Xoru maas diya adar jool l Small fish in ginger gravy

This xoru maas diya adar jool l small fish in ginger gravy is an Assamese favourite. It’s a light soupy gravy with small varieties of fish added to it. Coming from a place on the banks of one of the world’s largest rivers (the mighty Brahmaputra) flowing through […]

Aloo pitika l Assamese style mashed potatoes

Aloo pitika l Assamese style mashed potatoes is pure comfort food. Mix it with some boiled rice and dal and you are good to go! Pitika- The Assamese ( from Assam, a state in North East India) are very good with their pitikas (mash) and they are made […]

Vegetable mung dal l One pot recipe

This Vegetable mung dal l One pot recipe is very popular in our household. It is easy to make, is healthy and can be easily adapted; so what’s not to like?! Dal is a dish that is consumed in plenty all over the Indian sun continent. From simple […]

Bengena pura pitika l Roasted and smoked aubergine mash

We love aubergines and this Bengena pura pitika l Roasted and smoked aubergine mash is one of our favourite ways of enjoying this vegetable. Smoking the soft aubergine flesh gives it the most delightful flavour. Pura l Pitika- ‘Pura’ (smoked) and ‘Pitika’ (mash) are two very popular food […]

Courgette – bilahi masor jool l Courgette – tomato fish curry

This courgette – bilahi masor jool l courgette – tomato fish curry is based on one of my favourite Assamese style fish curries while growing up. It is a light, comforting and refreshing fish curry, and it’s quite easy to make too. Growing up in an Assamese (from […]

Rahar dali l Arhar dal l Toor dal l Split pigeon peas

Rahar dali l Arhar dal l Toor dal l Split pigeon peas is very much loved in our household. This recipe is easy to make, delicious, filling and nutritious at the same time. Rahar dali / split pigeon peas are a popular pulse all over India and is […]

Nimokhia kordoi l Assamese style savoury snack

Kordoi is a popular snack from Assam ( a state in North East India ). It has sweet and savoury versions and is usually made during Bihu, the major festival of Assam. The sweet versions are dunked in sugar syrup and the savoury version has variations. I made […]

Tilor Pitha l Assamese style glutinous rice wrappers with a sweet sesame filling

This recipe for Tilor Pitha l Assamese style glutinous rice wrappers with a sweet sesame filling is full of nostalgia. This is a traditional Assamese (from Assam, a state in North East India) delicacy especially prepared during the festival of Bihu. Bihu? Assam, a North Eastern state of […]

Narikolor sira l Assamese style candied coconut with cardamom and saffron

Narikolor sira l Assamese style candied coconut with cardamom and saffron is usually made during Bihu, The major festival of Assam ( a state in the North eastern part of India). There are three types of Bihu, and one of them (Magh / Bhogali ) is coming up […]

Jola – mitha cranberry chutney l Assamese style hot and sweet cranberry chutney

This jola – mitha cranberry chutney l Assamese style hot and sweet cranberry chutney is exactly what it says; hot and sweet! Spoon a little into your mouth and you are greeted by the initial sweetness and very slight tang followed by a kick of heat at the […]