Say North East…Say Food….Say Insect on Your Plate…..

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Insects on your plate….translates to a feeling of stomach churning….but they form the most nutritious form of proteins…

 

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amoli porua….red ant eggs….ground to a paste with ginger…garlic..chillies….a chutney relished during the months of the rongali or bohag bihu heralding the spring season of love and laughter….

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leta….the larvae of silkworms eaten during the winter months either crispy fried or as a curry textured almost like the bean curd…..

 

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silk worms….carpenter worms…spiders…grasshoppers…you name it….the plate has it…. crispy appetizers….crunchy chutneys….currys with a twist…..and the best is yet to come…a salad of charcoal grey river bed beetles with onion..garlic…chilli paste and salt dressing……the rees or tarri in the local arunachali parlance…..

N.B. INSECTS IN THE NORTH EASTERN PALATE IS NOT AN EMERGENCY FOOD….ITS GOURMET…A LUXURIOUS NUTRITIONAL TREAT……

 

 


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