SHILLONG Food Tour – JADOH (Meghalaya Style Biryani) + Barbeque Chicken + Traditional KHASI Dinner

We are in Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. And here I am with Linty and Sayan. And we are here for a food tour. And we will be exploring some local delicacies with them. So this is the central place of Shillong. So this is the PB. Here…
-PB ! What is it? Police Bazaar. So it is the main hub for people coming and you know… do shopping and hangout kind of place. So what are we going to try? So first of all let’s try this traditional food called Jado. And in this food…this rice, particular rice It is mixed with meat. When they cook this rice, what they do is that they mix small pieces of meat. It can be chicken or pork. They cut it into pieces, they fry it and they… And the rice, some people mix it with the chicken blood or else cook it just like the normal rice. So in that way after like you know when the meat is little bit cooked then we put in the rice and then like mix it. And then there will be like ground ginger. And onions, they are mixed together. And on low flame, the rice is cooked. So it is like rice and meat cooked together. Let’s get one plate. Yes let’s try. So what she did here is like She didn’t mix any meat. Because you know people are like…some of them are vegetarian. What she did was she has mixed only the ‘Til’, the black ‘Til’. Sesame.
-Yes sesame seeds. And some ground ginger and onions. She ground them, fried it and put the rice in. So there is no mixture of meat. So they just top the the meat over it.
-Yes. This is ‘aloo pitika’. That is ‘aloo chokha’, ‘aloo bharta’ or mashed potatoes. Here we have the Jado. This is basically the vegetarian version of Jado. Then chicken and ‘aloo pitika’. What is it called locally? Phan Khleh. Phan is potao and khleh is mixing. How is it? So good. So flavourful. Lot of flavours are there. Is it like everyday the stalls are out here?
-Yes everyday. And in the rains, it is tasting much better I guess. It is such a beautiful ambience, like people are out eating street food They have some music on the street. Thank you sister. What’s next?
-Next we can try this barbecue. So we can… They have pork and chicken.
-Yes. The chicken legs are so huge, so big.
-Yes. We have pork i.e. Doh Sniang…
-This is Doh sniang and this is Dohsyiar. Chicken is called Doh Syiar.
-What does the word Doh means?
-Doh means meat. So for meat we always use the word Doh. That’s how the name Jado has come.
-Yes. So they only mix food colour, butter and salt. That’s it.
-Yes. So like now they are roasting it. But the chicken leg pieces are so huge.
-Yes very huge. I always believe that when you cook the food over charcoal It has a different flavour as it is slow cooked. Yes it is like very well cooked. For example, if you boil water in this charcoal The water takes so much time to get boiled but it takes longer time to cool down also. Very soft it is.
-Yes. Hmm ! It is nice. You can see this is a simple dish and it is so good. He has added no masala in it.
-Nothing. It is just chicken, butter and food colour. And salt. Now when we like the food we use one word ‘Kudam’ !
-Oh sorry ‘Umda’. What are they selling her?
-So we can try this pakoda. Which is again another lovely food for this weather. Where are from?
-I am from Bihar. How come you reach here from Bihar? Not today but since many years.
-There is ‘Pyaju’ and ‘Chop’. Wow ! In Shillong we got Bihari food. Give us a ‘Piyajia’ and a ‘Chop’. How many years have you been here?
-45 years. -Yes. These buildings and all weren’t there. And I use to earn Rs. 150. And you have been selling Pakodas since the beginning.
-Yes. That’s interesting.
-This is Brinjal and this is onion. This is ‘piyaji’. It is made up of onions and chickpea flour. And this is ‘baigun’ i.e. brinjal with besan. Very nice. We loved it. It is just like the ones that you get in Bihar. Same to same.
-So good. It has started raining. The weather changes like within five mins.
-Yes. What they say here is like… In one day they experience four weathers So like rainy day, sunny day like… You know like summer, spring, autumn and winter they experience in one day. You came from Samastipur in Bihar and set up your business over her. And hope everything is good back home. Okay that’s great. Your Pakodas were awesome. Totally crisp. It is the taste of Bihar in the streets of Meghalaya. In the streets of Shillong. And since how long you have been staying in this house? Since 2013. Its very quite and peaceful. As of now it is still very peaceful. Winter is much more colder than this. So now actually the winter has stopped. Now we are approaching the rainy season so coming months, in another two months you will experience huge heavy rainfall over here. And then comes the autumn season where you will see all greenery after that the rainy season and then again the winter. Experience the cold. The Google map, does it works her or not? I don’t think it works. I don’t know but coming here, you might be offline… Coming to your place was left, right, then right, left… We are like ninety per cent of our population here practise Christianity. So most of us practise Christianity. Matrilineal is like the lineage and everything comes down to the daughter. Like they used to say to the youngest daughter. But you know when it comes to decision making. Or anything like you know related to…we call the uncle, the maternal uncle And he decides. That way it is patriarchal. That is the male is taking the decision.
-Yes. But the inheritance and everything goes down to the female, the daughter.
-Okay. So here we have…these are the plates like you know the Khasi plates. We people love eating in small plates okay. while eating food. If you go to Khasi stall or something they will always prefer giving you in small plates. So these are called the ‘siang’ or spoon for taking out rice and all. And this is the ‘tin khat nuit’. This is the dust pan for cleaning the house.
-Okay. And this is the ‘Thlong’.
-For rice.
-Yes for pounding rice. You put the rice and then take out the husk and separate it.
-Yes. And this is the ‘mawjingshoh’…like grind Like when we make chutney or ya… or grinding you know like mint or coriander. We grind them and mix it here. And these are the knives, big big knives. Like people love going to the forest you know cutting trees and all. so people are into cutting trees so these are used. And these are the ‘mawbynna’. So these are the monuments or monoliths. So this is the dry fish another type of dry fish, small dry fish with yam.
-Potatoes. No no it is Yam.
-Its Yam. Okay. What is it called?
-Shriew This is pumpkin with pork. This is smoked pork. Ahh! It smells so good. This is smoked pork. And this is also pork with black sesame. With the black sesame so we call this one Dohsniang neiiong Because the black sesame we call ‘neiiong’. This is Jastem. There is no meat in it. We don’t add any meat. It is just oil, onion, ginger, turmeric and black pepper. Before we start the meals we have to say the prayers. Okay let’s close our eyes. “Prayers” So now you can start. Why do we pray? Like we thank God for giving us the daily food. Like we are able to you know…each day we live and you know… The rice is flavoured.
-Nice and very flavourful. So like… Like when you go for like you know…like I have told you earlier that you know people tend to make fast food. Fried rice…to make things lot easier. But to you know to get this kind of dishes in like Khasi family is a bit difficult. Because you know it takes time to prepare and… And ya to prepare this food. So day to day what do people normally eat? Rice, white rice. Ya we eat meat but we just fry meat Or we know boil with some vegetables. Like that… It is mostly pork.
-Yes pork and chicken. This pumpkin and pork is simply amazing. It is very delicious. Thank you.
-It is smoked and there is the sweetness of the pumpkin. Very good. Sesame…black sesame pork. Yes.
-I have got the fat piece. Hmm ! Wow ! This is good. So in a plate we have all the flavours.
-Yes. Yes at one time only we keep all the flavours. I think that the dry fish is an acquired taste. I loved everything. Specially the smoked pork with pumpkin. What is it called? Doh… Doh sniang trykhong Doh sniang means pork and trykhong means dry . Kwai
-Yes Kwai.
-You like it? Ask her how many she eats in a day? Not much. Not much like… Seven or eight.
-Seven, eight. That’s not much. So it is done. This one is done. This one is the fermented one that has been soaked in water. The taste would be different.
-Yes its different. Which one she likes? This one.
-This one that is soaked in water.
-Yes Where have you soaked it for four months?
-Bucket. Why is the colour of the lime paste pink. So there are different kinds of lime paste. So there is white lime also and…
-There is this pink lime. This pink coloured lime, like it doesn’t burn your tongue much. It is not that sharp?
-Yes. You just first eat the betel nut. This Kwai. Its quite hard. No soft. It is soaked in water. Khublei.
-You are welcome.
-Thank you. Khublei. Thank you for having us. Thank you for cooking us a beautiful meal. We really enjoyed the meal. Thank you so much. We are glad that you liked it. And the flavour of the pumpkin and pork will always remain in our memories.

