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Tiri Fosola

Posola (Cooked Banana Tree Stem/Pith): Authentic and Treditional Deori Food.

A young Bheem -kol( i.e. a highly seeded variety of banana) fosolatree was cut to get this stem/pith....the dish made is known as POSOLA..cooking posola is a serious job. Posola is a health food ...good for digestive system and a very good source of iron and it is highly fibrous.

First outer layer of the pith is removed and it is cut into small pieces as shown.

Very little amount of oil is used (pref. mustard oil) to splutter few mustard seeds,and the stem is added ,after mixing it well with oil -little salt and cooked in medium heat for 20-25 minutes because of its high iron content it takes a dark color.

Traditionallt it is used to serve in a mass fest in a village.

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.