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Rice recipes of Assamese cuisine

Do you have your rice today? Yes, I am asking do you have your rice today?  No no please donot feel  surprise when I am asking about rice instead of lunch or dinner. We Assamese ask 'bhat khala?' which means 'do you have your rice ?' instead of 'do you have lunch?' or 'do you have dinner?'  This proves how rice is a part and parcel of our day to day life. Rice is the main ingredient as well as the main dish of Assamese cuisine.

     Rice is cultivated in Assam but it is not sufficient to fulfill the hunger of entire Assam. Rice is exported from other parts of India also. But some particular rice are grown in Assam alone such as sticky rice (bora chawl), aromatic rice (joha chawl) etc.

Plain rice:
 In everyday cooking Assamese people likes plain rice or boiled rice. Boiled rice is served basically with sour fish curries which are Assamese peoples' favourite dish. Rice is also served with lentils or different dals and vegetable found in this par…

Chilli Soya chunks

Chilli Soya Chunks  is the veg version of Chilli chicken recipe. Soya chunks contains high amount of protein . So it is healthy to eat soya chunks. There are many different recipies of soya chunks. On tuesdays, we eat veg and as such I used to cook soya chunks on every tuesdays. Chilli soya chunks is an Indo-Chinese recipe. It can be served as a starter or as a side dish.  The taste is very delicious and is also very easy to make.

The recipe of Chilli soya chunks

Preparation time- 15 minutes
Cooking time- 30 minutes
Total- 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup soya chunks

1 capsicum

2 onions

2 tbsp all purpose flour/ maida

2 tbsp corn flour

1 tbsp tomato sauce

1/2 tbsp chilli sauce

1/2 tbsp soy sauce

2-3 garlic cloves chopped

1 small piece of ginger chopped

1 tomato (optional)

Oil
&
Salt to taste

Method:

Soak soya chunks in warm water for 10 minutes. Squeeze it and wash them in cold water.

 Add maida and corn flour and salt. Mix well.

   Cut onions, capsicum and tomato in cube sized pieces.

Fish curry with skunk vine | Bhedai lota aru mas

Another tasty fish curry withskunk vine. Bhedai lota or skunk vine is a green leafy vegetable found in Assam. The tree is a climber.  It has many medicinal value. But it's leaves give a distinctive odor when crushed.  Yes, it is edible. After cooking it's odour extinguished.


Fish curry with skunk vine | Bhedai lota aru mas
📎Course : Main course 📎Cuisine : Indian(Assamese) 🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes 🕞Total : 45 minutes  🍴Servings : 2
INGREDIENTS:

4 pieces fish1 bunch of skunk vine2 potatos3-4 cloves of garlic, chopped1/2+1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tbsp peeper3 tbsp mustard oilSalt to taste

METHOD:

Wash skunk vine leaves under running water and in a blender blend into a fine paste. Filter the liquid through a strainer and keep aside. Boil, peel and mashed potatoes. Keep aside. Wash fish pieces. Rub with salt and turmeric. In a pan heat oil.  Fry fish pieces and keep aside. Don't throw the remaining oil. Add chopped garlic  and mashed potatoes . Ad…

30 Assamese Pitika Recipes

Pitika is an Assamese word which means mashed. Pitika dishes are very popular in Assam. It is a side dish and a signature recipe of Assamese cuisine. Assamese people love to eat vegetables by mashing them with chopped onion, chilli and mustard oil after boiling or smoking/grilling them. Its taste is very pure. Sometimes raw onion is used and sometimes fried onion is used in these recepies. We use mustard oil for all purposes as it can also be consumed  as raw. Pickled chilli or pickled bhut jolokia adds more taste to these dishes. These pitika recipes are great appetizer and generally takes very less time to prepare. Here I am going to share 30 simple pitika recipies.
30 Assamese Pitika Recipes :
1. Aloo pitika | Mashed potatoes

Ingredients:
2 potatoes1 small onion chopped2 green chillies choppedGreen coriander leaves chopped1 tbsp mustard oilSalt to taste
Method:

Boil potatoes. Peel the skin and mash it in a bowl. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Instead of raw onion, fried choppe…

Chilli chicken & Fried rice

Chilli chicken and Fried rice, a good combination of Indo-Chinese recipe. Indo -Chinese dishes are becoming very popular in Assam now a days. We often can see serving these recipes in marriages and other parties. Why not, because its taste is so yummy and kids also love to eat Indo-Chinese. Its my daughter's all time favourite. So I have to cook it on almost every sundays. But I cook it in a very home style manner. I don't use too much spices or sauces or chillies.

