The Kolkata Biryani: A legacy that lives in the veins of every Bengali

Biryani – the one food item that unites us all. Over time, and across various forms, biryani has been loved and embraced by us all. Come to Kolkata, and  the very different city is as crazy on the middle-Eastern delicacy as the middle-East delicacies. Biryani, though, is different here. Don’t get us wrong, biryani is…

The Romance Of Cooking

I recall during my dating years with my husband,I almost judged him for his obsession for food.I never thought I could organise dinners and cook huge meals – from where will I get the time for that? It’s been three years since my marriage and among other things – it has been a culinary rollercoaster,…

‘Dada, ekta egg roll!’ – The Saga of Kolkata’s Street Food

Kolkata, the city of joy, is every bit the city of incredible street food. For us Bengalis, no Sunday is ever complete without cups of tea, a storming debate on any topic worth fighting for, and a particularly enticing assortment of the best street food you’ll ever find anywhere. Those who have been to Kolkata…