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Recipe | Manipuri Dish: Paan( Colocasia/Arbi) Eromba

Eromba is one of the most popular dishes Manipuris prepare for their lunch/dinner. It is a local-favourite dish, enjoyed by people from other parts of Northeast as well. It’s usually made with boiled vegetables mashed with ngari (fermented fish) and chillies. Vegetables like yongchak (tree beans), soibum (bamboo shoots), yendem (buckwheat), belandri (lady’s finger), lafu (banana stem) and Paan (colocasia/arbi) are commonly used to make different varieties of eromba. Our recipe today, is the Paan (colocasia/arbi) eromba contributed by our lovely R&L follower, Impala Ayekpam. This is a simple dish you can easily make using ingredients available around your kitchen! Paan (Colocasia/Arbi) Eromba Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 15-20 mins  Ingredients: 250gm of Paan/colocasia/arbi (washed and peeled) 10-12 Dried red chillies/1-2 king chillies (whichever is preferred) 5-6 Ngari/fermented fish 2-3 smoked fish (optional) Salt to taste. Garnish :  Fresh 1/2 u-morok/ghost pepper (thinly sliced) and Spring onions/corrainder (chopped) Directions to cook:  Add 4-5 cups of water in a pressure cooker and boil the arbi and chillies.  Let it whistle  for about 4-5 times  Cool it down and drain the water  Roast the …

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Recipe | Chicken Chutney

  Need a light and hearty meal to cook for lunch today? Here’s your answer. Today, we have a special Chicken Chutney recipe made with simple ingredients you can easily prepare. We hope you enjoy trying this recipe! Prep : 15 mins Cooking time: 40 mins   Ingredients: 1 Kg. chicken (boneless) 3 green chillies 3 pieces of  fermented fish (ngari) 1 inch of young ginger knob 1 small onion 3 cloves of garlic A handful of ginger leaves A handful of coriander leaves Salt to taste Directions to cook : Boil the chicken in a pot for about 30min Dice the boiled chicken into small pieces and keep aside Roast the green chilli on low medium heat Roast the fermented fish on low medium heat  Chop the onion into small pieces Pound the garlic using a mortar and pestle Add the roasted green chilli, ginger, fermented fish and mash it Mix the diced chicken and other ingredients together in a large bowl Add ginger and coriander leaves Salt to taste  Voila!  Your chicken chutney …

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Recipe | Smoked Pork with Colocasia Roots (Arbi)

We all crave for home cooked food at some point or the other, doesn’t matter whichever part of the world we live in. And specially if it’s locally grown vegetables and ingredients, it feels like heaven. So here is another local recipe cooked using some local veggies – Colocasia root (locally called as Arbi) with Smoked Pork and garden herbs. Colocasia or Arbi is basically an edible root vegetable native to Southeastern Asia and the Indian subcontinent. They are locally grown around the northeast and cooked with different meats to create traditional delicacies. Prep : 15 mins Cook: 35 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 kg of colocasia roots/arbi, peeled and chopped 350 grams of smoked pork, thinly sliced (can be replaced with smoked beef) A handful of crested late summer mint (can be replaced with hooker chives roots or lemon basil) 1 inch of ginger knob crushed 1 inch of fresh turmeric crushed (in case you’re using turmeric powder use 1/2 teaspoon) Ghost pepper(preferably dried) as required Salt to taste Directions to cook :  In …

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Recipe | Diwali Special – Chocolate Barfis

With the return of Diwali, it brings back the festivities, celebrations, gatherings with family and friends, exchanging gifts, fancy clothes and of course, food! Diwali is just incomplete without tasty sweets and savories on the table. Don’t we all agree? So, without further ado, sharing a sweet dish recipe today on how to make chocolate barfis! They are simply delectable and we bet that your family and friends will totally dig it! Let’s get started. Ingredients : 1 can of condensed milk 300 grams of milk powder 100 grams of ground almonds 200 grams (half a tin) of evaporated milk/double cream 3 tablespoons of ghee (melted) A pinch of saffron 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg 300 grams of milk chocolate Choice of sprinkles Directions to prepare : Grease or line the baking sheet or plate you will use to make the barfi in, bare in mind the smaller the dish the deeper your barfi will be. (I used a square brownie pan lined with baking parchment) Mix together all the …

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Recipe | Beef Hide with Axone

Our R&L recipe contributor, Kesang shares a Beef dish cooked with Axone. She suggests making it hot and spicier. Do try it at home today for lunch! Ingredients : 250 grams of Buffalo/ Beef Skin 4 pieces of King Chilli Cooking Oil Salt to taste 200 grams of Axone (fermented Soya Bean) 12 Garlic Cloves Directions to cook : First, clean the buffalo skin thorougly and pressurize in cooker for about 3-4 whistles. After pressurising it, cut it into small pieces. Next, grind the garlic and king chillies together to make it into a semi-paste. Then, heat 5 tbsp of refined oil in a skillet/pan. Add in garlic and chilli paste with salt and fry it for 2 minutes till the raw smell fades away. Now, add the pieces of the meat and fry it for ten minutes again. Add the axone (fermented soyabean) and fry it for another 5 minutes. You may also add in extra chilli powder if you like it spicy.

