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Bengali Cuisine
Culture  /  Published 29.08.21

The necessity of bitter beginnings

Bitter is not a pleasant word. Disagreeable facts, experiences and relationships are all called bitter in different languages across different cultures. And yet the main meal in Bengali cuisine &mdash...
By Paromita Sen

Food  /  Published 05.08.21

Bold and robust flavours sum up East India Room’s all-new menu

Paniphal ki Tarkari: This interesting Sheherwali item is made with water chestnut, cooked in a tangy spicy gravy that has sikri piyaz hing, cumin and amchoor powder. It is garnished with strips of fri...
By Pramita Ghosh

Food  /  Published 02.05.21

Dishes that make a Bengali meal special

Satnam Singh Ahluwalia is the food curator of Options Unlimited, Calcutta. He can be reached at satnam.kolkata@gmail.com ...
By Satnam Singh Ahluwalia

Food  /  Published 03.10.20

The return of the Gondhoraj

Finally, I decided to take a stand and this time a very definite one. It was around two in the afternoon one Sunday. My craving for this lemon was increasing in leaps and bounds and even knowing quite...
By Anjan Chatterjee

Food  /  Published 25.05.19

Gondhoraj: The king of limes

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By Anjan Chatterjee

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Food  /  Published 16.11.19

The inglorious mustard

I was travelling to Dubai to attend a wedding of a very dear friend’s son. For obvious reasons I was carrying a few boxes of assorted Bengali sweets from our confectionery, Sweet Bengal. But, to my ...
By Anjan Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 24.02.20

Re-imagining home as contented city

A French friend of mine has just sold her apartment in one of the most central and ‘happening’ areas of Paris and moved to the smaller city of Lyon in the centre of France. Within an hour’s driv...
By Ruchir Joshi

Food  /  Published 20.04.19

Adda is the secret ingredient at a Bengali potluck

It is “a truth universally acknowledged” that the most invigorating and splendid conversations take place while we have a plateful of food in front of us. Food and conversations have always gone h...
By Anjan Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.19

When the music is disconcerting

A famous Bengali restaurant in the city serves excellent food. The staff greet you warmly. The portions are generous. The menu is diverse. Only one problem persists: the music is Tagore on guitar. Alw...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Food  /  Published 01.02.20

A taste-drive

Rekha Rai and Hemlata Minch are two middle-aged women. They have come to Calcutta all the way from Madhovita in north Bengal’s Darjeeling district to share a taste of Rajbanshi life through Rajbansh...
By Moumita Chaudhuri


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