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Pressure cooker bread and biscuit pudding recipe

No one can deny that everyone has two pieces of  bread left in the bread bin which you will throw up in the dustbin next morning. Similarly you may also have few broken pieces of biscuits left in the biscuit container. So you can make this delicious  bread and biscuit pudding in just a few minutes from those leftover breads and biscuit pieces.

Bread and biscuit pudding is an old fashioned pudding recipe everyone surely has tasted during childhood. It can be served as a dessert or in the evening with tea.  It can be prepared with just a minimum ingredients and the good thing is that it can be prepared in just a few minutes in a pressure cooker.  You can also use oven for making this recipe.  But using pressure cooker saves time.


Pressure cooker bread and biscuit pudding recipe :

A simple and easy steamed bread and biscuit pudding which can be prepared without oven,  in a pressure cooker. 

Ingredients :

• 4 pieces of bread 
• 1 cup broken biscuit pieces 
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup of milk 
• 1/4 cup of …

Fish salad : Assamese style

I made this simple fish salad recipe from small fish cooked in banana leaf.  I grow up eating small fish cooked in banana leaf. My mother often used to cook small fish in banana leaf then she makes pitika (mashed) of those fish pieces. Assamese people used to cook many recipes in banana leaf from ages. Turmeric leaf can also be used in-stead of banana leaf in making these recipes.  The procedure of cooking small fish in banana leaf or turmeric leaf are the same.  To know about the procedure of making Small fish in banana leaf /turmeric leaf >click here

Fish salad : Assamese style 


Ingredients:

• 1 cup small fish cooked in banana leaf or turmeric leaf 
• 1 onion chopped 
• 2 leaves of culantro (long coriander ) chopped 
• few leaves of lemon basil or thai basil  chopped 
• 2 green chillies chopped 
• 2-3 tbsp lemon juice 
• salt to taste 

Method:



In a bowl take small fish prices cooked in banana or turmeric leaf .

Add chopped green chillies , chopped onions,  chopped culantro and lemon basil …

Restaurant review : Dibarur Akhal

Restaurant review : Dibarur Akhal An Indian and Assamese ethnic restaurant that serves best Assamese thali in Dibrugarh.
Now a days, the restaurants that serves Assamese traditional food is mushrooming all over the Assam. Launched in the year 2016, Dibarur Akhal serves delicious authentic Assamese food, owned by Manash Kumar Dutta, located on 1st floor  Silputa Bhawan, R.K.B. path, near Head Post office, Dibrugarh. So in search of authentic Assamese food I looked forward to my visit to Dibarur Akhal.



The menuis not that big one but a unique of its kind that promises good things. The innovative menu can be divided into two parts.  One is Indian food and the other that serves tradition Assamese food. So carving for Assamese food we started with Dibarur Assamese thaliwhich is a traditional veg Assamese thali. (Rs.115/-)


Served in a bell metal thali, steaming hot rice in the center along with eight different dishes served in bell metal bowls (except curd). Each and every bowl contained a  …

Ten things you should know about an Assamese Thali

What is a Thali 

Thali is an Indian word which means "a large plate used for the purpose of serving lunch or dinner" . However the word 'thali' is also used to refer an Indian style of meal served in a thali or a big platter (or sometimes a banana leaf) along with some small bowls used to serve vegetables,  curries and curd. Thali culture is very popular in India and every community or every corner of the country has their own and unique display of the thali through their popular and indigenous recipes. Thali is a delicious meal available in many restaurants throughout the country which is at the same time inexpensive too. So to know the different parts of India and their varied cultures, eating a thali is a simple and easy way.

What is Assamese Thali 


Priyanka Chopra with an Assamese Thali served in bell metal utensils/ p.c. internet 
Assam is a state in the northeast part of India. It is the heart of northeast India. In Assam there are many tribes living, having their…

Bhangon fish with Taro and Sponge gourd

Bhangon fish with taro and sponge gourd 

 Colocasia is a tropical plant available in Assam region.  Its leaves,  stems, flowers as well as roots are also edible. In this fish recipe I am using root colocasia which is also known as taro. 

