All posts tagged: Naga Snack


Recipe of Nagaland’s Favorite Snack – Spicy Wai Wai Noodles

“Growing up in Nagaland, Wai Wai Instant noodles have always been a huge part of our lives. Our lifesaver in times of midday or midnight hunger – especially in hostels when we had no access to stoves in our rooms. Some like it raw and crunchy – mixed with meat or axone pickle; some like it cooked “Naga style” with a hot Raja mircha and some of us here crave for it first thing in the morning! With a hot cup of tea – especially on a cold rainy morning.” Today, we have a special and easy-to-make wai wai recipe – contributed by our friend from Nagaland, Lidang. Ingredients 1 packet Wai Wai noodles 1 small finely chopped onions 1 tablespoon dark soya sauce Green chillies/ Naga King chilli/ Chilli powder (as per your preference) 1 cup of chopped green veggies of your preference Directions to cook Boil 1 cup of water and put the chopped onions. After 5-8 minutes, add soya sauce and the wai wai masala and cook for some time again. Add …

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Recipe of ‘Sticky Rice Roti’ – Nagaland’s Favorite Tea-Time Snack

A cherished noontime activity among locals in Nagaland is to get together on the balcony and enjoy a hot cup of tea, with family members and neighbors. Tea is often accompanied by biscuits from the local bakeries or homemade snacks.  ‘Sticky rice’ roti is a popular afternoon tea-time snack, made of sticky rice. Some make them crispy, while others prefer them soft and chewy.  Ingredients: Sticky Rice Flour – 2 Cups (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) Sugar – 3 Teaspoon Salt – 1/2 Teaspoon Water – as required Pinch of Baking Soda Oil for deep frying Directions to Make: Mix the sticky rice flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Add water – 2-3 tablespoons at a time and knead well to form a dough. Adjust the water quantity such that the dough is not too soft; keep the dough a little stiff and tight. Divide the dough into small palm-sized rolls, and then flatten into small circles. (Make sure the thickness is medium, else it won’t …