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Food of Assam

Traditional Assamese food is not spicy; it is even bland at times. Rice or `bhaat’ is the staple food of the people. They eat 'bhaat’ with 'dal’ (lentils), with 'masor jul’ (fish curry), with 'mangso’ (meat curry) or 'xaak’ and 'bhaji’ (herbs and vegetables). The curry is generally seasoned with ginger, garlic, cardamom, cinnamon, onions and sometimes lemon.

Assamese also relish 'khar' (a dish seasoned with alkali). A woman’s culinary skill depends on how well she cooks 'khar'. Sweets are made during the festivals. They are usually made of rice paste. 'Pitha' is a paper-thin pancake stuffed with sweet coconut paste or sweet black sesame seed paste.

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