1. Bamboo Shoot Fry :
Scale off the hard exterior of the bamboo shoot, wash and cut into small pieces.Add the baking soda and mix it well.Fry the methi seeds and red dry chillies and add salt to taste.Put the bamboo shoot into the pan and cook on a slow fire.When the bamboo shoot dries up, add 2 tbsps of water, stir well.Serve hot and crisp.
2. Fish :
A fish is any member of a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gillbearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish, as well as various extinct related groups. Most fish are ectothermic (coldblooded), allowing their body temperatures to vary as ambient temperatures change, though some of the large active swimmers like white shark and tuna can hold a higher core temperature. Fish are abundant in most bodies of water. They can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, from high mountain streams (e.g., char and gudgeon) to the abyssal and even hadal depths of the deepest oceans (e.g., gulpers and anglerfish). At 32,000 species, fish exhibit greater species diversity than any other group of vertebrates.
3. Kangsoi :
Kangsoi is the Manipuri answer to stew. As humble as it is, it is a healthy and good food for the body and soul (almost like chicken soup!). It is a very simple dish to make and when pressed for time, we always resort to cooking this. The main ingredient apart from the vegetables is ngari (fermented fish) and nga ayaiba (smoked fish). You can have hawaitharak (pea) kangsoi, kanglayen (split gill mushroom) kangsoi, hawaitharak and hawai uri (lablab or hyacinth bean) kangsoi, hawaitharak and hawaimubi (fava bean) kangsoi the combination is endless! Since we do not get all the
4. Banana cake :
We bought some ripe bananas for our babys weaning. Thought he might like something less bland than baby rice. But no, he made such a face when we fed him mashed banana that we decided to try again some other time.So, we were left with bananas going overripe and the husband suggested throwing them away (lest i make him eat them, i suppose!). i decided to do better and baked a banana cake instead. He was skeptical when i told him i was going to bake a cake with them but when i fed him a slice, he loved it. It was moist, just the right amount of sweetness and when i asked him whether it was good enough to be sold (shameless me!) in a bakery, he replied in the affirmative (as if there was any other option).
5. Koat Pitha :
Mix the jaggery and the mashed bananas. Fold the rice flour gradually into the banana jaggery mixture.Heat the oil and spoon the batter into the hot oil on medium heat.When the pithas turn golden brown drain them on brown paper.
6. Godhak :
A preparation of boiled vegetables with dry fish, crushed by hand after putting salt, pieces of peeled onion and green chilly . An exceedingly healthy and tasty food, generally taken with hot rice.
7. Rice :
The many varieties of rice, for many purposes, are distinguished as long, medium, and shortgrain rices. The grains of fragrant longgrain rice (high amylose) tend to remain intact after cooking; mediumgrain rice (high amylopectin) becomes more sticky. Mediumgrain rice is used for sweet dishes, for risotto in Italy and many rice dishes, such as arr