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Kolkata hotels to ring in Poila Baisakh with Bengali food fests

Kolkata hotels to ring in Poila Baisakh with Bengali food fests

Indulge your taste buds this Bengali New Year with spicy cuisine alongside enticing beverages. From appetising Moroger Surua to yummy Bhetki Roll and Pomfret Paturi and improvised traditional sweets like Baked Malai Rosogolla, hotels in Kolkata have lined up a mouthwatering spread to woo their guests on Poila Baisakh on Tuesday.

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Why not try Goa’s unsung fried fish safari?

Why not try Goa’s unsung fried fish safari?

If you ever want to eat the best fried fish in Goa, you gotta do one thing for sure: Head inland away from the sea, away from the fancy beach-belt diners and those beach shacks offering hyped, assembly-line food.

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Make street vendors partners in development

Make street vendors partners in development

As in other parts of the world, street food has been a source of some gastronomic delights in India. A charm not easy to replicate in other formats. Some food items like samosas, kachoris, bhel puri, pav bhaji and batata vada in India, ramen in Japan, Pad Thai in Thailand and shawarma in Turkey are primarily products of street vendors.

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Bad mood triggers hunger for junk food

Bad mood triggers hunger for junk food

Why someone in a bad mood chooses to eat junk food and someone in a good mood goes for healthier food choices? Researchers have found an answer to this mood swing by mixing two theories of affective regulation - how people react to their moods and emotions - and temporal construal - the perspective of time - to explain food choice.

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Street food fest in Delhi entices many

Street food fest in Delhi entices many

New Delhi: As many as 400 street food vendors from 19 states offered a wide range of options like chole bhature, spring rolls, fish pakora and kebabs to thousands of foodies of the capital on the first day of National Street Food Festival here Friday. The three-day fest, organised by National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI), is being ...

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Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

Gulab Jamun Cheesecake

Ingredients 25 pieces mini gulab jamuns 250 gm fresh cream-whipped with 75 gm powdered sugar 3 Tbsp white wine 10-15 biscuits 1 Tbsp rose water 3 Tbsp agar agar-soaked in water 1/2 cup quark cheese Optional: hung curd 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom powder 1 tsp dried rose petals 1 tsp vegetable oil, mixed with icing ...

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One-pot delights: Pulao

One-pot delights: Pulao

Carrots, urad dal badis and peas to rice to make your meal special. This one pot meal is delicious. Ingredients 2 cups basmati rice-washed and soaked for at least 1 hr 2 Tbsp ghee 1 Tbsp cumin seeds 1 Tbsp shredded ginger 1 cup chopped carrots and shelled peas 2 Tbsp coarsely powderedurad daal badis 2 tsp corriander powder 1 tsp garam masala ...

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Best of Indian chicken: Butter chicken

Best of Indian chicken: Butter chicken

Straight from a Punjabi kitchen, butter chicken has been an instant hit through the years. Marinated overnight, the chicken is roasted and cooked in tomato puree, cream and masalas. Enjoy the classic creaminess of the dish with this butter chicken recipe. Ingredients 700 gms raw chicken Marinade: 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp ginger garlic paste Salt to taste 1/2 kg ...

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Goodness of yogurt: Soft dahi kebab

Goodness of yogurt: Soft dahi kebab

Soft tasty vegetarian kebabs made from hung curd and cheese with the crunchiness of onions and the flavors of ginger and pepper. Ingredients 1/2 kg yoghurt 2 chopped onions 4 chopped green chillies 75 gm cheese 2 Tbsp coriander seeds andblack pepper powder 1 Tbsp chopped ginger 1 1/2 Tbsp red chilli flakes 1/2 cup roasted besan 100 gm paneer 2 Tbsp corn flour ...

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In season – carrots: Tomato & carrot soup

In season – carrots: Tomato & carrot soup

An easy to make soup with the goodness of tomatoes and carrots. Ingredients 1/2 kg tomatoes 200 g carrot 2 tsp salt, or to taste 1/4 tsp powdered black pepper 1 tsp sugar (optional) Grated carrot for garnishing Cream for garnishing Method Chop the tomatoes and carrots. Put them to boil, partially covered, with 1 cup water and the salt. ...

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South Indian: Masala dosa and Rasam

South Indian: Masala dosa and Rasam

One of the most popular south Indian dish, here’s for you the recipe of Masala Dosa. Dosa made with rice stuffed with a spicy potato filling. Ingredients 2 cups rice-preferably parboiled 1/2 cup split and husked Black Gram (Dhuli Urad) 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 2 tsp salt Oil to smear the pan for cooking the dosas  For the Masala for Dosas: 500 gm (3 ...

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In season – sweet potatoes: Shakarkandi chaat

In season – sweet potatoes: Shakarkandi chaat

Ingredients 1/2 kg shakarkandi - boiled, peeled, cubed 1 tsp chaat masala 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp cumin seeds – roasted and powdered 1 tsp rock salt (sendha namak) Lemon juice-to taste 2-3 green chillies – finely chopped Cubed cucumber and apples, optional Coriander leaves – chopped, to garnish Method Mix all the ingredients together, adjusting spices according to taste and serve.

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