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#RECIPE | Desi-Manipuri Fusion Chicken Curry ‘Yen Thongba’ by Robinson Ningombam

Yen thongba is a chicken curry dish from Manipur brought to us by one of our readers, Robinson Ningombam, who has put his own spin on the traditional Meitei recipe. He says, “It is one of my favourite recipes as it involves a fusion of both desi spices and traditional Manipuri ingredients. Whenever I am in Delhi, I cook this chicken curry. It isn’t as tasty as the one I make in Manipur because the ingredients I get in the city is different from the organic ingredients I get back at home. Nevertheless, I am always reminded of home whenever I cook it, even though I am miles away. All my friends, including my non-north east friends, really like this particular style of chicken. “ It’s a great story of how food-cultures from different parts of India are blended into one and we are able to come together to share something yummy. Enjoy!  Cooking Yen Thongba, with potatoes and spring onions.   Ingredients— 700 g country chicken. Washed and Chopped (young organic chicken is highly …

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A Chat With Roderick Roy Yumkham, A Passionate Photographer From Manipur

Photography is about storytelling, about finding the extraordinary in the mundane and about gaining perspective of our surroundings. Today, we have Roderick Roy Yumkham, from Manipur, to share his thoughts on pursuing photography and how his grandfather, who is an artist, inspired him to see things differently. He started out by capturing photos through his phone and editing them on apps. Photography soon became his passion!  We had a quick chat with Roderick Roy Yumkham, passionate photographer to know a little more about his work. Hi! Introduce a little about yourself. I’m Roderick Roy Yumkham, 21 years old from Imphal, Manipur. Currently, I’m studying Visual Communication in Hindustan University in Chennai. What initially sparked your interest in photography? I feel photography to is ingrained in me but I didn’t know it until I started taking few pictures with my phone. If you closely look at the things around us, you will realize that everything has a story of its own. That’s how my interest became more intense with time and I began to believe I …

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“I Find My Escape From The World In My Paintings” – A Chat With Naresh Meetei, Artist From Manipur

Naresh Meetei is a 33-year-old contemporary artist from Manipur who works currently as an Art director at an advertising agency in New Delhi. Growing up, he was always fond of drawing and doodling. His work consists of interesting synthesis of colours, textures and lines. He draws inspiration from various street artists, mother nature and the internet!  We had a chat with Naresh Meetei, an artist from Manipur to talk about his work, inspirations, his recent work and more! Hello Naresh! Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Naresh Meetei and I’m 33 years young 🙂 . I was born and brought up in Imphal, Manipur and presently, I work as an Art Director at an advertising agency in New Delhi. I’m currently working on a new series of paintings for my next exhibition in February 2020 and I’m very excited about it. Introduce us to your work. What got you started? As Master Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up“. …

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A Chat With Yaoza From Manipur About His Travel Adventures

Every travel enthusiast that we meet inspires us to explore, take chances and get out of our comfort zone. Today, we have one such traveller, Yaoza from Manipur, who believes that there is no better teacher than experience, more so travel experience. For him, travel not only allows you to see beauty but also helps you become a better and more aware person. He has been living and working in Mumbai for over a decade and his work is taking him to places, yet he still backpacks and wanders to new destinations on his own. Scroll down to know more about his adventures and find out the places he has been to.  We had a chat with Yaoza from Manipur to talk about his travel experience to various places, his favorite destinations and to get some travel tips from him! Hi! Please introduce yourself. Hello! I’m Yaoza, originally from the northeastern part of India, a Tangkhul (tribe) from Manipur state. Now, I have been away from home for more than 15 years and currently settled …

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Recipe of Healthy Ramen Noodles With Meat And Vegetables by Ksh Donny From Manipur

Saturday has arrived and we are excited to present our lovely readers another amazing food recipe once again! Today, we have a healthy and delicious Ramen noodles from one of our favourite recipe contributors, Ksh Donny from Manipur. She’s prepared the noodles on her own and added meat along with a variety of vegetables! Check out the step by step process of how she has prepared and presented the attractive looking and yummy Ramen noodles! Recipe of a Healthy Ramen Noodles with meat and vegetables by Ksh Donny from Manipur Step 1 : Ingredients to prepare Cabbage dumplings: 1 cup of minced chicken (or any meat) Garlic (2 tbsp) Ginger (2 tbsp) Chives/spring onion (1 cup) Grated carrot (1 cup) Salt and pepper to taste Cabbage (1) Preparations : Mix all ingredients and set aside. Steam/boil one full cabbage for 10 to 15 minutes to make it soft and foldable. Remove the leaf layer by layer. Place one tablespoon of mixed meat and fold it. Tie it with spring onion and steam for 15 to …

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A Chat With Theiyaphi Mahongnao, Nail Artist From Manipur & Founder of Lincy’s Nail Bar in Hyderabad

