The Unmatched Flavors of Northeastern Spices by Laajawab

If you’re a foodie and love experimenting with different flavors, you’ve probably heard of the Northeastern region of India. Known for its wide variety of indigenous herbs and spices, the Northeast region boasts superior aroma and flavor compared to other spice breeds. Laajawab Spices, a company dedicated to uplifting the spice cultivators of the region, has identified and supplied the best quality spices and herbs grown in the region, including Bhut Jolokia, Sikkim Black Cardamom, Northeast Black Pepper, Karbi Ginger, and Naga Bamboo Shoot.

The Story Behind Laajawab Spices

The idea of Laajawab Spices came from Co-founder Dr. Suman Jyoti Deka, Ph.D. IIT Guwahati, during his research on Curcumin, a potent anti-cancer agent. Dr. Deka stumbled upon Lakadong Turmeric, a special breed of Turmeric grown only in Northeastern India, which has the highest Curcumin content of any Turmeric breed in the world. This led to the discovery of the potential of the region’s indigenous herbs and spices.

According to Dr. Deka, the Northeast region has over 1700 species of flowering plants, 800 medicinal plants, and 600 species of orchids, making it a biodiversity hotspot. Unfortunately, most spice cultivators in the region are small-scale farmers who lack the resources to bring their products to the market. Laajawab Spices has partnered with over 100 farmers in the region to help bring their products to the world and improve their livelihoods.

Bhut Jolokia – The King of Spices

If you’re a fan of spicy food, you’ve probably heard of Bhut Jolokia, also known as Ghost Pepper, Naga King Chilli, or the King of Spices. Bhut Jolokia is one of the hottest peppers in the world, with a Scoville rating of over one million units. It is mostly grown in the Northeastern region of India, particularly in Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur.

bhut jolokia receipes Pork with bamboo shoot chicken marinade masala. It has a unique flavor profile that sets it apart from other peppers. Its smoky, fruity, and floral notes make it a versatile ingredient in many dishes. Bhut Jolokia can be used fresh or dried and ground into a powder. It is a popular ingredient in chutneys, marinades, and curries.

Pork with Bamboo Shoot – A Classic Northeastern Dish

Bamboo Shoot is another ingredient that is widely used in Northeastern cuisine. It is a seasonal delicacy that is available from March to June. Bamboo Shoot has a distinct earthy flavor that complements the spiciness of Bhut Jolokia. One classic dish that showcases the flavors of these two ingredients is Pork with Bamboo Shoot.

To make Pork with Bamboo Shoot, first, marinate the pork with Laajawab Spices’ Chicken Marinade Masala, which contains a blend of spices such as cumin, coriander, and garam masala. Then, sauté the marinated pork with ginger, garlic, and onion. Add sliced bamboo shoot and chopped tomatoes and cook until the pork is tender. Finally, add Bhut Jolokia paste and simmer for a few more minutes.

In Conclusion

The Northeastern region of India is a treasure trove of flavors that is waiting to be explored. Laajawab Spices is committed to bringing the best quality spices and herbs from the region to your doorstep. Whether you’re a home cook or a professional chef, incorporating Northeastern spices into your dishes can take them to the next level. So go ahead and experiment with Bhut Jolokia, Sikkim Black Cardamom, Northeast Black Pepper, Karbi Ginger, and Naga Bamboo Shoot. Your taste buds will thank you for it!