Beetroot and carrot fritters

There are a very few ingredients that inspire you to create something new every time. Beetroot is one such vegetable that kind of fuels my imagination.  It adds a lot of texture and sweetness to your dishes. Not to mention the bright and stunning colour. Starting from dips, fritters, salads, breads, cakes, etc. Beetroot has…

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…

#Friendship: The Thrills and Frills of Chaat

A Jhola(satchel) bag with mirror work, a colorful umbrella, junk jewelry, a few books in hand, a confident stride over…..the ‘potholes’ on the road to save her favorite pair of Kohlapuris(a particular style of sandals named after the place of its origin). Yes!! That’s your quintessential college or university going girl. Every girl who has…

Happier gut leads to a happier healthier you!!

In the field of agriculture, there’s a saying – “There is nothing called waste.” One’s waste can be some else’s raw material. Nature is our best teacher as it teaches us how every bit of creation when ceases to exist can help create something different. It is our intervention that can lead to a creation…

Soup meets magical spice

I have tried a few different versions of cauliflower soup before but to be honest I missed the spice. Sumac here came as a savior. It is a tangy lemony, red color spice used in a lot of Mediterranean dishes. You can add this to your hummus or falafel mix to give it an extra…

CORNUCOPIA OF RAINY DAYS

When I made this dish for the first time, it became imminent, that it would rain. Yes, we have such momentary pleasures in the UAE, especially during winters. The usual rainy day snack in an Indian household is pakora or fritters which are deep fried. I wanted to make something very quickly and sit near…