Thekera tenga boror jool

Come summer, and what we Assamese look forward to in a meal is the tengar jool (tenga-sour; jool-light, soup like curry). This is usually made with a variety of ingredients like lemon, tomatoes, bottle gourd etc, but the best has to be the one with thekera tenga. This […]

Baked mathri l Spiced and herbed Indian snack

Made these Baked mathri l spiced and herbed Indian snack a couple of days ago to satisfy the savoury snack cravings. They are crisp and full of flavour from the herbs and spices. Unlike the regular mathris which are deep fried, these are baked. So definitely a healthier […]

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 […]

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 […]

Phulka (roti /rooti) recipe l Puffed Indian flatbread

This phulka (roti /rooti) recipe l puffed Indian flatbread is one of the most commonly made Indian flatbreads in our home. A phulka is cooked partly over an iron skillet and partly over an open flame which helps it to puff up. Phulka? Roti? The phulka is also […]

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 […]

Stir fried sesame and garlic kale

This stir fried kale sesame and garlic kale is a quick and easy way to add some greens to your meal. In this post, I will also share some tips on how to prepare kale for cooking. It is now our new best friend. Kale is a tough […]

Spiced potato and leek soup

This spiced potato and leek soup is one of the easiest soups you can make. At the same time, it is full of flavour, and enough to warm you up on a cold day or night! The temperatures have definitely been making a nosedive in our neck of […]