Sponge gourd is one of the  popular vegetable.  The Assamese name of sponge gourd is bhul. A scented sponge gourd is also found in Assam which is called 'joha bhul' in Assamese. The aroma of this scented sponge gourd can be recognised from a distance when cooked. Sponge gourd is rich in vitamin A and C.  The fully ripe sponge gourd has high volume of fibrous. After drying and removing it's seeds it can be used as a scrubber

      We Assamese people cannot live without fish. We can eat fish everyday . Different local fishes are found in Assam which tastes so delicious.  The mighty river Bhramaputra and its sub-rivers are wonderful source of some good river fish. Bhangon fish is a medium sized fresh water fish found in Assam. Assamese recipes …

Curd chicken curry / Doi chicken / Dahi chicken

Adding curd to meat or chicken is very common in many cuisines. Curd chicken curry/ Doi chicken/ Dahi chicken is a simple chicken curry recipe cooked with curd. The tangy flavour of curd makes the gravy very unique and delicious. This is usually served as a main course . The tangy, spicy and creamy flavourful curd chicken curry recipe can be best enjoyed with roti , naan or pulao. As tangy curd is used in this recipe so it is preferred to use more red chilli powder to decrease the tangy flavour of curd.


Curd chicken curry / Doi chicken :

INGREDIENTS:
• 350 gms of chicken
• 1/2 cup hung curd
• 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
• 1 big potato (optional)
• 2 onions finely chopped
• 1/3 tbsp cumin powder
•1/3 tbsp coriander powder
• 1 tbsp red chilli powder
• 1/3 tbsp garam masala
• 1 small piece of cinnamon
• 2 cardamons
• 2 cloves
• 2-3 tsp oil
• salt taste

METHOD:


In a bowl take hung curd . Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder,  cumin powder, coriander powder. Beat properly.  Keep aside.

Simple chicken curry with coconut milk

Coconut milk is one of the healthiest food on earth. Coconut milk has become a highlight in south Indian cuisines as coconut is largely available there. Coconut milk is a good dairy free alternative which can be used in making many curry dishes. Chicken with coconut milk is a simple chicken curry recipe cooked in coconut milk. I'm using very less spices in this recipe. I'm using fresh coconut flesh to make coconut milk here.

Simple chicken curry with coconut milk :

preparation time : 20 minutes

Cooking time : 50 minutes 

Total : 1 hour  10 minutes 


INGREDIENTS :

• 350 gms of chicken
• 1 cup coconut milk
• 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
• 1 big potato (optional)
• 2 onions finely chopped
• 1 tomato chopped
• 1/3 tbsp cumin powder
•1/3 tbsp coriander powder
• 1 tbsp red chilli powder
• 1/3 tbsp garam masala
• 2-3 tsp mustard oil
• salt taste

METHOD :


For making fresh coconut milk take 1/2 cup of grated coconut flesh. Add 1 cup of water.  In a blender blend well.  Strain the liquid throug…

Top 15 Assamese style sour Fish curry recipes

Top 15 Assamese style sour Fish curry recipes 
1. Fish with cheery tomatoes and roselle  leaves by Nitumoni Das Shamah :


In this Assamese style sour fish curry recipe the souring agent used by Nitumoni was cheery tomatoes and roselle leaves. She posted a very beautiful picture of the dish and I translated the recipe in her own words from Assamese.


INGREDIENTS:
• 5 pieces Kanduli fish (catfish)
• 1 bunch of roselle leaves
• 5-6 cheery tomatoes
• 2 green chillies
• 1 bay leaf
• pinch of panch phoron
• pinch of turmeric powder
• oil and salt as required

METHOD:
Wash roselle leaves properly and then chopped with hands.
Wash fish pieces under running water and rub with salt and turmeric . In a pan heat oil and fry fish pieces. Drain and keep aside.
In the remaining oil add panch phoron and bay leaf.
Then add chopped roselle leaves,  salt, turmeric and chopped green chillies.
Stir for sometimes and then add cherry tomatoes.  Add required amount of water.
Add fried fish pieces.  Bring to boi…