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Recipe | Smoked Pork with Dried Fern

What’s cooking for lunch today? Here’s a quick and simple recipe for a delicious home made style smoked pork recipe cooked with dried fern, that you can try out! Ingredients : 6-8 pieces of smoked pork (medium cut) 5 green chillies (finely chopped) 1 large potato (cut into cubes) A handful of dried fern leaves 1 medium sized onion 2-3 pieces of naga garlic Salt to taste  Direction to cook : In a large saucepan, put all the ingredients together, except for the naga garlic and potato Add water till the level of ingredients Cook for about 15 min then add the naga garlic and potato Bring it to a boil (in medium heat) until the water thickens up Ready to eat. Serve it hot with rice. Recipe contributed by Ien.

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Recipe | Kangshoi (Broth) – Naga Style

Today’s recipe, Kangshoi, meaning broth, comes from our lovely reader Yuimi Vashum. It is best eaten with rice. Serve it hot on a chilly rainy day. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients: 1 big potato 1 small onion 1 medium tomato 100 grams spinach (or any leaf) 1 inch ginger 4 cloves garlic 3 green chilly 4 to 5 pieces of dry meat (4 or 5 inches) or dry fish 1 table spoon of mustard or cooking oil Directions to cook:  Chop the potatoes into cubes. Thinly slice the onions, tomatoes and chilli. Grind ginger and garlic. Add potatoes, onions, chilli, dry meat or dry fish, and tomatoes into a pot. Add water, 2/3 the level of the food in the pot on the stove. Add salt and mustard/cooking oil and let it boil. (if you are using dry fish, make sure to fry it first before you add in the pot). In about 10 minutes, add ginger and garlic. Let it cook for 5 more minutes and check if the potato …

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Recipe | Crispy Honey Chicken

It is almost weekend and we all tend to  acquire a mood to cook something nice or get that craving to help ourselves to something special. On that note, we are today sharing a recipe to pep up your meal – Crispy fried chicken, tossed with veggies and packed with flavors and spice. Let’s make it! INGREDIENTS : 500 gms of chicken breast 4 tbsp of honey 3 tbsp of white soy sauce 3-4 tbsp of cornflour 3 tbsp of water 1 tbsp of vinegar (preferably apple cider vinegar) 1 egg 2 tbsp of chilli paste or green chilli for extra heat 5 cloves of crushed garlic Salt to taste Black pepper Oil to deep fry Chopped capsicum Spring Onion Toasted sesame seeds DIRECTIONS TO COOK: Cut the chicken breast pieces into strips and put them in a large bowl. Now, add in salt, black pepper, egg, cornflour to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Next, heat a good amount of oil in a large skillet or pan. (for deep frying) Drop the chicken pieces slowly, …

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Recipe | Simple Bamboo Shoot Chutney

Here’s an quick and easy recipe for the popular Bamboo Shoot Chutney in Naga style prepared using just 3 simple  ingredients and almost zero time to prepare. Ingredients : 250 grams of bamboo shoot. 2 tsp of chilly powder. Salt to taste. Directions to cook : Clean the bamboo shoots under running water properly and slice them into small pieces or any other shape/size desired. In a saucepan, add the sliced bamboo shoot, salt and enough water and boil it for ten minutes. Once the bamboo shoots gets cooked properly, heat a small amount of oil in a pan and fry it over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Now, add in chilly powder and mix it thoroughly. Let it fry for another 5 minutes. Tasty bamboo shoot chutney is ready to be eaten with any curry.

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Recipe | Thai Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum Thai)

Here is a special salad recipe from Thailand – a Green Papaya Salad called as ‘Som Tum Thai‘. It has a sweet and spicy taste, and is made of dried shrimps but can be prepared with fermented fish or crabs too. Usually served as a side dish and is equally mouth-watering for a savory snack! Ingredients: 1 whole green papaya (shredded) 4-5 red chillies 1-2 cloves of garlic 1 tsp of palm sugar (you may also use brown sugar) 2 tbsp of dried shrimp 1-2 long beans 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes 1.5 tbsp of lime juice 2 lime wedges 2 tbsp of tamarind juice 2 tbsp fish sauce Roasted peanuts Preparation: Wash and peel the papaya and shred it finely. Keep it aside. Now, in a mortal and pestle (hand grinder), put the chilli and garlic and grind them finely. Add in the dried shrimp, long beans, cherry tomatoes and grind it again. Next, add the lime juice, the lime wedges, tamarind juice, fish sauce and mix it all together. Add the shredded papaya …