Tripura cuisine is the traditional food of the state of Tripura, located in North Eastern India. The cuisine is heavily influenced by the region's agrarian and fishing traditions. The staple food of Tripura cuisine is rice, which is often served with a variety of meat, fish, and vegetable dishes. The cuisine is known for its use of locally-sourced ingredients, such as fish, vegetables, and a variety of herbs and spices.
Tripura cuisine is known for its use of fish, which is caught from the many rivers and lakes in the state, it is prepared in different ways like smoked, dried, or cooked with different spices and herbs. Some popular Tripura dishes include Mui Borok (a traditional Tripura dish made from smoked fish and vegetables), Chak-hao kheer (black rice pudding), and bamboo shoots fry. The food is generally mild in flavor and not very spicy, with a generous use of ginger, garlic, and chili peppers. The cuisine also includes a variety of fermented foods such as fish and vegetables, which adds a unique sourness to the dishes. Tripura cuisine is also known for its use of banana flower, leaves and stem in their dishes, it is cooked in various ways like in stews, curries, and even in fritters.