All of us have a dream that we want to achieve in life and it is not as easy as we think. It requires hard work, patience and determination to reach our goals. Our dear friend Theiyaphi Mahong has been a nail artist for over the past ten years now, and what once was her dream of having her own nail salon has become a reality just recently. Based in Hyderabad, “Lincy’s nail bar” was launched in March and was inaugurated by the beautiful actress, Ritu Varma. We chatted with Theiyaphi about her work and her passion. Scroll down to read!  We had a chat with Theiyaphi Mahongnao, nail artist from Manipur to talk about her recently launched nail salon ‘Lincy’s Nail Bar’ in Hyderabad Hi Theiyaphi, good to have you here with us. Please tell us a little about yourself. Hello everyone! My name is Theiyaphi Mahongnao aka Lincy and I belong to Tangkhul tribe in Manipur, but I’m currently based in Hyderabad. I’m a nail artist by profession and the owner of Lincy’s …

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A Chat With Rinreichon Angkang, Student And Author From Manipur To Talk ABout Her Recently Launched Debut Book, “Blue Is Not One Of Her Favorite Colors”

Writing sets you free, it connects you with nature, brings you back to reality but also gives you the freedom to dream. Today, we have Rinreichon Angkang, student and a passionate writer from Manipur. She recently launched her debut book ‘Blue is not one of her favorite colors’, which is a collection of short fictional stories and poems. She started out writing her thoughts and reading quotes daily at “Your quote” app, which inspired her to write her own book. Find out what the book talks about and what inspired her to write! We had a quick chat with Rinreichon Angkang from Manipur to talk about her debut book ‘Blue is not one of her favorite colors’ Hi Rinrei, please tell us a little about yourself. Hello, I’m Rinreichon Angkang, 20-years-old from Ukhrul, Manipur but I’m currently based in Shillong, Meghalaya pursuing my B.A final year in St. Mary’s college. Tell us about your book ‘Blue is not one of her favorite colors’. And when was it launched? ‘Blue is not one of her favorite …

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Recipe Of ‘Smoked Pork Belly’ By Chon Jamang From Manipur

We are excited as weekend arrived and once again it’s time to learn about yet another amazing food recipe! Today we have a dish, “Smoked Pork Belly”, contributed by Chon Jamang. She adds, “What is a Naga home without a pork dish! We love our pork and I, for one, love it more so when it’s smoked. The aged and smoked smell instantly brings you back home, wherever you may be.” Here in this dish, Chon has used few ingredients and prepared it in a simple method but the taste is to die for! Let’s find out everything below: “Smoked Pork Belly” dish contributed by Chon Jamang Ingredients: Smoked pork belly (cut in cubes) – 500gm Ginger and garlic paste (2-3 tbsp) Hao kasathei (local chili powder) – 50gm (more or less to your liking) Tomato (1) Oil Water (500ml) Salt to taste Preparation of the dish: Heat oil, just enough to saute the ginger garlic paste. Leave a smaller portion of the ginger garlic paste for later. Add smoked pork belly and cook in …

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A Chat With Wungyophy A Shipo, Cabin Crew At Etihad Airways, About Her Travel Experience Across The World

Some people travel to seek adventures and some travel to discover new cultures, to find themselves. Every traveler has a different story to tell and today, we have Wungyophy, who shares her globetrotting adventures with us. She hails from Manipur and currently lives in Abu Dhabi working as a cabin crew at the Etihad Airways. Wungyophy said her work has given the greatest opportunity to explore the world and she is more than grateful for it. She lives every moment of her days following her dreams! Let’s find out more about her and her travel diaries. We had a chat with Wungyophy A Shipo, from Manipur to share about her travel experiences and more! Hello! Please introduce a little about yourself. Hello! I’m Wungyophy A Shipo aka Nanao Shipo from Ukhrul, Manipur. I am 31-years-old and currently living in Abu Dhabi, working as a cabin crew for Etihad Airways. “Waking up everyday being grateful that you can still dream higher and follow your heart” defines me. What does travelling mean to you and what inspired …

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#RECIPE | ‘Pan Fried Chicken Thigh With Purple Rice’ – By Thanyo Lungleng From Manipur

Weekend’s here and it’s time for amazing food recipe once again! We are happy to have generous contributors to share their homemade delicacies with us every Saturday. Today, we present to you a special dish, ‘Pan fried chicken thigh served with purple rice’ – by Thanyo Lungleng, passionate cook and home baker from Manipur. She said her dish is inspired by famous Japanese Tori Katsu. Let’s find out! Thanyo’s dish ‘Pan fried Chicken thigh served with purple sticky rice’ inspired by Japanese Tori Katsu. Ingredients : Boneless chicken thigh (2 pieces) Sticky rice (2 cups) Butter (2 tbsp) Ginger and Garlic paste (2 tbsp) Red dried chilli (4) Coriander (1 gm) Salt to taste Directions to cook : STEP 1 : First marinate the boneless chicken thigh in salt, 1 tbsp paste of ginger and garlic overnight. Pan fry it in butter for about 20-30 mins on medium low heat (flip after every 5-10 mins) STEP 2 : For the sauce, add 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan then add the ginger and garlic …