The Great American Breakfast

The great American breakfast: Pancakes; Waffles; Fried chicken; Biscuits (mind you these are not the biscuits what we eat with our tea but more like buttermilk scones – tastes divine with melted butter – true home style comfort food); Grits; Dumplings and Sausages. Having lived in Europe for several years I was used to having…

Macaroon Miracle -Sarah’s patisserie

Sarah’s Patisserie is tucked in a corner of a picturesque location in Ithaca, upstate New York. This French Patisserie I was told, makes the best hot chocolate in town. Hot chocolate made with real chocolate shavings served with a dollop of whipped cream is a perfect beverage to lift and warm up the spirit when…

3 Minute Dhokla

This is the easiest and fastest dhokla one can create. It comes perfect every time. Ideal for unexpected guests ready in a jiffy. Just a few ingredients. Microwave dhokla 1 cup besan 1/2 cup yogurt 1/4 cup water 1 tsp sugar Salt to taste tbs oil 1 pinch hing 1tbs eno fruit salt Mix besan…

Lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves infused Bhapa Doi

Bhapa Doi or Steamed yogurt is an extremely popular Bengali dessert to put a sweet ending to a satisfying meal. Although it may sound exotic, it is incredibly simple to make. Different flavoring can be used to make Bhapa Doi, even no added flavor tastes divine.  My take on the classic dessert: Lemongrass and kaffir…

Steamed Buns my way

Steamed Buns Steamed buns are one of my favorite comfort food. It is totally satisfying when you need some carb kick. One can really play around or be creative with the filling once you know the art of making the buns. I find the ones available in Chinese restaurants are too sweet as they use…

Restaurant Review – Bombay Canteen

Restaurant Review – Bombay Canteen I was planning to try out this new eatery for quite some time but due to various reasons could not end up visiting it. Tried reserving a table on phone but was not lucky. I was told they are sold out but I could walk in and try my luck. Trying luck…

elo jhelo

Makar shankranti is associated with pithe puli in Bengali household. The usage of khejur gur (date jaggery) rice flour, milk and coconut in making of some delicious sweets. The popular ones are patisapta, puli pithe , soru chakli, Doodh puli gokulpithe , ranga alur pithe, I was given a challenge to dish up a pithe…

The Inspiring Illish

27th May My rendezvous with food started with ” ilish Mach bhaja ” for lunch at the City of joy, enjoying the queen of fish.

Restaurant Review – ‘Oh Calcutta’

Review of ‘Oh Calcutta’ The theory that an eating joint frequented by the locals are the must visit places if you want to eat good food. For example, if a Chinese restaurant is frequented by Chinese people then that is the place visit for a good Chinese meal. I was wondering about this theory when…

Wild Burgers Cafe

The exotic burgers that changed my notions on “eating burgers”!!! Burgers are synonymous to USA and Canada. But I have come to the conclusion that there are BURGERS and there are WILD BURGERS. Yes, you heard it right, I am talking about the burgers of WILD BURGER cafe. Been to Toronto over a weekend during…

Canada Travel Diaries

Canada travel diaries (My food rendezvous at Canada ) My visit to Canada just had one focus this time: FOOD ! Visited Toronto for the weekend and had to pack in as many recommended must-eats as possible. Started the trip with Miga at Mississauga, a Korean/ Japanese Restaurant suggested by a Foodie and food-writer friend…