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SalemMango: Pure Groundnut Oil and Pure Coconut Oil Review

Pure Coconut oil (Thengai Ennai) is one of the most versatile oil which not only can be used for skin and hair but also is edible and can be used in place of vegetable oil or butter. Coconut oil is a little different from other cooking oil. It contains several types of healthy saturated fats. In recent years coconut oil is gaining popular because of its versatility and health benefits. Among different health benefits, coconut oil is good for many  diseases and for lowering high triglycerides due to high saturated fats. It's also good for blood sugar and weight loss. 

Groundnut oil or peanut oil is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can protect us from heart diseases. Groundnut oil has a mild peanut flavor and is of bright yellow in colour.  Groundnut oil is free from cholesterol and contains lots of essential fatty acids like omega-6.

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Indian Carplet Stir Fry with Bamboo Shoots

The Indian carplet(Amblypharyngodon microlepis) also known as mua mach (মোৱা মাছ) in Assamese is a species of carplet in the family Cyprinidae. It's length is about 10 cm long and found in ponds and streams etc. Indian carplet has a very delicious taste but the most difficult part is cleaning the fish as it is very small in size.  It's very time consuming too. But as a fish lover I enjoy cleaning these tiny Indian carpets. You can cook Indian carpet in turmeric leaf , make stir fry or  you can also make a tasty curry with ginger leaf. But today I am going to share a simple recipe of Indian carplet stir fry with bamboo shoots. Now let's check the recipe below. 

Indian Carplet Stir Fry with Bamboo Shoots 

📎Course : Main Course  📎Cuisine : Indian (Assamese) 🔪Preparation Time : 20 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 10 minutes 🕞Total : 30 minutes
🍴Servings : 4


150 gms of Indian carplets 2 onion, sliced 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder2-3 tbsp mustard oil2-3 tbsp fermented bamboo shoots 2…

Fish and Roselle leaves curry

Fish and Roselle leaves curry is an easy and tasty Assamese style sour fish curry recipe (মাছৰ টেঙা). Roselle leaves (Tenga mora / টেঙা মৰা ) contains many vitamins and minerals and high dietary fiber. In Assam it's widely available during summer.  Eating sour fish curry in lunch or dinner is a good idea during summer to beat the hot and humid weather in Assam. You can prepare this fish curry by using only roselle leaves.  But I have added red lentils to make the curry thicker. We don't use spices in making sour fish curries.  But if you like to make it spicy, add spices according to your taste.

Fish and Roselle leaves curry 
📎Course : Main Course  📎Cuisine : Indian(Assamese) 🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 20 🕞Total : 25 minutes
🍴Servings : 2

INGREDIENTS: 2 pieces of fish (any) 1 bunch roselle leaves 2 tbsp red lentil 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds1/2 + 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 green chillies chopped 2 tbsp oil Salt to taste METHOD: Here you can use any fish.  I'm usi…

Neem Leaves Fritters

Do you love to eat bitter food. Well for many it's very hard to swallow bitter food. Azadirachta indica, most commonly known as neem tree has lots of medicinal value. It's leaves has a bitter taste and has been used in Ayurveda from ancient times in India. Neem leaves has anti bacterial properties which can help in many skin problems. Fresh neem leaves paste can be used in treating few skin problems like insect bites, pimples, itching etc. Like other bitter food, neem leaf is also good for liver function.

You can chew neem leaf raw or by stir frying.  But if you make fitters of neem leaves by dipping into a batter and then frying on hot oil,  you'll not find it too bitter . Here I'm sharing a simple recipe of neem leaves fritters . Do try this, I'm sure you'll definitely like it.

Neem Leaves Fritters 📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 5 minutes  🕞Total : 10 minutes

 10-12 neem leaves  1/2 cup chickpea flour  1 tbsp rice fl…

Steamed Sticky Rice Cake with Coconut (ভাপত দিয়া বৰা চাউল আৰু নাৰিকলৰ কেক)

Sticky rice in Assamese Bora saul (বৰা চাউল) is a variety of glutinous rice found in Assam. Bora saul is mostly used during Bihu festivals to make til pitha, narikol pitha and ghila pitha (rice cakes). Sticky rice is an important ingredient of Assamese cuisine. Assamese like to eat boiled sticky rice also with curd and jaggery(jolpan) and also with meat or vegetables. Assamese cuisine is different from the mainland India and is  very similar to Southeast Asian cuisines.

Yesterday I made a steamed sticky rice cake with coconut.  It's a very simple recipe. During Bihu, after making pitha, we used to make this sticky rice cake from the leftover sticky rice powder at my mother's place. Assamese like to serve this cake with tea only as dessert or sweet at the end of the meal is generally not practised. But sticky rice cake is a perfect recipe to serve  as a dessert.
Steamed Sticky Rice Cake with Coconut 
📎Course : Dessert  📎Cuisine : Assamese (Indian)  🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes ♨…

Indian style Veg Pizza on Tawa

Pizza without using oven is possible.  We can make pizza on tawa or pan. It's very simple and need not much afford.

In my previous post I shared the recipe of how to make pizza base at home without using oven. From two cups of flour I made four medium sized pizza base.  Using those pizza base I made one veg pizza for me and my husband, one simple chicken pizza for my son and one sweet corn pizza for my daughter. But if you don't want to make your own pizza base at home you can  buy pizza base from the store.

The procedure of making these pizzas are the same.  So today I'm going to share the recipe of veg pizza which I made without using oven.

Indian style Veg Pizza on Tawa :

📎Course : Main Course  📎Cuisine : World  🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 20 minutes  🕞Total : 35 minutes
🍴Servings : 1


1 medium sized pizza base 1 medium onion, chopped in small squares 1 small tomato, chopped in small squares 1  or 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 cup of sweet…

Simple Pizza base Recipe made on Tawa (অভেন ব্যৱহাৰ নকৰাকৈ বনোৱা পিজ্জা বেচ)

Pizza base is a flat shaped bread. You can buy pizza base from the store but making pizza base at home is not that tough one. I made simple pizza base today on tawa. I'm thinking of making pizza in the evening using these pizza bases, the recipe of which I'll share later.  Today I'm going to share simple pizza base recipe made without using oven.

Simple Pizza base Recipe made on Tawa ( অসমীয়াত ৰেচিপি তলত পাব)

📎Course : Main Course  📎Cuisine : World  🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 20 minutes  🕞Total : 35 minutes
🍴Servings : 4


2 cups maida (all purpose flour) ( 2 কাপ মইদা)1 teaspoon yeast ( 1 চাহ চামুচ ইষ্ট)1/2 teaspoon salt (1/2 চাহ চামুচ নিমখ)1 teaspoon sugar (1 চাহ চামুচ চেনি)2 tablespoons semolina (2 চামুচ চেমলিনা)1 tablespoon olive oil / vegetable oil (1 চামুচ তেল)1 cup lukewarm water (or as required) (1 কাপ কুহুমীয়া গৰম পানী)
In a bowl take maida, yeast, salt, sugar, semolina and oil. Mix well. Add lukewarm water and make a soft dough. …