Manicktola- the new Kachori capital inside Kolkata ?

So, the slight chilliness is in the air. Winter is settling in. But frankly, when did season decide for a Kolkattan what to eat (maybe except the sudden madness of cakes during christmas) ? My maternal grandfather used to live in Manicktola ….. and though they’ve moved from there few years back, but those memories…

B-Naturals fruit juice and its mission for #SayNoToConcentrate

It was just pre-diwali times and the doorbell rang. My son, grown bigger in size now, opened the door and shouted “Baba, again uncle brought something for you”. Well, most of us are used to gift and receive gifts. But this time, surprisingly, I found, there was a tinge of excitement in his voice. Being…

Singhara chow- the hidden breakfast gem in Kolkata

Somehow, for some strange reason, there is a dearth of good breakfast joints in Kolkata. Now, I am not talking about the places which makes great kachori. I’ve been to few of them and they’re just great (you can read about them here) and also those places serving the great mughlai breakfast in those hazy…

Beeru’s- 3 idiots on a beef breakfast trail

Personally, we bongs are basically lyadh-khor (you can start bashing me now… ). Any sunday means waking up late in the morning and after having the morning cup of tea paired with Marie biscoot, the usual chore is a good fish-shopping in the friendly neighborhood fish market. But, we were having a discussion with ayan…

Mohamushkil at D'Ley – another old-school chinese eating house

Like all good things, authentic Chinese eating houses are also shutting down today in Kolkata. A place with minimal ambiance and no-frills professional service- yet people flock there in groups just for the great food with honest price.  One such place is D’Ley. When one talks of the chinatown in Kolkata, we understand it to be…

the strange story of stew in Maidan tents

There are some strange eateries in and around Kolkata. They are underrated and often difficult to locate. Like those silent saints at Himalaya, they don’t like to publicize themselves. But, it’s more like one’s own wife. You find hundreds of faults in her, but at the end, you come back to her only- such is…

The humble kachori and its multiple love interests

Please forgive me, but I don’t know the culinary history of Kachori (not at least with proper documentation- however for the detail freaks, this wikipedia article comes in handy), but what I do know is the feelings when you tear the piping hot kachori in two, dip it in the dal (or aloo dum or……..

AKLF 2016 literary walk and my personal

Its the time of the year when Kolkata becomes the city of Festivals and being the cultural capital, how come it not host the first literary meet of the season, The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 ….. Luckily, they chose us as their online media partner and as a prelude to the festival (starting from 14th January’16), the literary…

What do I get to eat at Chinese breakfast, Tiretta bazar

Ok, So we know there’s a famed chinese breakfast happening in Kolkata – but questions always come to our minds …. Where is it ? when its set up ? Which items do I get there ? And many more. Let us find out… Where to go and when to go ? Let us first…

The great Kolkata mughlai breakfast

At last, after long prayers, winter has arrived at Kolkata. The fog is there to cover maidan and people have started wearing their customary monkey-caps. So, if winter comes, can THE Mughlai breakfast be far behind ?   And, we set off one fine, gloomy morning for the Nihari-quest . Sufia, Nakhoda Masjid Its a long…