Assam is a cornucopia of different cultures and cuisines. It’s capital Guwahati has become a trendy juxtaposition of flavours adapted from neighboring countries to mingle with the regional old recipes of the native households. Locally produced ingredients, rice, bamboo shoot, khar (banana tree ashes) and fish, have become central to this untapped vibrant cuisine. While strolling around Guwahati, you will find natives selling Khaar, a heart-warming meaty stew, all over market places during lunchtime. Masor Tenga is a light sour fish curry traditionally made with Rohu freshwater fish farmed extensively in the region. Look for a small pop-up stalls in markets for authentic Masor Tenga. Tribes of Assam lends an adventurous flavor to the palate of Guwahati. Silkworm may make most of the people cringe in rest of India but Guwahatians take them in their stride. Fried crispy silkworms seasoned with spices is a popular snack around town. One of the most widely eaten desserts in Guwahati is Payash or Payas. This sticky rice pudding sweetened with palm sugar, flavoured by cardamom and saffron is thickened with dry fruits and nuts. Finish your mouth-watering culinary trip to Guwahati with this regional favorite.