The beautiful tea plantations and breathtaking views of Assam are honestly not enough to describe the state. While this region has so much more to offer, Assam has also become a food lover's paradise in the last few years! The region is a cultural and gastronomic melting pot. Assam has developed some unique dishes that are rarely found anywhere else in India, thanks to strong influences from its neighbouring states. You can easily locate many noodle-based dishes, meaty delights, small crisp bites and more on the streets. So, to introduce you to some of these flavours, here we bring you a list of must-try Assamese street food.
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Here Are 5 Assamese Street Foods
Pitha is one of Assam's most well-known delicacies. It's manufactured with rice flour and comes in both sweet and savoury varieties. It is made using a rice batter and stuffed with cabbage, radish, jaggery, coconut, and other ingredients. Traditional Pitha batter is steamed in a bamboo shoot and eaten with tea for breakfast.
2. Silkworm Fry
This dish may sound a bit offbeat, and one indeed needs to have an acquired taste to have this dish. But if you are one to experiment, you cannot miss this. It is created from silkworms, as the name implies, and is relatively unknown in the rest of India. Silkworm fry is a flavourful meal with a rich blend of spices.
3. Pork Stir Fry
If you love a fiery and meaty texture, you cannot miss out on this dish. Pork chops are stir-fried with broccoli, onion, bell peppers, ginger, and garlic before being served. The flavour is enhanced by thickening it with cornstarch and adding spices.
Gughni, a flavourful snack made of soaked chickpeas cooked in a traditional pool of spices and topped with onions, coriander, and chillies, can be enjoyed alone or with a cup of steaming chai. Mutton chunks can be added to the top.
Patishapta is the Indian cousin of the thin, crispy crepes popular in France. Patishapta is a type of Pitha that is popular throughout East India. It is stuffed with delightful jaggery and grated coconut filling.
So, what are you waiting for? Try out these five yummy street foods, and let us know which one was your favourite!