Recipe: Iromba (Manipur)

Iromba is a healthy Manipuri dish made originally from fermented fish. It is marked by its strong, pungent taste.


1 potato, boiled and mashed
½ kg shrimp
250gms mushrooms, sliced
3 red chillies
1 fillet marinated with a little salt, tumeric powder and red chilli powder
1 bunnch spring onions, finely chopped
1 tomato, steamed and mashed
1 cup warm water
Salt to taste


Add 1 tbsp oil in pan and red chillies. Remove the red chillies when they turn dark red. Add the chives and shrimps and saute till the shrimps are light brown. Remove and keep aside. Fry the tilapia in the same pan. Remove when it turns brown.
In mixing bowl, crumble the red chillies. Mix in rest of the ingredients. Iromba is eaten with rice.

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