Calcutta Street – the menu discovery

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to let you all know about the inspiration behind the dishes of Calcutta Street. Obviously the main courses and the bulk of the Calcutta Street menu are inspired by my mum’s cooking, but a HUGE part of the inspiration (as the name might suggest) is Calcutta itself. Calcutta is a…

From food blogging to Calcutta Street – the journey

  Hi everyone! I am so sorry for spending so much time away from my lovely blog that has got me where I am today. I promise to be a regular again (and I mean it this time!). The reason I’ve been so quiet is because I’ve been busy working towards the launch of my restaurant Calcutta…

Friday evenings with Calcutta Street at Woodlands

I know I have been MIA (yeah I recently discovered this modern day lingo – Missing in action) but that is because a lot has been happening recently. I went back to Calcutta for the first time after I started Calcutta Street, and I thought it would be a nice idea to film a video…

Calcutta Street Summer Party – Pelt Trader

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –  I agree with Henry James and what is even better is Saturday Summer Afternoon! We are celebrating 6 months  of Calcutta Street with a Summer Party – 1st August, Saturday 12pm – 4 pm at Pelt Trader…

Calcutta Street in The Telegraph – An emotional press coverage

Press coverages are always special but some of them are a tad bit more special than the rest. Couple of weeks back The Telegraph in India featured a story on Calcutta Street, yes it’s a regular press story but it meant a lot more because of more reasons than one – this is a newspaper that…

Calcutta Street Bollywood Special at South Bank

So I have been taking you through my journey from Eatwithmeshrimoyee to Calcutta Street. I have been doing Pop-ups at restaurants for the last few months but this time I decided to take up the challenge of doing a food stall at a festival. It is a great opportunity for marketing your brand and reaching…

Calcutta Street – Bollywood Special at Southbank

Hello everyone! I will be popping up again this weekend (23rd and 24th May) at Southbank at Bollywood Fever festival. I will be serving quintessential Calcutta Street Food including – Doi Phuchka (Pani puri with potato, yogurt, tamarind chutney and coriander); Churmur (Crunchy broken puri with potato, black chick peas and tamarind – very tangy)…

Jazz Evening at Calcutta Street – Pop Up at Stage3 Hackney

After the exciting Calcutta Street Sea Food Pop Up at Bonnie Gull (you can click on this link to read the review), I am popping up again at Stage3 Hackney with an evening of live Jazz with a classical Indian touch and a three course Bengali meal. And after popular demand I will be making special Bengali…

Calcutta Street Sea Food Special at Bonnie Gull

Hello Everyone, I am extremely excited to let you know that, at my second Calcutta Street Pop Up I aim to make some of the famous, mouth-watering seafood and fish dishes from Calcutta. These recipes are all extremely special because it comes from my mother’s kitchen and I have grown up on them. I will be…

Calcutta Street Food Pop Up (Camden)

After a month of running around, stress, promotions and a LOT of cooking finally my first Pop Up was launched at Zensai bar in Camden. I am overjoyed by the response as it was my first pop up and I wasn’t exactly expecting a lot of people to turn up, but to my surprise (an…

Calcutta Street – My first Pop Up restaurant

Hello everyone! After 4 years of blogging, cooking, food reviewing and eating, I have decided to start my own food Pop Up – Calcutta Street – An East Indian Street Food experience.  I am cooking along with Asia House resident chef Paul Bloomfield and we are planning to cook up a storm in the kitchen….

Eating, Drinking and Road Tripping in USA

New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas – Till last month, I used to only romanticise about these cities while watching movies and TV series. Woody Allen made me fall in love with New York and Entourage/Californication (TV series, if you haven’t seen them, you must) made me drool over California. So a couple…

Made it to The Independent!

Hey you lovely readers! Guess what, this blog got mentioned in the Independent Newspaper on 21st December 2014. I was holidaying in New York then and it was a very pleasant surprise indeed! 🙂 Did any of you see it? shrimoyee Btw, I am planning to start a pop up in the next couple of…

Oktoberfest – Austria and Munich

One of the most exciting things about visiting a new country for me is experiencing their culture – Food, Drinks, Music, Fashion. This year I have been fortunate enough to travel around various European cities and one of my recent ventures was to Austria and Munich during Oktoberfest. I know the locals get rather annoyed…

