Indian cuisine reflects a 5,000-year history of various groups and cultures interacting with the subcontinent, leading to the diversity of flavours and regional cuisines found in modern day India.
Cooking is an art that began at home early in my life as I watched my ma cook wonderful dishes for everybody in the family. The food is a key ingredient in an Indian family, and everybody enjoys togetherness over breakfast, snacks and meals. Growing up in a Bengali household I learnt one thing, Bengalis love to eat, feed others, and cook. They are connoisseurs in this matter, and it is proved by the fact that Kolkata is teeming with all The Madras Tiffins, the Punjabi Dhabas, the Tibetan Delights, the Chinese Chowmein etc. All other regions are mostly focused and stick to their cuisine but Kolkata has it all.
So growing up amongst such a race it’s natural that I love to eat and get solace in cooking. The comfort of the whole spices spluttering in the oil, the waft of the masalas as they turn brown, the rich yellow colour of my curries gives me peace, makes me calm in this far off land and makes me connect to my home back in India. Although my cooking started off as a hobby, I only began to take it seriously after moving out of home now many years later, I can happily make a superb Indian meal at the drop of a hat!
Around 10 years ago I met my foodie soul mate – a.k.a. my husband (Sam) and I realized not only do I love to cook, but I love to cook for the people I love and care for. Feeding the appetites of my friends and family is my way of saying “I love you”, “Thank you”, “Happy Birthday”, “I’m sorry”….This new found love has helped me understand that one of most rewarding ways to cultivate a relationship and nurture someone is to cook for them. That is why I decided to start this business and spread the love in the Oxfordshire community. Over the years I have taken inspiration from my mom, friends, family and ingredients from various parts of India for the meals I cook. So browse through my blogs/recipes, order a curry for your curry night, hire us for your party, engage in a conversation, and be a part of this new Indian food community in Oxfordshire.