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Tripuri cuisine is the type of food predominantly served in the northeast Indian state of Tripura. The Tripuris are essentially nonvegetarians and hence the main courses are mainly prepared using meat, but with the addition of vegetables. Traditional Tripuri cuisine is known as Mui Borok. Tripuri food has a key ingredient called Berma, which is dried and fermented fish. The food is considered to be healthy as it is prepared without oil. Flavor wise, Berma is more on the sour side. Tripuri food such as bangui rice and fish stews, bamboo shoots, fermented fish, local herbs, and meat roasts are extremely popular within and outside the state.
The major food items among Tripuris are:
Rice is called Mai in Kokborok. The different varieties of rice used are
The Tripuri people call their traditional cuisine Mui Borok.
- Chakhwtwi kwthwng
- Chakhwtwi kumun
- Thentrwi mwkhwi
- Thaiplo mwkhwi
- Belphui mwkhwi
- Dorompai mwkhwi
- Thaihchumu mwkhwi
- Thaihtwi mwkhwi
- Jambi mwkhwi
- Thaihchuk mwkhwtwi
- Thaihstem mwkhwtwi
- Daskuiya mwkhwtwi
- Yasrem mwkhwi
Vegetables grown in the Tripuri households are - Thaihchumu, Dorompai,Momphol, Khaklu, Chakumura, pumpkin, Siping, Moso peppers, Phantok, Belso, Lubiya, Sobai, Orai, Khokleng, Khama, Thah, Mogwdam, corn, Maising, Banta, Khundrupui, Milokbanta, Muiching, Haiching, Swtwih, Wswndwi, Gunthu, Khumchak, Khumjar, Khumdaga, Khumpui, Khumtwisa among many others.
- Chahmung Borok (The dishes of the Borok people), Narendra Debbarma, KOHM.