Category: khari

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...

Solanum gilo 0

Solanum gilo

As children we have wondered how grown-ups could possibly eat bitter food. Despite pushing it away from our plates we were told that it was good for us. Decades ago, a small bowl of...

Khari With Smoked Meat 0

Khari With Smoked Meat

Khari with smoked meat, hyacinth beans & brinjal Khari is a term that is synonymous with Dimasa food. Vegetables, fermented fish, some heat from chillies, and garnishes in the form of fresh herbs, crushed...

Miya Mikhri (Fermented Bamboo Shoots) with Pumpkin and Sponge Gourd 0

Miya Mikhri (Fermented Bamboo Shoots) with Pumpkin and Sponge Gourd

Bamboo shoot curry/Miya mikhri cooked in chicken stock with pumpkin and ridge gourd The other day I was watching my favourite food show on Fox Traveller. It happened to be the one on Lao...

Dera a.k.a. Alpinia nigra 0

Dera a.k.a. Alpinia nigra

The dark green leaves, the tender stalks, and the fruit One of our region’s popular vegetables is the Alpinia nigra. From the family Zingiberaceae it grows to a height of about 3 feet. The...

The Dimasa Khari 0

The Dimasa Khari

Khari made of eggplant, beans, tomatoes and a bunch of amaranth The other day my brother dropped by on his way from home. Home is the town of Haflong where I grew up and...