• Indian Memories of Meat – Smoked Meat Pickle from Arunachal Pradesh

    "Usually it is gayal meat in my hometown."

    Toko Anu

    April 7, 2017



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    "Smoked meat pickle is a true treat for the people from the Northeast. It is simple to make, and can be served with a meal or as a side dish," says sociologist and foodie Toko Anu. The meat can be anything from pork, beef or buff. Toko Anu says "usually it is gayal meat in my hometown."



    1. ½ kg of smoked meat

    2. ½ a cup of dried bamboo shoot

    3. ½ a cup of roasted chilli powder

    4. 4-5 cloves of garlic (smashed)

    5. Salt to taste

    6. 2 teaspoons of crushed Sichuan pepper (optional)


    1. Cut the smoked meat into small pieces.

    2. Heat the cooking oil in a frying pan.

    3. Add smashed garlic in the oil.

    4. Now add dry bamboo shoot and Sichuan pepper and mix well.

    5. Sauté it for a minute or two.

    6. Add the roasted chilli powder and mix well.

    7. Add the smoked meat pieces.

    8. Add salt to taste.

    9. Once cooled, store it in a jar.

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