The name Food and Travel in Bengal say it all – a page about West Bengal’s gastronomy.
Like most Bengalis, we, too, love food from all generations and all parts of the world and we would die if we cannot travel. Through our page, we will try to bring to you some of the traditional dishes recipes along with some unique fusion recipes. It’s our earnest effort to delve into the culinary of Bengal – A Land That Cherishes Good Food. We’ll bring to you the restaurants from then and the new ones, share the hidden gems with you and speak about the newly opened restaurants.
In our travel section, we’ll share our travel experiences in and around West Bengal. At times, you may also find us writing about places like Pune and Pondicherry. After all, flights have made these also feasible during weekends, too! But, that will be rare. Our major focus is on West Bengal Tourism, Orrisa, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Assam, and Bihar – the neighboring states of West Bengal. Our focus is to provide details on different travel destinations from which you can plan your next holiday outings, or, set for armchair traveling in the comfort of your homes.
Grab some food and enjoy reading. Also, do, let us know if you ever cook something from our menu or the experience of visiting the mentioned restaurants (won’t stop you from adding on to something new). You can also mail us your recipes and we’ll be happy to publish your recipes on our food and travel in Bengal’s page (with due credit).
We have already covered an article on Darjeeling restaurants. And indeed, this is one of the rarest hill stations where you get lip-smacking fusion cuisine. Not just Glenary’s and Keventers, even the tiny eateries serve delicious & authentic food. Related: Food Crawl in Darjeeling – A rare treasure of the North Bengal Tourism Foodies’ heaven – Darjeeling Restaurants Sipping hot Darjeeling tea with the view … Continue reading Darjeeling Restaurants – The Hidden Gems
After spending one night in the lap of nature at Jhilimili forest and an adventurous day in Mukutmonipur, our next destination was Joypur jungle & the famous terracotta temples of Bishnupur, Bankura. Joypur Forest The following day, i.e. on 17th December, we started for Joypur jungle. A sweet aroma punched me as we entered the magical forest area. No! Not the typical smell of the … Continue reading Joypur And Bishnupur Bankura-The Journey Continues
For a day’s trip or as a picnic spot, Mukutmanipur in Bankura is well known among Bengalis. But today, one of us, will share our experience of Bankura tourism, which includes more than the known holiday spots. Being a Bankri (someone from the Bankura district of West Bengal), Bankura as a holiday destination always sounded quirky to me. Moreover, my son and I prefer the … Continue reading Bon Voyage – Jhilimili Forest And Mukutmanipur Bankura
From Sunday to Thursday, every night, most of the moms go to bed with the same thought – Which food to pack in the tiffin box tomorrow? The sole conditions are the food should be healthy, tasty, easy to consume, compact and can be prepared at the speed of lightning! Unfortunately, the two years of lockdown have put us out of the habit of preparing … Continue reading Quick Tiffin Box Recipes
There are offbeat places offered by North Bengal Tourism where one can go to find some solace from the hurried life of the concrete jungles. You just simply need to explore such hidden treasures. Parna had been to one such place last year. She shares her experience here with us. In one of his books, Ruskin Bond says, “It is always the same with mountains. … Continue reading Burmaik – a rendezvous with tranquility in North Bengal Tourism
After a deadly COVID-19 experience, Parna & family could finally make a trip to a place close to our heart – Darjeeling. In this article, we have discussed some of the best restaurants in Darjeeling, where she and her friends managed to visit during her 2 and a half day stay in Darjeeling before travelling to other lesser known spots in North Bengal Tourism. Here … Continue reading Food Crawl in Darjeeling – A rare treasure of the North Bengal Tourism
The Bengali sweets are not all about Sandesh made from cottage cheese or Chhena. There are many varieties of sweets in the drier districts of Bengal which are not made from cottage cheese. In this article, we’ll be discussing about the Bengali sweets that are not made from Chhena. As the regions of Bankura and Purulia are an extension of the Chotanagpur plateau, the weather … Continue reading The Sweetmeats of Bengal – 5: Sweets from the Bankura and Purulia Districts
Who wouldn’t want to take a break from the everyday turmoil of city life? The Dooars, a popular destination of North Bengal Tourism can be the perfect choice with its beautiful and eye-catching landscapes of lush green stretches of tea gardens, pleasant weather, vast deciduous forests along a wonderful view of the Himalayas. In this article, we would be providing you with the details of … Continue reading DOOARS: The ultimate getaway to the wonderland of the North Bengal Tourism
The Bengalis are gourmets by nature. They love food and cherish hosting occasions for opportunities to have food. Talking about food, we all know that breakfast is an essential meal of the day and we should break our fasts like a king, as a famous proverb says. But, how’s the Bengali breakfast scene? What are the food items that govern the breakfast tables of common … Continue reading Hugely Popular Bengali Breakfast Dishes
– A true Bengali delicacy to have for your offbeat dinner. The Bengalis swear by two things – a fill of Posto Baata or Alu Posto with rice and an afternoon siesta thereafter. Posto or poppy seeds, also known as khus khus in other parts of the country enriches our taste buds, cools down our bodies, and simultaneously heals our digestive system. The Posto Chicken … Continue reading Posto Chicken Recipe