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Recipe | Diwali Special – Chocolate Barfis

With the return of Diwali, it brings back the festivities, celebrations, gatherings with family and friends, exchanging gifts, fancy clothes and of course, food! Diwali is just incomplete without tasty sweets and savories on the table. Don’t we all agree? So, without further ado, sharing a sweet dish recipe today on how to make chocolate barfis! They are simply delectable and we bet that your family and friends will totally dig it! Let’s get started. Ingredients : 1 can of condensed milk 300 grams of milk powder 100 grams of ground almonds 200 grams (half a tin) of evaporated milk/double cream 3 tablespoons of ghee (melted) A pinch of saffron 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg 300 grams of milk chocolate Choice of sprinkles Directions to prepare : Grease or line the baking sheet or plate you will use to make the barfi in, bare in mind the smaller the dish the deeper your barfi will be. (I used a square brownie pan lined with baking parchment) Mix together all the …

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Recipe | Beef Hide with Axone

Our R&L recipe contributor, Kesang shares a Beef dish cooked with Axone. She suggests making it hot and spicier. Do try it at home today for lunch! Ingredients : 250 grams of Buffalo/ Beef Skin 4 pieces of King Chilli Cooking Oil Salt to taste 200 grams of Axone (fermented Soya Bean) 12 Garlic Cloves Directions to cook : First, clean the buffalo skin thorougly and pressurize in cooker for about 3-4 whistles. After pressurising it, cut it into small pieces. Next, grind the garlic and king chillies together to make it into a semi-paste. Then, heat 5 tbsp of refined oil in a skillet/pan. Add in garlic and chilli paste with salt and fry it for 2 minutes till the raw smell fades away. Now, add the pieces of the meat and fry it for ten minutes again. Add the axone (fermented soyabean) and fry it for another 5 minutes. You may also add in extra chilli powder if you like it spicy.

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Recipe | Smoked Pork with Dried Fern

What’s cooking for lunch today? Here’s a quick and simple recipe for a delicious home made style smoked pork recipe cooked with dried fern, that you can try out! Ingredients : 6-8 pieces of smoked pork (medium cut) 5 green chillies (finely chopped) 1 large potato (cut into cubes) A handful of dried fern leaves 1 medium sized onion 2-3 pieces of naga garlic Salt to taste  Direction to cook : In a large saucepan, put all the ingredients together, except for the naga garlic and potato Add water till the level of ingredients Cook for about 15 min then add the naga garlic and potato Bring it to a boil (in medium heat) until the water thickens up Ready to eat. Serve it hot with rice. Recipe contributed by Ien.

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Recipe | Kangshoi (Broth) – Naga Style

Today’s recipe, Kangshoi, meaning broth, comes from our lovely reader Yuimi Vashum. It is best eaten with rice. Serve it hot on a chilly rainy day. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients: 1 big potato 1 small onion 1 medium tomato 100 grams spinach (or any leaf) 1 inch ginger 4 cloves garlic 3 green chilly 4 to 5 pieces of dry meat (4 or 5 inches) or dry fish 1 table spoon of mustard or cooking oil Directions to cook:  Chop the potatoes into cubes. Thinly slice the onions, tomatoes and chilli. Grind ginger and garlic. Add potatoes, onions, chilli, dry meat or dry fish, and tomatoes into a pot. Add water, 2/3 the level of the food in the pot on the stove. Add salt and mustard/cooking oil and let it boil. (if you are using dry fish, make sure to fry it first before you add in the pot). In about 10 minutes, add ginger and garlic. Let it cook for 5 more minutes and check if the potato …

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Recipe | Crispy Honey Chicken

It is almost weekend and we all tend to  acquire a mood to cook something nice or get that craving to help ourselves to something special. On that note, we are today sharing a recipe to pep up your meal – Crispy fried chicken, tossed with veggies and packed with flavors and spice. Let’s make it! INGREDIENTS : 500 gms of chicken breast 4 tbsp of honey 3 tbsp of white soy sauce 3-4 tbsp of cornflour 3 tbsp of water 1 tbsp of vinegar (preferably apple cider vinegar) 1 egg 2 tbsp of chilli paste or green chilli for extra heat 5 cloves of crushed garlic Salt to taste Black pepper Oil to deep fry Chopped capsicum Spring Onion Toasted sesame seeds DIRECTIONS TO COOK: Cut the chicken breast pieces into strips and put them in a large bowl. Now, add in salt, black pepper, egg, cornflour to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Next, heat a good amount of oil in a large skillet or pan. (for deep frying) Drop the chicken pieces slowly, …

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Recipe | Simple Bamboo Shoot Chutney

Here’s an quick and easy recipe for the popular Bamboo Shoot Chutney in Naga style prepared using just 3 simple  ingredients and almost zero time to prepare. Ingredients : 250 grams of bamboo shoot. 2 tsp of chilly powder. Salt to taste. Directions to cook : Clean the bamboo shoots under running water properly and slice them into small pieces or any other shape/size desired. In a saucepan, add the sliced bamboo shoot, salt and enough water and boil it for ten minutes. Once the bamboo shoots gets cooked properly, heat a small amount of oil in a pan and fry it over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Now, add in chilly powder and mix it thoroughly. Let it fry for another 5 minutes. Tasty bamboo shoot chutney is ready to be eaten with any curry.

