Manipur Statehood Day celebrated on January 21, marks the day when Manipur officially became a full-fledged state of India in 1972. This significant occasion commemorates the region's distinct identity and cultural heritage. As you observe Manipur Statehood Day 2024, we at LatestLY have put together a list of 5 traditional foods that you must enjoy on this day.

On Manipur Statehood Day, the celebration extends beyond just commemorating the official statehood; it becomes an occasion to revel in the cultural richness of Manipur, and traditional food plays a pivotal role in these festivities. Families and communities come together to enjoy a culinary journey through Manipur's diverse and flavourful cuisine. Elaborate feasts are prepared, featuring a spread of traditional dishes that highlight the state's unique flavours and culinary traditions. Authentic Cuisine of Meghalaya That Will Make You Plan a Trip to This Food Abode.

1. Eromba: Eromba is a spicy and tangy dish that features fermented fish as a key ingredient. It is cooked with a variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and bamboo shoots, creating a flavorful and aromatic stew.

2. Kangshoi: Kangshoi is a nutritious and hearty stew that combines an assortment of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and fermented fish. This one-pot dish is known for its simplicity and ability to showcase the natural flavours of the ingredients.

3. Singju: Singju is a refreshing and crunchy salad made with a mix of finely chopped vegetables, herbs, and a special dressing called nga-ari. It often includes ingredients like lotus stem, cabbage, and banana flower and is garnished with roasted grams or peanuts.

4. Chamthong: Chamthong is a savoury and wholesome dish made with a variety of vegetables, lentils, and sometimes meat. It is seasoned with local herbs and spices, creating a flavorful and nutritious concoction.

5. Ooti: Ooti is a traditional steamed dish made with rice and seasonal vegetables. It is often accompanied by fermented fish or bamboo shoots, enhancing the dish's taste. Ooti is a staple in Manipuri households, reflecting the simplicity and nutritional value of traditional Manipuri cuisine.

Manipur boasts a rich culinary heritage, and its traditional foods reflect the diverse flavours and cultural influences of the region. Wishing everyone a Happy Manipur Statehood Day 2024.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 21, 2024 11:59 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website