Ricotta Cheese Cashew Coconut Patisapta Pitha( Indian Pancake with Ricotta Cheese, Coconut and Cashews)

I mentioned in my last post, how exciting, the festivals are, but, was unaware of the importance of each, when I was young. After the uruka feast which usually ends late at night, I used to dread the thought of having to wake up early next morning. But, no matter how hard I tried to … Continue reading Ricotta Cheese Cashew Coconut Patisapta Pitha( Indian Pancake with Ricotta Cheese, Coconut and Cashews)

Chicken Roast with Black Sesame Chutney (Til Bata Roasted Chicken)

"Bihu Axomor jatiya utsov. Bihu tineeta...etc. etc." This is how we used to start when tasked to write an essay on Bihu during our school days. Since I grew up in Guwahati, the capital city of Assam, though read and wrote essays on Bihu, could hardly relate to the traditional celebrations of rural areas. As … Continue reading Chicken Roast with Black Sesame Chutney (Til Bata Roasted Chicken)

Quick and Easy Gur Sondesh (Gur Sandesh) in just 3 steps

Listening to the everfresh, energetic Mahalaya chantings; laced with devotion upto the brim, is an awe-inspiring experience. Three days back, in the early morning hours, we were doing just that. Onset of Mahalaya, the powerful chantings to go with in the background; and we happily slipped into reminiscing the pleasant memories of last year's Durga … Continue reading Quick and Easy Gur Sondesh (Gur Sandesh) in just 3 steps

Gur Payox (Gur Kheer/ Gur Payesh/ Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery)

Gur Payox or Rice kheer made with date palm jaggery. This is a traditional rice pudding or a dessert or sweet dish whatever you may call it made with joha rice( a small fragrant variety of rice) with milk and date palm jaggery, prepared in almost every Indian homes. In Assam, we make it with … Continue reading Gur Payox (Gur Kheer/ Gur Payesh/ Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery)