Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wow, it's X-mas time. Let's have hot!!!

It's mid December. The cold reaches to the bone and chills throughout the body. Blankets and warm sweaters are wrapped around. It's festival time. The Xmas carols are abound. Bells, balls, glitters, lights and Xmas trees are on. It's just enticing, it's simply thrilling. Yes, Xmas is near! You must be busy planning for the day, right? Thinking of going out to celebrate in town's latest food hub with its myriad of menu? Or thinking of doing something different this time to surprise your loved ones? Thank Jesus, you came to this place. Believe me, I assure you praise from your guests this Xmas. How? Simple. As they say "Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all." So why not show your love towards your loved one in abandon? Here is how you be the epitome of love and gratitude (and of course surprise!) with this simple yet unique recipe brought specially to you this festive season.

Duck Curry: Sounds frightening? Where on earth shall I get a duck now? Don't worry. Ask your nearby butcher. Believe me, it's ready with him. After all he cares for your festival planning. Once you have arranged the duck follow me here step by step to your great presentation on the special day.

Ingredients: Duck 1kg, 2 garlic, 500gm onion, 5 inch long ginger, 3 tbsp black pepper powder, 2 tsp coriander powder, 3 tsp cumin powder, salt to taste, 2tsp turmeric powder, 3 bay leaves, clove, cinnamon, cardamom paste 2 tsp, ghee 1 tbsp(optional, for flavor), mustard oil for frying.

1.Cut the duck into small pieces(half or one inch long).

2. Make paste of ginger garlic and half of the onion. Cut long the remaining onions.

3. Marinate the meat with ginger-garlic-onion paste, turmeric powder, cardamom powder, cumin powder, salt and a little bit mustard oil for 20 minutes.
4. Heat oil, add bay leaves and fry the long cut onions till golden brown.
5. Add the marinated meat and keep stirring till oil comes out.
6. Add pepper powder and more salt if required.
7. Add water and let it cook.
8. Once done, add clove, cinnamon, cardamom paste and ghee.

Let it come to normal room temperature. You can serve it flaming hot too, but flavor comes out once it is cool. Serve with hot rice, polav, sandwich or paratha. That's all you need to do to make the Xmas special this time. Give your fiends a lifetime of surprise. Finger licking and high praise your way is guaranteed!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


ALU PITIKA (POTATO MESH) is a side dish which can be served with meals. It's very simple to prepare. Boiled potatoes are meshed and mixed with chopped onions, pinch of salt and one teaspoon of oil. Finely chopped green chilly can also be mixed for teste.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Komal Chaul

KOMAL CHAUL (Soft Rice) is a unique variety of rice that is only available in Assam , doesn't even require cooking.It just needs to be soaked in water for about an hour and it is ready to eat. Komal Chaul can be served with yoghurt and jaggery or it can also be served with a pinch of salt , ginger and raw mustered oil . It is one of the healthy diets during summer , keep the stomach light and avoid any disorder.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Assamese cuisine is a mixture of different indigenous styles with considerable regional variations and some external influences. One of the main characteristics, and probably unique among all the food variations of Indian food, is the use of considerably less spice in all food preparations. Preparations are rarely elaborate................

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