Omita aru Aloor Torkari (Raw Papaya and Potato Curry)

Ingredients– 1 big raw papaya 250 gm potatoes 1 dry red chilli 2 small onions 4-5 cloves garlic 2 green chillies 1” piece ginger 1 tsp cumin powder 2 tbsp mustard oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste Method – Peel the papaya and potatoes and cut in large pieces Make a coarse paste…

Doi Maach (Fish Cooked in Curd Gravy)

Ingredients– 4 pieces of Rohu fish, washed, marinated with salt and turmeric powder for 15 minutes 1 cup fresh curd 1 tbsp besan (Gramflour) A pinch of turmeric powder 2 green cardamoms 2 small pieces of cinnamon stick 2-3 dry red chillies 4 tbsp onion paste 2 tbsp mustard oil for frying the fish 2…

Duck Egg Spicy Curry

Ingredients– 6 duck eggs 1 tbsp ginger paste 2 slit green chillies 3 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp red chilli powder Salt to taste Method – Boil eggs with a little salt Shell them when cool and keep aside Heat oil in a wok Fry eggs with a little turmeric powder and…

Kholasapori Pitha (Assamese Rice Flour Pancake)

Ingredients– 1/2 cup rice flour powder A pinch of salt A pinch of turmeric powder (optional) 3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 1 small onion, finely sliced 2 baby carrots, grated 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1/2 cup water or a little more if necessary Mustard oil for smearing the pan Method – Combine all…

Chana Sundal (Chickpeas Stirfry)

Ingredients– 200 gm chickpeas 1 tbsp vegetable oil A pinch of asafoetida powder 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp urad dal 1 dry red chilli 5 curry leaves 1 green chilli, finely chopped 2 tbsp grated coconut 1 tbsp lemon juice Salt to taste Method– Soak the chickpeas overnight Add enough water in a pressure…

Aloo Sabji and Puri

Ingredients– For Aloo Sabji – 5 boiled potatoes, roughly broken 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp amchur powder 1/2 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 2 cups water 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 1 tbsp wheat flour 1 tbsp ghee 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1.5” ginger, julienned…

Millet Khichdi

Ingredients– 2/3 cup millet (I used kodo and foxtail millet) 1/3 cup dal (I used moong and toor dal) 2 tsp ghee 1 tsp cumin seeds 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 medium potatoes, quartered 1/3 cup shelled peas 1 medium carrot, cut into chunks 1 large tomato, quartered 2-3 green chillies, slit 1 tsp…

Pulao

Ingredients– 2 cups joha rice 2 bay leaves 3-4 cardamoms 3-4 cloves 1” cinnamon stick 1/3 cup cashew nuts 1/4 cup raisins 1 tsp ginger garlic paste Salt to taste 4 tbsp ghee Method – Wash the rice well and drain out the water Spread it on a plate lined with muslin cloth and set…

Fish Croquette (Maacher Chop)

Ingredients– 500 gm Rohu fish 2 Cup Onion – finely chopped 3 Tbsp Ginger – finely chopped 2 Tbsp Garlic – finely chopped 3 Large, Boiled Potatoes – mashed 1 Tbsp Green Chillies – finely chopped 1 Tbsp Lime Juice 1/4 Cup Fresh Coriander – chopped 4 Cups Water – for boiling fish Salt to…

Meat Masala Powder

Ingredients– 2 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp cumin seeds 2” cinnamon stick 2 pieces mace 6-8 cloves 4 green cardamoms 1 black cardamom 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder 1 tbsp kasoori methi 1 tsp amchur powder 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp…