Marwar- Rajasthan…. two states pop-up at ITC Sonar

Let us listen to a fable. Once upon a time, there were 2 states, geographically lying side by side and off course having the same border. And, each state was having their heir and heiress. Let us name the heir and heiress as Marwar and Gujrat. Now, both had their own individuality, and as this…

Karavalli food festival at Sonargaon, Taj Bengal

Karavalli food comprises of the south-western region of India and it’s primarily a non-vegetarian cuisine. Meat along with seafood rules there. And, just like Bukhara is an epitome of north-Indian cuisine, Karavalli in Taj Gateway Bangalore is considered as the Mecca of south Indian, or rather Karavalli cuisine in India. Chef Naren Thimmaiah (executive chef…

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…

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…

Mohamushkil at Dhaba-styled punjabi food festival at Durbari

There is a common trait which is found among all the dhabas in India…. The hot crispy roti (and even that crispiness can be customized) , the butter ladden, heavily spiced dal and those heavenly tandoori chicken. If we forget those classy fine-dining variety of kebabs, any day, those earthy tandoori chicken is drool-worthy. Now,…

Mohamushkil at Social Kitchen, Holiday Inn, Kolkata

After a long time, this post will be not on the food or the service of the new kid in town (basically a global giant taking its first baby steps in our city of joy), but on the homecoming for me. First things first, Holiday Inn has opened their first luxury hotel in Kolkata- just…

Jila Parikrama at Aaheli, Peerless Inn Kolkata

Frankly, I am not someone who goes ga-ga over bengali food in fine dining restaurants. No, it’s not the problem of those outlets, let me be very clear. It’s the problem of my typical middle class mentality. Whenever, I see a fish dish being priced at a bomb, my bong mind starts the calculation- this…

The truffle festival at La Cucina, Hyatt Regency, Kolkata

Like all average bongs, Italian food means pizza and pasta to me, and tha too, pizza from Dominos or Pizza Hut. It’s not that we’ve not been exposed to a proper Italian food, but the lack of an Italian fine dining restaurant had made it difficult. So, this time, when I was invited for the…

Cake mixing আর আমার শহর

Christmas- for a foodie like me, the term itself has got a separate smell, a separate taste. The smell of cakes roam around freely in Calcutta streets and the preparation starts some 1-2 months back with the cake mixing session and my story starts from this time of the year. You think you know Kolkata…