5 Things you need to know about Persian Cuisine!

1. Saffron – This is an ingredient which I am a big fan of, because it can magically turn a plain boring plate of rice to look royal and majestic. Persian’s love to use saffron in abundance in most of their dishes. So if you intend to make a delicious Persian meal at home, better…

Cook with your Date? A short film for Badoo

This is a short video we made for Badoo to demonstrate how dates can become more fun when you cook together! We are making a famous Indian Street Food – Pav Bhaji Recipe: Pav Get some tiger buns or regular buns, break them into halves and heat them in the pan with some butter. You want…

Chicken Stew – Perfect healthy, lazy meal

So, here is a video after a long time, so I decided to make something very simple and healthy. This is a chicken stew with lots of veggies and some spices to make it a little more interesting and less bland. Recipe: Marinade the chicken with ginger, garlic, salt and turmeric while you chop your…

Meat and Gin Feast at Manhattan Grill

Being a food blogger (part time) has it’s perks every now and again.. wondering how? Well I do get food vouchers worth 120 (pounds) every now and again from the lovely folks at Zomato, or get invited by Bacardi for their launch party.. ok ok I shall stop showing off now! Look at me posing…

A prohibition night at Night Jar – Review

Prohibition/ Live Jazz/ Flapper Dresses/ Men in Suspenders/ Quirky Cocktails – If any of these terms sound vaguely familiar or attractive to you then Night Jar is one bar in London you definitely should pay a visit. It is literally like time travel but without any science involved in it, the only thing you need…

My first encounter with Vietnamese Market Cuisine at Asia House

Asia House Literature festival is packed with really interesting events and one of them was the launch of a Vietnamese Market Cook Book. I feel the best way to learn cooking is to watch and learn and that is exactly what I did because the two lovely women Van Tran and Anh Vu gave us…

Death by Burrito at The Candlemaker Battersea

Pop up’s have become the new ‘MacBook’ in the world of foodies – It is cool to visit a Pop up instead of fine dining. I feel it’s a great thing because good food doesn’t always have to be Michelin star, I actually prefer a tasty meal than a beautiful looking meal and guess what…

Exclusive Foodie evening with Zomato at Andaz Liverpool Street

Strawberry Bellini’s, Champagne, Bread board, Cheese board, Cocktail Making, Fish Burgers and a group of 10 Foodies from London – This has to be a delicious combination and so it was. Andaz Liverpool Street and Zomato organised this exclusive evening for London foodies (Food Bloggers, Chefs, Writers) and I was one of the lucky 10…

The Last Secret Supper Club

What would be your last supper? This is a question I never thought about till I attended The Last Secret Supper Club thanks to Lauren for inviting me. Eating out has always been an important part of people’s life but in the last few years it has suddenly gone top of the charts even before gigs and rock…

Gajar Ka Halwa – Mother’s Day Special

Mum’s are special and super humans, and I love mine very much! She is an absolute super woman, who can juggle a million things at the same time. When she was visiting me in London, she was making all these delicious food for me everyday and my most favorite memory of her was walking to…

Upma – South Indian Breakfast

‘Eat your breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar’ – All Indian’s take this sentence very seriously, which is why breakfast in all parts of India tends to be a very heavy meal. I am a big fan of South Indian food because it’s not just very tasty but…

Onion Bhaji – The queen of Indian snacks

Every time I go to an Indian restaurant with my friends, the first thing they order is a plate of bhaji’s. I have seen peoples eyes brighten up with happiness the minute they see a plate full of warm crunchy bhajis (or bhajias – thats the real Indian term) and rightly so because they are…

Asian Dinner – Chinese Beef stir fry and Omelet

The best thing about living in London or any big city is definitely having friends from different nationalities and backgrounds. My Swiss- Chinese friend Julian (btw he is very British as he grew up in Cambridge) invited me over to his place for dinner for some authentic chinese food, but the best part was he…

London Fashion Week 2014

Whoever said food bloggers can’t go for fashion week should be shot (okay maybe no one said that). So I got an opportunity to attend the London Fashion Week 2014 last week – definitely one of the most fashionable experiences of my life. But when you get invited to one of the biggest fashion extravaganza…

Cocktails with The Global Rum Ambassador – Ian Burrell

You need food to live and a great cocktail to wash it down – this is what Ian said when I asked him to pick between a great meal or a lip smacking cocktail. I cannot agree with him more because even I face this dilemma every time I am out, should I spend more…

When I met Simon Rimmer and Paul Rankin

So this lovely blog of mine somehow got noticed by Channel 4 sometime back and they asked me to participate in a food show (can’t name the show just yet) a couple of weeks back. Yesterday was the day of filming and guess who was the presenter of the show? Simon Rimmer (Yes the BBC…

Kolkata during Durga Pujo – The biggest festival for Bengali’s

The sound of dhak (percussion), loudspeakers on the road playing the latest bollywood numbers, every street lit up with bright lights, people flocking into shopping malls and other markets to get themselves the best outfit to wear for that special time of the year and ofcourse every restaurant/stall/food market coming up with pujo special menu’s…

Why can’t I make you feel alive?

