Here is the recipe of my favourite dish, the famous ” Shakam Shukam Datsi”. The most sought after dish among the locals. Shakam is the dried beef, Shukam refers to the golden brown dried chillies and Datsi, of course is the Cheese.
Ema Shukam; are chillies that are first blanched in hot water and then dried in the sun. It has a different taste and when cooked together with Sha-kam and Datsi, a finger licking- mouth watering delicacy comes into being.
50 gr. Dried Beef (Shakam)
10 Chillies (Shukam)
1-2 stalks of spring onions/ equivalent amt of leek
1 Tbsp Oil
50-100 gr. Feta Cheese
200 + 100 ml Water
Salt to taste
3. Once the beef is cooked, add 100 ml water, chillies, leeks and cheese. Cover and cook further for 5 minutes.
4. Lower the flame to the minimum, Stir gently to blend the cheese well. Serve with rice.