The recipe that I present to you today, Ja Stem, hails from the beautiful land of Meghalaya. Ja Stem is a traditional recipe of the Khasis, one of the tribes majorly inhabiting the state of Meghalaya. It refers to a very simple rice dish, flavoured with turmeric – ‘Ja‘ means ‘rice’ in the Khasi language, while ‘Stem‘ means ‘turmeric’. Typically, this dish is prepared with the very fragrant, organically grown Lakadong turmeric, which is native to Meghalaya.
Made in a pressure cooker, this rice takes bare minutes to put together. It is quite a healthy and wholesome dish, cooked using minimal oil. It is vegan and gluten-free too!
Check out the recipe for Meghalayan Ja Stem, just in on my photo blog.