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Summer Coolers

2018-04-20T07:49:20+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Summer Coolers: India has a host of drinks apart from the usual "mango lassi" that are hitherto unfamiliar to the west... Most of these, apart from taste, have properties to help cope with the elements or ailments be a cooling raw mango Panna or khus for the intense blazing summer, the red carrot and kanji

Momo Mania

2018-04-09T18:40:27+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A Momo originates in China but has made its way through Tibet, Nepal and finally to India to be adopted as one of its own... When I was growing up, these crescent shaped dumplings filled with spiced minced pork flavoured with ginger, garlic and chopped coriander leaves were not normal street food fare and usually

Food for the Gods

2018-04-07T11:03:24+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

According to Hindu mythology, there are 330 million Gods in existence... Every household and temple prays to their favourite ones and the gods and goddesses are appeased daily with offerings of fruits, flowers, sweets and incense... These little coloured sugar discs are called Batashas and at the very least, even in the poorest of houses

The Muriwala

2018-04-03T16:15:35+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

One of the greatest treats of being in Calcutta for me is to walk down the dusty street to Rajhans our next building around 5.00 pm. That is when our Muriwala (a word which sadly has no English equivalent) comes and sets up his mobile shop ready for brisk business for the next two hours...

Prawn Malai Curry

2018-02-11T12:23:18+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The alpha and the omega of every Bengali household.. Here is my recipe on how to make a delicious prawn malai curry. You can substitute the prawn for chicken or veggies but adjust the cooking time accordingly. #surreyfoodie #homemadehappiness. #surreycaterer #prawns #prawncurry #sundaylunch #authenticindian #glutenfree

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