Hello folks, I wanted to share this short film with you guys as this is very special to me. I acted in the lead role and we are sending it for a few festivals now. It would be great to get some feedback from you. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

Egg-Chicken Roll – Indian Street Food

The recipe is in my last post, so I thought of sharing a new video of this delicious Indian Street food with you guys! Please try and not notice how clumsy I am (well my whole dress is drenched in food by the end of it) and also check out this awesome man – Ben…

Egg Roll – Indian Street Food

There is a saying that if you go to Calcutta (or the new name Kolkata) then you MUST try Egg Roll from a street stall. Yes, that is how popular this dish is in India. All bengali’s (the people of Calcutta) swear by this dish and will have it atleast once a week if not…

Lamb Curry & Polaw Rice

When people ask me what is my favorite dish of ALL times, I can’t help but say Lamb curry but having said that I am very fussy about the lamb curry I like. This is the one that I was used to having since childhood and never got bored of it, rather appreciated even more…

Simple Bengali Chicken Curry

Whenever I feel like eating something simple and fresh or when I miss home too much this is what I resort to. This dish is not just extremely simple to make but it is as real as it gets when we think of Indian food. And for all you health conscious folks who like eating non-bland food…

Make Your Own Bagel!

I went for a professional baking workshop and discovered the joys and simplicity of baking – what a rewarding hobby to cultivate! I always wondered how bagels are made because they have a very different texture than any other bread and finally all my doubts were cleared after attending this super awesome workshop at The…

The True Indian Cuisine captured by Rick Stein

Rick Steine Show When ever I hear the word ‘Curry’ used to describe Indian Cuisine it really makes me very upset and irritated because Indian Food is so much more than curry! I have had millions of discussions with friends here where I tried to explain them what Indian food is all about. Rick Stein…

Yelping it up!

There have been some major changes in my life in the last 5 months, which is why I did not get any time to update this blog! Thankfully they are all good changes 🙂 I am now the Community Manager for Yelp Manchester ! Thanks to this new job I have been eating out a…

Indian Street Food – An absolute delight

One thing that makes India such a colorful country is definitely the street food, its not just absolutely mouth watering and delicious but also extremely vibrant. I cant help myself from gorging on all those gorgeous treats while I am taking a stroll down the streets and I am lucky that I have family back…

Palak Paneer

http://vimeo.com/57079364 This is a video of me cooking one of my favorite dish Palak Paneer that I made with my friend Daniel as an experiment! The recipe is already there in my previous post! 🙂 Hope you like it and let me know your thoughts! Always open to suggestions!

Palak Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese with Spinach)

Firstly Merry Christmas to everyone, I didnt quite have a merry christmas as I was coughing and popping antibiotics all through and my plan of cooking great food everyday hence was kind of ruined! I finally started feeling better yesterday so thought of making some healthy treat for myself and making those nasty greens taste…

Cabernet-Pomegranate Braised Beef Short Ribs (Guest Post)

Anthony, my new blogger friend very kindly offered to write a guest post for my blog, I hope you enjoy this post because I surely did! 🙂 So, we’re still here. Today is December 22, 2012 and not only am I still here, but there still exist plenty of people to read what I’m typing. Our world…

Minced Lamb Curry (Lamb Keema)

I am a total sucker for red meat, be it lamb, beef or mutton I love them all! But one thing that puts me off cooking red meat is the amount of time it takes to cook the meat. Hence I came up with an alternative idea of making minced lamb/ beef when I am…

Calcutta Street X Jhalmuri Express Durga Pujo Jalsha PopUp

Durga Puja or Sharadotsav is an annual Hindu festival in South Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. It refers to all the six days observed as Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Nabami and Vijayadashami. Durga Puja festival marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the evil buffalo demon Mahishasura. Thus,…