Food of Manipur


The principal food of Manipur is rice, fish and vegetables. One of the favorite foods of the Manipuris is the Ngri, which is actually is a type of fermented fish. It carries a distinct smell but it is very popular for its taste.

Similar to the people of Bengal and the neighboring north eastern states, the Manipuri people love eating fish. Most of their delicacies involve fish in various forms. Apart from Ngri, roasted fish and fried fish, they also love the Nga Aiyaba or the dried fish. Chicken is another popular dish of the people of Manipur. Some of the popular dishes and preparations of Manipur are:

  • Yongchaak singju
  • Monica gi chakum
  • Aloo mattar and smoked fish
  • Bora - a kind of pakora
  • Kanghau
  • Aloo angouba - fried potato
  • Pakoura mah
  • Nga atauba - fish fry
  • Nga athongba - curried fish
  • Khajing bora
  • Khangau

    Along with the traditional Manipuri cuisines, the people have well adopted with the food from other regions like Chinese and North Indian.

    Last Updated on 15 March 2013



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