LOTHA CHUTNEY (MACHIHAN)

DESCRIPTION –This dish is another mouth savoring Chutney from the Homeland of Nagaland.

DURATION- 45 MINUTES

SERVES – 2 TO 4 PEOPLE

INGREDIENTS:                          QUANTITY

Tomatoes                                   150 grams

Fermented Dry Fish                      75 grams

Naga Basil Leaves                         10 grams

Garlic                                           10 grams

Dry Yam Stem                              50 Grams

Salt                                               1 tbsp

METHOD:

In a pan put tomatoes, chilies, fish and salt, add about quarter cup of water, and boil this for about for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from flame and grind it into a coarse paste. Cook this paste again for 12-15 minutes.

Now add the dry Yam stems and cook again for 10 minutes.

Finally put in crushed garlic and hand torn basil leaves.

Serve this with steamed rice.

Soure: Ashish Chopra

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