By Purabi Shridhar, Sangitha Singh
The Seven Sisters: Kitchen stories from the North East takes us on a trip throughout the villages, sleepy cities and burgeoning towns of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, culminating within the kitchens the place households assemble round the range to prepare dinner, devour and have a good time life.
As North Easterners from throughout India and all over the world expose either kinfolk lore and the secrets and techniques of delicacies handed down generations, we meet a daughter-in-law who preserves the recipes she learnt as a bride in the home of her new kinfolk, a son who retains alive the reminiscence of his mom throughout the dishes that enchanted his formative years, a grandson on far away shorelines who sees the sundown of his homeland within the fragrant haze emerging from his kitchen stove–and a lot more.
Here we're led on a discovery of culinary delights and cultural revelations of an unsung quarter. there's extra to meals from the land of the Seven Sisters than momos, and, no, canines don't vanish from their streets simply to seem in kitchens, and frogs don’t jump onto the eating desk! in truth, whereas a lot of the area has woken no longer goodbye in the past to the wonders of gradual cooking, seasonal items and a no-oil, no-sugar vitamin, within the North East, that flavour is a time-tested one. The smorgasbord has whatever of everywhere–from the killer Raja Mirchi of Nagaland to the easy delicacy of beef Bharta from Tripura (cover image), to the mildly flavoured Chahou Kheer (purple rice porridge) from Manipur. decide up this passport and newly found kitchen turf within the hills, plains and valleys of this vibrant area.