Renowned for their exceptional nutritional profile, bamboo shoots stand as one of the most valuable health foods due to their abundance of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, fibres, and minerals. These natural treasures flourish across the diverse landscapes of Nagaland and have been an essential component of the traditional diets of numerous Naga tribes for generations. The consumption of bamboo shoots plays a vital role in managing blood pressure, hypertension, and obesity. Furthermore, their remarkable properties extend to safeguarding the body against coronary diseases and potential carcinogens, bolstering overall well-being. Embrace the richness of bamboo shoots and immerse yourself in the holistic benefits they offer, connecting with the culinary heritage and health wisdom of Nagaland’s indigenous traditions.
Simple Recipe for
Naga Style Pork with Dried Bamboo Shoot
1. Pork (Cut in Cubes) – 500 gms
2. Dry Red Chilli (for colouring and Flavour) – 8 to 10 nos
3. Dried King Chilli (optional) – 1 no
4. Fresh Grated Ginger – 1 Table Spoon
5. Garlic – ½ Table Spoon
6. Dried Bamboo Shoot – 30 to 50 grams
7. Salt to taste
8. Water – 200ml to 300ml
Directions to cook:
Break the Dry chillies in half and soak the dry red chillies in hot water for 5 mins. Drain the water and coarsely ground them.
Soak the dried bamboo shoot in water for 5 mins.
Coarsely ground the ginger and garlic.
Take a thick pot and put the pork. Cook (without adding water) on medium flame until the fat from the meat starts coming out.
Add the soaked dried bamboo shoot, the crushed ginger and garlic, red dry chilli and (Dry King Chilli, if required) to the pot. Add salt to taste.
Mix the ingredients well.
Add 1 cup of water (or more if required).
Cook the pork over medium flame for 20-25 minutes.
Cook till the water dries up from the pot. (Stir Occasionally)