AMAZING ASSAM Part 3 | Bhogali Bhoj Feast & Celebrations | HomeMade In India Series

Last night , we started Bihu celebrations with music and dance… …and right now it’s 6 in the morning …I can still hear music from nearby places I’m sure somewhere out there, people are still dancing. 12 hours! Imagine that kind of party happening… …in a small village, somewhere in Assam. With so much enthusiasm and love. They really love what they do… …and then they really know how to enjoy. [MUSIC] Neeru: Rice is a staple food here… …you can tell that rice is an integral part of the culture. To really understand a place… one needs to interact with a local… I was lucky that I found my friend Ankur’s mother (Madhumita Aunty) Like Makarsakranti, tomorrow, over here we have Magh Bihu So we are going to have a lot of eating at night, we call it Bhoj All the relatives are going to come to a certain place… …where we are going to have this Bihu celebration tonight. [Assamese Music] I really love dancing And if you have been following this series… you must know this by now. [Assamese Music] Besides dancing, I was having a lot of fun.. …with Mumon and his sister, Pikshi. Neeru [animatedly]: Let’s make Laddus (traditional sweets) Neeru: Oh! This is hot. I also tried my hand at making… the traditional sweet for Bihu, Narikol Laddu. Neeru: Yes, this is too hot. I did not expect it to be this easy but… …Oh no! It is difficult! I judged too quickly. Kid: It is difficult? Neeru: Yes, it is difficult. Neeru: Oh oh oh… …it breaks every time I try to think it’s done. [Assamese Music] Neeru: Is it done?
Lady: Yes, it’s done. Girl: It’s turned out good only. Madhumita: This festival is all about the harvest… …so all the goodies are being prepared by the rice basically. We have the sticky rice which is very famous… We have the puffed rice… Puffed rice is also very sweet… It’s known as Hurum and we have it with milk and curd… ….and basically gur (jaggery) We don’t use a lot of sugar, we use a lot od gur. Any sweet things we are making is out of gur, so it’s very organic you know. I like using natural ingredients in my food. Even here, I noticed that… …they were using jaggery and black sesame mix… …to make Til Peetha (local sweet). Flour made from sticky rice is used to make Peetha. I also got to see how do they prepare this flour. [Madhumita Aunty singing an Assamese song] This means you were washing clothes by the pond… …and I was passing by …and you sprinkled some water on me. I could sense you were flirting and… …that made me fall in love with you. We have a culture of eloping around Bihu festival, as a wedding ceremony isn’t mandatory. You like someone, you can elope with each other’s consent. It isn’t considered a taboo in our culture. Like all other chores, everyone gets together to make Peetha as well. In fact, everyone can use this pounding machine. Madhumita: Are you enjoying doing this?
Neeru: Yes! Madhumita: She’ll continue to take out the rice flour with her bare hands. Neeru: Ok Sticky rice are soaked overnight and then pounded next morning. This rice flour is moist. So, it sticks together while making Peetha. Neeru: Yes, its wet. It will stick together on its own. Madhumita: Yes, it won’t require oil for cooking. By the looks of it, making Peetha seemed simple. I thought we just need to spread the rice flour on a pan kept on slow flame and add the filling. But when I tried to make it… I understood, that it’s not that easy. Neeru: Okay! Never done this. Neeru: Like this..and this…right? Neeru: And then add the filling. Neeru: Pretty Bad. As per usual, everyone was extremely sweet. In fact they all encouraged me to do it again. Madhumita: Best thing of this harvest is that everybody is helping everybody Since they’re all going to eat together, so they cook also together. And since everybody is a relative and they’re all going to eat together… so all the rice and other dishes, which comes, is from everybody’s house. And Khorika (barbecued pork) is a popular dish here. Everyone just couldn’t seem to get enough of it. Ankur’s cousins got together and grilled Pork for themselves. Neeru: While men are outside having fun, these girls are having their own party. Neeru: All this is what these girls are going to eat… …they’re not going to share it with anyone. Neeru: Why should boys have all the fun? Kashyapi [Ankur’s cousin]: Party on! [MUSIC] Neeru: I can’t believe this only has salt. After eating this yummy pork, these girls performed some beautiful Bihu Dance. [MUSIC] While we were dancing, Bhoj feast was served. We use every part of Banana. We make a plate out of its stem called Potua, on which one can eat. There were many dishes that were served… …and it’s hard to pick my favourite from the spread. I noticed that they don’t use a lot of oil… …or heavy masalas in their food. And, in spite of various dishes with Fish, Lentil, Rice or more… people were most happy eating Pork. [MUSIC] What I loved the most was that… …over here, everyone knew how to enjoy. Those who wanted to dance, danced and those who wanted to eat, ate. People were free to enjoy the way they wanted to. [MUSIC] Be it kids or ladies, there were no restrictions on anyone. And as for me… I just loved being here. I’m sure you can tell that while watching. [MUSIC] I couldn’t really understand these Assamese songs… …neither what they were talking to each other [MUSIC] But that did not matter… …as my heart was filled with happiness. I know that in future I’ll fondly remember… …and smile thinking of these moments. The dancing and singing went on till the wee hours. And before we realised, it was already 4 AM. And again I learnt about a new important festive ritual of Bihu. Similar to Lohri festival in Punjab… …in Assam, there burn a bonfire. They call it Meji Juwaluwa here. [Men Singing] I have been to Assam, many times in the past. However, this time it really became my AMAZING ASSAM. I had the best time dancing, eating… …and interacting with every one over here And after meeting everyone I realised… …that sometimes… …there’s tons of happiness hidden in little things. And it isn’t really hard to find them. Mumon: Subscribe to Video Neeru: Like this Video Mumon: Like this video Neeru: Subscribe to this channel Mumon: Subscribe to channel
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  1. Hey Guys!
    PART 1:
    PART 2:
    PART 3:

