5 unusual and bizarre Indian vegetarian food

Gems Gems, May 25, 2017

5 Bizarre Vegetarian food eaten in India.

Oriental cuisine may contain many foods which might feel different to us. But every part of world has its own share of local foods which others feel weird. Be it Fugu (made out of pufferfish which need to be prepared carefully, else becomes lethal) from Japan, Steak Tartare (raw ground beef), Kangaroo meat of Australia, Crocodile meat of Africa, fried Rattlesnake of United States etc and the list is long.

Let us see our share of Indian bizarre foods. Unusual Indian Non vegetarian food has a long list like Snail curry, Eri Polu  (made of silk worm), frog legs , ant chutney, dog meat, fish eyes to pork intestine. Imagination is the limit. Below are some unusual Indian vegetarian foods

Black Rice

A type of rice black in colour, used in Manipur and in Myanmar. Black rice is highly nutritious and is a rich source of vitamin E, iron, and antioxidants. It turns purple when cooked.

black rice

black rice

Benami Kheer

The name of Benami means unknown, the main ingredient of the dish is garlic and milk. This dish is from the land of mountains Himachal Pradesh. Even though the main ingredient is Garlic, this dish tastes very good and worth a try.

Benami Kheer

Benami Kheer

Phan Pyut

Potatoes are allowed to rot in the ground and is taken out and temper it with a variety of spice. It is used as a side dish in the north eastern India.

Tongba

Tongba is the name of the vessel which holds the alcoholic beverage Jaand. This is mainly prepared by fermenting the whole millet in a mixture yeast and moulds. It is served in a unique way. Fermenter millet is put in tongba and hot water is added. A perforated bamboo straw is provided to drink from tongba to filter out the fermented millet grains. As the tongba becomes dry, more hot water is added till the alcohol is over.

Tongba

Tongba

Khorisa 

Khorisa is fermented bamboo shoot which is used in a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparation. This is a rich source of lactic acid bacteria. Even though this food is having immense health benefits it is used rarely in other states.

 

 

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