Alu muri, if I had it my way I would call it the ‘official street food of Shillong.’ This is available everywhere in the town, though my favourite is the one across All India Radio.

This delicious mix of boiled potatoes, raw cabbage, salt, unknown masala, fiery red chilli powder, drop of mustard oil and sweet-sour tamarind syrup is like a shot paradise (if it were velvet red in colour). It is also served with muri or puffed rice, though my portion usually excludes it.

Next time you’re in Shillong, you know what not to miss.

IMG_7229-Amrita Das

Amrita Das

I have been a travel and culture independent journalist. My bylines have appeared in many publications worldwide including National Geographic Traveller India, Lonely Planet Magazine India, The Indian Express and World Travel Magazine. A fellow of Media Ambassadors India-Germany 2019 program by Robert Bosch Stiftung and Centre for Media Competence, University of Tübingen. Currently, I am the photo editor for RoundGlass Sustain, a wildlife and conservation e-publication. I live in India.

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