Chef Interview
Food  /  Published 26.09.22

The Cheeni Malai Toast at Comorin inspired by Kolkata street food: Chef Manish Mehrotra

What is your favourite spice mix?  Chaat masala or Kolhapuri masala.  As someone who has shaped the career of so many chefs, what is your advice to an aspiring chef? Hard work is very, ve...
By Lygeia Gomes

Food  /  Published 09.09.22

‘I would love my team to try biryani and rolls in Kolkata’: Chef Manish Mehrotra

What’s the update on the new Indian Accent restaurant expected to open in Mumbai? Things are going well. It’s going to be up very soon, we’re hoping to open it by end-2022.  Y...
By Karo Christine Kumar

People  /  Published 07.09.22

There's inspiration all around you, observe & let it sink in: Pastry chef Tejasvi Chandela

Which are your favourite ingredients to work with?  Apart from the staples, I love citrus fruits and spices Which kitchen tool or equipment can you absolutely not do without?  Stand mixer...
By Aatreyee Mohanta

Lifestyle  /  Published 05.08.22

The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar ticks all the boxes: chef Vijay Dubey

Krishna Dhaba, a famous vegetarian dhaba in Durganag, Srinagar. The local bakeries for sheermal, kulcha and other breads, along with the local speciality noon chai. In Gulmarg, try the food at the...
By Karo Christine Kumar

People  /  Published 15.07.22

Cookout with Ishika Konar, the new executive chef of Hyatt Regency Kolkata

Deconstructed Arabic mezze with green pea hummus, olives, feta cheese, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and an emulsified orange juice glaze: The pea hummus offers a sweet freshness, which when mixed with t...
By Aatreyee Mohanta


Food  /  Published 25.05.22

Sonamoo Restaurant: In New Town, a story of resilience and cultural dissonance

The helplessness on her face is palpable, as she shares that her visa is expiring in July and she is uncertain about an extension. “The recent regulations have made it very tough to get a busine...
By Vedant Karia

Food  /  Published 24.05.22

All about the ‘Kareenamisu’ that’s trending from this Kalimpong home chef’s kitchen

What are some of the best-sellers on the menu? Neena’s Lasagna, flat pasta filled with sage, melted cheese, veggies/ chicken, and The Quiche Lorraine, a pastry crust filled with savoury custard,...
By Karo Christine Kumar

People  /  Published 12.05.22

Dhaka’s ‘chef guru’ Jaheda Begum breaks down the nuances of Bangladeshi cuisine

What is Bangladeshi street food like?  It’s very similar to Kolkata’s street food. We have fuska (phuchka), chotpoti, chatni and corn fry. Tell us about some unique Bangladeshi deli...
By Lygeia Gomes

People  /  Published 11.05.22

Meet this third-generation Glenburn staffer who is now head chef at the tea estate

Ingredients Ripe pumpkin, 250g, peeled and chopped fine Garlic paste, 1 tsp  Ginger paste, 1 tsp Onion paste, 1 tbsp Peanuts, ground fine to a powder, 2 tbsp Ghee, 2 tbsp  Green chi...
By Karo Christine Kumar

People  /  Published 06.05.22

Twice Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar on his latest cookbook ‘Curry Everyday’

I commissioned the book during the lockdown. I was growing a lot of vegetables in my home garden at the time, so I really enjoyed cooking. Some of the recipes are already in my restaurants and I&rsquo...
By Karo Christine Kumar


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