The staple food in Meghalaya is rice with different variety of meats (of goat, pigs, chicken, ducks, cows, etc) and fish cooked in flavourful spices, and sometimes with a side of pickled bamboo shoots.
Some popular dishes from Meghalayan cuisine include:
- Nakham Bitchi – A soup made of dry fish and vegetables .
- Jadoh Rice – A spicy rice dish mixed with pork, vegetables and garnished with fried fish or eggs (belongs to the Khasi tribe) .
- Momos – Steamed dumplings filled with vegetables or some kind of meat, famous throughout North-east India.
- Pumaloi – A kind of powdered steamed rice, usually had with a side of some spicy vegetable, pickle or stew.