Assam is a mélange of various communities and cultures. The dishes prepared by them have a unique recipe and taste. They are simple yet lip-smacking. Almost all the Assamese people use fresh ingredients cooked in mustard oil to intensify the taste.
So, let us go on a culinary adventure and go ‘gaga’ over the few of dishes from the Assamese cuisine, which might leave you craving for more!
- ‘Maasor Tenga’
This, tangy fish curry, is a bit sour in taste but is extraordinarily delicious. Mostly cooked with tomatoes, lemon, outenga (elephant apple), etc., ‘Maasor Tenga’ is a simple recipe yet very rich in taste!
- Duck Meat
Duck meat cooked with white gourd tastes heavenly. When the pieces of the white gourd melt and mixes with the meat, it gives a whole new flavour to the dish! However, it can also be cooked with sesame, pumpkin, and a lot more.
- ‘Aloo Pitika’
The English name to this dish is mashed potatoes, is the comfort food of Assam. Mostly made with boiled potatoes, green chillies, coriander leaves and onion; ‘aloo pitika’ is the simplest dish that almost everyone from Assam can prepare.
- Pork Barbeque
The Assamese version of pork barbeque, ‘Khorikat Diya Gahori’ not only tastes scrumptious but also the smell is heavenly. Everyone ends up licking the ‘khorika’ (stick) too!
No Assamese meal is ever complete without ‘khaar.’ This is a mix of a variety of ingredients and is unique only to the state of Assam. As the saying goes – “Khar Khuwa Axomiya,” almost the entire race of Assamese prepare this dish.
- Pigeon meat with black pepper
‘Paro Mangsho’ has always been a part of our ethnic cuisine. This dish, which may be cooked with other ingredients too, is exquisite and everyone’s favourite.
Well, tell anyone from Assam about the above-mentioned dishes and enjoy watching them crave for it!