  2. Thanks for showing the world the real #Assam, Tradition, culture, Assamese festival #BIHU… Thanks and lots of love form Assam๐Ÿ’ž….#AakouAhiboAxomLe

  3. Watched all three parts..๐Ÿ’š Thanks for visiting and showing our beautiful Assam along wid our culture & tradition to the world.๐Ÿค— Huge shoutout to Ankur Saikia for his hospitality๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿพ

  4. Thx and love from assam ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“โคโคโค๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“โค๐Ÿ’“

  5. Hi Neeru,
    Thank u, thank u so much for your video and ur kind words towards Assam๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™. Plz come in April also. Some people of north India thinks that u r from lower caste n we r junglee. I don't know whether they r belong from dinosaurs family or what.. But u r amazing. Wish u all d best..
    And also in Assam we have some different different rituals and culture so if u can publish them then we will be grateful to you.

  6. Haha .. maast video !! In Assames we call itttt .. aaaaaaa mooojjjaaaahhhhh !!!! Thumbs uppp ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  7. Wonderful medam the way you present the Bihu Celebration is awesome and yes we celebrate it like this only. Lots of love from Assam ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Love love loveeeee the series of 'Amazing Assam'. You have just portrayed what Assam actually is. Keep visiting. And lot's of love.โ™ฅ๏ธ

  9. There are vlogs and there are Eatstory vlogs. What a beautiful way of story telling!

    Love it.

    Hope to see many many many more.

  10. It has been a wonderful journey, watching 3 episodes in a row, of this mesmerizing series. I smiled throughout the entire series. Everything ri8 from the landscape, picturesque, story telling, food, songs, music, people and the entire festival of Bihu has been portrayed so beautifully n effortlessly. Sending lots of love from my home, ASSAM. ๐Ÿ’›

  11. All three parts of "Amazing Assam" is wonderful. The real Assam. Beautiful presentation. Camera work is excellent. Thank you for showing the world our Assam's real and beautiful picture. Love your work. From, Assam.

  12. Great..loved it..yeah dekh ne ke baad toh matlab mind fresh ho geya..gaon yaad aah geya..good job EATSTORY..keep it up

  13. Watched all 3 episodes. It's so mesmerizing. You showed the raw scenario of our assam, our culture. Thank you so much for the series. Best Assamese series ever. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ Much love from Assam.

  14. Amazing video ..Assam are great because it natura n people are totally pure n beautiful.โœŒโœŒ

  15. This is the same scenario all over Assam during Bihu…
    Thank You Sooo much baideu for this series.
    Lots of Love from Assam

  16. Really thankfull for you n your team… … n kabhi balipara, tezpur ,sonitpur assam ka bhi tour kar lia karo… yeha orrr bhi meje dekh sakti ho…. we have some spcl…

  17. U have great editing skills…nd I would like u to encourage others to come here and enjoy our culture…

  18. Your friend Ankur was my junior in school when we were in shillong Assam Rifles….havent seen him for a long time ….loved your video and subscribed aswell and I hope you liked Assam. Tc๐Ÿ˜Š

  19. Lovely ๐Ÿ’“ heart touching song by lady in green saree…i loved….Maja aa gya Aapka video dekh k di

  20. Is Channel ka name Assam Channel ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š love u big sis n Assam Mai ane ke liye ate rehna aur new new vlog dekhate rhiye

  21. Don't judge me but baki india ke rural areas me parents ladki ki shadi jaldi karwa dene ki sochte the but assam me ladki khud bhag jati he aur parents is dar me rehte he ki kahi hamari ladki bhag na jaye ghar se ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  22. Wow… Just look at the way how they are having their food… so authentic…. So cool. Btw in so much love with ur channel.. please keeping bringing up…. Cheers

  23. Neeru you have a great gift in producing interesting videos that depict the people you meet, their food and way of life. Looking forward to more videos such as these of an intimate setting, mingling and enjoying precious colorful & joyful moments of fun, laughter, food and dance.

  24. Oww girl u made it๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ thats d real assam n its tradition…starting from davidsbeenhere#to visa to explore# all were enjoyable…but this๐Ÿ˜˜a master piece on assam. And u were lucky u visited here in right time d " bhogali bihu" our most enjoyable along wid varieties of food.. Thanx to u n also welcome to our state anytime….hope to see u in our state again…lots of love from assam

  25. Pork th hamare liye veg jeisa hi hein….
    Literally my tongue became a river while watching these 3 parts of Amazing Assam…. Love yr videos…. The story telling, the cinematography, and the way u enjoyed… Love from Assam๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  26. Thank you so much for depicting my homeland Assam so beautifully. I hope you enjoyed your Assam's trip as much as this video portraits. Do visit Assam again and I assure you there are still lot more to explore in my beautiful land Assam. Loved your blogs very much. They are a kind of addiction now. You are doing a great job. Keep exploring

  27. Amazing video from my native motherland …miss my homeland now ..magistic mystical Assam…love far from UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

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