This fish delicacy is steamed in a bamboo basket. Packed with robust flavours that fill your mouth when you take a bite. Some fresh spices like raja mirchi can also be used to improve the flavour of the dish. It is best enjoyed with steamed rice. Food is a universal language. All around the world, different cultures possess different foods that are peculiar to the people that live there. For food lovers who like to try cuisines from different societies and cultures, Northeast India should definitely be at the top of the list of places to travel. Their amazing variety of cuisine will get your taste buds asking for more.
The Northeast India region used to be regarded as the Seven Sisters because of the seven states (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh) that make up the Northeast, until in 1975 when Sikkim was included into the Northeast region, and thus became India’s 22nd state. The states in the Northeast boast of different varieties of delicacies and cuisines with different flavors and spices that offer unique tastes peculiar to them.
Compared to other parts of India, the methods of preparing delicacies in the Northeastern region of India are distinct. If you are looking to experiment with the flavours of Northeastern delicacies, here are a few options you can decide to try out.
Kumurat Diya Hanhor Mangxo (Assam)
This delicacy is widely known throughout the Northeastern part of India, especially in Assam. It consists of curry cooked duck meat with ash gourd. This delicacy is often reserved for outstanding occasions. The unique taste of this dish is owed largely to the use of crushed black pepper.
Fish Tenga (Assam)
Light, sweet smelling fish curry is one of Assam’s signature preparations. The key ingredient in a tenga is the use of a souring agent which lends the dish a tart tangy taste. There are wide variety of souring agents that can be use to prepare this dish, ranging from the commonly available lemon, star fruit, tomatoes to more exotic elephant apple, roselle leaves and garcinia. In order to improve the flavour, you can add fresh spices.
This Mizoram snack is very popular on the streets. Sanplaiu snacks are homemade treats, packaged and sold on the streets of Mizoram. It is often prepared with rice porridge and served alongside finely powdered rice, crushed black pepper, fresh coriander paste, zesty fish sauce and many more.
Vawksa Rep (Mizoram)
When it comes to delicacies that will leave you craving for more, this meaty dish should be top of the list. It is often prepared with properly seasoned and smoked pork, locally grown fresh leafy greens, herbs and chillies.