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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]