Restaurant Review: The Palms, Southern Avenue, Kolkata

I think some of the best meals in life happen unplanned; spur of the moment decisions on a grey-coloured afternoon lead us through the doors of an old joint, once Funjabi Tadka, now revamped and renamed The Palms, on Southern Avenue. The place is hard to miss; take a right from Mudiali and find on your left this humongous Café Coffee Day outlet, with this cosy little place tucked away in a corner.
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Bengali-Style Prawn Malay Curry (In Under 30 Minutes)

I’ve been meaning to post about my cooking for a while and many of you keep asking whenever I post pictures of dishes on facebook or Instagram. When it comes to cooking my major concern is to simplify the whole process as well as reduce the time taken to cook it. I never spend whole days cooped up in the kitchen. I have a full time job and two dogs and all the other aspects of my adult life which need to be taken care of. I read a recipe online and if it takes too long I simply lose interest. Don’t get me wrong, I love slow-cooked dishes, but only when they are served to me either in a restaurant or in someone’s house. Aint nobody got time for that!

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Of Fasting and Feasting: Calcutta’s Eat-Street, Ramzan 2016

I never observe religion or politics when it comes to food. I believe food has the ability to transcend barriers of every possible kind, and these feelings become stronger especially the month of Ramzan in the city that nonchalantly boasts of eating to one’s heart’s content. If you have your doubts, just take a walk down Kolkata’s Zakaria Street this week.

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