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…

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,…

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 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….

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…

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…

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…

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…