Coffee from the Pristine Hills of Meghalaya | Zizira

High Altitude Specialty Coffee from the Pristine Hills of Meghalaya

Farmers of Meghalaya
High quality specialty coffee grows in Meghalaya! Surprised? And yes, the coffee from the high altitudes of Meghalaya has the calibre to match the ...
Coffee from the Pristine Hills of Meghalaya | Zizira

High Altitude Specialty Coffee from the Pristine Hills of Meghalaya

Farmers of Meghalaya
High quality specialty coffee grows in Meghalaya! Surprised? And yes, the coffee from the high altitudes of Meghalaya has the calibre to match the ...
Arabica Coffee – Why Do Coffee Connoisseurs Love it?

Arabica Coffee – Why Do Coffee Connoisseurs Love it?

Aromatic Plants
What makes Arabica coffee special that most of the connoisseurs use only that? In these days of ‘instant coffee’ do people buy raw coffee beans, ro...
Wild Apple in Meghalaya - Growing Wild for the Last 200 Years

Wild Apple in Meghalaya - Growing Wild for the Last 200 Years

Local Fruits
A Brief Study of the Wild Apples of Meghalaya Botanical name: Docynia indica Origin: Asia Wild Apple is a particular variety of apples that grows w...
Brown Rice – The Health Benefits You Are Missing

Brown Rice – The Health Benefits You Are Missing

Health Benefits
For a long time, the only rice that we have been used to seeing and eating is the typical white rice. But of late, there has been a growing awarene...
Spices of Meghalaya | Zizira

Spices of Northeast India and How To Use Them

Meghalaya Spices
Here is an album of spices of Northeast India, to give you a quick intro to the very many different varieties of spices in the Northeast region of ...
Why You Don’t Need To Be At A Restaurant Just For Sticky Rice

Why You Don’t Need To Be At A Restaurant Just For Sticky Rice

Meghalaya Treasures
The Next Time You Crave Sticky Rice, Just Follow the Simple Steps Below! Sticky rice is usually associated with Thai cuisine but you will be surpri...
Khasi Mandarin of Meghalaya, a Rare and Unique Citrus Species

Khasi Mandarin of Meghalaya, a Rare and Unique Citrus Species

Exotic Fruits
Know About Khasi Mandarin Meghalaya is also home to the very first species of citric fruits in the world. The renowned Khasi Mandarin of Meghalaya ...
Turmeric from Meghalaya

Turmeric – The Next Queen of Spices

Meghalaya Spices

There are various spices found in Indian cuisine which is something we’ve all grown up with and accustomed to as well. And only as I write this, do I realize how we’ve been living with one such miracle spice all our lives.

Historically, turmeric (curcuma longa) has been in use for thousands of years in Asia. Early Polynesians carried the spice with them to Hawaii, where it is known as Olena, even today. Whereas in Europe, it has been used as a substitute for saffron for over seven centuries!

Millets – Why Are They Languishing?

Millets – Why Are They Languishing?

Forgotten Food
Millets Have Been in Use Longer than Rice or Wheat If you are keen on eating healthy and fond of traditional foods, it is highly likely you would h...
Bird’s Eye Chilli of Meghalaya

Bird’s Eye Chilli of Meghalaya

Meghalaya Spices

Bird’s Eye Chilli is treasured for its unique pungency and spiciness. The chilli gets its name from its petite size and a shape which is similar to a Bird’s Eye. Chillies are believed to have been cultivated for over 6,000 years and since then different varieties of chillies have been discovered.

 

Garcinia Pedunculata, A Tropical Fruit That Grows in Meghalaya

Garcinia Pedunculata, A Tropical Fruit That Grows in Meghalaya

Health Benefits
Garcinia pedunculata is known commonly as Sohdanei in Khasi, the language of the Khasi tribe of Meghalaya. It is a traditional wild fruit found in ...
Why We Love Rocambole Garlic - And You Should, Too!

Why We Love Rocambole Garlic - And You Should, Too!

Forgotten Food
Garlic is believed to have been cultivated for over 5,000 years. The Romans believed that it could cure as many as 61 different ailments!Garlic can...
Perilla Seeds or Nei Lieh – A Sesame like Produce of Meghalaya

Perilla Seeds or Nei Lieh – A Sesame like Produce of Meghalaya

Meghalaya Treasures
Perilla Seeds or Nei Lieh Is Eaten With Sohphlang Here is a traditional mix you would love to taste. Sohphlang, a produce of Northeast India, is a ...