Lavender whole wheat shortbread biscuits

Summer is in full swing in our neck of the woods. Although the temperatures have been fluctuating a bit with high twenties one day and low tens the next. Nevertheless, the summer blooms have come up, bringing much joy. My lavender plant has perked up and I decided […]

Roasted tomato and garlic dip

In my last post, I had shared some momos / steamed dumplings. Back home the momos were always accompanied by a red chilli based chutney and a clear soup. The chutney used to be super hot; well, by my standards at least. I skipped the soup and made […]

Baked cumin – potato wedges

Today’s post is an ode to the humble potato and I am sharing the recipe for these baked cumin – potato wedges. Full of flavour, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these wedges are a delight. Potatoes are very important in my kitchen…well, probably in […]

Cheese bites l Cheese cookies

These cheese bites l cheese cookies (eggless) come with a warning. ‘They can be very addictive’; there- don’t tell me later that I didn’t warn you! They are small crisp cookies that are packed full of flavour and you might not stop at just one. I created this […]

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 […]

Roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup

The daffodils came, the tulips are sprouting up, the blossoms are putting on a show and clusters of new leaves on the trees are opening up. Long, warmer days were on the horizon. But then, the temperatures decided to take a nosedive. We even had a few flurries […]

How to roast garlic

Garlic is one spice that I use in abundance in almost all my cooking and savoury bakes. Yes, more than enough to keep the vampires away!! Not only is this spice good for you, being heart healthy etc, but the flavour that it lends to all the dishes […]

Roasted asparagus with garlic and chilli

Spring landed in our neck of the woods a while ago. The daffodils raised their pretty yellow heads some time back and are now almost past their prime. It is so wonderful to be able to experience the seasonal transitions of nature; something constant to look forward to […]

Oats, chocolate and ginger cookies (eggless)

I first made these oats, chocolate and ginger cookies (eggless) more than a decade ago! How time flies! My two taste testers were so little then and are both now taller than me! This is another recipe that I managed to find in my recovered notebook. What recovered […]