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Festive thali – The Hindu

Festive thali - The Hindu

Traditional delicacies are an intrinsic part of the Navratri festivities. With this in mind Hotel Novotel has launched a special festive thali at Zaffran restaurant. As I step inside, I am greeted by the soothing décor that is a blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. A row of wooden artefacts ...

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Bao to the flavour – The Hindu

Bao to the flavour - The Hindu

Sandesh Reddy is mortified by the “cliched” bowls of sauce shaped like Yin and Yang, even though they go with the look of his new Chinese restaurant. Because, despite typically soothing Chinese music and transparent flooring that offers a view of the koi pond below, the only thing the restaurateur ...

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Samin Nosrat’s Netflix original is changing the landscape of food television

Samin Nosrat’s Netflix original is changing the landscape of food television

Over the past decade, the world of food television has largely been dominated by reality shows that feature stiff competition, kitchen drama, and often, an unforgiving jury (think Top Chef, MasterChef, Iron Chef). If the show is not a competition, then it is probably about the “superchef” who brings exacting ...

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In the sweet tradition – The Hindu

In the sweet tradition - The Hindu

Come festival season in India and the sweet shops go into a palagaram-making frenzy offering sweets of all kinds. While it is exciting to see the array of new sweets,we often crave for the kind that were made at home in earlier times. Away from the bustle of the city’s ...

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The strong bond between Durga Puja and sweets

The strong bond between Durga Puja and sweets

Any celebration of Durga Puja sans sweets is like Deepavali without lights. As the countdown to Puja for Bengalis begins, amongst other plans that involve planning for clothes, accessories and styling of hair are mishti. All happy occasions accompany sweets in the households of eastern India and Durga Puja being ...

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Fit for a goddess

Fit for a goddess

With the festive mood of Durga Puja in full swing, there is no better time than this to try out the following recipes, straight from the kitchen of Dhaka Regency Hotel & Resort, by their Director of Food & Beverages, ATM Ahmed Hossain. Source link

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The values of green ‘nendram podi’

The values of green ‘nendram podi’

“How long do you plan on living?” I was asked recently, when I spoke about healthy flour alternatives. Well-meaning folks also tell me that I should eat whatever is served and I do… when I’m out. But at home, I follow as healthy a diet as possible. Bananas produce a ...

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An ode to khichdi – The Hindu

An ode to khichdi - The Hindu

In a day or two, you will see Bengalis sporting not just their best clothes, but a gleam in their eyes. The Pujas are just a day or two away, and this is the time for, well, some puja, of course, but equally of what the easterners call pet puja ...

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Just what the doctor ordered!

Just what the doctor ordered!

I like the way friends and family are devoting their time and energy to an important issue – what can I eat that is healthy, yet tasty. A few days ago, my friend Harsh came home with some very nice air-fried chicken kababs. They were almost like the seekh kababs ...

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Try lychee wines at Takamaka Winery

Try lychee wines at Takamaka Winery

“Aquarel. It has notes of citrus and boxwood, is supple and velvety on the palate with a nice crisp acidity. And this is Apérichy, an off-dry rosé with hints of ripe strawberries, cherries and rose petals.” Standing behind the bar in a tiny stone cottage at Takamaka Boutique Winery — ...

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