Nagaland Minister Temjen Imna Along is known for his witty social media presence, where he always uses humour in the best way possible. He is known to share snippets from his life, giving them hilarious captions, and also promotes Nagaland on social media. In his recent tweet, the minister is seen sharing a glimpse of Nagaland’s traditional rice beer, but what is this drink?
Temjen Imna Along Tweets About Naga’s Rice Beer
Nagaland Minister Temjen Imna Along recently posted a picture of himself on his official Twitter account. The picture features him in a very light mood, holding a horn glass. His caption explained that the horn glass had Nagaland’s traditional and famous rice beer in it.
Known for his humorous lines, Temjen captioned this picture, Aaj kuch toofani karte hai’. He also mentioned a small warning that drinking is injurious to health. The line mentioned that drinking rice beer is a tradition in Nagaland.
Nagaland’s traditional rice beer is known as Zutho, Khe, or Thutshe and is a fermented drink made using sticky rice. Every tribe in Nagaland has given a different name to the traditional rice beer. It is served to both young people and adults and is their celebratory drink across the state.
Aaj Kuch Toofani karte hai…
The Taste of Rice Beer…
P.S: Drinking is injurious to health!
फर्क इतना है की, हमारे यहां का Tradition है pic.twitter.com/Elo9mQu7eE
— Temjen Imna Along (@AlongImna) April 25, 2023
Netizens Shared The Names Of The Drink In Their Region
The picture posted by Nagaland Minister Temjen Imna Along has by far received 197.9K views and over 8K likes. People praised Temjen for his humbleness and his posts that do not fail to make viewers smile.
As we all know, India is a diverse nation with so many tribes, regions, traditions, cultures, languages, and more. The same rice beer, which is known as Zutho, Khe, or Thutshe in Nagaland, has some different names in other states and regions.
@AlongImna – what’s it called in Nagaland?
In some places in Eastern Himalayas it is called Chhang.
— Sanjay Sen (@SanjaySen) April 25, 2023
In Odisha We Call it #hAndiA 🥂
— Bishnu Prasad Mishra (@BishnuPrMishra) April 25, 2023
I grew up in Ranchi, many people have the rice beer (called हड़िया).
Never dared to have it.
— IamWatchingYou (@NationPassion) April 25, 2023
Many netizens began sharing the names by which this traditional rice beer is known in their region. It was interesting to know the different names of the rice beer in the comments based on the region.
Have you ever tried it?
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