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 01.08.22

Head for a Bangla food fix at Delhi’s ‘Mini Kolkata’

On the first floor, right over Maa Tara, is Amar Shonar Bangla. It is possible that the name — reminiscent of Kobiguru’s words — will draw you in; the restaurant also serves quality ...
By Shayeree Ghosh

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

Food  /  Published 14.07.22

Oh! Calcutta’s food festival spotlights the monsoon’s pride — Ilish

Festival details Location: Oh! Calcutta outlets at Forum Mall and Silver Spring  Timings: 12.30pm to 3.30pm for lunch and 7pm to 11pm for dinner  Available till mid-August Pocket pinch...
By Aatreyee Mohanta


Places  /  Published 05.04.22

A food tour of Mawa, Bangladesh, where the ‘queen of fish’ still reigns

By the time we finished touring the market, the sun was beaming. It was time for us to move on to Rekabi Bajar of Mirkadim, Munshiganj to taste the matha there — served only from 6am to 8am, and...
By Pinaki Bhattacharya

Lifestyle  /  Published 05.02.22

The ultimate A to Z Bengali dictionary

Walk down a lane in Kolkata on a quiet evening and you are sure to hear those dramatic sound effects and sentimental dialogues wafting down from the houses on either side. Sometimes, if you happen to...
By Upasya Bhowal

Food  /  Published 26.07.21

It’s raining hilsa

The classic Bhapa Ilish is cooked here with mustard paste and curd along with green coriander. Pair the rich and intense gravy with your choice of rice. We relished it with Mughlai Ilish Biryani, pric...
By Nandini Ganguly

Culture  /  Published 11.07.21


By Moumita Chaudhuri


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