Monthly Archive: June 2013

Orange Cake and Minced Meat 0

Orange Cake and Minced Meat

Orange cake on my new cake stand from Zansaar Recently I ordered a cake stand from Zansaar . Seeing it while surfing the site, I fell in love with it and Had to have it!...

Naplam Achar/Fermented Fish Pickle 0

Naplam Achar/Fermented Fish Pickle

A jar of pickle and freshly cut anthuriums/ferns light up my kitchen table The fermented fish/naplam that is so loved by us is made into chutney, khari, and pickle. Today I made this pickle...

The Sweet Taste Of Home 0

The Sweet Taste Of Home

The sweet taste of home came in a crate this morning. Mangoes wrapped in paper so they would not be battered or bruised as the long journey through the worst roads that my home...

Baking The Basic Bread 0

Baking The Basic Bread

Fresh from the oven. I tend to go overboard with the sesame seeds…love that crunch! Baking and that too bread, came rather late in life to me. The thought of proving the dough, keeping...

Jambu Muffins 0

Jambu Muffins

I’m making the most of the jamun season (jambu in Dimasa). Sharing them with the birds, friends and family, as well as incorporating these lovely berries in my cooking. Today I made these muffins...

A Vegetable Pie & A Failed Tart 0

A Vegetable Pie & A Failed Tart

Today’s pie was inspired by The Good Cook’s recipe of a cheese and onion pie. I ended up using more ingredients than cheese and onions but ever since I saw that show it was...

Cooking With Teasle Gourd /Hangathai 0

Cooking With Teasle Gourd /Hangathai

One variety of gourd available during the summer months is the teasle gourd. We love its mild taste and the fact that it can be cooked in a variety of ways makes it popular....

Dera a.k.a. Alpinia nigra 0

Dera a.k.a. Alpinia nigra

The dark green leaves, the tender stalks, and the fruit One of our region’s popular vegetables is the Alpinia nigra. From the family Zingiberaceae it grows to a height of about 3 feet. The...

Polenta Tart 0

Polenta Tart

Seeing a lot of polenta cooked on TV, I got a packet (Agnesi) recently and tried it out. Many of you reading this must be familiar with polenta recipes but this was a first...

Jamun Season! 0

Jamun Season!

Jamun juice Picking some berries for the first time this year called for a celebration. I removed the seeds, crushed them a bit, poured water and let them steep for an hour in the...