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Food in Silchar

The food in Silchar offers its people a variety of dishes from authentic Assamese cuisine and Bengali cuisine to deliciously tempting Chinese food. Though rice is the staple food of the people of Silchar, yet the people of Silchar love to experiment with their food. North Indian, Mughlai and even fast food is popular among the people of Silchar.

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Assamese Cuisine in Silchar

Rice’ or ‘Bhaat’ can be found in almost all meals in any Assamese family. Rice is prepared in a number of ways here like muri (puffed rice), akhoi (parched paddy grain), Cheera (flattened rice), sandoh guri (fried, pound rice), pithguri (pound rice), bora saul and komal saul

Fish is another important food item of the region. Fish is also prepared very differently here like fish is cooked as sour dish very popularly known as ‘masor tenga’. Steamed or baked fish called ‘patot dita mas’ is a poplular delicacy in Assam. Fish is also prepared with Omoita(Papaya), noroxingho (Curry leaves), Bilahi (Tomato), Bhedailota(Skunk Vine), Komora(White gourd) etc.

Meat preparations include Mutton, Chicken, Pigeon and duck. Most common dishes include Duck with hil kumura(White Gourd) Chicken with Kol Dil (banana flower). Pork is also common among the people to some extent.

Bengali Cuisine in Silchar

In Silchar one can also find some unique Bengali dishes. The Bengali food is somewhat more spicy then Assamese food.  Some Common Bengali Recipe style is mentioned below:

Ombol or Aum-bol (commonly known as Tok): Tok is a sour dish normally prepared either with either Fish or vegetables.

Bhaja: Bhaja items include anything that is fried either dipped in any kind of water-based batter or just after it has been salted.

Bhapa means anything steamed or baked normally fish or vegetables.

Kalia: It is a very rich preparation of meat, fish, vegetable using a lot of ghee and oil along with a sauce based on ground ginger and fresh shallots pasted or fried.

Other Common dishes include Chorchori, Ghonto, Dom, Masher Jhol, Posto etc.

Restaurants in Silchar

The restaurants in Silchar Offers awide range of dishes to its people. Following Re the names of some of the best restauran in silchar along with their contact details.


Address: Club Road, Silchar Ho, Silchar - 788001
Phone no: (03842) 235252   

Maheden Food Center

Address:Hospital Road, Rangirkhari, Silchar - 788005
Phone no:9435619090   

Mirch Masala Pure Veg Restaurant
Address:Entertainment Plaza, Sadarghat, Sadar Ghat Road ,
Chai Sramik Union Complex, Silchar, Silchar – 788006
Phone no:(03842) 261044

Barbies Kitchen
Address:Station Road, Tarapur, Silchar - 788003
Phone no:9435070760   

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