Turn to home for inspiration

Whenever I feel lost, I take a walk down the memory lane for some inspiration. Born and brought up in Assam I have always had a special spot for our indigenous cuisine. Assamese cuisine is one such cuisine which has not been explored much. And my idea is to create dishes with a little twist…

A life amidst nature

With an agricultural background and an early life spent in a tea garden, I have lived a life amidst nature, an experience I can only wish for my little one. All locally and organically produced fruits, vegetables, and grains was the order of the day. In the UAE, even though we are surrounded by a…

Me, myself and Pesto

With so many variations of pesto available in the market and over the internet, I was a little apprehensive about posting my version. However, it would be unfair to keep this simple and delicious pesto recipe to myself. I discovered this recipe by chance, as I made a desperate attempt to save a huge bunch…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Spice Up the Vegan in You!!

Coming from a place where you get the hottest chillis in the world my love for peppers is inevitable. Even though the recipe I have shared is with sweet peppers, the appeal of a hot chili pickle is unsurmountable. The aroma that fills the kitchen as you roast them is just mouth watering. Any sweet…

Inspired Food and the harmony of things explained

When you enter a restaurant you expect good food, ambiance, and service. When all the three are met and you feel satisfied. This is exactly what happens to me…usually. But this weekend, my hubby surprised me with his find. I didn’t know where we were heading. At a point, I told him, “I think we…