Murighonto (Fish head curry with lentil)

This is Bengal and Assam’s favourite dish Murighonto. Murighonto is the curry made of river fish head and lentils or rice. There are so many varieties of murigbonto. I am sharing today my style of making murighonto which I learnt from my mother.I used the head of rahu fish What is rahu fish The rohu…

Pui xaak with Masoor daal/ Malabar Spinach with red Lentil

What is malabar spinach Malabar spinach or Pui xaak(local name) is an Asian vine with leaves that has spinach-like greens. There are two varieties of this vine – green and purple. It is rich in vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. It also has antioxidant properties. It is low in calories by volume, but high in protein…

Handesh or Teler Pitha

What is Handesh or Teler Pitha This is a traditional sweet snack of Barak valley region and also of Assam. Pitha is a type of cake or bread from the eastern regions of the Indian subcontinent. During any festival, handesh/teler pitha/ghila pitha,which is made of few very simple ingredients,is a must prepared snack . Freshly…

Hingair or Rice flour Coconut Nuggets

What is Hingair Hingair or rice flour -cononut nugget is a very old traditional snack prepared during winter in Barak valley. Winter is the  harvesting season and in farmers house is filled with newly harvested rice . And they like to make various snacks and pithas  out of different varieties of rice. Today I am…

Stuffed Mustard green(Lai xaak) parcels

About Lai xaak or Mustard greens Lai xaak (mustard greens) are one of the most popular greens in my native Barak valley and Assam in India.They are abandently grown during winter season. We call greens as xaak. These lai xaak are very tasty with little pungent in taste. Mustard green (Lai xaak) parcels Mustard greens…