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  1. कृपया कर नॉनव्हेज वाले सीन या वीडियो आप नेट पर अपलोड ना करे क्योंकि आम हिन्दुस्तानी वेजिटेरियन चीजों को ही लाइक करता है l हम सब आपका एपिसोड बड़े चाव से देखते हैं अपने परिवार को भी दिखाते हैं l
    नॉनवेज वाले एपिसोड को हमे अपने विडिओ लिस्ट से हटाना पडते हुए कहा रिपोर्ट negative देनी पड़ती हैं जो हमे अच्छा नहीं लगता l
    आप हिन्दुस्तान के कोने कोने का इतिहास और पर्यटन क्षेत्र के बारे में भी जानकारी अगर दे पाये तो अच्छा होगा l धन्यवाद 🙏

  2. This episode is amazing sir…. I am a vegetarian but still I like all your videos…… The way u describe is really good.
    I felt like I just saw Shillong's awesome places along with you.
    Camera work is spectacular






  4. It seems that Indian Shillong is called “Eastern Scotland” because it resembles the Scottish Highlands. The guest girl is very hard. I had a good feeling. The chicken barbecue looks very delicious. I thought it was a tandoori chicken, but it might be a little different. It's spicy and looks very delicious. There are many hot areas in India. Is this a little cold?
    It was good to be different from India so far. India is a big country. Thank you very much. God. Home cooking is very hearty and it seems that not only the stomach but also the heart will be filled.

