ISBN 9788129113740,Ambrosia From The Assamese Kitchen

Ambrosia From The Assamese Kitchen


Jyoti Das


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788129113740

ISBN-10 8129113740


Number of Pages 238 Pages
Language (Hindi)

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"I have had Assamese dishes in Victor Banerjee's home and that was good, very good... But knowing what a wonderful cook Jyoti is, I shall try all the recipes in her book... at least those ingredients I can gather together in our little bazaar, hundreds of miles away from the great Brahmaputra valley of Assam, in the foothills of the Himalayas, my home in Mussoorie." The first complete cookbook on Assamese cuisine, Ambrosiafrom theAssamese Kitchen presents an array of delectable dishes that reflects the variegated hues of the culture of Assam. The Assamese believe that their food is rather bland and simple, with little or no spice at all, and yet it is delicious. Regional aromatic herbs add varied flavours to the cuisine, making it simple, yet savoury and wholesome. The author's knowledge of different Assamese dishes stems from her profound understanding of the culture and traditions of Assam, which come to life in the pages of the book. This book contains more than a hundred recipes, and is a must-have for those ready to try out mouth-watering delicacies which are easy to make, healthy and simply delectable. About the Author Jyoti Das was born in Shillong. Her other works include Aponar Akhilot Chinese Byanjon and Manxhar Vividh Byanjon. She also writes food columns, short stories and articles for various magazines like Nandini, Xadin, Parijat and Prantik in Assam. Her social activities have taken her to different pockets of Assam where she got the opportunity to pick up the finer nuances of Assamese cuisine. At present, she is working as a volunteer teacher at Sishu Saratha, a school for spastic students in Guwahati.