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Best Assamese Cuisine for Bihu

Author: Manish Dutt
by Manish Dutt
Posted: Mar 15, 2017

There are three kinds of Bihu which the Assamese people celebrate all the year round. But at this time of the year Bohag Bihu is celebrated with ‘dhoom-dham’. Bohag Bihu marks the traditional Assamese New Year. Like other harvest festivals of the country, Bihu also involves the farmer community thanking God for the good harvest and hoping for a similar harvest in the coming year. It brings along a lot of festivities, singing and dancing. People celebrate by singing and dancing to the traditional Bihu Geets. Young women can be seen performing the traditional Bihu dance. You can also involve yourself in this colourful festival by sending gifts to India akin to this festival.

The Bohag Bihu and the Bhogali Bihu involve cooking of certain food items like green leafy vegetables (xak) to celebrate the successful harvest and the abundance of crops. Other food items that assume significance during the festival include coconut, jaggery, rice, sesame, milk and milk products. A few communities indulge in brewing fresh rice beer and cooking meat.

Since Bhogali Bihu celebrates the end of the successful harvest season, it primarily involves making the best use of the agricultural produce - by feasting! Mass feasts are organized across the state. People visit kith and kin to exchange greetings and home cooked food. They send India gifts to all those they love and also the people staying miles away from them.

Recipes range from a variety of tangy and piquant olive-jaggery chutney, heartwarming pumpkin oambhal, to the traditional Assamese fish curry to the well loved dhekia xak. These dishes are what they start their new year with. Bihu means ‘to ask for peace’ and they do their prayers in their songs and their food offerings to their Gods. This is the time of harvest when nature is at it's bounty.

This reliable online gifting portal helps with you amazing Bihu gift ideas. These you can send easily as gifts to India and it becomes so much more pleasurable to be able to be a part of any occasion and event even staying so far away from your loved ones in India Your heart might pang to be a part of these festivities and this online portal helps you do just that. So go ahead and start gifting the best gifts before it's gone!

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