This time summer was ruthless. Despite the continuous supply of ice creams, pesky sodas and a huge electricity bill,it was hell. And amidst all the eid parties, the sweat and heavy dresses, it was no wonder to me that we decided to go on a short three day trip to the hills!
Summer is here way too early and the only ray of sunshine in this torrid heat is all the drinks you get to enjoy because of this over the top weather. That is if you are smart enough to take advantage of it. And I am not talking about your childhood summer crush Rasna or the simple yet boring Roohafza, oh no, this summer affair will be way more exotic than that.
Kolkata has always translated to family for me.Maybe because both of my parent’s sisters live there and I have been hearing about it ever since I was little or maybe because through the years, some towns become home and some towns is where your family finds home. This trip was not the first time I was greeting Kolkata but it was definitely the first time where I could perceive Kolkata with an outlook that would remember more than my favourite ice cream shop.
Now, everyone knows that when you are in Kolkata you must have the beautiful sandesh, the rich mishti dohi and of course, the fresh salt water seafood. But certainly, you can’t just have that and call your food travel successful, now can you?
Fries are like this form of love that represents everything good and pure in this world. Everyone loves it. I have not yet met a single person who has ever said,” No, thank you.” to French fries even if they are soggy or thick. And when I do meet that person, I am ready with my knife. Till then, how about we try Indian spice inspired masala fries?
Lazy Sunday morning. One Egg. And a simple omelette away to being brunch goals.
It’s been a very long while- very long – 4 months to be exact since I treated myself to my famous gourmet breakfast edition and its back, with my favourite type of omelette of course.
A cookie a day keeps doctors, therapists and nightmares away. It’s a tested theory, pure science. Now, one can’t doubt the workings of the proved theories, can we? But you can’t always eat traditional cookies or make dough and bake for our own selfish pleasure. This recipe will make you rethink the cookies the American grandmother’s make.
It’s warm, it’s chocolatey and it’s quick.
I made it under two minutes and I am not lying as Maggi does.
Want a recipe for the world’s fudgiest brownie that you can eat while binge watching Game of Thrones at three a.m? Welcome to the club. We encourage unhealthy habits like these.
When I came across mug recipes, I was so thrilled unlike my mother. She didn’t really believe you could recreate heavy recipes with a stupid microwave. Turns out you really can.
It’s the perfect dessert for rom coms or late night dates with books or mid day period cravings. Now, you don’t need to bake a whole damn tin for your craving and dirty tons of dishes or worse, refuse to satisfy that craving!
I am not a very big fan of monsoons. I like the rain as a phenomenon as such, but not the annoying wetness that trails it like its evil shadow. Or the insects that come out from their hiding. Or the fact that I might have to sit with wet clothes on because I forgot an umbrella. But one thing, I particularly like about it is the food attached with it.
Hot spicy pakodi’s for instance.
Two days before Eid, and I am staring at the menu my mom made; wondering, hoping, praying that the moon doesn’t show it’s face yet. And then the lady in the television smiles sinisterly, declaring how Saudi Arabia announced it’s Eid tomorrow and my mom’s face is tainted with the raw determination I am so familiar of and I know, deep in my heart, that my muscles are doomed.
Hundred guests. Seven dishes. One overly enthusiastic woman. One tired daughter. A grand table
Coleslaw is the only form of salad that I eat fondly. It’s tastes so great paired with chicken, and it adds volume to the dish. It is like the chocolate in cake, you can eat normal cake too but why not chocolate? It works great with burgers or really heavy fries even! I use it with my chicken burgers because it is such a creamy sauce, it adds the sauciness to a normal patty and bun.
I often eat a bowl of it with blue lays and honestly, one packet of lays surprisingly satisfies. You can put it between bread and make a sandwich out of it for school and just eat it like this if you feel like! It’s a freaking hybrid.
Does there exist a lower mortal who doesn’t love fries? It’s simply potato fried to perfection. One of my best friends; the only thing she eats in a restaurant is fries and that my friends is the real devotion to this potato God.
Today, we are going to cook the strongest DemiGod of potatoes.
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When you are an innocent kid, you may commit mistakes that seem so foolish once you get to know the harsh realities of this world. I once did something too. Something very bad. I still feel the excruciating guilt whenever I think about it.
I bought a very expensive tiny scoop of sorbet over a Grande latte of Starbucks one.
And today, as I ate the big scoop of homemade sorbet, I internally weep at its beauty and my naivety.
I am not a fan of seekh kebab specially, it’s shaped weird and it’s Indian but there is something about this one that I loved. Maybe it was the taste of the smoke infused chicken or how hassle free it was to make these, they were a hit on the table.
Now, I come from a family of meat lovers but you’ll soon see that my fascination with meat does not extend to mutton. So when my mom said make seekh kebab today, I was like no,uh huh, absolutely not. But then I realised it could be made with chicken and honestly, chicken mince is so much prettier to look at.