This is one of my newest addition to favorite starters or sides menu. After a week of hectic traveling and spending time with family in India, followed by a weekend dedicated almost exclusively to having back to back post-Diwali parties in Bahrain, I barely cooked anything apart from breakfast, perhaps! So, naturally, loads of all sorts … Continue reading Spiced Curry Leaf Fish Fry
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)
"I am done with parties! No seriously, and done with eating too, phew!!" My stomach yelled at me, cried and made me cry too " For God's sake please please have pity on me! you are eating what not, right from veggies to meat... desserts and even sweets. Gosh! you do not spare the mouth fresheners either. … Continue reading Crispy Fish Bites
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!!
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)
It would be wrong if I say this is a typically Assamese dish. Most of the time experimenting with my cooking results in some really fabulous dishes and gives me pleasure and motivates me to try more. This particular dish also has an origin, in my husband's ancestral home in Dimu, Assam. Hence, i named it … Continue reading WHITE POPPY SEEDS PEANUT FISH CURRY ( POSTO BADAM DI XOL MAAS-DIMU BADAM POSTO MAAS)
CURRIED COCONUT SALMON WITH SPINACH Another experimental night…….When I open my fridge I get confused about what to cook, because I get plenty of ideas. But at times, you are just not in mood of cooking, yet you want your dish to be exotic with minimum effort. This is one of those dishes that … Continue reading CURRIED COCONUT SALMON WITH SPINACH
ROU MAAS PALENG JOL (Labeo Rohita aka Rohu- a fresh water fish from Carp family, spinach based curry) Fish and Rice is a staple food of Assamese people. Use of fresh herbs and vegetables with fish and meat is very significant in Assamese cuisine. Since childhood I’ve seen Deuta(my father) and Ata / Koka(grandfather) bringing … Continue reading