In Naga households, no meal is complete without rice, whether it’s lunch or dinner, or any snack in between, like rice roti or the hugely popular ‘Galho.’
Galho is a savory mix of rice, vegetables, and various types of meat, originally created by the Angami Naga tribe and now a beloved local favorite. If you’re interested in trying it out, it’s a simple dish to make, with all the ingredients easily available in any Naga kitchen. So why not give it a go and add a taste of Naga cuisine to your palate?
- 200 gms Rice
- 500 gms of smoked Beef/Pork
- 1 tablespoon of Axone (Fermented Soybean)
- Chopped pumpkin/squash leaves (or any green leafy vegetable)
- Ground green chilies (qty according to your preferred heat level)
- 500 ml water (or more, as required)
- Salt to taste
Directions to Cook :
- Put water, axone, and ground green chilies into a pot and cook it for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste.
- Next, add the smoked beef/pork (1/2″ cubes) into the pot and cook together for another 45 minutes or until the meat becomes tender.
- Now add the rice (rinsed 2-3 times) to the meat pot. Add more water if required. Cook over medium-high heat.
- When the rice is almost done, add the chopped greens.
- Let it simmer for 5-7 mins, and turn off the gas.
- Taste, and add more salt if needed.
- Serve hot!
Contributed by By Vilazonuo Zatsu.