Istanbul can be addictive, and I am addicted to its infinite dining options and regional foodstuffs. Delicious, fresh, vibrant, bold, hip, yet subtle. Beneath the shadow of Istanbul's Galata Bridge, one of the lively areas with a hustle all around, I could see many local taverns serving fresh fish and salads. Exploring the local taste … Continue reading Imam Bayildi
This recipe is so perfect to serve to your guest because you hardly spend any time in the kitchen. It takes barely 5 minutes and once it’s in the oven your hands and kitchen is free for other things and enjoying time with your friends. Last week, it was nice to get connected with … Continue reading Crispy Zatar Sumac Baked Salmon
LIGHT VEGGIE MEDITERRANEAN PASTA If given a choice of pasta with meat or veggie, I would prefer a veggie one. I am not a big fan of saucy pasta, but this kind of light pasta delights me more. This zucchini, mushroom fettuccini pasta is a very simple, tossed with fresh veggies, herbs, lemon, lemon … Continue reading VEGGIE MEDITERRANEAN PASTA
TRADITIONAL CHICKEN CURRY “I am tired mummy!”, “I wana eat some rice, chicken and yogurt, please….”. This is one regular dialogue of Ayona (Annie) as soon as she gets down from her school bus. And my regular dialogue is “sure darling!” She is just 4…. A naughty, bubbly and a very demanding girl with full … Continue reading Traditional Chicken Curry
BOROR BILAHI TENGA – A DELICACY OF ASSAM A Tomato based light curry with lentil dumplings. Assamese cuisine is characterized by two main dishes, “khar”- an alkali dish and “Tenga”- a sour dish. Khar is served at the beginning of a meal and ends with Tenga, in a very traditional Assamese meal. Assamese cuisine is flavorful … Continue reading BOROR BILAHI TENGA
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
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