Simple pleasures are really hard to explain. For me, even a cup of kadak chai sipping by the roadside, walking a long way without any fixed destination, or even a typical Assamese simple meal of dal, rice mashed potato and a piece of fish fry, would give me immense pleasure. Such pleasures derived from … Continue reading Sweet Potato Mash with Mustard Sauce
There’s something utterly comforting about the food we grew up with. Mas or fish is quintessential for any Assamese. The love for fish in Assam runs deep and the richness of the cuisine reflects it. I would gaze at the gorgeous view of the sun setting behind the Saraighat bridge, over the flowing river and the … Continue reading Dhania Bata Diya Mas( Fish in fresh coriander curry)
CHUTNEY, a versatile element in Indian cuisine and culture that not only blends its flavor with other dishes but also enhances the flavor and complimenting the dish you are having with. Chutney in simple terms is a condiments, that are served with almost every meal in India, with snacks, curries, and also as sauces for meat and … Continue reading Chatpata & Sugarfree Spiced Plum Chutney
Happy Celebration guys!!! Yes, why not celebrate any ordinary day or a weekend. Celebrate when you have friends casually coming home or even on relaxed afternoon with family. This is an apt recipe for such occasion of celebrating life. Such an easy recipe and superbly loaded with flavor. Now cooking whole fish this way, with … Continue reading GRILLED FISH with Mustard, Ginger-Garlic,Cilantro, Chili and Lime………,, Zero oil deliciousness!!
Burfi was in my mind for prasad this Diwali but not the ladoos. The previous night, I arranged all things needed right from Diwali special breakfast to sweets. All had to be made and kept ready well ahead to avoid the confusion early in my busy mornings with both girls going to school. Part of … Continue reading Atta ka Ladoo and festival
Ilish (hilsa) as we call it, is itself a delicacy no matter how u cook it. At least the Assamese and Bengali fish lovers goes over this fresh water fish curry. The rustic and strong flavor of poppy seeds and mustard seeds makes this fish apart all other fish curries. Breaking the monotony of … Continue reading XORIYOH-POSTO ILISH/ SHORSE-POSTO ILISH (HILSA IN AN AUTHENTIC MUSTARD-POPPY SEEDS GRAVY)
Seems like not so long ago, around this time of autumn, when, suddenly streets of Guwahati starts getting busier, shops look glitzy and glamorous than usual, like a canvas splashed with beautiful colors all around. Yeah! it's the time again to celebrate Durga Puja. People have already started making their preparations and shopping for new clothes, shoes, … Continue reading Jelepi ( Jalebi) The story of beyond the four days celebration