Manipuri Cuisine

by Akanksha Kakati.

Keili Chana (yellow peas fried snack). Photo Credit:

Manipur boasts to have one of the most extensive collections of dishes in its cuisine. From the most basic Chamthong (seasonal vegetable soup) to the confounding Paaknam (pancakes made out of a mixture of pea flour, herbs such as maroi napaakpi [hooker chives], laphu tharo [banana flower], awa phadigom [Mexican coriander] and ngari [fermented fish] that are wrapped in banana and turmeric leaves, first steamed and then roasted), Manipuri food is both exotic and delicious. Continue reading