Traditional Foods of Assam and its Commercialization
Pallabika Sarmah1, Samutjal Saikia2, Ashim Saikia3

1Dr. Pallabika Sarmah, Resource Person, & Part Time Faculty, Department of Assamese, Cotton University, (Assam), India.
2Samutjal Saikia, Research Scholar, Department of Assamese, Dibrugarh University, (Assam), India.
3Ashim Saikia, Assamese Subject Teacher, Swadhyay Academy Senior Secondary School, Dibrugarh (Assam), India.
Manuscript received on 21 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 4009-4014 | Volume-8 Issue-2S11 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B15460982S1119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1546.0982S1119
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Abstract: All the people round the Globe have their local traditional food. The taste of the local traditional food differs according to one’s social and cultural structure. The source of ingredients of every local traditional food is the nature and they prepare them according to their tradition and custom. The North-East of India, Assam, is full of variety of castes and creeds. And every caste has their own traditional food and a special traditional way of preparation. But, the local people of Assam use only certain specific ingredients to prepare their traditional dishes, of which ‘Pork’, Pastes prepared from mustard-oil seeds, pickles prepared from various fruits are the main or can be taken into accounts. These traditional foods of Dibrugarh District are also sent for marketing. Study on the use, preparation and popularization of such traditional food is observed in five different villages and sub-urban areas of Dibrugarh District. The fact and data on preparation and conservation of the local traditional foods have been collected through conversation with the needs of the families, shop-keepers, and other such people related with the process. The financial aspect covered provides financial support; scientific process of preparation of the traditional food is also included in this course of study.
Keywords: Traditional Foods, Commercialization, Dibrugarh, Assam.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences