Traditional Knowledge and Method of Various Rice Preparations in Assam

Bora, A

Abstract

Food habit reflects the culture of a society. Food habit of a society depends on different matters like geographical location, climate, environment, religion, taste etc. Assam which is a north-eastern state of India is rich in paddy cultivation. Rice is staple food of Assam and people of Assam used to prepare various rice preparations like jalpan, various rice cakes, rice beer etc. from ancient times. These preparations are part and parcel of Assamese traditional food culture. Traditional knowledge and method is still applied in preparing all these preparations. Besides these preparations have social and cultural value also. This paper is about traditional knowledge and methods of preparing various rice preparations in Assam


Keyword(s)

Assam; Method; Rice preparations; Traditional; Knowledge


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