Monthly Archive: May 2014

Lemon Tartlets 0

Lemon Tartlets

I spent the major part of the afternoon yesterday making two batches of shortcrust pastry, one batch plain and the other with the addition of cocoa. There’s some cooking chocolate sitting around so I...

Galettes 0

Galettes

Peach galette With leftover pastry dough that remained in the fridge I used them up (on different days) to make these galettes. There was something so comforting about creating these rustic pies that it...

Asparagus & Cherry Tomato Cheese Tarts 0

Asparagus & Cherry Tomato Cheese Tarts

Asparagus is an exotic ingredient for me and one I have had just a few times. It’s not available in our city but when I come to Delhi (that’s where I am now) I...

Eggs Fried In batter 0

Eggs Fried In batter

Recipes with eggs must be the easiest and the least complicated. Take this one for instance. Hard-boiled eggs, halved, dipped in batter and fried to a golden brown. Crisp on the outside, soft inside...

A Dish Made Of Banana Blossom 0

A Dish Made Of Banana Blossom

Banana blossom cooked with spices In our cuisine banana blossoms are traditionally made into hon, naphlam shaphinyaba and mudru. The tender portions are also steamed and made into chutney with or without dried fish....

Mini Cherry Pies! 0

Mini Cherry Pies!

Mini cherry pies With cherries in season the first thought was..a cherry pie! Dark and luscious with all the goodness of fruits that come in shades of maroon and purple. I had some pastry...

Sbai Rujung/A Dish Of Beans 0

Sbai Rujung/A Dish Of Beans

One kind of bean that is common in our region, particularly in the hilly district of Assam, Dima Hasao, is this one. A variety of jack-bean, it resembles the black-eyed ones but the seeds...

Pumpkin Loaf Cake 0

Pumpkin Loaf Cake

  Pumpkin must be one of the most abundant vegetables in our country. It’s an important ingredient in many vegetable dishes as well as meat and fish-based ones. However baking with it isn’t often...

Nathu Graain Jang Daodi/Eggs With Dried Shrimp 0

Nathu Graain Jang Daodi/Eggs With Dried Shrimp

Every cuisine has its own variation of scrambled eggs. It’s one of the easiest dishes to make. Here is one variation that I love with dried shrimp and some cherry tomatoes. 50 grams dried...

Makhana Kheer 0

Makhana Kheer

Makhana kheer Today’s recipe is of a kheer that’s made often in most Indian households. In summer it’s eaten chilled and in winter it’s served warm.For years I had thought that makhana were lotus...