Kalyan Karmakar

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English   |   Bangla

Kalyan Karmakar is obsessed with food and loves talking about it. He runs an award-winning food and travel blog www.finelychopped.net. His debut book, The Travelling Belly, published by Hachette Publishing, is a food travelogue set across India.

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Once upon a time on Diwali: How I discovered Mumbai and myself

A Punjabi family from Mumbai made the city feel like home for me. With all the warmth of Deepawali.

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Kalyan Karmakar’s Food Diaries: To Japan and back, with no ‘excess baggage’

I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic just before my trip to The Land of the Rising Sun. But I managed to eat so well there, and yet, keep extra weight off.

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India's most independent dish: How biryani became truly national

Food historians argue about its origins, but this is the one dish that exists across the country today, uniting us all.

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As it's raining, let the oil drizzle to make these monsoon delicacies

Every kitchen adds its own little stamp to khichuri (khichdi) — the original Buddha bowl.

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Just keep quiet - because good food doesn't need big noise around it

Restaurants that play loud, headbanging numbers spoil the joy of eating out and our enjoyment of cuisine. Do they play it louder to hide off notes in the food?

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Why Alphonsos are India’s mango number one

The ‘poster boy’ of Indian mangoes has plus points over varieties like langda and himsagar – these include a thicker skin, less fibre, more hardiness.