time I chose to make something different – offbeat from my regular stuff of fish and other non-vegetarian delicacies; so I opted for the other one – vegetarian delicacies. The dish that I will churn out today is often termed as one of the most well-known Bengali vegetarian delicacies. Raw banana is the main ingredient for this dish and is fondly known as Kaanchkolar Kofta. A very popular dish

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Seasonality and Rituals’ Influence on Indian Cuisine  

A diverse country of diverse beliefs and customs, seasonality and rituals has a huge influence on India’s gastronomic calendar. The Indian food system emphasizes on eating natural and agricultural produce that thrives during the season. For example consuming mangoes during summers, pumpkin during monsoons and, mooli and sarson ka saag during winters is a common trajectory followed by north Indians. This practice is based upon the belief that seasonal fruits and vegetables are not only

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