Some Famous And Unique Food Items Of North East India

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North East India is very famous for its scenic beauty but it also beholds a variety of unique food. Anytime you plan a trip to the North East, make sure you try these North-Eastern items.

1. BAMBOO SHOOT:

Traditionally known as Gaaj, it is a part parcel of the North East cuisine. It is used as a pickle. Gaaj is also used in making meat curries. 

bamboo shoot
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2. BANANA STEM:

The traditional name of Banana stem is Kol Posola, the small banana tree is used for this. It is mainly dry fried and eaten as a side dish with rice.

banana shoot
Image credit: Northeast bowl of flavours

3. BLACK RICE:

Nowadays eating carbs is a big tension. But the healthier version of carbs is the black rice, which is also used to make mouth-watering desserts.

black_rice
Image credit: iDiva

4. BHOOT JOLOKIYA:

The hottest chili in the world is literally the ghost chili.

bhoot jolokia
Image credit: Krishak bandhu

5. SILKWORM:

                         Silkworms not only give us a fine thread to weave cloths but also some great snack while deep fried with proper masala on it.  

silkworm

6. RED ANT:

                      Those big red ants can really cause you trouble if they bite you. How about catching them and fry to eat as a side dish.   

red ant
Image credit: Lonely Planet India

7. KOSU :

                       It is a vegetable grows under the soil and is cooked in various ways, like fried or curry.

kosu
Image credit: Recipes from and inspired by North-East India

8. PIGEON MEAT:

                          North East Region in India is very rich in the variety of meat, be it pork, chicken, duck or pigeon. This meat helps to cure a cold, on the other hand, bad for high blood pressure.

pigeon meat
Image credit: Medium

9. DHEKIYA XAAK:

                        It is a kind of fern, which is healthy and tasty too.    

DHEKIYA XAAK
Image credit: outlookindia.com

10. RICE BEER:

                         Last but not the least, Rice beer of North East India are tasty, healthy and of course authentic.

rice beer
Image credit: Quora

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