‘Naga thali’ cooking competition held at Little Star HSS
Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): As part of the annual cultural, literary and sports competitions week, Little Star Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, conducted a house- wise cooking competition for high school and higher secondary school students on September 3 and the 7th respectively, in the school dining hall.
The school in an update informed that the participants of the competition on the theme ‘Naga thali’ were members of the school’s cookery club. The competition was held as a learning experience for the students and to emphasise the value of traditional Naga food.
The competition was judged by Joel Basumatary, a master chef who is also the owner of Smokey Joe’s. The teachers in charge of the competitions were Sudha for the high school section and Imnasungla Aier for higher secondary section, it stated.
Altogether 48 students participated in the competition. Every house in both the sections was represented by six students each and the students brought the ingredients in accordance with the theme of the competition. The preparation, cooking and presentation of the finished product were done within the allotted time of one hour and 20 minutes, it stated.
The competition saw the students creating exotic Naga thalis with authentic and easily available traditional ingredients. The students prepared healthy dishes like boiled millet, yam curry, dried pork with fermented soya beans, winged beans chutney, black rice pudding, chicken broth, and many more using traditional recipes and recipes tweaked with other traditional items.
Green House won the first position in the high school category while Blue House won first position in the higher secondary category. “The dishes were served creatively tickling the taste buds of the onlookers,” it added.