All posts tagged: Naga Cuisine

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Recipe of Exotic Naga Dish | Pork Cooked with Hornet’s Larvae

  Naga Cuisine is known for it’s bold ingredients and hot spices (yes, we mean Raja Mircha/ Bhut Jolokia) Well today, we have a dish that has both these elements : a local dish made out of Hornet’s larvae, cooked with pork and raja mircha. Pelevotuo Solo, Owner of  “Mom and I” Cafe, Kohima contributes this recipe, which is one of the most popular dishes in his cafe. Full recipe below:   Prep Time: 15 mins; Cook Time: 1 hour Ingredients : 1kg diced pork meat 250 gms of hornet’s larvae 2 Raja marches or 10-12 dry red chillies 1 tbsp. minced ginger 20 gms fresh bamboo shoot Salt to taste Spices Used – Clockwise from Left (Photo below) : Fresh Bamboo Shoot, Ginger and Raja Mircha   Directions to Cook: Cook the pork in 500ml of water and add salt to taste Add the larvae after 20 mins and let it cook for another 15 mins. Rinse the bambooshoot with hot water ( to decrease heavy sourness) Put the bambooshoot and dried chilly together and cook for about …

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Naga Dish Recipe | Kidney Beans Curry With Napa

Today, we have a special authentic Naga dish prepared by Sungdi Imchen from Roots and Leisure team. It’s a simple, traditional and easy-to-cook homemade dish mixed with ‘Napa’ (Naga basil leaves), giving you that extra Naga-spice  flavour in your mouth! Here’s your recipe guide to a quick, nutritious comfort food at its best- Fried Kidney Beans (‘Kholar’ beans) curry. Ingredients : 1 large tomato 1 medium onion 4-5 green chillies Napa (Naga basil leaves) 2 cups kholar beans ( Naga kidney beans) Salt (to taste) Process : Pressurise the kholar beans to full cook and let it cool Sauté the onion, tomatoes and chillies for about 10-15 mins. Put in the kholar beans and cook in low flame for a few minutes When the onion and tomatoes  turns completely tender, put in the Naga basil leaves (Napa) and let it simmer for another 5-10 mins. Your savoury kholar beans dish is now ready to serve. Enjoy it with a hot, steaming bowl of rice! Bon appétit! Hit Like, Share and Subscribe to Roots and Leisure on Youtube …

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Recipe | Smoked Pork with Asian Spices – Cooked Naga Style over a Fireplace

  Christmas is a great time to visit Nagaland. It is filled with the joyous spirit of Christmas, Weddings, the excitement of the young folks visiting their hometown for the holidays and many other celebrations – and all of these involve lots of food and merry cooking! Today we have a pork recipe from one of our founders – Sungdi’s (outdoor) kitchen; it’s a pork recipe that will have you wishing you were there right beside her – to enjoy the cooking process and of course, to taste the delicious-looking dish! Here’s the recipe of a pork dish cooked in a Naga outdoor kitchen with Asian spices for a lovely twist in flavour. Enjoy! Prep time: 15-20 mins. Cook time: 1 hour (approx.) Ingredients: Smoked pork Onions Green chilly Soya Sauce Barbecue sauce Green chilly sauce Chilly powder Ginger garlic Tomato Capsicum Directions to cook: Pre-cook the smoked pork in salt and water. (Water quantity should be just midway to the pork level) For the sauce: Sauté the tomatoes till it turns soft and brown. Then put in ginger, …

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Faces | A Refreshing Route Across the Green Village of Nagaland: Khonoma

  “I took this picture in Khonoma Village, Nagaland. It is known for its rich history and culture, its lush greenery and never-ending terraced paddy fields. These kids took me through the village, telling stories, showing me interesting areas and the life around the place.” ~Kumar Mayank (@chasme_baddoor) Khonoma is an Angami Naga village located about 20 km west from the state capital, Kohima, Nagaland. Find out more about Khonoma Village here.

