Indian cuisine is not just any simple tradition or eating habit of the people but globe’s most expensive cuisine. Each region comes with its own local and distinct cuisine and that actually adds to the huge rolling varieties of Indian cuisine as a whole. When it comes to Northeast Indian cuisine or the cuisine of the ‘seven sisters’ frontier states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, a remarkable diverseness and variedness is exhibited. It will make you want to book cheap flights to India from USA. The influence of the cuisines of some of the neighboring countries like China, Tibet, Nepal and Korea is starkly felt in the various cuisines of Northeast India. The flavors of the North east are an amalgam of many contrasting tastes; it is hot but also bland, pungent but also aromatic, fatty but also health. In other words many antithetical adjectives characterize the food of Northeast India and the lingering oriental charm of the Northeast Indian food has always been an intriguing factor for the passionate foodies. Read on to delve deep into the genre of Northeast Indian food and get ready to drool away. Let me talk about the oil and spices of this area. Northeastern food will have none of it. Bland, but also hot; pungent, but also aromatic; healthy, but also fatty and these antithetical adjectives can all be used to describe a meal from the Northeast that is totally not complete without having rice in their plates. They have unique styles which will make you want to book even the last minute flights to India. I want you to know that it feels amazing to book international airlines just for the sake of food.
Northeast Indian cuisine is predominantly non-vegetarian cuisine though some veggie-based dishes too are cooked in few pockets of the region. If you are a vegetarian, you might want to book direct flights to India to taste this. Fish based dishes are too favorite with the North east Indian local population and mostly fresh catches are used in cooking. Fresh greens, fresh aromatic herbs and local indigenous spices are mainly used for seasoning, tempering and raising the taste of North East food. Fluffy, steamed rice makes a staple in Northeast India. Northeast Indian foods make use of minimal spices and minimal oil. Spiced meat such as that of pork, duck and beef is a vital part of Northeast Indian food platter. Other common nonvegetarian ingredients used in the Northeast Indian cuisine include items like dog meat, ant eggs and hornet larvae. Cooking medium used is mainly mustard oil cooking medium. Fermented bamboo shoots, noodles, soups, stir fried soya beans make a delectable part of the northeast Indian cuisine. I am sure they will allure you into booking non-stop flights to India. I can relate to all of it because I have been through it. I had already experienced the hunger pangs that came along when I read the articles about food. I had started dreaming about food right when I got down into the international airports in India.
Talking further about North East’s popular dishes, Nagaland’s smoked pork feels crunchy & crispy on the exterior while the inner part is generously juicy & succulent. This is a dry pork preparation spiced up with local ingredients such as Akhuni or fermented soya beans, Anishi or fermented yam leaves. A dash of Raja Mirchi imparts the dish with a fiery taste and the incorporation of bamboo shoots give it a unique smoky aroma. Then there is Jadoh, a Meghalayan dish that is prepared out of Amrmbrosial rice which comes with a unique aroma, reddish hue and is a long grained variety. Jadoh comes in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions. The vegetarian version is packed with veggies like tinda, jhinga, okra and potato while the non-vegetarian version is flavored with succulent pork chunks. The rice use for preparing Jadoh is low gluten rice and the dish makes minimal use of oil, thereby being one of the healthiest rice-based preparations from the Northeast. Oh my god! The dishes! I wouldn’t even mind booking business class flights to India if I have to. This is the best place for non-veggies. You would be the luckiest if you ever get the chance of eating this heavenly food of the Northeast. So just book cheap flights from USA to India and make this dream come true. Please check out the article about Kolkata’s Macher Jhol if you haven’t yet. And stay in touch for the Western corner of India.