Author: Anumita Chatterjee Roy

Soya Chunks and Kidney Beans, a Protein Rich Vegetarian Delight

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhile cooking, Anumita often puts different things together, adds spices and comes up with an entirely new recipe. She decided to marry the two proteins, soya chunks, and kidney beans, with chopped mushrooms to create a texture and taste which could be had with rice or roti. Here’s the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively […]

No Bake Jhatpat Chocolate Cake

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, shares a no-bake jhatpat chocolate cake recipe, in the weekly column. She recalls her childhood in Venezuela and the cake that her mother made for them – she had learnt it from her friends. The memories and stories associated with food makes it magical. A Different Truths exclusive. A major part […]

Yummy-n-Wholesome Sandwich Time

Reading Time: 2 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, tells us how to make a yummy and wholesome sandwiches, fast, for lunch, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. Few days of summer is mine to share with my younger son, who is fast growing and would be leaving home soon. The favorite time during my busy schedule, the […]

The Beginning of an End

Reading Time: 6 minutesAnumita brings out the agonising pain of a mother contesting her child’s custody in a courtroom, exclusively for Different Truths. “Are you ready, June? – the question was just that. A question. No emotions, nothing else. June got up and straightened her dress and took a deep breath. It is today. Today is going to […]

Delicious Maacher Kaliya: A Fish Delicacy in a Bengali Home

Reading Time: 3 minutesMaacher Kaiya is a fish delicacy in a Bengali home. Anumita, our Managing Editor, shares the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Geography has a vital influence on the food habits of the people. I hail from Bengal, and one side of that state in India had a beautiful coastline and many […]

Beguni and Aam er Chatni: The Perfect Companion to Khichuri – II

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn the second part of Bengali comfort food, Anumita, our Managing Editor, shares the recipes of Beguni and Aam er Chatni, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. With the comfort food of khichuri, there is a need for its favorite side dishes. Salty Beguni and sweet Chatni make the perfect combination.   All […]

Khichuri: The Perfect Comfort Food – I

Reading Time: 3 minutesOur Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the finger-licking recipe of Khichuri, Bengali style, in the first part of her two-part article, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. It was raining the night before. The grey sky and the incessant drumming of the water droplets on the roof were creeping into my conscious mind. The […]

One Less Ma

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe trials and tribulations of staying far away from homeland are many. Our Managing Editor, Anumita, shares the grief of losing one of her Mas (mothers). Here’s her soulful tribute to all her Mas and her departed Mejoma, as Mother’s Day Special, exclusively for Different Truths. Last week, my call lasted for 10 minutes and […]

Is the Mother of High Functioning Autism Children Nothing More Than a Fraud?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe author’s children are high functioning autistic. The term “autistic”  used with her children felt wrong as if she used that as a label to get things to work. In medical terms, nothing like high-functioning autism exists. But, Wikipedia defines high-functioning autism (HFA) as a term applied to people with autism who are deemed to […]

Dhoka, the Savory Lentil Dumplings

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnumita, our Managing Editor, shares a traditional Bengali vegetarian cuisine, Dhoka r Dalna (gravy of Lentil Dumplings). There are numerous vegetarian recipes in the Bengali cuisine, quite contrary to the belief that Bengalis just eat fish. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Vegetarian dishes in a Bengali home would mean excluding […]