The biggest festive season in the country is here – Ma Durga is literally knocking on your door. Starting today, with Mahalaya or ‘the arrival of the mother’, the next twelve days will be a carnival of unadulterated fun and some serious binging on delicious plates of food. If you are a fan … Continue Reading

I grew up in Kolkata- the city of food, art, culture and ingenious Durga puja pandals. Ganesh Chaturthi and I were separated by land, ocean and different celebrations until I moved to Mumbai for work. And I have lived here for 14 seasons of Ganesh Chaturthi and 10 out of 14 seasons I have done … Continue Reading

The beautiful festival of Krishna Janmashtami commemorates the birthday of Lord Krishna. The festival which is also referred to as the Gokulashtami or Govinda in Maharashtra, is celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm by the devotees. On this auspicious day, while some devotees fast and pray until midnight when Lord Krishna is born, some people … Continue Reading

  Onam is a Hindu festival of joy,solidarity and compassion that embodies Kerala’s cultural unity and pluralism.As I write this food blog, I and my family offer prayers for the people of Kerala.I hope God’s own country shines to its full glory again soon. For those new to the festival of Onam, it’s is a … Continue Reading