Assamese foodaholics can now enjoy the best of Assamese Cuisines and Recipes on AssameseCuisine.com, an online blog with the most famous recipes of traditional and ethnic Assamese dishes compiled by Ms. Jyoti (Rita) Das. From the traditional Pitha (Rice Cakes), Assamese Khar (Alkali) to mouthwatering Pork dishes, now you can read and prepare every dish right from the comfort of your home. These recipes are tried and tested at home, made easy to cook.
About Ms. Jyoti (Rita) Das – She loves Assamese food with its variations. She not only loves and enjoys cooking but also loves to experiment. The kitchen is her workshop where she experiments many concoctions. Her husband is her inspiration; her children are her backbone. Last, but not the least, she loves exotic Assamese food. Jyoti (Rita) Das was born in Shillong, the then capital of Assam. An avid social activist, she has travelled to different pockets of Assam; sometimes even to places less treaded. In the process she got the opportunity to experience different dishes and pick up the fine nuances of these lesser known places. Her knowledge of Assamese cuisine stems from her profound understanding of Assamese culture and tradition. Her other works on Assamese culinary is comprised of Aponar Akholot Chinese Byanjon (whose second edition has been released successfully) and Manxhar Vividh Byanjon. So far all her work has been widely appreciated and loved. She also regularly writes food-columns, short stories and articles for various magazines like Xadin, Prantik, Nandini etc. Her close friends and family members are privy to the fact that she makes exquisite wine from home grown fruits, vegetables and flowers, which is one of her favourite hobby and pass time. Only if you happen to be in her good-books, you may have the privilege of tasting her wine!
One of her best known books on Cookery is Ambrosia… From the Assamese Kitchen, which presents an array of delectable dishes that reflects the variegated hues of the culture of Assam. Like the simple Assamese people, the food of Assam is rather bland and simple, with little or no spice at all; yet it is delicious. Regional aromatic herbs add varied flavours to the cuisine, making it simple, yet savoury and wholesome. This book contains more than a hundred recipes from the land of simple folk and rich cultural legacy, and is a must-have for those ready to try out mouth-watering delicacies which are easy to make, healthy and simply delectable.