6 Famous food of Assam | Assamese food

List of Famous Food of Assam Maasor Tenga, Duck meat Curry, Khaar. Assamese cuisine includes rice, meat, pork, duck, fish & vegetable, etc. Silkworm Dish (Silkworm Pupae) is a unique & distinct dish from Assam. Bamboo shoots, Jack fruit, bananas, and Olives are also very popular in the state. Food of Assam includes hills & plain area cuisine style. Fermented & dried food is also part of the Local Recipe. Rice is a staple food in the State. Locals love to use mustard oil in their dishes.

The traditional food of Assam has been influenced by Bengal, Tibetan, and Nepal cuisine. Here is 6 delicious famous food of Assam. Do try these local mouth-watering dishes when you travel to the State.

List of 6 famous food of Assam

1. Maasor Tenga – Fish curry

Fish curry dish from Assam cuisine. Unique & distinct in taste. This fish curry dish is tangy in taste and generally prepared with tomato, lemon, and Outenga. It will definitively delight your taste buds.

2. Aloo Pitika

Aloo pitika food is for veg lovers. This potato dish is amazing in taste. Mashed potatoes are cooked with mustard oil & other spices. This very simple & Delicious dish.

3. Baanhgajor Lagot Kukura -Chicken with Bamboo Shoot

This is a unique bamboo shoot dish from Assam. The chicken dish is prepared with Bamboo shoots Lentils & other Spices. The usage of Bamboo shoots makes this dish distinct in taste.

4. Duck Meat Curry – Hanhor Mangkho

This is non-Vegetarian Assamese food made with Duck meat. Most popular dish during festivals. Duck meat is prepared with ash gourd, but somewhere it is also prepared with lentils or pumpkins.

5. Silkworm Pupae dish /Leta/Polu

Have you ever seen any dish of the silkworm Pupae in India? You will find it in Assam. It looks a little creepy, but it is the Famous food of Assam. This is the tribal dish, stir-fried larvae are cooked with other spices.

6. Khaar

Khaar is a dish prepared with raw papaya, pulse & taro. The main ingredient is khaar which gives a unique taste to this dish. Khar is a charred peel of banana dipped into water & filtered extract. It is one of the important foods of Assam


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