Nagaland

A typical Naga table consists of a meat dish, a boiled vegetable dish or two, rice and a chutney Tathu. Nagas tend to prefer boiled edible organic leaves. Some common dishes are "fermented bamboo shoot" made from the tender shoot of the Bamboo tree with fish and pork. axone soyabean boiled, fermented and either smoked or sun dried with smoked pork and beef. Smoked meat is produced by keeping the meat above the fire or hanging on the wall of the kitchen for 2 weeks or longer, which could last for the whole year ahead. Anishiis fermented yam leaves made into patties and smoked over the fire or sun dried . Naga food tends to be spicy chillies. There are different varieties of chillies in Nagaland. The ginger used in the Naga cusine is spicy, aromatic and is different from the common ginger. The garlic and ginger leaves are also used in cooking with meat. Another popular dish is a soupy dish which is had with cold rice made mostly when one feels under the weather or a migraine, called by different name by the different Naga tribes.