Ambrosia - ...From the Assamese Kitchen

Ambrosia - ...From the Assamese Kitchen

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Author: Jyoti Das
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Victor Banerjee
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 238
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129113740


The First Complete Cookbook on Assamese cuisine, Ambrosia... From the Assamese Kitchen presents an array of delectable dishes that reflects the variegated hues of the culture of Assam.

The Assamese believe that food is a gift of God, and its preparation a form of prayer. 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. 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 that pages of the book.

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.


I have had Assamese dishes in Victor Banerjee’s home and that was good, very good. But knowing what a wonderful cook Jyoti I, 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, may home in Mussoorie.
--- Ruskin Bond


Foreword by Victor Banerjee
About Assam

Assamese Cuisine

1. Pithas
2. Chaul (Rice)
3. Bor / Pakoras (Fritters)
4. Khar (Alkali)
5. Chutney
6. Dail (Lentil)
7. Vegetables
8. Manxo (Meat / Poultry)
9. Maach (Fish)
10. My Favourite Dishes
11. Mitha Ahar (Dessert)
Xaak and Saatxaaki
Assamese Course Meals