Delicacies from North-East

Posted on June 19, 2016 by

7 sisters as they are often known as are famous for its beautiful amalgam of culture.  The place is endowed with natural beauty and a large part is still untapped. So far you must have heard about places to visit in North-east India. This time, let’s take you to another facet of the place, which is yet to be discovered, is the variety of cuisines, that place offers for food lovers. Though most of them are non-vegetarian they are less spicy and very healthy.  Let me take you the culinary ride to these states with topmost delicacy from each state

Khar (Assam)

“Khar” is the key delicacy for Assamese. Traditional Assamese lunch usually starts with “Khar”. It is prepared by filtering pulp of raw papaya, pulses and few herbs through dried banana ashes. Ginger paste & mustard oil is added as per taste. It is quite refreshing and healthy. Kol Posola Khar & Papaya Khar is its variants.


Smoked pork from Nagaland

Pork is the main source of meat in Nagaland. It is usually prepared by boiling the dried smoked pork in soup, which consists of tomato, chilies and local herbs. Once fried with soup, one can feel the taste of bamboo shoots and soup inside which makes it lovable for pork lovers. Its deep smoky flavor makes it to top the food charts. Apparently, it tastes super with steamed plain rice. Chives are added to garnish it.

smoked pork

Eromba from Manipur

Eromba is the traditional cuisine of Meitei Community of Manipur. It is very spicy unlike other north-eastern cuisines as Chilli is the main ingredient of the cuisine. It is a tasteful combination of the favorite local ingredients like fermented dried fish, fermented bamboo-shoot and Raja/King chili. It goes well with rice and bread. Key for good Eromba is sweet smelling fermented fish.

Jadoh from Meghalaya

Jadoh is rice and meat-based Khasi delicacy from Meghalaya. It is famous pulao in Meghalaya and is usually cooked with minimum oil and spices which makes it all the more favorable for health-conscious folks.  Jadoh is usually prepared with hill rice or joha rice, which is short-grained, which is mixed with succulent pieces of Pork, chopped onions, green chilies and ginger garlic paste. Jadoh is generally served with Tungrymbai, ferment soy paste and Dohneiiong, pork with sesame seeds.

Bai from Mizoram

Bai is the primarily a stew kind of dish and is very popular amongst Mizos.  Bai could be vegetable Bai, or non -vegetarian as well. For non-vegeterian Bai, base is kept as pork, where-in spinach chopped cauliflower, beans, spices; rice and diced potato are boiled with water. It is heated till rice, meat are not cooked. The dish is healthy due to good content of spinach. Bamboo shoots make it more palpable and aromatic.


Awan Bangwi from Tripura

Awan Babgwi is a kind of dessert typical in Tripura. Prime ingredients used for this includes rice, cashew/raisins/ginger gratings; Rice is soaked overnight. It is then grinded with rest of the ingredients to make a paste, which is then wrapped in Laiu leaves in the form of cones. Its texture is both aromatic, and spicy.

Awan Bangwi from Tripura

Gyathuk from Sikkim   

It is primarily a noodle-based soup and is often called as “Thupka”. It is usually an appetizer but due to veggies/meat, it is quite filling. It is very soothing for the chilly winters in these areas. It can be served hot after garnishing it with spring onions.

Hungry Kya!! Pack your bags for North-east and enjoy the wide variety of healthy and tasty food!!!



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