India is famous for its desserts. From North to South, every region has own taste and sweet dish. The North East is a different thing altogether. With a culture enriched by 200 tribes tracing their origins to various South East Asian countries and a simple lifestyle, their cuisine is different, making ample use of rice, fish, pork, beef and fowl. Let’s know about to the top sweet dishes from NorthEast India which are presented below……
Tel pitha is made from rice and jaggery, a healthy, tasty and nutritious sweet. The process is simple enough. Soak rice for an hour or two, drain, dry and then pound to a powder. Make thick syrup by melting jaggery in a pan with a little water. Add rice powder to this thick syrup and knead into dough. Take small balls and flatten with rolling pin. Fry these cakes in oil.
Narikol, ladoo or Laru
his dessert is one of the specials of Assam and is a delicious rice pudding. Rice is the main ingredient in it as it is a part of traditional foods for the people living there. Many dishes revolve around this as this dish is the main component. Also, this authentic cuisine is good for health because it has a limited amount of oil or ghee in it.
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Khamen Athoomba Ashinba (fried tomatoes with sugar syrup)
Although the name seems complicated, this simple dessert is the combination of fried tomatoes with the addition of sugar syrup. I am sure this dish looks mouth-watering and complex but it is just simple dipping of tomatoes in syrup and then frying them in either ghee or oil along with some cardamom and jeera powder.
It is healthy due to the presence of fibre in it and the flour used for its preparation is red millet or rajgara, which is full of iron. When you deep fry it, the biscuits become crisp and soft.
Chhangban Leh Kurtai
Chhangban Leh Kurtai is one of those desserts that is known for its simplicity. It is a healthy and tasty treat in the states of Assam and Mizoram. The main ingredients are rice flour, jaggery which are then steamed. It is then enclosed within leaves.