Unexplored and untouched best describes Tripura, one of the seven sister hills of north-east India. Tripura is rich in culture and the cuisine of Tripura is something that every foodie must try.
The people of Tripura love non-vegetarian food especially fish but there are a few vegetarian dishes that you can enjoy too. Meat like pork, chicken, and mutton are a part of their daily diet. One ingredient that is used a lot in their food is the Berma, which is dried and fermented fish. It is salty and a bit spicy and is added to enhance the taste of most of the dishes they make. The spices that the people here use most commonly are mustard seeds, panch phoron which is a blend of 5 spices namely: onion seeds, white cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds and mustard seeds, which is used to temper the dishes. They also use green and red chilies and turmeric. The traditional Tripuri cuisine is known as Mui Borok
Here’s what you can expect in the Mui Borok
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The Mosdeng Serma is a delicious chutney made of red chili, tomato,berma and garlic. It’s spicy and tangy and goes well with any kind of meal served for lunch and dinner.
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This dish is a delight for anyone who likes rice.It’s a dish made of bamboo shoot and rice flour and berma.
The Kosoi Bwtwi
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The Kosoi Bwtwi is a broth made of berma and beans. This is mostly had and tastes best with rice.
Muya bai Wahan
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Another food item made of bamboo shoots is the Muya bai Wahan. This is made along with jackfruit, papaya, and pork. This again tastes best served with warm rice.
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Gudok has a very special aroma and flavor as it is prepared bin bamboo pipes. It was prepared in young bamboo pipes of the wandal variety in earlier days, but these days since it’s difficult to get Bamboo pipes, the people make the Gudok in pan.Gudok is boiled and mashed vegetables along with berma.This delicacy is prepared and served during community or ceremonial meals.
Chauk or Chuwarak
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You can wash down all these delicious delicacies, with a glass of The authentic Chauk and Chuwarak which is a locally made, freshly brewed beer, prepared by fermenting rice or a variety of ingredients such as mami rice, pineapple, jackfruit etc. It is also said to be the safest alcohol because of the natural ingredients used to make it.
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