A Scoop of ‘Love’

Who doesn’t like being hugged by their little ones? They hug and fill your heart with love.  My little fella is not very expressive with words but he has a way of expressing his deep moment of happiness and exuberance. His food choices are like any other kid. Hates veggies but loves most of the…

Beery meets Algae

A simple and quick dessert made with a handful of ingredients yet it can look so elegant on your dinner table. It’s a classic that never fails to impress. My version of berry pannacotta is with coconut cream is light, vegan and refined sugar-free. I used agar-agar in the place of gelatin. I remember using it…

Accidental Greatness

This chutney is an accidental discovery. I had a couple of ingredients which I wanted to finish. Since the quantity of the ingredients was less, I decided to throw them together and create something new. The pear was the last moment addition as I found it in the refrigerator. But it added a lovely texture….

Black is a Miracle

Oryza Sativa or Rice is a miracle crop. A lot of hard work and labor goes into raising a single crop of rice. A background in agriculture and experience of the process of rice cultivation has made me understand the real value of this crop. Not just nutritionally but also it’s economic value. Assam is…

Eggs on a rescue mission

A few days ago when I was running out of ideas for dinner, all I could think of was something quick and delicious. As a kid, I remember my grandma cooking up this particular dish with egg as the base of the gravy. I had never tried making it before and honestly, was a bit…

Add Hummus to your Life

How important is color in your life? Well, I can’t talk much about clothes and accessories when it comes to colors, but I do know that eating colorful food ensures a healthy diet. I am an Indian and colors have an enormous significance in our lives. We even have a festival of colors ‘Holi’. Different…

The Magical Salad Dressing…

On my birthday just a couple of days ago, I was actually craving for a simple citrus salad. In particular, the zesty Pomelo salad. However, the lack of it was deftly supplemented by the dashing bright Ruby Grapefruit. To spice up the things I decided to make a Middleeastern inspired dressing. It’s amazing how a simple dressing…

Black is the new Orange

Assamese cuisine is known for its simplicity. We depend on what is available during the season and to be honest we are blessed with an abundance of biodiversity. Even the methods adopted for cooking are simple and sustainable. Apart from earthenware, hollow bamboo shoots serve the purpose of cooking rice and even protein. Herbs and…

Bonhomie over Winter Chill!!

As I sit next to my little one, in the corner of our bedroom where plenty of light seeps through, allowing me to write my blog with the mandatory tea and a slice of beet carrot bar, I recall some vivid memories from my Uncle’s Tea-estate bungalow. Winter vacations were usually reserved for spending time with uncle’s…

All Treats no Tricks from your friendly Pumpkin…

Come autumn and all I can think is a pumpkin. I try to find out ways to include it in our diet. Be its soups, salads, curries or just as roasted veggies. Luckily even my husband is a huge fan of pumpkin or butternut squash. Pumpkin is a rich source of Vitamin A, C and…

Celebrate Puja with the best curry in Town!!

During Durga Puja as you walk through the crowded streets, the city comes alive with revelry and devotion towards Goddess Durga. As a young child, I remember holding my Papa’s finger taking small steps while raising my heels to catch a glimpse of Durga Ma’s embellished avatar. This experience would entrench itself in my memory…

Experimental Pesto Sauce to the Rescue!!

For a very long time, I had refrained myself from experimenting with certain dishes and sauces. The pesto was definitely one of them. I always stuck with the classic recipe. However, I once watched Siba on Food Network prepare pesto dressing with avocado. It looked refreshing and light. I still have to try her version…