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20 Mar 2014

13 Mar 2014

WILD EDIBLE PLANTS OF ASSAM


The "WILD EDIBLE PLANTS OF ASSAM" is written by Sri Brahmananda Patiri and Sri Ananta Borah, and is published by the Director Forest Communication, Forest Department, Assam.

CLICK HERE to download the PDF version of the book.


7 Mar 2014

Halodhir Chutney

Turmeric Chutney



INGREDIENTS:
  • Turmeric rhizome - 100 grams
  • Fenugreek (Methi) Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic cloves - 5-6
  • Green chilies - 4-5
  • Vinegar
  • Salt


METHOD:
  • Put all the ingredients in vinegar overnight and make a paste in the morning
  • Serve


11 Feb 2014

Smoked Pork with Dried Bamboo Shoot



INGREDIENTS:
  • Smoked Pork - 500 Grams
  • Dried Bamboo Shoot - 1 Small Cup
  • Tomato - 1
  • Garlic - 12-15 Cloves
  • Ginger - 1 Thumb Sized Piece
  • Onion - 1
  • Dry Red Chillies - 10-11
  • Black Pepper Powder - Half Tsp
  • Salt - To Taste
METHOD:
  • Make a paste of the Onion, Ginger, Garlic and Dry Red Chillies. Keep aside
  • Heat water
  • Add the Smoked Pork and boil for 5-6 minutes
  • Add the Onion, Ginger, Garlic and Dry Red Chillies paste and all the other ingredients along with Salt and mix well. Cook for another 5-6 minues
  • Bring the heat to low and cook until done
  • Serve with warm Rice

23 Dec 2013

Lofa aru Jilmil Xaakor logot Bahu Maasor Anja

Catla Fish with Malva verticillata & Chenopodium album leaves

INGREDIENTS
  • Catla Fish - 5-6 medium pieces
  • Lofa and Jilmil Xaak - 2 bunches each (chopped to very small pieces)
  • Tomato - 1
  • Onion -1
  • Potato, Green Peas, Raddish etc. (Optional)
  • Mustard Oil, Turmeric Powder, Salt and Paas-Phooron



METHOD
  • Heat Oil 
  • Rub the Fish pieces with Turmeric powder and a little salt and shallow fry them. Keep aside
  • Add a little Paas-phooron to the same oil
  • After the Paas-phooron stops spluttering add Onion, fry till golden brown
  • Add Turmeric powder and Salt, mix
  • Add Tomato and stir for sometime
  • Add Lofa, Jilmil and all other vegetables, mix well
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add Water and cover again
  • When the water starts to boil, add the fish pieces
  • Cover and cook on low flame until done
  • Serve with Rice