Breaking Bread | Alfresco, Kolkata

On 16 October 2014, I came to Kolkata with my parents for my mom’s health check up at Quadra Diagnostics, Hazra Road. My dad booked at Great Eastern Hotel in Dalhousie for our stay tonight. It’s the oldest five star hotels in all over Asia and its establishment dates back to 1840s during the East India Company rule in Kolkata. The hotel has been in … Continue reading Breaking Bread | Alfresco, Kolkata

Amriti and Jalebi | Sweet Cousins

Amriti is different from jalebi or jilipi. The main difference lies in the batter. Jalebi is a sweet dish that is made from all- purpose flour or maida. Amriti is made from black lentil flour. Both the batters are then deep friend in ghee or oil and soaked in sugar syrup. Jalebi is crispier and stickier, while Amriti is soft and chewy. Both Amritis and Jalebis are awesome when served hot! Continue reading Amriti and Jalebi | Sweet Cousins

Bhaarbhunja | Healthy Streetfood

Bhaarbhunja [parched grain] is cooked usually using short grain parboiled rice, grams or chickpeas, groundnuts. Rice, grams, groundnuts are roasted in a huge wok-like vessel called karahi with hot sand. A karahi is a type of thick, circular, and deep cooking pot (similar in shape to a wok) used in South Asian cuisine. The word has been coined from bhaar, which means stove and bhunja means gram or chickpeas. Continue reading Bhaarbhunja | Healthy Streetfood

Jhalmuri | Healthy and Delicious Snack

Jhalmuri (ঝালমুড়ি) is a popular street food in eastern India, especially in West Bengal. It is a great snack food – light, healthy and quick to fix and bursting with flavor. It’s spicy, tangy, crispy, & crunchy! Jhal in Bangla means spicy and Muri is of course the puffed rice and it is made by heating rice in a sand-filled oven. Muri is to rice as popcorn is to corn. Continue reading Jhalmuri | Healthy and Delicious Snack