Carrot, walnut and raisin cake

I baked this carrot , walnut and raisin cake a few days ago. It is a very moist carrot cake made with whole wheat flour, flavoured with spices and filled with walnuts and raisins. I had plans of dressing it up with some indulgent frosting, but at the […]

Grilled chicken skewers

These grilled chicken skewers wrapped in flatbreads went to form a great healthy meal. Boneless strips of chicken thighs were marinated in a yogurt and walnut marinade. After 6-8 hours in the fridge, they were skewered along with some peppers and onions and grilled until cooked. Made with […]

Cheesy tortiglioni bake

We, like so many others, are great fans of Italian food, especially pasta. This, of course, does not mean that we gorge on it every other day. No, we have it, maybe, once a week, sometimes even after longer periods; but , when we do have it, we […]

Palak paneer

Hope you have had a good weekend. As the country takes the first baby steps out of lockdown today, with millions of children back at school, I hope it is the start of positive times ahead. On the cooking front, sharing with you a light yet flavoursome and […]

Salmon and vegetable pie

This salmon and vegetable pie recipe was first created more than a decade ago; another recipe that I am trying to preserve. It is one which we really enjoyed a lot the first time it was made and all the other times I have made it since then. […]

Bogorir jola mitha asar / Assamese style hot and sweet jujube pickle

Mention bogorir jola mitha asar / Assamese style hot and sweet jujube pickle and almost every Assamese will start drooling. Me included! This explosion of heat and sweetness laced with the thick and sticky jaggery syrup with the slight sourness coming from the jujube is more than enough […]

Lemon cake

Lemon cake is my other half’s favourite and that’s what he got for his birthday today. He doesn’t like too much of a fuss on his cake and prefers simple flavours, especially the citrus ones. But then again, he doesn’t like the flavour to be too intense. And […]

Peanut butter, puffed rice and fruit and nut squares

Another week almost comes to an end. As I try to think of the next recipe to post, my eyes fall upon the old notebook where I had jotted down this recipe for peanut butter, puffed rice and fruit and nut squares filled with the goodness of an […]

Til diya kukura mangxo / Assamese style chicken curry with sesame seeds

The grounds have now cleared and the intense white landscape from a few days ago with freezing temperatures seems to be a distant memory. With the gradually rising temperatures, nature also seems to be gradually waking up from its wintery hibernation in our part of the world. A […]

Chilli, garlic and coriander prawns

I don’t cook with prawns very often and when I do, I usually stick to quick and easy recipes. The following recipe, for chilli, garlic and coriander prawns, however is a keeper. It’s very easy to make and cooks in less than 10 minutes. The fact that the […]