Meghalaya Statehood Day celebrated on January 21, marks the day when Meghalaya officially became a full-fledged state of India in 1972. This significant occasion commemorates the region's autonomy and distinct identity. As you celebrate Meghalaya Statehood Day 2024, we at LatestLY have compiled a list of 5 traditional foods of Meghalaya that you can prepare for the day. Tripura Statehood Day 2024: From Wahan Mosdeng to Mui-Er Oong Wahan, 5 Mouth-Watering Traditional Foods To Enjoy the Day.

Meghalaya Statehood Day becomes an occasion for residents to indulge in the culinary treasures of their region, savouring traditional foods that reflect the cultural diversity of the state. Celebrations often include feasts featuring Meghalaya's unique and flavorful dishes, offering a sensory journey through the local cuisine.

1. Jadoh: Jadoh is a fragrant rice dish cooked with pork or chicken and seasoned with a blend of traditional spices. The inclusion of local herbs and spices gives this dish its distinctive Meghalayan flavour.

2. Dohneiiong: This is a pork curry prepared with black sesame seeds, imparting a rich and nutty flavour to the dish. Dohneiiong is a popular and hearty meat curry enjoyed in Meghalaya.

3. Nakham Bitchi: Nakham Bitchi is a spicy chutney made from fermented soybeans, green chillies, and other locally available ingredients. It adds a punch of flavour to meals and is often served as a condiment.

4. Pumaloi: Pumaloi is a traditional Meghalayan rice cake, usually prepared during festivals and special occasions. It is made by fermenting rice and then steaming it, resulting in a unique texture and taste.

5. Tungrymbai: Tungrymbai is a popular fermented soybean and black gram paste that is seasoned with various spices. It is often cooked with pork or other meats to create a flavorful and aromatic curry.

These traditional Meghalayan foods showcase the use of indigenous ingredients and culinary techniques, making them an integral part of the cultural and gastronomic identity of the state.

Wishing everyone a Happy Meghalaya Statehood Day 2024.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 21, 2024 08:55 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website