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Fig. 6

From: Food practice for physical and spiritual well-being of the Zeme, the tribe in Northeast India

Fig. 6

Nduizou is an important drink, also known as herazou meaning sacred drink, use only in special occasion. a Rice and fresh sugarcane leaves are in place for making nduizou and yeast. b First step is to cook rice for making nduizou. c In the making of nduizou, yeast is added; yeast is made of sugarcane leaves and soaked rice. First, soaked rice is pounded, later sugarcane leaves are cut into small pieces and mixed with pounded soaked rice and pounded again. Once it is done, small quantity of water is added, squeezed with hand, made into cookies size and dried up. d Cooked rice is transferred to bamboo tray and kept for 1 h, and then the yeast is mixed. e Mixed cooked rice and yeast is shifted to pot and covered with banana leaf. f Mature beer is ready to consume. g Rice beer is soaked in water and filtered in a traditional bamboo filter, Zou singrak. h Filtered rice beer is kept in gourd and put into the palm cup made of banana leaf. Photo credit Ewangbe, Simon and Atung

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