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Naga Recipe | Smoked Pork Stew with Kidney Beans

Here’s another favorite from Vilme’s kitchen. It’s a thick stew made with smoked pork and local kidney beans, and is often had with rice. INGREDIENTS (Serves 2) ~300 gms of smoked pork meat 3-4 pieces of fresh bamboo shoot 3 dried red chillies 2-3 fresh green chillies 2″ ginger 5 cloves of garlic 1 cup kidney beans* sokaked overnight (*from local market in Nagaland) 500 ml of water Salt to taste PREPARING THE INGREDIENTS As pointed above, kidney beans to be soaked in water overnight Clean the smoked pork thoroughly with  lukewarm water, and then cut them into 2″ – 3″ cubes Make a paste out of the ginger and garlic DIRECTIONS TO COOK Put all the ingredients in a pressure cooker, and cook for 6 whistles – or until the meat is tender and the beans are cooked well If the chillies are still whole, you can take out and mash them and put them back. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve with rice

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Recipe | Mackerel Tin Fish in Bamboo Shoot

Hello! This recipe is for all the busy ones who need to fix a simple yet delicious meal in 15 minutes. So make sure you try this tin fish recipe for your dinner, next time. INGREDIENTS 1 tin / can of fish (we have used mackerel for this dish) 5 cloves of garlic 5 dried red chilly 1 medium sized onion 3 tablespoons of bamboo shoot 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 1 cup of water DIRECTION TO COOK Heat the oil in a pan. Saute the onions and chillies Mash the garlic and toss them into the pan and fry until light golden brown Pour the canned fish (along with the brine), into the pan. Add bamboo shoot and water Cook on low flame till the water dries up Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with rice.  

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Recipe | Fried Spider with Curry Leaves

Folks – are you up for something adventurous? Has anybody here tried eating spiders? Well, we recently did and it was delicious! We added a little Indian twist by adding curry leaves. Here we go! Ingredients:  3-4 gloves of garlic 3 tablespoons of bamboo shoot juice 1 king chilli (bhut jolokia) 250 gms of Spider (here we have used edible spider from the local market) Fresh curry leaves 500 ml water Salt to taste Directions: Add the spiders, the bamboo-shoot juice, crushed garlic into a saucepan and keep stirring for 3-5 mins Add water and salt, and let it come to a boil. Cook for 20-25 mins When the water is drying out, put in the curry leaves and cook for another 2 mins

Recipe | Dried Yam leaf Gravy

Hello everyone! It’s time for another recipe – and today we are sharing an authentic gravy dish of the Ao Nagas, which goes by the name ‘Mi-ya-sü En-chu’. This dish is generally had with rice as a curry (just like dal). Ingredients 1 cake of dried yam (Anishe: cooked yam stems and leaves, dried in the sun) 4 green chillies 1 large potato – peeled and cut into 4 pieces 1 medium tomato Some dried local spring onions (We call it Khuve in Nagaland) 500 ml of water Salt to taste Preparation Before you start cooking, make sure you soak the yam leaves in hot water for about 5 minutes to soften and clean. Directions to cook: Put all the ingredients in a deep pot. Break the anishe (yam cake) into 2 or 3 pieces with your hands, and add them to the pot. Add water and salt. Cover and let it cook till the ingredients are soft enough to be mashed. Mash the chillies, tomatoes, potato an the anishe with a masher. Put it back to the pot, and add more …

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Recipe | Naga Style Crab Dish

During the rainy season, we get a lot crabs –  fresh from the small streams and river we have around us [in Nagaland] . So  today we would like to share a simple crab recipe. So next time you catch hold some fresh crabs, do try this out. Before you start the preparation, make sure you soak the crab (especially if you buy them alive) in hot boiling water for about 10 minutes. After this, wash them with cold water 2 to 3 times.  Ingredients you’ll need:  Fresh river crabs ( 15-20 crabs) 8 red dry chillies 4 tablespoons of fresh bamboo shoot juice 5 gloves of garlic 1 small ginger 1 handful of spring onion finely chopped 750 ml of water Salt to taste Directions to Cook: After the crabs are washed thoroughly, place them in a deep saucepan /wok. Put all the ingredients together and cook till all the water has been absorbed. Usually 30-35 minutes. Serve with rice, Naga style.

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Recipe | Simple Snail and Pork Dish

Today we have one very simple recipe for you to try. Here we go! Ingredients you will need : 1 large Tomato 6-8 Green Chilly (Depends on how spicy you want) 1/2 kilo of fresh pork 1/2 kilo of snail 750 ml of water 5 clove of garlic 3-4″ ginger Cleaning the Snails: After buying the fresh snails from the market, make sure you keep them in a bucket of water for about 3 days. Keep changing the water everyday. This way, the snail will clean enough to be cooked 🙂 Directions to Cook: Put all the ingredients together in a deep pot and cook until the meat is tender which would take about 30-45 minutes. Add more water incase you want some light gravy. How to eat the Snails? Suck in through the pointed edge (which is the snail head) and then turn around to the wide open end (opposite side) and suck in again. Did you know? Not only are they delicious (they really are!), but they also have serious superfood potential -as …