Bengali Style Hilsa Fish Recipes

Considered the supreme fish in every Bengali home, Hilsa defines grandeur. Its buttery texture and palatable oily taste sets it apart and offers it its royalty status among fishes.  Try these easy recipes with our Bengali cut Hilsa.  Elisher Shorshe Jhol (Hilsa In Mustard Gravy)  Preparation Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/4 Kg Hilsa 5 Grams Turmeric…

We Bet This Is The Right For The Left-Handers!

Bumping elbows at the dinner table, smudging while writing, and awkwardly using that pair of scissors that don’t quite work. Everything seems to be ‘not so right’ for left-handers, even the most basic things. Slicing a bread, swiping into a subway or even enjoying a meaty drumstick to the fullest reminds a lefty of his…

European Sojourn

European Sojourn: A Mastery of Cuisine Home to the Great Masters, Europe has witnessed Renaissance across arts, science, culture and cuisine. And evolution and finesse is something that to this day remains a habit and a way of life. Whether we looks at the classrooms of Cordon Bleu, the stony alleys of Mallorca or the…

Asian Feast

Asian Kitchen: A Feast for your senses An epitome to contradictions, commonalities, clamour, colours and collaborations that goes miles beyond the curry stereotype. That’s Asian cuisine for you. From easy 5-minute toss-ups to elaborate overnight simmering. From simple peasant meals to kingly feasts there is no dearth of variety in this spice-rich Grand Dame of…

African Safari

Africa: A culinary trip to the wild “A solution lies in salt and spice” is not something uncommon on taxi screens of Addis Ababa. That’s Africa on a plate. The origin of humanity that bears in its dark history the many layers of an iconic gastronomy. Be it Doro Wat, Ugali, Couscous or Braai the…

American Classics

Good Ol’ American Classics: New World, New Narrative Before the mainstream media roped in the rustic cowboys, the Steve McCartneys and the Marlboro man into the popular consciousness as the icons of everything true-blue America, there was a richer land full of settlers who arrived at the shores of the New World; dreams in eyes,…

Eggs for the old soul

The simplicity of the egg is what makes it an exquisite base to creatively depict one’s preferences upon. It is one of the very few ingredients that were universally synonymous to breakfast prior to Globalisation. If you are feeling particularly millennial and are craving a taste of the good ol’ days when people were all…

Biryani – The ultimate ode to meat

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani Cooking this is bound to make you feel a strong sense of heritage and lineage. This dish of the Nizams is nothing short of royalty at its best. Chicken 1 kg Cardamom 5 nos. Bay leaf 2 nos. Star Anise 2 nos. Basmati Rice 1/2 kg Fennel Seeds 2 tsp. Clove powder…

Cheat sheet to fabulous meals

Barring those who despise carrying lunch to work, the rest of us are faced with the daily drudgery of answering the question ‘what to make for lunch today?’ and the even worse universal question ‘what to cook?’, thrice a day. There is only so much one can rely on restaurants and their ever so delicious…

Cooking turkey minus the oven

When you hear turkey, you might immediately think, baking in the oven. If you do have an oven, you will need one big enough for a turkey and so on and so forth. The following are some recipes to cater to any turkey eater’s mood depending on whether they prefer a whole turkey, turkey curry…