Dimapur: 13-year-old budding from Nagaland's Dimapur, Ayim Imchen, has entered the national limelight after introducing the country to a traditional Naga dish that she picked up from her grandmother.
In a video that has been shared by Union Minister Smriti Irani on her official Twitter handle, the teen is shown cooking a simple dish with an assortment of nutritious vegetables.
Sharing the video, Irani wrote, "13-year-old budding Chef Ayim Imchen from Dimapur has learnt a traditional dish from her Grandmother. This simple nutritious recipe from Nagaland is just the tip of the huge iceberg called Indian cuisine."
You can watch Imchen prepare her special dish in the video below:
13-year-old budding Chef Ayim Imchen— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) September 23, 2020
from Dimapur has learnt a traditional dish from her Grandmother. This simple nutritious recipe from Nagaland is just the tip of the huge iceberg called Indian cuisine. Share your traditional family dish: https://t.co/zCSxOiHQrU #Local4Poshan pic.twitter.com/5EIerEpxKZ
The ingredients of this age-old dish are yam, mustard leaves, tomatoes, chillies, and ginger. This healthy green dish can be enjoyed by all
To make the dish, one basically has to cook the yam, green chillies, tomatoes, other vegetables to make a healthy concoction that can be enjoyed with steamed rice.
This special recipe, that has now gained national exposure, is a traditional dish that has been passed down the generations. The young chef, in the video shared by Irani, says that she learnt the recipe from her grandmother, who, in turn, learnt it from her own grandmother.
Netizens, meanwhile, have lauded the young girl's initiative to introduce people to healthy food.
"Nutritious recipe. Wish our children eat and like such dishes," wrote a Twitter user, while another said, "The types of dishes east Indians make , r hugely influenced by Chinese culture.....If u dnt wish to visit china & taste their food ...go to nagaland... although the pallet of a north Indian might find it difficult to adjust but still.. SUCH amazing greenery and culture...JUST WOW."
Irani has highlighted the simple yet sumptuous dish during the celebrations of 'Poshan Maah 2020' that puts the limelight firmly on healthy and nutritious food that can boost immunity while satiating the taste buds.
The Union Minister has also urged others to share their own traditional family dish to share the knowledge of good and healthy food and to share it around.
Entries can be sent to: https://innovate.mygov.in/poshanrecipe