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….

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…

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…