Recipe of Snail Dish – Naga Style
Here’s a recipe that is loved by the locals in Nagaland. This dish is made of snails (called ‘hamok‘ in Nagamese), local beans and pork. INGREDIENTS: Snail (200 grams) Pork (1kg) Beans (20-25 ) Ginger Garlic (10 cloves) Salt to taste Dried red chillies (15-20) PREPARATION Soak the snails in clear water for 48 hrs (so that they cleanse themselves). Change the water every 24 hours. Rinse the snails thoroughly With a spoon, tap the pointed end of the snail to make a hole, so that the spices can go inside, while cooking. Make a paste out the red chillies, ginger and garlic DIRECTIONS TO COOK: Cook the pork till tender in a pressure cooker (30-35 mins) In another pot, put the (cooked) pork, the hamok (snail), and the chilli-garlic-ginger paste Pour some water, and let it cook for 30-40 mins Lastly put the beans and cook it for 5-10 minutes, put water if required. Serve with warm steamed rice and enjoy.