There are many hidden gems in Bengali cuisine which will be a delightful surprise to the intrepid gourmet who takes the trouble to seek out something new. Tucked away in the eastern corner of this vast culinary wonder store that is India, is a culinary culture that is as ingenuous as it is delectable.
Till recently, Bengali food was not available in many restaurants or public eateries, because the Bengalis fiercely guarded the secrets of their grandmother’s and mother’s kitchens. But it is now possible, to taste the wonders of their “shuktos”, jhols”, and “koshas”outside a Bengali home.
It’s an excellent opportunity to enjoy some up-close interactions with a former British Airways executive, who is now reveling in the delights of being a home-chef and culinary consultant. She has garnered immense popularity for her amazing repertoire of authentic Bengali and Kolkata style food.
Exceedingly proud of her Bengali roots, Iti helps travellers discover the flavours of her favourite cuisine through home-style Bengali meals and cooking sessions.
The typical Bengali menu Iti offers will always include a daal, (the main source of protein), a bhaja or something fried, a couple of seasonal vegetables, usually one bland and one slightly spiced, and fish holding center stage. Fish being plentiful, plays an important part in the daily food in Bengal and all varieties from the 20 kg carp to tiny mourala are relished. So you can look forward to some exciting preparations in Itis home kitchen.