Opinion  /  Published 13.05.22

History in blood

1948: Biryani Constable was called so because he needed to wolf down three to four plates daily to do justice to his girth that struck fear in suspects in interrogation cells.  In the summer of ...
By R. Rajagopal

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.04.22

Analysis: What Kolkata ordered the most during Ramzan

A spike in the orders for Biryani, Haleem and Nihari during Ramzan as compared to previous months Kolkata’s favourite early morning bites during the season of Ramzan were chicken popcorn and ...
By Lygeia Gomes

Lifestyle  /  Published 10.03.22

Biryani and mutton kosha please, but make it vegan!

Place your orders on Whatsapp at (+91) 9903958841 ...
By Upasya Bhowal

People  /  Published 16.02.22

How Manzilat Fatima preserved her ‘khandani’ culinary legacy without any written recipes

The recipes that the chef treasures are not merely directions to prepare some delicacies, but memories that have travelled through generations. They don’t just help recreate the food that Nawab ...
By Aatreyee Mohanta

Lifestyle  /  Published 10.02.22

Breaking Basmati offers a rich taste of Bengal to Pune’s foodies

Sourcing the right ingredients is, of course, quite a chore, especially when it comes to finding produce that’s traditionally grown in and around Bengal.  “It is next to impossible t...
By Aatreyee Mohanta


People  /  Published 01.02.22

‘My food isn’t fusion, it’s progressive’: Kolkata’s pork biryani pioneer, Sambit Banik

A chef you look up to?  Heston Blumenthal  What’s your favourite quarantine trend?  Dalgona coffee  What’s your go-to spice?  Kebab Chinni  What’s yo...
By Lygeia Gomes

Lifestyle  /  Published 26.01.22

There never was any plan of becoming a chef: Asma Khan

End of the month, her second book will be out, dedicated to her mother (titled AMMU), who taught her the soul of food.  Asma’s story is not about food only, it is about the constant strugg...
By Modhurima Sinha

Lifestyle  /  Published 17.01.22

The Calcutta Porkaddicts pick the city’s top 10 pork dishes!

The Saffron Tree is one of Kolkata’s most recent fusion restaurants and it makes a delightful pork biryani. A rich, aromatic creation, this biryani has the rich flavours of rendered pork fat, de...
By Lygeia Gomes

Places  /  Published 12.11.21

A look at Oudh 1590’s new outlet in Sodepur

Picture courtesy: Oudh 1590 ...
By The Telegraph

Lifestyle  /  Published 02.11.21

Nouveau Nawabi: Biryani Story is the newest cloud kitchen in town

That’s not all, every handi of biryani is accompanied by a mini bowl of spiced raita and a gulab jamun! Place your order on Swiggy and Zomato to try their piping-hot biryanis. ...
By Aatreyee Mohanta


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