Indian cuisine: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

West Bengal celebrates ‘Rasogolla Day’

Published: November 15, 2019

West Bengal celebrated ‘Rasogolla Dibas’ to mark second anniversary of granting of GI tag for  Banglar Rasogolla. On November 14, 2017, West Bengal received the GI tag for Rosogolla. A GI tag identifies a product as originating from a particular region. West Bengal and Odisha were involved in a tug-of-war to stake a claim to ..


Jaspal Inder Singh Kalra, celebrated chef and culinary revivalist, passes away

Published: June 4, 2019

Jaspal Inder Singh Kalra (71), the celebrated chef and culinary revivalist , has passed away on June 4 in New Delhi. He earned epithets like ‘Czar of Indian Cuisine’ and ‘Taste Maker to the Nation’, and was popularly known as Jiggs Kalra. Kalra was the first Asian to be inducted in the International Food and ..


Gobindobhog Rice

Published: April 12, 2018

The Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) has granted geographical indication (GI) status to Gobindobhog rice, a speciality from Burdwan district of West Bengal. It is a short grain, white, aromatic, sticky rice having a sweet buttery flavor. It derives its name from its usage as the principal ingredient in the preparation of the offerings to Govindajiu, the family deity of the Setts of ..


New Delhi hosts Aadi Mahotsav – a fortnight long Tribal Festival of 2017

Published: November 17, 2017

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated ‘Aadi Mahotsav’ – a fortnight long Tribal Festival with the theme of ‘A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Culture, Cuisine and Commerce’ on 16 Nov 2017 at Dilli Haat in New Delhi. Over 750 tribal artisans from over 25 States are participating in the festival. The ..


The Gobindobhog rice gets Geographical Indication (GI) status

Published: August 30, 2017

Gobindobhog rice from Burdwan district of West Bengal has recently got the Geographical Indication (GI) status. As a result of getting the GI tag, rice from other regions or rice of other varieties cannot be branded as ‘Gobindobhog’. Hence, the marketability of the rice would be strengthened, for the local, national and international markets. The ..