5 North Eastern Delicacies You Must Try

The north-eastern belt of India isn’t just scenic and beautiful but is also packed with scrumptious delicacies. They aren't just comforting but offer a diverse range of flavours across their cuisine which isn’t limited to one state but are spread across Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Shillong, Meghalaya, etc. From succulent momos to comforting thupka or mouth-watering laksa, here is a roundup of 5 most drool-worthy delicacies from the northeast that has our heart!  

1. Momos

Perhaps the one that popularised north-eastern cuisine across India, momos is a dumpling delight we aren’t getting over anytime soon. Stuffed with minced chicken, crunchy veggies and more, the sensational street food is served steamed and even fried. The love is beyond measures in different states of the north, so much that you cannot find one locality that doesn't have a momo stall!

2. Thukpa

Known to have originated in Tibet, thukpa is a broth-like delicacy prepared with flat noodles and meat or locally available veggies and is most commonly eaten during the chilly winter months. This dish is a staple in Arunachal Pradesh and keeps you warm and fuzzy!


3. Kappa

A chicken stew from the streets of Meghalaya, Kappa is a hot-favourite amongst locals and tourists for its spicy yet comforting flavours lent to it by green chillies, ginger and onion.  

4. Laksa

A yummy noodle soup, laksa is a combination of chicken, prawn or fish with a blend of coconut milk, tamarind and spices in a soul-satisfying broth. It is also popular across other parts of Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.  

5. Aloo Muri

Puffed rice, boiled potatoes, tamarind chutney and roasted spices come together for this mouth-watering street food in Meghalaya that is loved across age groups. Aloo Muri is to the northeast, what bhel puri is to Delhi and Mumbai. Yes, it is that popular!

Have you tried all these north-eastern delights yet? Please share your experience with us!