Dohneiihong ~ Sesame Seed Gravy

by - April 20, 2014

Dohneiihong

          I had a tough time for choosing recipe from Meghalaya region and finally end up with this Dohneiihong recipe.  Dohneiihong is a pork curry made with sesame seed paste and  I convert to vegetarian by replacing pork with potatoes . You can add spices according to your taste but I have share the traditional method of preparing this curry with no spice to it and here is the link for the recipe source. Since we like spicy food, this dish doesn't suits our taste buds but we thoroughly enjoy the flavors of sesame seeds in this gravy.. Now let see the short information about Meghalaya..

        Meghalaya is one of the seven Northeastern states of India.  It is bound by Assam in north and east and by Bangladesh in the south. River Brahmaputra   forms the border in the west. It comprises of erstwhile Khasi-Jaintia hills and Garo hills districts of Assam. Most of the terrain is hilly and experiences heavy rainfall during monsoons. Meghalaya is home to three major tribal population - Khasis, Garos and Jaintias.  

        The cuisine of Meghalaya carries a distinct flavor and unique taste of its own. It is mainly non-vegetarian in nature and carries a hot and spicy feel.  The cuisine of the Khasis and Jaintias in Meghalaya relies on a few staple flavours, including mustard oil and black and white sesame seed paste and dohneiihong is one the recipe prepared with mustard oil and black sesame seeds.

Preparation time: less than 10 minutes
Cooking time:  20 ~ 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
50gm / 3 tbsp + 1 tsp black sesame seeds
500gm/ 1 lb potatoes or pork
2 tbsp mustard oil or any cooking oil
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Salt as per taste

Method:
1. Heat a pan and dry roast black sesame until it the seeds pops. Cool and grind it in to paste by adding little water.
2. Wash the potatoes and chop them into bite size pieces. ( Replace potato with any pork).
3. Add oil and fry potatoes for 5 minutes and add ginger garlic paste, sesame paste. (Cook the pork without oil in a cooker for 10 minutes and then add oil, ginger garlic paste, sesame seeds paste (the oil will come out from the pork pieces naturally when heated)).
5. Cook it in low heat for seven minutes. Add water, salt and cover the pan with lid and cook it for 10 ~ 15 minutes until done.

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Dohneiihong


Preparation time: less than 10 minutes
Cooking time:  20 ~ 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
50gm / 3 tbsp + 1 tsp black sesame seeds
500gm/ 1 lb potatoes or pork
2 tbsp mustard oil or any cooking oil
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Salt as per taste

Method:
1. Heat a pan and dry roast black sesame until it the seeds pops. Cool and grind it in to paste by adding little water.
2. Wash the potatoes and chop them into bite size pieces. ( Replace potato with any pork).
3. Add oil and fry potatoes for 5 minutes and add ginger garlic paste, sesame paste. (Cook the pork without oil in a cooker for 10 minutes and then add oil, ginger garlic paste, sesame seeds paste (the oil will come out from the pork pieces naturally when heated)).
5. Cook it in low heat for seven minutes. Add water, salt and cover the pan with lid and cook it for 10 ~ 15 minutes until done.
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10 comments

  1. Omg, dohneiihong makes me hungry, wat a flavorful and fingerlicking gravy.

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  2. the serving bowl in the last click is nice!!

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  3. Sesame seed paste is used so much in Meghalaya's cuisine. THis flavourful curry looks so inviting...

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  4. Very interesting dish from Meghalaya.

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  5. last photo is so nice...they do love the black sesame seeds in this state

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  6. Never cooked with black sesame seeds. Gravy looks exotic with that black color from the seeds. Good one for the state.

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  7. A different curry from a south Indian point of view seeing no spice factor at all. :)

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  8. Wow your pic is awesome. I loved the serving bowl. NE states were tough and you have it perfect.

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