Kohima: Regional food is gaining immense popularity these days. People in the country are willing to try new and innovative dishes.
Smriti Irani, Women and Child Development minister, took twitter to share a delightful regional dish created by a 13-year-old budding chef from Dimapur, Nagaland.
Irani in her tweet wrote about Chef Ayim Imchen, who is a budding chef hailing from the state of Nagaland.
The 13-year-old aimed to recreate a delicious Naga Yam stew originally made by her grandmother. The ingredients were: Yam, mustard leaves, tomatoes, chilly and ginger.
In the video shared by the minister, Chef imchen explained how cooking with mustard leaves and ginger was a traditional way of cooking in Nagaland. She also revealed how her grandmother would recall her great-grandmother cooking the exact way.
The Yam stew was quite easy to make and ready in no time. Chef Imchen suggested it could be eaten with steamed or sticky rice.
The POSHAN Abhiyan is being celebrated all through September in order to bring about discussions around healthy food. There have been a series of activities organized by the government, and one of these is the contest of sharing traditional family recipes with good nutritional value.