Spiced apple crumble

All four of us have massive sweet teeth. Needless to say, we often crave desserts. For day to day desserts, I try to regulate what goes in and keep it mostly simple. A dessert which is simple to make, delivers on taste and is guilt free is always […]

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 […]

Luci / Poori recipe

Sharing this luci /poori recipe; I had made these recently to accompany some bootor dali (Assamese style split chickpeas curry). Flaky, puffed up luci / poori are a delight, so here’s a recipe for you to try. Luci? Poori? Luci (pronounced loo-sie) / poori is a deep fried […]

Spicy baked salmon

Ever since we came to the UK, salmon has been on top of the fish list for all four of us. Needless to say, I am forever looking for ways to enjoy this beautiful fish. The following spicy baked salmon is one such way. Both me and the […]

Carrot, walnut and raisin cake

I baked this carrot , walnut and raisin cake a few days ago. It is a very moist carrot cake made with whole wheat flour, flavoured with spices and filled with walnuts and raisins. I had plans of dressing it up with some indulgent frosting, but at the […]

Grilled chicken skewers

These grilled chicken skewers wrapped in flatbreads went to form a great healthy meal. Boneless strips of chicken thighs were marinated in a yogurt and walnut marinade. After 6-8 hours in the fridge, they were skewered along with some peppers and onions and grilled until cooked. Made with […]

Cheesy tortiglioni bake

We, like so many others, are great fans of Italian food, especially pasta. This, of course, does not mean that we gorge on it every other day. No, we have it, maybe, once a week, sometimes even after longer periods; but , when we do have it, we […]

Palak paneer

Hope you have had a good weekend. As the country takes the first baby steps out of lockdown today, with millions of children back at school, I hope it is the start of positive times ahead. On the cooking front, sharing with you a light yet flavoursome and […]

Salmon and vegetable pie

This salmon and vegetable pie recipe was first created more than a decade ago; another recipe that I am trying to preserve. It is one which we really enjoyed a lot the first time it was made and all the other times I have made it since then. […]

Bogorir jola mitha asar / Assamese style hot and sweet jujube pickle

Mention bogorir jola mitha asar / Assamese style hot and sweet jujube pickle and almost every Assamese will start drooling. Me included! This explosion of heat and sweetness laced with the thick and sticky jaggery syrup with the slight sourness coming from the jujube is more than enough […]