Ministry of Tourism organises webinar on 'Assamese Cuisine- The Gourmet Unexplored'

MoT streamed the webinar titled, 'Assamese Cuisine- The Gourmet Unexplored' to showcase the Assamese Cuisine which incorporates varied cooking habits.

The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna Desh Webinar series recently held its 80th webinar titled 'Assamese Cuisine- The Gourmet Unexplored.' This time webinar conducted with focus on Assamese Cuisine which is confluence of varied cooking habits.

Assam lies in the North-Eastern part of India. There has been lot of migration in the past and this has resulted in diverse food habits that Assamese cuisine have. Due to its strategic location, Assam is immensely fertile as a gift of the river Brahmaputra and ecological hotspot resulting in the availability of numerous ingredients such as fresh veggies, variety of meats, herbs & spices. The staple diet in Assamese cuisine includes rice, fish / meat, vegetables and herbs etc. The Cooking style in Assamese cuisine ranges from steaming, boiling, smoking, barbeque to the regular style of frying and currying etc.

The Webinar was presented by Madhusmita Khound, Partner at an Inbound Travel Company based in Assam with expertise in organizing experiential & special interest tours on various themes in the Northeast and Sanjukta Dutta, a food writer / blogger / independent restaurant reviewer and a commercial kitchen consultant based out of Guwahati. A live demonstration of cooking traditional Assamese chicken dish was conducted by Chef Megha, Corporate Chef from Delhi. 

Assam is the gateway to the north eastern states and has been aptly described as the sentinel of Northeast India. Assam is surrounded by hills, major rivers such as Brahmaputra & Barak and its tributaries, thick forest, tea gardens which enhances the scenic beauty of Assam. 

Located in the Nilachal hills in the western part of Guwahati, Kamakhya Temple is the oldest temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya. The temple is popular among pilgrims of Tantric worship, more so during the annual Ambubachi Mela Festival. The Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat district of Assam is home to largest population of world’s one horned rhino species. Manas National Park, also a world heritage site, is a constituent unit of the Eastern Himalayan Bio-Diversity Region. This National Park has also the highest density of tigers.  The state has more than 600 tea gardens which gives soothing view to the eyes as one travels down to upper Assam.


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