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The Taste of India

DNMUM394427 | 8/13/2017 | Author : Pooja Bhula | WC :1698

...is so varied, it evokes different emotions in different people. Pooja Bhula asks those deeply involved in food about the one thing that summarises our diverse cuisine for them
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Each tribe and community of India has a story to tell about their food and the folklore attached to it. There’s so much to learn about them. We have plenty to discover about our indigenous cuisines, but have not even covered 10 per cent of it. The one I love to tell people is a Sema (Naga tribe) folklore about fermented soya bean or akhuni/axone. It goes like this — there was a small girl, who was being taken care of by her uncle and aunt. The uncle would go out often and the aunt would not be good to her. She would wrap just boiled soya beans in banana leaves and send the little girl to the paddy fields. As it was far from appetising, the little girl wouldn’t eat it and would keep the parcel aside. A couple of days later, she felt r
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