Nagaland’s cuisine, also known as “Naga cuisine” mainly uses meat, fish, and fermented products, and a special hot red chilli (pepper) known as “Bhut Jolokia” (translates to “ghost pepper”) which is one of the hottest peppers in the world!
Some dishes from Naga cuisine that are worth trying are:
- Akhuni or Axone (Powdered fermented Soyabeans that are generally used in making curries with pork or beef)
- Amrusu (a dish made with ground rice, chicken, and bamboo shoots)
- A boiled mixed vegetables salad (comprising of cabbage, beans, bitter melons, and so on)
- Bamboo steamed fish
- Akini Chokibo – A dish of paddy field snails cooked with grounded Perilla seeds or Akini (black sesame-like seeds found in North-east India)