Baked mint and coriander chicken

This baked mint and coriander chicken is one of our family favourites. I have made it innumerable times, for family and friends at home and taken it as a contribution to joint parties. It is very succulent, full of fresh flavours and easy to make too! I hadn’t […]

Boror tenga

This is a recipe for an Assamese summer speciality – boror tenga. It translates to lentil fritters in a thin sour gravy. Climate plays such an important role in the kind of food that we enjoy. Back in Assam, summers would include a lot of tangy curries with […]

Tomato peas and paneer curry

I am a huge fan of paneer (Indian cottage cheese). Well, as a matter of fact, a four of us are. And this tomato peas and paneer curry is right up there among our family favourites. Healthy- I have always believed in the fact that most dishes can […]

Muri ghonto l fish head with yellow lentils

The Assamese are great fish lovers. With the mighty river Brahmaputra flowing by, there is an abundant supply of a variety of riverine fish, both large and small. Therefore, they all have a prominent place in Assamese cuisine. Fish is cooked in a variety of ways; in simple […]

Gur diya narikolor laru (Coconut balls with jaggery)

These Gur diya narikolor laru (coconut balls with jaggery) were made to celebrate Rongali Bihu, the Assamese festival that is celebrated to usher in the Assamese New Year. Fresh grated coconut is mixed with a jaggery syrup. The mixture is then cooked and rolled into balls. Bihu? Assam, […]

Courgette / zucchini khar (Assamese recipe)

Khar is an alkaline based delicacy from Assamese cuisine, generally had at the start of a typical Assamese meal, especially lunch. It is had with some some rice. Apparently, khar is said to have cleansing properties. It is said to help in preparing the digestive system to welcome […]

Kala chana – alu chaat l Black chickpeas and potato chaat

This kala chana – alu chaat l black chickpeas and potato chaat is an explosion of flavours. It is loaded with kala chana ( black chickpeas), potatoes and an assortment of other vegetables, fruits and nuts. A couple of fresh and dry ground spices are also added. All […]

Mint – coriander chutney / Indian style green chutney

Mint – coriander chutney / Indian style green chutney is a a very common chutney, not only in most Indian households, but also on the food carts of roadside vendors and restaurants in India. Growing up, how many times have we pleaded with the roadside chaatwalla ( chaat […]

Date – tamarind chutney / Indian style date and tamarind chutney

This date – tamarind chutney / Indian style date and tamarind chutney is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy with a slight heat running through it. In the local Indian dialect, it is known as khajur – imli chutney ( khajur-dates, imli- tamarind). It is the perfect […]

Bootor dali

There are some combinations of food that brings back memories. Celebrating one such combination of luci and bootor dali. Thick and lightly spiced bootor dali ( chana dal / split chickpea dal) scooped up with flaky, puffed up luci / poori is surely a comforting delight. If you […]