Assam is in the North Eastern region of India, and Assam is known across the country for its natural beauty, culture and delicious cuisine. Especially the nonvegetarian food of Assam.
People’s mouth starts watering as soon as they hear its name. Amazing spices, vegetables and different types of fruits, spinach, are used in the food here.
If you are also planning to visit Assam, then definitely taste these delicious delicacies.
Aloo Pitika ( Mashed Potatoes)
Aloo Pitika is said to be the easiest to cook. Mashed potatoes are cooked in mustard oil, onions, salt and coriander to make this dish. The taste of this dish is very good and goes with every different kind of food.
Xaak Bhaji is included in the famous dish of Assam. This is a vegetarian dish that is eaten almost daily. Xaak bhaji is usually made with one kind of spinach or by mixing a different kind of spinach and stir-frying it. It is the staple food of Assam, consumed in all the households of Assam. This dish is delicious as well as very healthy.
Khar is one of the most popular traditional foods of Assam. It is considered as the ultimate dishes of Assam, which is also quite popular. It is extracted from banana trees. It can be both vegetarian and nonvegetarian. Khar is prepared by mixing vegetables, pulses, and lentils. Also fish and unripe papaya, colocasia. This dish is usually liked for lunch and is really good for digestion.
Masor Tenga Curry is one of the most popular dishes in Assam. This fish is cooked on low flame with a broth made from tomato and lemon. This dish is very spicy. The elephant apple is one of the favorite variants of this dish and is loved by everyone in Assam.
Duck meat is usually cooked on special occasions or festivals only. It is usually cooked with ash gourd but can also be made with sesame seeds, pumpkin, lentils and many more.
Baahgajor Lagot Kukura
This dish of Assamese cuisine is chicken cooked with bamboo shoots and lentils. Try this if you want to experience the unique flavor of bamboo shoots, which is uncommon in other dishes. It is generally boiled chicken with other very tasty yet healthy ingredients.
Another one of the popular food items of Assam. This is essentially pigeon meat and a delicacy of the region. It is best complemented by Koldil or banana flowers, adding to its unique taste. An alternative to it could be pumpkin to cook along with pigeon meat. Pigeon meat is said to keep the body warm in winter and is thus cooked on special occasions and seasons. Or anyone having flu or cold prefer eating this curry with black pepper.
Eating silkworms might sound creepy, but it is one of the most delicious cuisines of Assam. The silkworm’s larvae are stir-fried with spices and taste crunchy on the outside and liquid-like on the inside. This is a tribal dish that one should not miss out on. One can also say it tastes like scrambled eggs.
It is made from rice and milk, seasoned with nuts, raisins, and bay leaves. Adding dates to this dish enhances its taste even more.
Pitha is sweet, which is most liked in Assam. It is one of the snack dishes, which is usually eaten for breakfast or with evening tea. Pitha is made in many different ways, such as sweet, salty, boiled or fried. It takes a lot of precision to make this dish. Different verity of Pitha’s are traditional foods of Assam.
These are also sweet coconut balls. These are also served as snacks or desserts. It can also be made from sesame seeds and jaggery mixed with coconut.