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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 I grew up reading , it is the largest newspaper of Calcutta (my hometown) where my family still resides. When the story was out I was sleeping here in London (it was 4 am) and my whatsapp went bonkers with messages from people who I haven’t even spoken to in years or even decades. All I can say is it was emotional.

You can read the article HERE

This just makes me want to take Calcutta Street even further and work double hard to make this possible.

The next Pop Up –  Saturday, 1st August

Theme – Calcutta Street Summer party with a 3 course meal and artisan beer pairing 

Venue – Pelt Trader

Indian food and craft beer? sounds strange right? But trust me it will be super cool! And what’s better than breaking stereotypes?

Will post more details soon, but before that I shall leave you with a recipe from the menu of my last Pop Up at Southbank.

Doi Aam

Doi Aam
Doi Aam
Ingredients:
Yogurt
Double fresh cream
Condensed milk
Cinnamon (boro eilichi)
Fennel seeds (mouri)
Fresh mango
Method:
Beat the yogurt, fresh cream and condensed milk (1 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup fresh cream and 1/2 cup condensed milk) together till you get s smooth thick creamy mix
Then add the cardamom (sorry not cinnamon) and fennel seeds in it and some additional sugar if you like it very sweet
Cut mangoes into slices and then pour the creamy mixture on top
Freeze it for 30 mins and serve

 

Cheers,

Shrim xoxoxox

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 veggies

Chop onions, tomato, pepper, fresh chillies.

Add oil in a pan and sauté the onions and pepper and add a bay leaf (if you have any, not compulsory)

Then add the marinated chicken and some garam masala and then chopped tomatoes.

Then finally add some curry leaves (if you have, not compulsory) and a lemon juice.

Finally add a cup of water and cover the pan.

Let it cook for about 10 minutes and finally add some butter and fresh coriander to give it the final touch!

 

Let me know if you make it 🙂

Shrim

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Bonjour French Food – Review

Mangez bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup – This is a popular French saying which means: “Eat well, laugh often, love abundantly.” Who wouldn’t agree with this? This is why it’s said that when it comes to romance and food no one does it better than the French! I have always had a love affair with France – their cinema, art, culture, men and of-course Food… mhmnmmmm

French cuisine is popular for the rich tastes and subtle nuances with long and rich history. The best thing about French food is that it’s both healthy and refined – No wonder most of the Michelin star chefs are from France. French cuisine also has a very strong influence from Italian cuisine – oh and how I love both these cuisines. It has always been my dream to own a country house in South of France where I can grow loads of fresh herbs and learn baking. There you go – you can’t talk about France without being stupidly romantic – oh dear!

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Bonjour French Food very kindly delivered a box of their gourmet food to my doorstep – awww. They sell French subscription boxes with different goodies every month which gets delivered to your door step. The boxes usually contains a variety of things including seasoning, chutney’s, chocolates and other French delicacies.

My box had –

Cassoulet – sausage and duck casserole

Paries – Nutty chocolates

Terrine De Thon – A fish paste with nuts

French Chutney made with sweet onions and anchovies

Chili Flakes

Here is my selfie with my Bonjour French Food Box – I was quite tired after a whole day so pardon me for not looking my best!

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What I did with my box –

I decided to add the chilli flakes to the casserole while heating it up to add a little bit of a kick to it. I still have the chilli which I use often in my omelets and pasta dishes.

I decided to eat all the paries because they were ridiculously tasty!

I use the chutney with Chorizo and other pork dishes, it goes really well with Egg too.

I ate the tuna spread with toast – a tasty snack.

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Check out their website for the next box and get yourself one if you want a taste of France in UK or wherever you are!

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Upma – South Indian Breakfast

Upma - South Indian Breakfast
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 very healthy and wholesome too. Upma is one of the most popular South Indian breakfast which has a huge popularity across the country. It is a healthy meal made with semolina and vegetables which keeps you full for a very long time but at the same time its extremely tasty and delicious!

Nudo Olive Oil
Nudo Olive Oil

Nudo Italia  send me samples of their new rosemary flavored olive oil .  I am a big fan of rosemary and always tend to use it with meat (which is the obvious choice) but this time I decided to see how well it goes with vegetarian food and decided to experiment it with Upma! Guess what? It turned out to be fabulous because the hint of rosemary makes adds a whole new dimension to the dish!

Ingredients

1 cup of semolina

1 tomato

Dried curry leaves (3-4)

Onion chopped (1 small)

Bay leaf (1)

Chopped green vegetables (I used green beans and carrots)

Nudo Rosemary Olive Oil (2 table spoons)

Red Chili flakes or powder (as much as you can handle)

Mustard Seeds – (5-6)

Lemon Juice (1/2 lemon)

Salt (to taste)

Pinch of Sugar

 Let’s get cooking 

Upma - South Indian Breakfast
Upma – South Indian Breakfast
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, onions and bay leaf – fry it till the onions get soft for about 1- 2 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add the tomatoes and green veggies to it and let them simmer and boil for about 3 minutes
  • Add the semolina to it and then add 2 cups of water to the whole thing and let it cook in low heat.
  • Add the curry leaves, lemon juice, chili flakes, salt and pinch of sugar – let it cook till you get a thick consistency similar to a risotto.
Upma - South Indian Breakfast
Upma – South Indian Breakfast

Serve it piping hot and relish it – 🙂 Isn’t it rather simple to make?

If you like it, don’t forget to share it 😉

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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 breakfast guy, he also has his own restaurant in Manchester) and the guest judge was Michelin Star chef Paul Rankin! Yes, I did feel like a lucky foodie to meet them and do a show with them, and I must say they were lovely people with such enviable knowledge about food!

I can’t disclose more than this now because of copyright reasons, but will definitely post the video link when the show gets aired or just keep an eye out for a new food show on Channel 4 😉

Here are some of the pictures from last night – Had to show them off! 😀

 

Simon Rimmer, Shrimoyee, BBC Breakfast, Sunday Brunch, Channel 4, Win it Cook it, Food Show

 

Paul Rankin, Irish Chef, Michelin Star Chef, Shrimoyee, BBC, Channel 4, TV Show, UK, London

 

Hope you enjoyed the pictures and will keep you posted on the date and time of the show, in the meanwhile I also created a facebook page for this blog – https://www.facebook.com/eatwithmeshrimoyee?fref=ts

Keep in Touch!

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