chaak hao

Black rice pancake / Chaak-hao tann

I first had chaak-hao tann when I went for a trip to Moirang during Lai haraoba*. Right outside the Thangjing temple, there were stalls selling assorted exotic goodies. There were chaak-hao tann, singju, fried river crabs, boiled eggs, bora, etc. But, chaak-hao tann intrigued me most since I had never heard of it then. Apparently, they are sold in Moirang and Kakching keithels** and are not available in Imphal keithels. It is sweet and chewy and has the aroma of the exotic black rice. 

This is my first try at making chaak-hao tann.

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