Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Zan and Rongpu Takeng - Arunachal Pradesh Special

After making a flavoursome gravy from Hyderabadi cuisine for Andhra state, now am taking you all towards Arunachal Pradesh. This state is in Northeast part of India and its one mong the seven states which goes under North eastern region of India, they are popularly known as the seven sisters. Arunachal Pradesh means land of rising sun, yes the sun hits this state before spreading its rays to the other states of India.This state is an agricultural state rich in production of cereal crops like rice,wheat,millet, sugarcane,maize and oil seeds, these are common crops of the state.Obviously rice is the staple food of the people.

Momos and thupka are the most popular dishes of Arunachal pradesh eventhough its still debatable whether momos are originated in Arunachal pradesh or has come from another nearby country coz the Monpa tribe of this state are responsible for bringing this dish here. Coming to today's recipe Zan is an another popular dish prepared with millet flour and boiling water. This zan is the staple food of Monpas, they usually have this porridge with vegetables or meat to which fermented cheese,soyabeans and herbs are added. This dish is almost like our South Indian Koozh aka porridge we prepare either with pearl millet or with finger millet flour.Rongpu Takeng is nothing a quick mashed egg spiced with just salt and ginger. This dish is called Egg Chutney and a delicious spread to enjoy with rotis which i chosed from Ramki's Space . The authentic cuisine of Arunachal pradesh goes for dishes which are simple to cook and delicious to consume.Mostly they avoid the use of oil and any kind of dry spices obviously they cook their food either by steaming and boiling to preserve the nutritive value of their food.


1cup Water
2tbsp Millet flour
Salt

Bring boil the water and salt.

Meanwhile make a thick paste of  millet flour with enough water.

Add this paste to the boiling water.

Cook in medium flame by stirring continously until the mixture turns semi thick.

Put off the stove immediately.

Enjoy warm.


Rongpu Takeng ( Egg Chutney):
Recipe Source: Ramki Cooks
2nos Eggs (hard boiled and shells removed)
1/4tsp Grated ginger
Pinch of Salt

Chop the eggs, take the eggs, grated ginger, salt in a blender,blend everything as a bit coarse or smooth paste.

Serve immediately with rotis.

46 comments:

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

This is a variety...never came across this in my life...thank u for introducing the recipe :)

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome post so very well explained about the cuisine :) I in love with your version of zan :) simply healthy and delicious one to start a day :) lovely recipe selection aks :)

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

both recipes are interesting sis!!!

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Good one Priya. Glad you were able to dish out a nice one!

Sony P said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting recipe dear....... Thanks foe sharing!!

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Easy to make and healthy drink. Nice side dish for roti..

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya that's really so adventurous! Both sound very nice..I was thinking of Zen, but couldn't understand the recipe..nice to know it's quite simple..

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

Such a healthy recipe Priya! Looking forward to your recipes for this month of blogging marathon!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and lovely looking cuisine of Arunachal Pradesh.
Deepa

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow very healthy drink lovely

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

I saw the egg chutney in Ramki's space too - but cudnt make it as we dont eat eggs ! lovely to see two dishes from u, Priya !

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

I made rongpu takeng before the thukpa, but no one ate it, could be me and slightly underdone egg, coz yours looks much more appetising then what i made of it. I am going to give it another shot soon. But the Zan thing is amazing, it is great for chilly winters using the millet flour, nice pink color

Eliza Lincy said... Reply To This Comment

The dish is simple but the name is difficult to pronounce. First hearing abt egg chutney. Both dishes are wonderful.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

that looks like our millet kanji!! so healthy and a perfect start for the day!!

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Sure the Monpa tribe have so much culinary treasures, which are so hard to find these days. Zan looks very filling,egg curry must go well with our bread toast too!!!

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

such variety in food... looks really healthy and filling...

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Yes I did read about Zan...but was so so hesitant. .this one looks pretty good. The egg chutney looks like scrambled egg..will ask my son to try.

Nandita SS said... Reply To This Comment

I know almost nothing about arunacchal Pradesh cuisine. Thanks for sharing Priya :)

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

wow wonderful dishes sis.. jus awesome..

Jayanthi Padmanabhan said... Reply To This Comment

simple and healthy fare. the egg chutney is interesting.

Mitha Hegde said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and delicious choice! I am in love with the name Zan.. Will try soon.. So easy too.. :)

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Both the recipe sounds very interesting ..well done !

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Two very interesting and healthy dishes. Egg chutney sounds different and yummy.

Farin Ahmed said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so healthy!!!!!!

Sharans Samayalarai said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me.. Looks interesting, shall give it a try !

Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

Authentic and healthy recipes!!

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Zan looks so healthy and filling,egg chutney's name s hard to pronounce and sounds inviting...

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

drooling !!!

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting dishes Priya. They sound very filling. Nice pictures.

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting and i am loving the second recipe.rocking sis

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Very new, especially the egg chutney sounds very tasty..

chikkus Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting and healthy recipe dear :)

Sweta Biswal said... Reply To This Comment

Wud love to try these amazing recipes Priya!! Thanks a lot for sharing!

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

interesting - both are so new to me and ones I did not come across

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely recipes for the hard state! Love the millet porridge...Such a healthy one :)

Biny's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

sounds easy...arunachal and the some of that side dishes i have never explored......though i do know its very different then the rest of the country........

Nadji K. said... Reply To This Comment

Je découvre toujours des recettes inédites, originales chez toi.
C'est la première que je vois celle-ci.
Bravo pour toute ces découvertes.
A bientôt

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting & amazing
dishes..

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Two very different dishes Priya! I will be trying the Zan for sure :)

Nupur UK-Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

This is something totally new to me ! Egg Chutney, really !!!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Well explained Priya. The porridge and the egg chutney both look very nice...

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow these are something I did not come across. I love them both. Especially the egg chutney. Great for those I wan something soon pangs. Tks.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said... Reply To This Comment

zan very similar to our arisi kanji and egg chutney is some thing new to me and cant imagine how it would tasted but both recipe are unique and different.

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

I thought zan was some complicated recipe, it hardly is! Well explained recipes, Priya :)

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Simple yet you managed to post different ones. :)

Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Both the recipes are simple and flavorful. You managed you cook something other than thukpa! :)