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Moko Ujung

Bamboo Rice - Moko Ujung (Sunga Saul)

This is the most traditional way of cooking rice in Deori tribe. As the cycle of modernisation a very reare village house holder use to cook moko Ujung in the event of festivals or a party.Moko_ujung2 Now a days the processed is much polished by the way of taste and firld. Well, till now it is the simplest way is to cook plain rice and it is more tastier one. Here is an example of cooking Moko Ujung.

Ingredients :

1. A piece of Bamboo ( edible variety), both sides close, if possible get it cut with a handle. It is best during October and November as the Bamboos have water in them and the tender variations are avaiable.
2. A fire place to burn the Bamboo.
3. Rice, about half of the Bamboo piece.
4. Dried chicken/pork/meat, if you do not have the dried variety, use small cut chickens.
5. Bamboo shoot, pieced, if you like.
6. Salt.
7. Cardamom (4) and Cinamon (Half inch) along with a few Lavang.
8. One Onion chopped.
9. Little bit ginger garlic - chopped, ( only if you like).
10. Banana Leaves


Soak the rice for about half an hour. Clean all ingredients and mix in a bowl. Drain water from the rice and mix with the rest of the ingredients ( do not mix the Bamboo and Banana leaves). Open the Bamboo from one end and fill the hole with the Mixure. Pour water, leaving about an inch to fill the bamboo. Close it tightly with Banana leaves. Now roast the bamboo with rice inside in fire place. The outer side will turn dark grey and you will be able to smell it cooked. Remove from flame and open and eat !!!

But the time for cooking / roasting depend on the type size and quality of the bamboo also the weather when you are cooking it.


Facts of Deori

The Bor Deori is the most respected person in the village

Patorganya – undisclosed missing among Four Groups

Only the people of Dibongiya class can speak their own mother tongue

In 14th century A D. The Deoris were royal priests of The Chutiyas Kingdom

The Deoris are believed to have come to Sadiya before the first century

The Deori people believe in `Kundimama` which is the supreme power.

The Second Marriage in Deori Tribe is called "Suje Luguba"

The Deori Tribe of Assam came to India via Tibet and Burma

Each village of Deori people features a place of worship called ‘Deo-ghar'

The Deoris are divided into 24 clans.

The Deoris proudly introduce themselves as Jimo-Chhayan, meaning they are the children of the sun and the moon

Deori's use to make a Narbali (human sacrifice) in terms to win the war, battle and to prevent the villagers from the evil atmosphere like floods, drought etc. This practice make them pure owing to satisfy the supreme Goddess. Only the class of Patorganya people were eligible for sacrificing.

The Deoris women have no tradition to put sindur in their forehead as a mark of married women.

Deoris belonging to the Tengaponia sub clan do not take mutton or flesh of goat as it is forbidden according a legend clan.

The term "Deori" appears to be a later coinage derived from "Deva" which means a God.

Deori is a plain tribe of Assam, the worshipper of Kundimama (Kundi - Siva, Mama - Parvati)from ancient time maintaining their own custom and tradition.

According to 2001 census the total revenue villages of Deori in Assam are 133 and their population are 2,45,000.