The recipe of Chilli Chicken

Preparation time- 15 minutes
Cooking time- 30 minutes
Total- 45 minutes
Serve- 4

Ingredients:

500 gm chicken
2 onions
1 capsicum
4-5 cloves of garlic chopped
1 egg
2 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1/2 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tbsp vinegar
2-3 tsp oil
1/2 tbsp peeper
Salt to taste

For garnishing green coriander leaves chopped

Method of cooking:

Wash chicken and cut into pieces.

Rub chicken pieces with beaten egg, corn flour and 1/2 tbsp soy sauce and keep it in the refri…

Fish curry with polygonum microcephalum (modhuxuleng)

Polygonum microcephalum is a green vegetable found in Assam. It is called 'modhuxulung' in Assamese. It is sour in taste specially used in making tangy dal and tangy fish curries. Many other dishes can also be made by using modhuxuleng. Assamese people are fish lovers and fish curry with modhuxuleng is a very loved and common dish made by almost every household in Assam.
          In this fish curry I am using red gram (masoor dal) to make the gravy thikker one. Root colocasia and lady fingers are also used in the same dish. Sometimes what happen, we feel very tired and not able to cook two three different dishes and have to eat rice with only one curry. So by adding colocasia and lady finger it become easy to serve different vegetables in one dish only.

The recipe of Fish curry with polygonum microcephalum (modhuxuleng)

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 35 minutes
Total - 45 minutes
Serve - 4

Ingredients:

4 pieces fish

1 small colocasia

4 whole green chillies

8 lad…

Fish head with rice flakes and nuts

Fish head again. This proves how much we the people of Assam love fish. There are so many different ways of cooking fish and fish head. We called the recipe of fish head with rice flakes as 'masor muri ghonto'. This is a very tasty fish head curry recipe. I often cook fish head as both my kids love to eat fish head. 
Fish head with rice flakes and nuts
📎Course : Main course
📎Cuisine : Assamese(Indian) 🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes 🕞Total : 45 minutes  🍴Servings : 2
INGREDIENTS:


1 big fish head1 potato1 cup rice flakes1/2 cup nuts1 tbsp ginger garlic past1 onion chopped1 tomato chopped1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp red chilli powder1/2+1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp garam masala1 dry red chilli1 bay leaf3-4 tbsp mustard oikSalt to taste

Method of cooking:

Peel potato and cut into cube sized pieces.Soak rice flakes in water for 2 minutes and then squeeze and wash under running water.  Squeeze again and keep aside.Clean and wash fish he…

Chilli fish

Chilli fish is an Indo-Chinese dish. It is a very popular dish. In marriarge parties or any other parties we often see serving chilli fish with many other dishes. In Chinese recipies many different sauces are used , which makes the dish very delicious. My daughter loves to eat chilli fish and off course chilli chicken also. Chilli fish or chilli chicken can be served with fried rice, which is also an Indo- Chinese recipe. I am not using too many sauces neither I am using any batter in this recipe. I am cooking this dish in a simple home style manner.  Hope everybody likes it.

The recipe of Chilli fish


Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Total time - 35 minutes
Serve - 4

Ingredients:

250 gms of fish

For stir frying:

1 capsicum
2 onions
3-4 cloves of garlic chopped (optional)
1 tomato (optional)
1/2 tbsp soya sauce
1/2 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1/2 tbsp vinegar
Oil
Salt to taste
1 pinch synthetic organic colour-orange (optional)

Method of cooking:

Wash fish …