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  • Eid-Ul-Azha Recipes

    There is only one thing on everyone’s mind right now -- what is going to be on the table throughout Eid? If you are currently in this dilemma, try out these delicious recipes and really bring out a one-of-a-kind table spread.

  • It’s ice cream O’ clock!

    Nothing compares to having ice cream when it comes to picking a blissful dessert in order to beat the heat. Store bought ice creams are delicious, but why not take them up a notch by turning these store-bought delicacies into delectable desserts?

  • Mocktail mania

    The local muskmelons that are available here may vary in taste and appearance from its foreign counterparts, but they are delicious

  • Go nuts for coconuts!

    Bangladeshi summers are unmatched with any other — the blazing sun and scorching heat, and the constant humidity. Having a tropical monsoon climate, we are lucky enough to be bestowed with an abundance of coconuts.

  • Four easy-peasy chicken recipes

    We all start somewhere when it comes to cooking. For some, their very first attempt brings out delectable results, while for others, it can be a total disaster. Whatever the case may be, it is always a memorable experience. We are all amateurs at the beginning and pick things up as we go along.

  • Of tomatoes and vegetables

    While summer is here already, some of us may still crave a bowl of heart-warming soup.

  • 6 life-changing salad dressing recipes

    Most would agree that salads by itself is a boring food. What’s interesting about munching plain vegetables anyway? Well, we should thank the creators of salad dressings to concoct an elixir that levels up all salad recipes.

  • Grand summer meals


  • Delectable Baishakh treats straight from the kitchen

    Scoop the watermelon with an ice cream scooper. Put it in a food processor and grind it. Strain the juice.

  • Dairy Delights

    This milk based dessert is a trendy one, as it is the modern version of our very own Shahi Tukra. Consisting of a dense milky shondesh, wrapped in a roll of bread that rests on a bed of thick,

  • Try your hand at punjabi cuisine


  • The delicious way to kick off the New Year


  • Dishing it platter style

    If food is at the heart of all celebrations, then what better way to do so then with a platter style buffet feast?

  • A smart meal box

    We all love a good takeaway but it’s not all just about pizza and fried chicken in the world of food delivery. From busy insurance brokers to workaholic parents to those who simply cannot be bothered to cook — Smartmeal can be a lifesaver!

  • Celebrating the divine

    Durga Puja is synonymous to celebration, none of which are complete without an elaborate table spread, with dishes ranging from the simplest ‘bhortas’ to the most delicious variety of fish.

  • Summer Salads

    There’s something comforting about salads. Before rolling those eyes, hear me out first. Nothing made me happier during my grad-school days than a large bucket of salad to chomp away while working in the laboratory, or late nights in the library. It was the combination of the cucumbers, nuts,

  • Sharmila BasuThakur — the legend

    Working with lifestyle journalism for over five years now, I believe I can confess to falling in love with the entire set-up. Some may abruptly brush off this special sort of reporting as laid-back, all about fluff and fleeting, but I contend to reason otherwise.

  • Dina’s Table

    There’s something about faluda. Cooling, perfumed, and creamy – it is both indulgent and nourishing; although the latter part may be only minimal, and it always reminds me of Ramadan and Eid.

  • The grand Eid feast

    A common dish from Kerala and easy to prepare. Perfect for vegans. It is a rich, creamy dish that goes great with polao or parathas.

  • Light bright summer delight


  • Exotic soups for iftar

    You will be hard-pressed to find anyone who does not appreciate a good soup. If you are thinking of a food for every mood, be it in sickness or in health, then you are thinking of good soup. From the staple chicken soup to the default order of Thai soup at any restaurant, there is just about something for everyone.

  • Jali Kabab

    Dina’s Table

    Dhaka is famous for its Mughal rooted dishes, and the famous jali kebab has become a firm favourite across the country. Ramadan is meant to be a time of restraint, but dusk inevitably brings forth the feasting, and my table is never complete without a fried item or two! I’ve diverted from the classic red meat variety

  • Comfort Food

    10 minute recipes

    The weather is getting warmer, and the patience to stay in the kitchen is getting thinner. So here are some quick recipes for Ramadan that can be prepared beforehand for sehri or iftar.


    Bhorta is just another staple for Bengalis, and one that makes us say ‘No’ to even rich delicacies — polau, korma, kachchi, or otherwise. Bhortas come in various forms, each indigenous to the localities, cultural variations, and the supply of produces, because the ingredients of a bhorta should be as fresh as possible.

  • Icy treats for the summer

    Let's ring in the summer with natural vitamins and minerals presented as yummy, healthy and addictive dishes, much needed to combat the scorching heat. Goodbye winter wonderland and take that, summer!

  • Shumona's after work cooking

    I am a working mother and I find cooking therapeutic and often take refuge in cooking to bring balance to my life and work. I try to use easy to get ingredients, and cook those in a healthy way, with spending as little time as possible.

  • Hello Honey

    You never fail to hear about all the adversities related to consuming refined sugar, which has created a large demand for the artificial kinds, which itself, is not much healthier. There is, however, a natural sweetener with more benefits than one can list; honey.

  • Cheesy affairs

    Serious cheese lovers will tell you that it is best to enjoy this creamy addictive versatile cheese on its own, but truth of the matter is that there is nothing wrong with changing things up a bit now then. Check out new ways to enjoy local cheese with these recipes.

  • Four delicious dairy dishes

    Dairy is an important element of a balanced diet. In fact, it's at one of the top tiers of the healthy food pyramid. More than that, the UN has countless researches on the importance and positive roles that dairy plays in our health.

  • Homemade Cheese Recipes

    An ode to cheese

    I love cheese. Cheese in all forms — hard cheese, soft cheese, cheese slices, melted cheese, goat cheese, gourmet cheese…you name it, I love it. Cheese is comfort food for me and there is nothing like a bowl of hot steaming tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich on a cold winter evening.