Food  /  Published 03.08.22

Smoky to sour: Four exotic hilsa recipes to ring in the monsoon

If you have a hilsa cookout party planned this week and are looking for unique options, the smoked hilsa recipe is what you need. Succulent and Instagram-worthy, this recipe can be an elegant party st...
By Pooja Mitra

Food  /  Published 30.07.22

High on hilsa: Five traditional and easy ‘ilish’ recipes for the weekend

Ilish and shukto can be an elegant pairing and can offer an umami-rich flavour profile. While a classic shukto is a milky, veggie stew, some East Bengali recipes accommodate some piscine accents to th...
By Pooja Mitra

Food  /  Published 23.07.22

Five hilsa alternatives that’ll tide you over till prices calm down

The fatty Aar/Aor or ​​Seenghala is a popular fish and a rich source of calcium and protein. The aar kosha is the perfect recipe for a monsoon lunch! Ingredients Aar fish: 500 gm Onion: 2 lar...
By Pooja Mitra

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.22

Letters to the editor: Charming ecosystem of Calcutta fish market fast disappearing

Fishy affair Sir — A crowded fish market was a sight that was once synonymous with Calcutta. Vendors perched atop raised platforms haggled with eagle-eyed customers even as they sliced differen...
By The Telegraph

News  /  Published 19.07.22

Demand supply mismatch pushes up hilsa prices to Rs 1,800 a kilo in Kolkata markets

“Most people in retail markets are now asking for hilsa because it’s a monsoon delicacy. So fishermen, too, prefer to catch hilsa than pomfret around this time. The mesh size of the nets f...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


Food  /  Published 15.07.22

Slurp slurp soups! Four protein-ilicious recipes to drool over

Where there is Bangali, there is fish. So why not a maachher soup? Boneless bekti, prawns and coconut milk — this soup is healthy and yummy. Ingredients Prawns (deveined): 200 g...
By Pooja Mitra

News  /  Published 11.07.22

Panchu Babur Dokan - A conversation corner and the frying of the fish in Kidderpore

So the people kept coming. There was no place to sit, except when perhaps a bench was caught hold of or even balconies in neighbouring houses or just the pavement, which was always called “footp...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

India  /  Published 04.07.22

Mass fish deaths in Delhi

A huge number of fish have mysteriously died in the upstream stretch of the Najafgarh drain along the Delhi-Haryana border in the last few days, prompting the Delhi government to rush teams to the are...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 02.07.22

New Town community market’s biodegradable effort from 2021

According to an NKDA official, they hand out brown paper bags, degradable plastic bags that are made out of vegetable starch and clay pots to the shops in the market and the temporary stalls. Everyone...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Food  /  Published 09.06.22

‘Maach’ mania: Five fish recipes to cook, eat and repeat on weekends

It literally takes 15 minutes to make this version of steamed hilsa and you have the maacher raja on your plate in all its glory.  Recipe: Clean the ilish pieces and pat dry. Marinate them with...
By Pooja Mitra


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