Food of Assam

Traditional Assamese food is cooked in earthenware on a wood fire, giving it its unique flavo, not spicy; it is even bland at times Assamese cuisine is a mixture of different indigenous as well as external influences with a lot of regional variations. It is characterized by the use of simple ingredients which are at times very flavorful and at times very pungent. Fermented food is very widely used, giving it a very distinct flavor. Preparations in Assam are rarely elaborate.

People of Assam eat non-spicy foods and even bland at times. Rice is the staple diet and other supplementary food includes lentils, fish curry, meat curry along with herbs and vegetables. The curry is generally seasoned with ginger, garlic, cardamom, cinnamon, onions and sometimes lemon. A woman’s culinary skill depends on how well she cooks ”khar”. Sweets are made during the festivals. They are usually made of rice paste. ”Pitha” is a paper-thin pancake stuffed with sweet coconut paste or sweet black sesame seed paste.

Sweets made during the festivals are usually made of rice paste. Pitha is a paper-thin pancake stuffed with sweet coconut paste or sweet black sesame seed paste.

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