Cake Mixing & Champagne Tower @ The Sonnet, Kolkata-Terrace πŸ™‚

Event: Cake Mixing Ceremony Date: 30 Nov 2019 “History of the cake-mixing ceremony dates back to the 17th century, when it marked the arrival of the harvest season. During this time lots of fruits and nuts were harvested and prepared to go into the making of the traditional plum cake.” In the current age, cake…

Annakut Prasad 2019 πŸ™‚

The festival of Annakut (meaning a heap of grain) Puja, popularly known as Govardhan Puja, is celebrated on the 4th day of Deepawli, the 5 day Hindu festival of lights. Govardhan Puja is celebrated as the day Krishna defeated Indra, the king of the Gods by lifting the Govardhan hill. It is a festival dedicated…

Peaches, Apricots and Nectarines πŸ™‚

In English, ‘peaches and cream’ is the term used for smooth, attractive, unblemished complexion with pleasing coloring. While in Hindi, ‘aadu’ is a North Indian slang for idiot! Both Peach and Aadu are the names of the same fruit. So, how can their reference in two different languages vary to such a great extent? This…

The Grand Kebab Festival @ Casa Kitchen, Kolkata πŸ™‚

Duration: 15 – 25 Aug 2019 Timing: 12:15 pm – 11:00 pm Complimentary Item: A pint of Kingfisher Ultra beer with every two plates order. Being quite in demand amongst the vegetarian diners, The Grand Kebab Festival has now become the signature event of Casa Kitchen – the popular vegetarian restaurant & bar, wherein the…

Aam Ki Kheer 😊

It’s a lovely mango and rice pudding infused with the richness of nuts and candied fruits. An apt summer dessert. The recipe (Serves 4) Ingredients: 2 medium sized mangoes 2 cups full fat milk 1.5 tbsp rice 1/2 tsp ghee 1/4 cup sugar 20 almonds 20 unsalted pistachios 12 candied cranberries Method: 1. Soak almonds…

Vegan Choco Banana Muffins 😊

When vegetarian food is devoid of even any by-product of an animal or better still any living creature, it is called vegan food. In layman’s term we can say that vegetarian food devoid of dairy based products is vegan food. Veganism is on a perpetual rise since last few years. It happens to be one…

Raw Mango Chutney 😊

Sweet & sour aka khatti-meethi Raw Mango Chutney is a must in our household during summer. From last few years, I have been toying with assorted recipes, ranging from simple to complex, along with my personal brainstorming infused into the recipes at hand, till I found this perfect one, popularly known as Kokub’s Green Mango…

Mango Custard 😊

A simple and seasonal dessert, best served when chilled. Recipe of Mango Custard (Serves 3) Ingredients: 1 medium sized mango 1.5 cups full cream milk 3 tbsp sugar 4 tsp custard powder 0.5 tsp finely chopped pistachios Method: 1. Peel, deseed and cut the mango into medium sized pieces. Using a mixer, make a pulp…

Pudina Chaach 😊

A tasty and thirst quenching summer coolant. Pudina Chaach (Serves 2) Ingredients: 1 cup fresh curd 1 cup chilled water 1/3 cup mint/pudina leaves finely chopped 1 small green chilli finely chopped 1/4 tsp rock salt 1/3 tsp salt 1/4 tsp saunth/dry ginger powder 3/4 tsp roasted cumin powder Method: 1. Keep aside 2 mint…