Mizoram's green gourmet: A journey into the delectable world of Mizo delicacies

Immerse yourself in a delightful exploration of Mizo cuisine using simple vegetables

22 Jun 2023

Welcome to a gastronomic journey across Mizoram’s lush green hills, where a complex tapestry of flavours and ingredients combine to create a symphony for your taste buds.  
We invite you to join us on a journey through the verdant kitchens of Mizoram, where the magic of these mouth-watering delicacies comes to life - from the earthy goodness of Koat Pitha and the tangy zest of Bamboo Shoot Fry to the fragrant harmony of Panch Phoran Tarka and the comforting warmth of Chhum Han. 

“The beauty of Indian regional cuisine lies in the flavours of the ingredients. In the realm of vegetarian cooking, I have found that vegetables taste different in different regions of India,” explains Pritha Sen, food historian and writer in the Godrej Food Trends Report 2023.

Koat Pitha

Imagine biting into a delectable fritter brimming with the goodness of grated veggies like ripened bananas, held together by rice flour and an aromatic spice blend. These mouth-watering morsels are deep-fried to a gorgeous golden hue, creating a wonderful crunch that's simply irresistible. With each bite, you'll be treated to a sweet treat that will leave you craving more!

Bamboo shoot fry

This delicious dish features succulent bamboo shoots, perfectly cooked with a colourful blend of spices, chillies, and herbs. Its tangy and mildly spicy taste will tantalise your taste buds, proving how versatile and uniquely flavorful bamboo shoots can be in Mizo cuisine.

Panch phoran tarka

Panch phoran tarka
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This fantastic concoction of cumin, fennel, fenugreek, mustard seeds, and nigella seeds is mixed with a medley of fresh veggies like brinjal, pumpkin, and potato, creating a mouth-watering and aromatic side dish that perfectly complements any Mizo meal.

Chhum han

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This dish features a delightful mix of seasonal veggies like broccoli and carrots, gently seasoned with a touch of salt and adorned with fragrant herbs. The result? A dish that lets the natural flavours of the vegetables take centre stage, offering a taste experience that's both wholesome and utterly delicious.

Do you know of any other dishes from the Mizo cuisine? Let us know in the comments.

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