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Recipe | Thai Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum Thai)

Here is a special salad recipe from Thailand – a Green Papaya Salad called as ‘Som Tum Thai‘. It has a sweet and spicy taste, and is made of dried shrimps but can be prepared with fermented fish or crabs too. Usually served as a side dish and is equally mouth-watering for a savory snack! Ingredients: 1 whole green papaya (shredded) 4-5 red chillies 1-2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp of palm sugar (you may also use brown sugar) 2 tbsp of dried shrimp 1-2 long beans 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes 1.5 tbsp of lime juice 2 lime wedges 2 tbsp of tamarind juice 2 tbsp fish sauce Roasted peanuts Preparation: Wash and peel the papaya and shred it finely. Keep it aside. Now, in a mortal and pestle (hand grinder), put the chilli and garlic and grind them finely. Add in the dried shrimp, long beans, cherry tomatoes and grind it again. Next, add the lime juice, the lime wedges, tamarind juice, fish sauce and mix it all together. Add the shredded papaya …

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Recipe | Homemade Button Mushrooms Stir Fry

Today we are sharing a tasty recipe of homemade style button mushrooms stir fried and sautéed with pepper and butter. With simple ingredients, you can cook it instantly at home and enjoy it as a side-dish! Ingredients: 1 cup of button mushrooms (cleaned and cut into halves) 1 large onion (chopped into cubes) 1 bulb of garlic 1 tbsp of olive oil/vegetable oil 2 tbsp of butter 1 tsp of freshly grounded pepper Salt to taste Directions to cook: Firstly, heat the oil over high heat in a skillet or pan. Now, add the chopped mushrooms, onion and garlic. Let it stay until they have caramelized on the bottom. When done, toss them and continue to cook for another 3 mins. Next, add the butter and grounded pepper and toss it for 5 mins, until beautifully brown. Finally, season with salt as per your taste. Garnish with fresh coriander or celery, if required. Serve it as starter or appetizer before a main course meal! Recipe contributed by Sochonphy Lunghar.

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Recipe | Assamese Style Pork in a Bamboo Tube

Presenting another delectable recipe for all the pork lovers, cooked in the traditional Assamese style using bamboo tubes. The fresh raw essence and aroma of the bamboo gives the dish a very local smoky flavor, with the use of fresh garden herbs, cooked over the traditional Assamese mud stove. So let’s try it out! Pork cooked in bamboo tubes in traditional Assamese style. Ingredients : Pork – 1 kg Ginger- Garlic paste – 3 tbsp A handful of mint leaves Cilantro 3-4 leaves Red chilli (5-6) or king chilli (bhoot jolokia) 1 nos. Salt according to taste Raw bamboo shoot 50-100g (optional) Two bamboo tubes (better if the bamboo is from hilly region) Banana leaves Directions to cook : Chop the pork into medium sized pieces, wash thoroughly and keep it aside. Crush the mint into a paste type consistency. Next, mix the pork with ginger-garlic paste, mint paste, chillies and cilantro and keep aside for 10 mins (bamboo shoot can also be mixed). The marinated pork is now ready to be stuffed inside the …

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Recipe | Smoked Pork with Akhuni and Black Sesame Seeds

Here is a Naga pork recipe contributed by R&L reader Elika. It’s another super delicious smoked pork recipe – with the aroma of axone and sesame seeds. Easy to cook, but will leave an unforgettable taste for a long time! Smoked pork cooked with Axone (fermented soya beans), and Sesame seeds. Best served with Rice. Ingredients: 1/2 kg Smoked pork (cut into 1″ cubes) 2 tbsps of Black sesame seeds 1 tbsp Axone 4-5 gloves of garlic 1″ Naga ginger 1 tbsp Red chilly powder Salt to taste Directions to cook: Roast the diced smoked pork in it’s own fat till there is enough oil coming out to cook the rest of the ingredients. Add salt, garlic, red chilly powder and cook till the meat is almost ready. In a separate pan, roast black sesame seeds and roughly pound them. Now add the sesame seeds and axone/akhuni (fermented soya beans) to the meat and cook for about 10-15 minutes. Garnish with a bit of roughly pounded Naga ginger and serve. Serve hot with steamed/boiled rice. Bon …