Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2016)
Methodology of rice beer preparation by some ethnic communities residing in Sivas agar District of Assam, India: A survey
Author(s): Pranami Handique, Dibakar Chandra Deka
Abstract: Consumption of rice-based alcoholic beverage is a popular traditional practice among the ethnic communities of North-East India. Deoris, Misings and Ahoms are three major ethnic communities in the district of Sivasagar, Assam, India. These three communities prepare their alcoholic beverages which are integral part of their socio-cultural and economic life. Their protocols are almost similar but difference is observed in the use of rice variety and the plant ingredients used for the preparation of fermentation starters. This paper emphasizes on the traditional protocols for the preparation of rice beers and also throws light on the consumption pattern of the people.