A Soulful Naga Platter - Comfort & Healthy Food | How to make A Soulful Naga Platter - Comfort & Healthy Food

By Akum Raj Jamir  |  18th Jan 2019  |  
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A Soulful Naga Platter - Comfort & Healthy Foodby Akum Raj Jamir
  • Prep Time

    30

    mins
  • Cook Time

    60

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  • Serves

    3

    People

2

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About A Soulful Naga Platter - Comfort & Healthy Food Recipe

Sharing a Naga platter from the Naga Cuisine consisting of steamed rice, smoked pork curry, fish with spinach, mixed vegetables, Naga king chilly dry fish chuthey and boiled beans & ladies finger. It is zero oil dishes. Comfort and delicious as well as healthy. For me when it comes to comfort food it's always something traditional and close to my heart.

A Soulful Naga Platter - Comfort & Healthy Food

Ingredients to make A Soulful Naga Platter - Comfort & Healthy Food

  • Ingredients for Smoked Pork Curry : 200 gms Smoked Pork
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 8-10 green chilly
  • 2 tomato
  • 1 tbsp Mongmong Chang ( Sichuan peppercorns/ Mejenga Seed)
  • salt to taste
  • water as required
  • Ingredients for Fish With spinach : 250 gms Fish
  • 2 cups spinach chopped
  • 10-12 green chillies 
  • 1 small Naga king chilly (optional)
  • 2 small tomato chopped
  • 1 inch ginger 
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 -3 cups water 
  • salt to taste
  • Few chopped coriander leaves 
  • Ingredients for Naga Mixed Vegetables : 5 small brinjal chopped lengthwise 
  • 5-6 yardlong beans chopped lengthwise
  • 2 small bittergourd chopped lengthwise 
  • 5-6 flat beans chopped 
  • 6-8 green chilly chopped
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped 
  • 1 dry fish shredded
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 
  • 1 tbsp Mongmong Chang (Sichuan peppercorns) dry roasted
  • salt to taste 
  • water as required 
  • Ingredients for Naga chilly Chutney : 1 large Naga king chilly 
  • 2 small tomato cut halves
  • 1 dry fish
  • salt to taste 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Few chopped coriander leaves 
  • Ingredients for boil: 8-10 french beans cut 4-5 cms
  • 10-12 Whole tender ladies finger
  • 1 cup water 
  • salt to taste

How to make A Soulful Naga Platter - Comfort & Healthy Food

  1. Method For Smoked Pork Curry: Wash the smoked pork with warm water nicely. Cut them into medium cubes and add them in a pot. In the pot add the green chillies, potatoes, tomatoes.
  2. Add salt and enough water. Bring them to a boil, cover the pan and cook till the pork is cooked completely. Cooking time differs according to the tenderness of the meat.
  3. In a mortar and pestle mashed the potatoes, tomatoes and green chillies one after the other. Add them back to the pot, adjust the gravy consistency by adding water as required.
  4. Dry roast the mongmong chang/ sichuan peppercorns and crush them using your palms or mortar pestle. Add the crushed sichuan peppercorns to the curry, bring it to a boil and take off the heat.
  5. Method for Fish and Spinach : In a mortar and pestle pound coarsely  the green chillies, ginger and garlic. 
  6. In a pot add the fish, chopped tomatoes, pounded chilly mixture, salt to taste and gently toss and mix well.
  7. Add water and cook for 10-15 mins. Now add the chopped spinach leaves on top and continue to cook till the water evaporates completely. Do not stir the fish. 
  8. Add chopped coriander leaves cook for 1-2 mins and take off the heat. Do not cover the pan, let it cool down and serve.
  9. Method for Mixed Vegetables: In a pot add all the vegetables, green chillies, tomatoes, salt, dry fish, sichuan peppercorns, salt as per taste and toss to mix and incorporate them together.
  10. Add water just covering the ingredients and cook till the water is completely evaporated and the vegetables are soft and cooked completely.
  11. Remove from heat and let it cool down and serve as side dish with meal.
  12. Method for boiled beans & ladies finger: In a pan add water and bring to a boil. Once the water starts boiling add the beans and ladies finger. Season with salt and cook for 8-10 mins and take off the heat.
  13. Method for Naga Chilly Chutney : In a sauce pan add the king chilly, tomatoes, dry fish, salt to taste and cook till the tomatoes is cooked and water is evaporated.
  14. Mash all the ingredients together, add chopped coriander leaves, mix well and serve.
  15. Enjoy

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