Don’t know what to buy your loved ones? Food gifts are super delicious, inexpensive and your friends and family will love the fact that you have put some thought into your gifts. Try some easy-to-make recipes that you can fit into small bottles/jars. Just tie a ribbon round it and you are done!
- 200 gms dry fish (small, flat variety)
- 6/7 pods of garlic
- 1 tomato and green chillies [according to taste]
Roast the dried fish over an open fire or dry roast it on a pan and grind it coarsely. Roast the tomato, peel its cracked skin and grind it to a paste. Roast the green chillies and grind it. Grind the garlic. Mix all the ingredients together. Add salt and bottle.
Alow Jellow (Sweet Twisters)
- 1 cup maida
- a pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp refined oil
- lukewarm water
- sugar syrup
Make the dough with maida, salt, refined oil and water. Once the dough is ready, make small balls and roll it out into puri sized rounds. Take a knife and make vertical parallel cuts on it. The cuts should start about 2 inch from the top and end almost 2 inch from the top. Use both your hands to hold the ends of the puri with your thumb and first finger, and start rolling very gently till it is fully rolled. Do not stretch it out too much. Once they are rolled, deep fry them in oil till they are golden in colour. After that, dip them in sugar syrup and let them cool and store in air-tight containers.
Red Chilli Chutney
- 100 gms small red chillies
- a pinch of sugar
- 2 tsps vinegar
- a little mustard oil
- a bit of nigella seeds
- salt to taste
Grind the small red chillies to a smooth paste; add sugar, salt and vinegar. Heat the oil and put in the nigella seeds. Let it cool down and then pour it over the chilli paste and bottle it.
Words: Pauting Kaurinta, Aradhana Borah, Ranjana Baishya