Category: shongdima

Lasia Spinosa 0

Lasia Spinosa

  During the rainy season, one of the delights of buying vegetables is that many are sourced from the wild. Foraging is still a way of life for many in our region. Whenever we...

Spring Onion Naphlam Chutney 0

Spring Onion Naphlam Chutney

The spring onions that I am growing in a wooden container are about to bloom. Very soon the season will be over and we’ll have to wait for the cooler months before we can...

Chicken & Pumpkin Curry 0

Chicken & Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin, one of the most versatile of vegetables, works so well in both sweet and savoury dishes. A tender green one that I bought the other day went into this chicken curry. When it...

Brengjithai: Cooking In Bamboo 0

Brengjithai: Cooking In Bamboo

For this kind of cooking, freshly cut green bamboo is best. Although I didn’t have access to that I used one that was still green but wasn’t fresh. It somehow worked as I kept...

Pork & Pumpkin Curry 0

Pork & Pumpkin Curry

Elephant apples, serrated coriander, radishes, beans, okra, gourd, squash (chayote), cucumber, pumpkin, and chillies Looking at these vegetables bought at a market from the outskirts of town, my mind is already teeming with combos...

Life Would Be Bland Without Chutney! 0

Life Would Be Bland Without Chutney!

Roselle chutney Chutneys are so much part of our food that we seem to be able to make anything and everything into chutney!:) And they definitely do their part of what they were created...

Judima dimasa wine 4

Judima, the Dimasa Rice Wine

  Judima brewed by yours truly Every ceremony among the Dimasas, whether joyous or sad, is incomplete without the brew that is known as judima. It’s sweet and potent and well-made judima can taste...