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The 7 sisters in the Northeast of India are well known not only for its serene scenery but also delicious & very different cuisines. From steamed momos to rich desserts, the dishes are worth trying and will leave you craving for more! Let’s embark on a flavourful journey to the NorthEast Here are the dishes you must try when you are on a trip to Eastern India:
Machher jhol also known as machha jhola is one of the popular dishes of eastern cuisine. The traditional spicy fish stew is generally served with rice & seasoned with turmeric, garlic, onions, and grated ginger.
Pitha is one of the famous snacks of Assam which is available in a variety of flavors. Pitha can be sweet, fried or roasted and is usually served with curd or gur.
Zan is a dish from Arunachal Pradesh is served with green vegetables and charred meat. The magical dish will take you on a roller coaster ride of spicy & tangy flavors.
The delicious dish from the state of Tripura is prepared with bamboo shoots and sliced pork. In every bite of Chikhvi, you will enjoy the delicious taste.
The dish from Meghalaya is prepared with onions, green chilies, and red chilies. Tungtap is a dry fish paste and can be eaten with Jadoh.
Another delicious dish to try in Meghalaya is Jadoh. The pork and rice-based dish is prepared in less oil and tastes good.
The traditional meal is prepared with raw papaya, Assamese spices, and pulses. It’s an essential part of each Assamese meal. The delicious Khar is usually consumed in lunch.
Nga Atoiba Thongba
The fish curry is prepared with potatoes, bay leaves, onion, cumin, chillies, and chives. if you love eating fish, Nga Atoiba Thongba is a perfect dish for you.
Iromba is a famous dish from Manipur and is made with fermented fish, mashed potatoes, green leaves, and red chillies. The dish is quite spicy and must-try for lovers of tangy food.
Bamboo Steamed Fish
The specialty of Nagaland is Bamboo steamed fish. The dish is usually served with steamed rice and is very delicious.
One of the famous dishes of Nagaland is smoked pork which is cooked in a traditional way. Smoked pork along with Bamboo shoot tastes good and is served with steamed rice.
The meat lovers are definitely going to love this dish from Mizoram. The dish is cooked with smoked pork, chilies, and leafy greens. Tastes best when garnished with herbs!
Sanpiau is one of the popular snacks served in Mizoram. The dish is prepared with coriander paste, spring onions, black pepper, zesty fish sauce.
The fish curry tastes sour and for the flavor, it is cooked with fresh spices.
This dish from Sikkim can be said an Indian version of Tibetan noodle soup. Gyathuk is served with meat. We hope you had a fair idea about the cuisines served in eastern India which are going to steal your heart for sure!