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Diwali Party Essentials

Diwali Party Essentials

Shankarpali with an African Twist The festival of lights aka Diwali, is soon going to shine on us, and bring in all the happy brightness and prosperity (fingers crossed!). And it’s only fair that we look pretty, bring on our A game, and be the […]

Bengali Fish and Chips

Bengali Fish and Chips

This one is right from the heart. Take any Bengali from across the globe and the one thing we are most excited about is Durga Pujo. It doesn’t matter if it is not celebrated in the part of the world we live in, but, we […]

Baked India – The Fusion Desserts Club

Baked India – The Fusion Desserts Club

All of you who read my blog and sort of know me, know that I am a sucker for fusion food. Fusion food of all kinds inspires me, makes me think harder for my recipes and never fails to amaze and delight me. And let […]

Butter Just Got Better

Butter Just Got Better

Over the last few years, the definition of butter has kind of extended itself in myriad directions especially in the domain of “flavours”. The simple, non – pretentious butter comes in multiple avatars now.  Some spiced with condiments, some with aromatics, and some vegan (I […]

Firangi Festive Twist

Firangi Festive Twist

The festive season is upon us! YAY! I love festivals. Regardless of what the festival is, I am always excited. Yes, yes, news flash, I love all things festive, even though for most of the non-festive times through the year, I roam around with a […]

Shroooommmmm

Shroooommmmm

And once again, I am bringing to you my early life experiences and well, twisting it. It might make you think I had a fairly adventurous childhood; but the truth is, I had a traditional childhood that made me the way I am, and fortunately, […]

Munchkin – Pumpkin

Munchkin – Pumpkin

PUMPKIN, well in favour of the vegetable, it does have the word ‘kin’ in it. But all my life (even now) it was quite the opposite of kin. It was, is and I think will always be one of those vegetables that most people in […]

Dried Fish – An unusual scent

Dried Fish – An unusual scent

I want to start this post with a poem, well more of a couplet like thing, so here goes: Dry fish is a stinky pleasure; but made with love, it is a treasure. Most of you don’t like what it smells like; but a delicious […]

Monsoon Madness – Slurrrpy and warm

Monsoon Madness – Slurrrpy and warm

Monsoons are here! And they’re all about romantic cosying up, beautiful rains, the sweet smell of wet earth, trees looking all green, and all of us staring at the falling rain and listening to some awesome jazz (or any music of your choice to suit […]

A Saucy Affair

A Saucy Affair

I was born on the 80’s and grew up in the 90’s. All my years of yore, I thought sauce equals tomato ketchup. I mean seriously, we didn’t go to any holidays where we’d be served gourmet food, and we didn’t have access to the […]


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