Category: Dimasa food/Shongdima

Eggplant Chutney/Phanthao Shaphinyaba 0

Eggplant Chutney/Phanthao Shaphinyaba

Eggplant chutney with fermented fish & serrated coriander Every year around this time, our newspapers include pictures of grass blooms that herald the onset of autumn. The grass, Saccharum spontaneum, is known as kohua...

Chicken & Banana Stem Curry/Daono-hain jang laishu hon 0

Chicken & Banana Stem Curry/Daono-hain jang laishu hon

Chicken & banana stem curry In my younger days, one vegetable I didn’t quite like preparing was, banana stem! Not because of the taste but the procedure it included and the fibre that needed...

Mudru Shamlai/A Dimasa Dish 0

Mudru Shamlai/A Dimasa Dish

Mudru Shamlai Picking the first bottle gourd from the vine in my back-yard today the thought that came to my mind was, mudru. The other ingredients like the leafy greens, chillies and beans are...

Khlimbra Hon/A Dish Made Of Basil Leaves& Fermented Fish 0

Khlimbra Hon/A Dish Made Of Basil Leaves& Fermented Fish

Khlimbra hon Every culture has a broth of some sort that they have with bread or with rice. For us, Dimasas, the basic broth is made with fermented fish, alkali, chillies and salt. The...

Smoked Chicken & Bamboo Shoot Curry 0

Smoked Chicken & Bamboo Shoot Curry

Smoked chicken & bamboo shoot curry This curry is made with a twist on the traditional daono hain hon/chicken curry thickened with rice flour. Bamboo shoots are popular with pork and chicken but in...

Mudru/ A Stew Of Vegetables & Fish 0

Mudru/ A Stew Of Vegetables & Fish

I have written about the Dimasa dish called mudru in one of my previous posts. Leafy greens that thrive during this season taste delicious in mudru. The two varieties I used in this particular...

Colocasia Shoots With Dried Fish 0

Colocasia Shoots With Dried Fish

Colocasia is popular in our region because this vegetable is so abundant. The stalks, the tender leaves, the tubers and the shoots are all made into different dishes. When it’s the season of the...

Fried Chickpeas/Chana Yaoyaba 0

Fried Chickpeas/Chana Yaoyaba

Chickpeas or Bengal gram are known as chana and is widely consumed all over India. The whole dried seeds have many fried and curried forms with variations from region to region. The same chickpeas...

Sbai Rujung/A Dish Of Beans 0

Sbai Rujung/A Dish Of Beans

One kind of bean that is common in our region, particularly in the hilly district of Assam, Dima Hasao, is this one. A variety of jack-bean, it resembles the black-eyed ones but the seeds...

Nathu Graain Jang Daodi/Eggs With Dried Shrimp 0

Nathu Graain Jang Daodi/Eggs With Dried Shrimp

Every cuisine has its own variation of scrambled eggs. It’s one of the easiest dishes to make. Here is one variation that I love with dried shrimp and some cherry tomatoes. 50 grams dried...