Traditional Assamese cuisine lovers can now learn the art of cooking and relish the taste of authentic ethnic food as popular chef Atul Lahkar features in an exclusive cookery show – Paakghar – on OTT platform Reeldrama.
In a very unique opportunity for traditional food lovers, the Assamese-exclusive OTT platform is streaming an extensive 30-episode culinary series ‘Paakghar’ directed by Sankalpajiit Hazarika and featuring chef Atul Lahkar. The unique series features 30 episodes of authentic fish recipes from various parts of Assam.
Paakghar, meaning kitchen in Assamese, showcases the traditional culinary setup in Assam. Chef Atul Lahkar shares his knowledge about ethnic cuisine of Assam using fishes and a variety of herbs that are found across the state. In the series, Lahkar shares his secrets of bringing the perfect aroma and tastes out of all these preparations and also the hidden medicinal values of these herbs and leaves.
“This is a very enriching series for Assamese cuisine lovers and also for those who relish ethnic food. A cuisine is an integral part of a region’s heritage and culture. Through this series, I want to pass on the traditional kitchen secrets and values to the next generation,” said chef Atul Lahkar.
‘Unique experience shooting Paakghar with Atul Lahkar’
Speaking about the experience of directing the unique series, director Sankalpajiit Hazarika said that this was one of the most exciting experiences. “Making ‘Paakghar’ was a very exciting experience for me. Shooting with chef Atul Lahkar was a rewarding experience. Me being a foodie added to the flavour as I got an opportunity to learn new ways and tricks about Assamese cuisine as well as wonders of the region’s cuisine varieties,” said Sankalpajiit Hazarika.
Reeldrama is a dedicated OTT (Over-The-Top) platform with loads of Assamese content.