Saturday, November 22, 2014

An Assamese Delicacy: Masor Tenga from Jayati's Food Journey

(Adapted from Masor Tenga - An Assamese Delicacy - Jayati's Food Journey)

This week on the "Know Your Blogger" event on the Kolkata Food Bloggers, the star of the week is Jayati. I have been following Jayati's blog for quite some time now. Her recipes are delicious and flavorful. While browsing through the recipes, I hit upon this fish dish that was the one for me!

The recipe is called Masor Tenga. This delicacy from Assam uses a minimum of spices and has a mild, subtle flavour that is really endearing.

Just look at the glorious dish!

You can have a look at Jayati's original recipe here.

Here is how I made it:


Rui maach/ Rohu fish: 4 pieces
Tomatoes (big in size): 1 and a half (chopped)
Fenugreek seeds/ Methi seeds: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Green chilli: 1 (slit)
Lemon juice: 1 tsp
Mustard oil
Chopped coriander/ Cilantro leaves: a handful
Salt to taste


1. Gather the ingredients together. Dust the fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder and fry them in hot mustard oil. Do not over-fry the fish.

2. Heat a tablespoon of mustard oil in a wok and add the methi seeds. Once the methi emits an aroma and turns brown remove the methi seeds. Add the green chilli and the chopped tomatoes. Fry the tomatoes till they turn mushy.

3. Add salt and turmeric and stir fry some more. Now add water. I also added a teaspoon of sugar at this time to suit my taste. 

4. Now gently add the fish pieces. Lower the gas and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice. You can add more lemon juice if you want the gravy more sour and tangy in taste.
5. Take off the gas and add the chopped coriander leaves.

Serve with hot steamed rice!

I am sending this recipe to the ongoing event "Know Your Blogger" at KFB.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Oven Baked "Guilt-Free" French Fries

(Adapted from the Oven Baked French Fries: Cocoawind)

This is week I am back on track. The past two weeks have been terrible with my little one down with a nasty viral fever. She took a full week to get better. At almost the same time, my mom met with a minor accident, sustained a knee injury and was laid up for two weeks.

I was feeling so low that could not get myself to blog anything. Both the girls in my life are getting I am back with a BANG!

This time the Kolkata Food Bloggers are conducting an ongoing event called "Know Your Blogger". The blogger who is in focus this week, is the beautiful, super-talented, Sarani. Her blog is known as Cocoawind. Do check it out for a wide variety of lovely recipes.

While browsing through all the recipes I found the exact one for me. The recipe in question is Oven Baked French Fries. You can check the original recipe here.

This recipe is a sure-shot winner. It is a guilt-free recipe where you can make french fries with just two teaspoons of oil.

Here is the recipe:


Big-sized potatoes: 2
Oil: 2 teaspoon (I actually used 3 tsp)
Freshly-ground black pepper: 1/4th tsp
Salt to taste


1. Wash the potatoes and cut them in the shape of French fries.

2. Now pre-heat the oven at 425 F/ 220 C for 10 minutes.
3. Toss the potatoes in a mixture of oil, pepper, and salt. Make sure each potato piece is well coated with this mixture and spread with on a greased baking tray.

4. Place the tray in the pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, the French fries were done but I kept them in the oven for for 10 more minutes to make them crispy and brown.
5. Remove from the oven and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

I am sending this recipe to the ongoing event on KFB.