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5 Tangy Veg Dishes from Manipur

Apr 17, 2016 14:45
Imphal
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5 Tangy Veg Dishes from Manipur

Manipuri cuisine is marked for its abundant usage of fresh herbs and spices. They use plenty of chili pepper and local herbs to make dishes. Since they use mostly home grown vegetables the cuisine tends to be seasonal. However, lots of Manipuri dishes are not hard to prepare and they can please your taste buds for sure.

Below listed are 5 tangy veg dishes from Manipuri cuisine that you can try.

Aloo Kangmet

This is an easy to make dish that requires minimal ingredients. It fits well as a side dish to steamed rice. You will need 2 potatoes, a few red chillies, a chopped onion, oil, salt and Coriander leaves.

Boil the potatoes and mash them after peeling skin well. Fry the red chillies in oil and then crush them well. Sauté fry the onions next and add the mashed potatoes. Add all the ingredients now and fry on low heat for a few minutes. Before serving the dish, sprinkle the coriander leaves on top.

Mairen saag (kumro tarkari)

This is a tasty pumpkin dish that will make your taste buds amazed and actually no saag is involved in it. You will need cubed pumpkin, sliced onion, salt and mustard oil to make it. Spices required are nigella, coriander, turmeric powder and dry red chili.

At first, fry the nigella seeds in hot oil in a pan. Next add the chilly and onions. Saute fry for a while and then add coriander powder and turmeric. Next, add the cubed pumpkin pieces to the mix. Add salt and keep cooking till the pumpkin is soft. Before serving the dish, sprinkle coriander leaves on top.

Chana Kanghou

It is a traditional dish of Manipur –used mostly as snack. It goes well with tea and tastes yummy. You will need soaked and cooked black chickpea to make this dish. The other required ingredients are sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, chopped green chilies, chopped garlic cloves, bay leaf, salt and oil. You will also need spices like turmeric powder, garam masala powder.

At first, sauté fry the bay leaf in oil. Then add the chopped and sliced vegetables. Cook for a while and add the spices including salt. Mix well and keep stirring. Next, pour in cooked chana and cook for 10 minutes or so. If required, you may add a little water but remember it should be dry eventually. Before serving, garnish using chopped onions and chili.

Kelichana Angouba

This is a dish which Manipuris use as evening snack mostly! You will need soaked pea, oil, salt, chopped onion and ginger garlic paste to make it. You will also need spices like chilli powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder.

At first, boil the soaked pea using a pressure cooker for 10 minutes or so. Meanwhile cut the onion and coriander leaf for garnishing. Set aside the boiled soft peas. Then, fry the chopped onion in oil. After some time, add the ginger garlic paste to the pan. Next, pour the boiled peas and stir fry. Add the spices and salt and mix everything well. Cook under lid on low heat for a while. When the dish is ready, garnish it with chopped vegetables and serve hot.

Chak angouba (fried rice)

This is a comfort food that you can gorge on without any side dish. While the authentic recipe has egg, you may not use egg! You can even use left over rice to cook this yummy dish. You will need cooked rice, mixed chopped vegetables (Carrot, cauliflower and potatoes), sliced onion, and chopped green chillies. You will also require whole cumin, Coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and oil.

At first, you need to fry the cumin seeds in hot oil. As they sputter, add sliced onions. Add the coriander and turmeric powder next. Stir fry for a while and add mixed vegetables and chillies. Sprinkle salt and keep cooking. Pour the rice and mix well. Serve the dish hot.

Apr 17, 2016 14:45
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