Saffron Streaks



Born in one place, brought up in another and since then been to many places in pursuit of work ,life, happiness or whatever. With each passing year my restless mind flames the passion for traveling in me. For me traveling is not just visiting places of interest but to explore and understand the new culture, the people through its art, heritage, history, archeology, food, crafts and so many things one can relate to.

Sometimes a hugely popular touristy place fails to inspire but you find solace in a non-descript place. Nature presents itself in its so many myriad forms and shapes and as they say beauty lies in the eyes of beholder ! Perhaps that is the reason I like silent beaches more where you can sit for hours and converse with the waves. Lonesomeness is then what you enjoys most  as you sit watching the sun setting in the horizon.

travel @ saffronstreaks

Life throws you out from one dream sequence to another and one fine morning I find myself standing near the imposing Howrah bridge with my baggage. Yes I have arrived at the gastronomical capital of the country – Kolkata. A new world of multi-cuisine slowly unfolds before me and as I sailing through one cuisine to another, chasing down the streets of the city, the passion for food slowly born in me.

food @ saffronstreaks

Thus out of this two passion bloom saffronstreaks – a food and travel blog where I am sharing my culinary experiences and travelogues with bit of musings thrown here and there in good measure.

(Some of you may have asked )why  saffronstreaks because I love the color, its richness inspire me. I love the evening sky when it is painted in saffron and hues of orange, red and blue. Sometimes a more prominent purplish streak entwined saffron in its shadows and together they perform a musical saga in the sky as the sun sets in the western horizon. Purple and saffron has a long and intricate relationships defined by the nature as the flower of the saffron is purple in color.

flower of saffron

And when you hand-picked those beautiful threads of saffron and dissolve in fresh and pure milk, it leaves behind beautiful streaks – a streak of rich flavor and great taste. Followed by interesting food stories, monologues or travelogues, tempting visuals, unknown food destinations and many more….

Come and explore an epicurean’s world.

Bon appetite !

Bon voyage !



  • Reply
    Ashim Chakraborty
    November 9, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Tasted christening of the site(saffron streaks),it is simply poetic at the same time devastatingly delicious.Was hungry for similar taste with the names of the tasty recipes. Patoler Dolma could have been Dolamoy Patol or Patoler Hridaer dea neowa or some such thing.
    Relived my trek to Goumukh. Request for more travelogue.

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      November 10, 2010 at 5:52 pm

      hello Ashim da, welcome to my blog, thanx a ton for such lovely words of appreciation.
      It will boost my morale !

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    December 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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    January 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    “Born in one place, brought up in another and since then been to many places in pursuit of work ,life, happiness or whatever.”

    Feels like my story. Great blog! This stuff will make me come back time and again!

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      January 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

      thanx beyondlust. I am sure you will find some intersting stuff here that will hooked u.

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    Pankaj Chaddah
    April 6, 2011 at 6:30 pm


    I am one of the founders of (an online food guide & menus pages website). Wanted to talk to you regarding your blog. It would be great if you could mail me your no to, or call me .

    Meanwhile do check out the website, its pretty useful.

    Look forward to your reply.


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    November 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Hi, I ‘ve just come across your blog, and it’s wonderful 🙂

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    December 3, 2011 at 6:30 am

    It is my first vist here… And its been a while since I’ve been clicking away… It is a beautiful space you have here.

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    January 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Hey.. beautiful blog.. loved your writing style.. simply superb 🙂

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    August 22, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Very nice blog………..

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    April 1, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Had been here several times before, but never got a chance to explore your space!!! Loved it… and simply amazing collection of recipes 🙂 Going to try a few of them very soon… Happy to connect 🙂

    See you sometime @ 🙂

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      April 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much Shruti. We are happy to connect with you too. You have a lovely space and fabulous photography.

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