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Naga Style Mixed Vegetables / Rosep Aon

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Naga Style Mixed Vegetable is a traditional recipe and the signature dish of the Ao Naga Tribe of Nagaland. It is a dish made of mixed vegetables, dry fish and bamboo shoots. The name of the dish in local dialect is "Rosep Aon" Rosep means dry and Aon means dish. It is a dry side dish loaded with the goodness of vegetables and flavours from fermented bamboo shoots and dry fish. A completely ethnic dish and taste divine with full of nutrients.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsDinner, Lunch
CuisineIndian, Soul Food
Servings 3


  • Bittergourd – 2 sliced
  • Brinjal long – 5 sliced
  • A bunch of locally available green leafy like mejenga leaves and Colocasia Leaves/stem
  • Dry fish – 2-3
  • Fermented bamboo shoots or juice – 2-3 tbsps
  • Green chillies – 10
  • Ginger – 2 inch
  • Garlic – 7-8 cloves
  • Salt
  • Water as required


  • In a mortar and pestle coarsely ground the green chillies, ginger and garlic.
  • Chop all the vegetables and add them in a large pot.
  • Add the coarsely grounded green chillies, ginger, garlic, tomatoes, dry fish, bamboo shoots juice and salt.
  • Mix them well together nicely. Add enough water covering the ingredients fully. Cover the pan and cook on medium.
  • Cook till the water is evaporated completely and the curry is dry. Please do not stir while cooking this dish. Adjust the salt before the water dries up.
  • Take off the heat and remove the cover of the pot and let it cool down completely. This dish is serve after completely getting cooled down. Taste even better when served the next day.


Vegetarians can opt out the dry fish. If one can’t source bamboo shoots ,can use tomato instead.

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Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

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