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Assamese Style Smoked Pork Sticks (খৰিকাত দিয়া গাহৰি)

Whenever I visit any ethnic food festival in Assam, the food that mostly attracts me are the smoked pork sticks and local liquor. The smoked pork sticks looks so tempting that every visitors stopped at least once near the fireplace to have a glance of it. But I find those pork sticks little dirty and unhygienic and prefer to eat homemade one.  Last Friday I visited one of such ethnic food festival and after having a look into those pork sticks, came back home and decided to cook it at home on the new year's eve. But I can't controled my temptation for the local liquor and I brought a small bottle of locally made liquor in just rupees fifty only.


Selling local liquor openly without licence in Assam is illegal but in different traditional food festivals, different ethnic groups sells local liquor as a part of their traditions.

Smoked Pork Sticks :
Assamese cuisine is less spicy and those pork sticks prepared by some local woman were spice less. I asked her about the recipe and s…

Guest Post : Eggless Pav Bread by Chinmoyee Bayan

This guest post is by Chinmoyee Bayan. Her hobby is baking and cooking. Before she was a teacher by profession but now she's  fully a housewife & doing baking business from home.

Bread  is a staple food prepared by way of baking from a dough of flour and water.  Pav  bread is basically a small loaf of bread. So today I'm going to share a simple recipe of Eggless pav bread .

INGREDIENTS:

Maida 2 cupsYeast 1 spoonLuke warm milk 1 cupSalt 1/2 spoonSugar 1 spoonOlive oil 2 spoons


METHOD:

In a bowl take 1 cup of Luke warm milk, yeast and sugar. keep aside for 10 minutes.After ten minutes yeast will be active. Then add maida, oil, salt and luke warm water( if necessary) and make a soft dough.Cover and keep the bowl in a warm place for 1 hour.After 1 hour the dough will be double.Then knead for 5 minutes.Divide the dough in equal parts and shape them and keep them in a grease pan.Let them rest for another half hour. This will help them rise nicely.Brush little milk on top of the pavs…

12 Spices to store in the kitchen for simple Indian cooking

Indian food means lots of spices. Varieties of spices are used in Indian cooking. Again the spices are used in different forms: whole, grounded, roasted etc. But I believe in minimalism. I use very less amount of spices in my cooking . Every vegetable or fish or meat has its own taste.  Too much spices may spoil the real taste of the vegetables or fish or meat.  Here is a list of 12 spices which I used to store in my kitchen for everyday cooking.
1. TURMERIC :


Turmeric is one of the main spices of Indian cooking.  It's a bright yellow coloured powdered spice which is used in many Indian dishes. Turmeric is used to brig colour in the dishes and it is used in Indian cuisines since time immemorial.  Fresh turmeric is quite orange in colour from inside with an aromatic and spicy fragrance. Fresh turmeric can be also used in cooking. But it is easy to use in dried powdered form.

2. CUMIN:


Cumin is again an important spice of Indian cooking.  Cumin can be used as a  whole or in powdered…