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Recipe of Naga Snails made with Pumpkin and Bamboo Shoots

Snails hold a special place as a delicacy in Nagaland, where locals create diverse versions infused with regional favorites such as smoked pork and axone. Today, we bring you a unique twist contributed by Ajano Meru, a passionate cook and food lover from Nagaland. Her rendition of this beloved dish features a delightful combination of pumpkin and bamboo shoot.

What makes it truly special is the authentic Naga touch, with the addition of sun-dried bamboo shoot, elevating the flavors to new heights. Get ready to savor this delicious recipe as we reveal all the steps. Let’s dive in!

“Snails with pumpkin and sun-dried bamboo shoot” dish by Ajano Meru from Nagaland


Snails with pumpkin and bamboo shoots

  • Snails (1kg)
  • Pumpkin (1/2 kg)
  • Sun-dried bamboo shoot (two handfuls)
  • Onion (1 medium size)
  • Garlic (8-10 cloves)
  • King Chilli (1)
  • Turmeric (1/2 tbsp)
Preparation of the dish:
  • Heat the pan and pour about 2 tbsp of oil
  • Add onion and fry until it turns slightly brown
  • Add garlic and fry again until it turns golden brown
  • Pour a little water so that the spices don’t get burned, then add turmeric
  • Add the washed snails, salt, and king chili. Cook for about 10 minutes
  • Now add water and the sun-dried bamboo shoot, and cook for another 10 minutes
  • Add the pumpkins and mash them when cooked
  • Lastly, garnish with coriander

Your Naga Snails dish is ready to be served!


Snails with pumpkin and sun-dried bamboo shoot

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