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Naga Cuisine: 6 Best Delicacies You Ought To Try In Nagaland!

Nagaland food recipes are all about the flavor, peculiar yet satiating aroma and simplicity. Being part of the seven-sister states in North-East India, it serves as a major tourist hotspot! That is to say, Nagaland culture entices tourists like no other! Tourists appear in great numbers in the state to often get their hand on sumptuous recipes. Not to mention the the extra spice in all of their food recipes, that allures crowds with a knack for spicy food in great numbers!

Now, let’s get going vis.-a-vis. this exhilarating journey, where we not only embark upon delicious food of Nagaland, but also, know more about their cultural practices, beliefs, special food ingredients, lifestyle, and a lot more!

6 Nagaland Food Recipes To Try ASAP!

Given Below are some of the most exquisite Nagaland food recipes that one needs to try ASAP!

1. Hinkejvu
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There’s no iota of doubt in saying that Nagaland culture is all about embracing the simplicity, much like the special food of Nagaland! Well, Hinkejvu is made with colocasia, shredded cabbage leaves, mustard leaves and is further made delightful using some French beans. The flavors of the green vegetables fill the dish with aroma, once everything is infused inside boiling water. As an addition, only a pinch of salt is added to the same. The dish is a primary of Nagaland food recipes, and is often cooked on a daily basis in Naga households.

2. Akibiye
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Akibiye as other vegetarian Nagaland food recipes affirms, that even vegetarians can have their way in Nagaland! Here’s presenting an all vegetable dish for you! Akibiye is made using colocasia or arbi as the most prized ingredient; even using its stems, roots and leaves in various preparations. Akibiye is a food of Nagaland that’s highly enjoyed by the Sema community. It’s often eaten along with rice, and has a thick gravy too!

3. Akini Chokibo
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Snail meat is rather popular in Nagaland food recipes. Unlike other pork recipes where snail meat is a common show, Akini Chokibo is all an all-snail-meat recipe. The word ‘akini’ refers to perilla seeds and chokibo means ‘snails’. Furthermore, a bit of lard from the pork and fermented soyabean (known as Axone or Akhuni) are also added to the dish.

4. Smoked Pork In Akhuni
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Nagaland culture and food habits are all about using fermented soyabeans in large quantities! Akhuni is all about the fermented soyabeands that form a staple in every Nagaland food recipes. Not to mention that common eating of Pork in Nagaland, which makes the dish far more blessed and lovable! Also, Akhuni comes in powdered or cake form and is often in the making of stews along with other vegetables. Even the dried river fish with akhuni is a popular combination!

5. Fish In Bamboo
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Bamboo is a commonly eaten ingredient in Nagaland food recipes. Thus, fish in Nagaland is filled inside a bamboo tube with few spices and is further smoked over fire. The flavors are soon all over the dish and makes it one of the most perfect food in Nagaland. The dish is simply loved by the Ao community, more for its gamut of flavors. Also, bamboo shoot is prepared using herbs and is popularly called Istuk.

6. Galho
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Presenting one of the soupiest Nagaland food recipes, Galho. It is a soupy combination of rice and vegetables or meat. One can easily compare the same to our North Indian colloquial Khichdi. It’s made using a mixture of seasonal green vegetables and is further flavored with smoked pork or chunks of pork fat. It’s perfect for the vegetarians out there, trying to adapt to the Nagaland culture, and the eating habits. Often topped with ginger-garlic, or nothing, Galho as a perfect food of Nagaland, speaks for itself!

All in all, we as travelers take home ‘memories’ and what’s better than the best of Nagaland food recipes? Well, before you form any judgement, do try the ones recommended. Don’t blame us for your FOMO later!!



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