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)

XORIYOH-POSTO ILISH/ SHORSE-POSTO ILISH (HILSA IN AN AUTHENTIC MUSTARD-POPPY SEEDS GRAVY)

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)

Jelepi ( Jalebi) The story of beyond the four days celebration

  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