New Delhi: The North East region of India represents a potpourri of different cultures, unique flavours, and delectable cuisines. The North East Flavours, which is a bold attempt to bring varied and distinctive North East fare together at one place, was inaugurated in the Capital, recently.
Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India along with Nishita Goswami, a popular film actor from Assam, marked their presence at the event.
Inaugurating North East Flavours, Kiren Rijiju said, "It is a proud moment for us that north-eastern youth is promoting the local cuisines in the capital. Food is something that unites everyone."
All the seven states of the North East find equal representation in the menu at North East Flavours, with specialised dishes and recipes that will surely delight the foodies of the city. It is the only place that specialises in cooking authentic cuisines from all the seven North Eastern states, which is a highly difficult task that needs to be managed by experts. Seven chefs specialising in local food from each of the seven states have been handpicked to serve authentic food from every region.The basic idea is to promote North Eastern cuisines while highlighting specialties from all the seven states. Most of the dishes are oil free and cooked with organic, indigenous jungle herbs.
Bill Lotha, owner of North East Flavours, who is also a passionate chef, has plans to open up North East Flavours in all the metros of India and even go abroad to promote North Eastern cuisine.
Talking about the launch of North East Flavours, Bill Lotha said, "North East Flavours is an attempt to promote and showcase North Eastern cuisines and soft power skills to the world at large. I personally believe that North Eastern cuisine is comparable with the best in the world."
The fare on offer at North East Flavours is a veritable cornucopia of the best that North East has to offer. Food lovers will find a diverse range of dishes to choose from. While there is Ngatok from Arunachal Pradesh, which is fish cooked in Arunachal style with indigenous, and aromatic herbs, there is Aksol Dol from Assam which is chicken curry with yam leafs and organic herbs. All of this is just a glimpse of the vast menu that North East Flavours offers.