  5. If you wanna compare mark wiens to any Indian traveling channel, I guess this channel stands up amongst other Indian YouTubers. You deserve lot of subscribers sir.

  6. मै हर वीडियो बनाने वाले की वीडियो like करता हूं परंतु मै हर उस आदमी का विरोधी हूँ जो जीवो को मारकर खाते है और आपका सबसे ज्यादा जो नॉनवेज खाकर उनको बढ़ावा देते है
    आप खुद ही सोचिये की किसी आदमी को थोड़ा सा काट लो तो उससे दिक्क्त होने लगती है और तो और वो आपकी ऐसे तैसी करदेगा परंतु वो मूक जानवर जो बोल ही नही सकते उनका शिकार करके खा लेते हो बहुत ही शर्म की बात है

  7. इसलिए आपकी वीडियो dislike क्र रहा हूँ

  8. i laughed a lot when u seeked what does dos siyal mean i know what would have been going in ur mind the same into mine 😃😃😂😂

  9. Anubhav ji I always watch your videos like how you explore food each and every parts of India but please explore street food from Goa and Pune Maharashtra

  10. Sir loved it i have no words to express my feelings and I have a few questions about the food comment down below 😍😍😍😍😍😍💓💓💓💓😁😁😁😁

  11. Dont know why this channel is growing so slowly.. a wave of new subscriber should be here.. I just love this channel.. and this is my primary source of food info while I make a tour to different places of India.. 🙂

  12. I haven't subscribe your channel yet but I have watched almost all your videos aur blogs……. Your kind person who respects every tradition and true foodie cause when you came to Lucknow without any if aur but you have tried Rahim nahari and now in Shillong…. Hope you understand what I am trying to say you are the true foodie respect you

  13. Sir please plan for Chanderi & Ashok nagar. A historical place famous for Fort, Handloom sarees, Bollywood shooting spot etc. The food of chanderi & Ashoknagar is very famous…specially badam shek, Samosa with some different test, Mawabati, Mawa gujiya etc. You please come i will host you… My mob no. Is 8989457246

  14. Either you collaborate with local food guide who is active online or find a proper local older family who can actully help you with right info on traditional food culture

  15. Anubhav bhaiya was so happy to spot that Bihari Chacha .He symbolises the spirit of Bihari people, finding opportunity away from home and working hard to make ends meet.

  16. Bahi, I use to respect you and your efforts to make the wonderful vedios.. Ajj app suvar be khaleya… Abb bus Karo, nahi tho kutta, Chua, beli, Bandar Khao… 🇵🇭 And 🇨🇳 🇹🇭 javo… O suvar Tha..

  17. Sir aapke channel ke dwaara hum logon ko Bharat ke darshan ke saath saath alag alag Rajyon mein kaisa bhojan/food khaya jata hai uski jaankari mil rahi hai.

  18. Bahut se Bhartiya log apni economical condition ke kaaran pure Bharat ke Rajyon/states mein nahi jaa paate hai lekin aapke videos ko dekhkar unki sabhi Bhartiya logo ki Bharat dekhne ki ichchha puri ho rahi hai iske liye aapka bahut bahut dhanyavaad/thank yoy so much sir. Praveen Bagde Bhopal

  19. Apne jeevan mein Bharat ke sabhi States ka travel karlo duniya ko dekhane ka man hi nahi karegaa kyonki Bharat ghumane/travel karne ke baad aapke pass foreign ghumane ke liye samay/time nahi bachega thank you sir. Main aapke Delhi food walk ko bahut pyaar karta hu.

  20. Aapke dwaara hum sabhi Bhartiya logo ko alag alag states ke food ke baare mein puri aur interesting information milti hai. Aap hamesha is tarah ke videos banate rahe aur hume nayi nayi food journey karwate rahe.

  21. Sir I like the way you show the diverse and the rich culture of india. Please do a jamshedpur food tour. Its an amazing foodie place…

  22. Don't you think we all are I India so that for conversation purpose we should use (Hindi) instead of English , I can clearly see that that girl is struggling to explain so why the heck to use a medium of conversation which is not ours ! If you want to promote your channel through out globe give English subtitles to it so they'll understand if they wanted to visit your channel !

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