Kolkata Kathi Roll – Part 1

If we have to find any icon for Kolkata non-sweet food, probably, it’ll be the Kathi Roll. Few meat pieces, rolled in parantha (in some cases, laccha parota) creates some magic in Kolkattan minds. Basically, it’s a on-the-go-dish and both carbs and protein goes in- and without dirtying hands, it’s great fun. So, in this…

Few restaurants where I am loving the biryani recently

I love my biryani and no that’s not a statement. Out of the few things that bind Kolkata together, biryani ranks high among them. We are kind of finicky when it comes to that particular item. But recently, few joints have come up, who’re giving some serious thought on it and producing some seriously good…

Mohamushkil at Hilsa Festival – Sonargaon, Taj Bengal

ইলিশ নিয়ে বাঙালির বরাবরই একটা কেমন যেন আদেখলামো আছে – মানে ইলিশ না খেলে জীবন বৃথা (অবশ্যই এখানে আমি গোদা ডিমভরা ১ কেজি + মালের কথা বলছি ) . মানে একটি সাধারণ মধ্যবিত্তর জীবনের অনেক অনেক ছোট ছোট না পাওয়া কে ঢেকে দিতে পারে সেই গর্ব যখন বাড়ির কর্তা সাপ্তাহিক বাজারের থেকে এক পিস ইলিশ…

Beef joints one should try in Kolkata- Part 1

Let me be honest (now, people say that’s one of my weak points). There are a lot of restaurants Kolkata which serve good beef preparations. Now, what separates the good from the rest or rather the great from the good- is the question. Frankly, as a food blogger, I strongly feel, food is one hell…

Bohri foodfestival at Eden Pavillion, ITC Sonar

Bohri cuisine is one of the most underrated and less available cuisines. AS per my knowledge goes, it originated from the Shia muslim community in Yemen, who later traveled largely to western India and Pakistan. Thus there is a strong gujrati confluence in it as well as an overdose of meat, it’s not that we…

D’Bapi Barrackpore- biryani, love story and more…

Some people say it’s pure love, some say it’s the purest form of lust. No, please don’t get me wrong- I am talking about biryani here and not anything else. And, like all lovely (and sexy) things in life, confusion reigns here for the best one. I won’t go into the debate here as I’ve…

The great non branded biryani joints- part 2

Kolkata is THE mecca for biryani lovers. There are branded biryani joints (some of them discussed here) and then there are those lone warriors in this segment, who, over the time, has stood up to their forte. You can check part 1 of this series here In this, series, rather in this second part, I would love…

Metiaburj dawat at ITC Sonar and chitchat with someone truly royal

Its not a secret anymore that ITC Sonar makes a great Biryani. But this time when we got invited to taste their Metiaburj dinner, the catch was something else. They’ve invited Mr Shahenshah Mirza, the great great grandson of late Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, arguably the inventor of Kolkata styled biryani and the chefs from Metiaburj area to…

Chennai express- from an otherwise non-veg foodie’s travel diary

“You are going to chennai- is it ? Fine, but let me give you some references for bengali restaurant”. “Thanks, but not thanks. I want to try the tamil food”. “Whaaaaat ? Have you gone out of your mind ? That Idli Dosa all day for so many days ????? “. This was the reaction from Kolkata, when…