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Blogging Marathon# 39 - Indian States: Day 20 State: Nagaland Dish: Betang Meh (Kidney Beans with mustard greens & ginger) Fourth North eastern sate in a row, today we are going to Nagaland. Nagaland is one of the smallest states in India. Nagaland is largely mountainous state. There are 16 main tribes in Nagaland and each tribe has its own unique language, customs and cooking styles. Naga cuisine features meats and fish, which are often smoked, dried or fermented. A typical Naga table consists of a meat dish, a boiled vegetable dish or two, rice and a chutney. Some common...


4 serving

Total time

65 minutes




  • 1 cup Red Kidney beans
  • 3 ~ 4 cups Mustard
  • 1 ginger
  • to taste Salt


  1. Soak kidney beans overnight. Pressure cook the beans until tender.
  2. Once the pressure subsides, add the greens. Bring the mixture to a boil, then add the ginger. Cover the cooker and cook on low flame until the greens are cooked.
  3. Stir in between, season with salt. Mash the beans for a thicker curry. Serve with rice.