Kangshoi is a comforting, wholesome vegetable stew from Manipur, India. It’s a simple yet flavorful dish made with seasonal vegetables and smoked or dried fish, embodying the essence of Manipuri cuisine with its minimal use of oil and reliance on fresh produce. This light, brothy stew is perfect for anyone seeking a healthy, nutritious meal.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: N/A
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serving: 4


  1. 1 cup of mixed vegetables (such as carrots, beans, and peas), chopped
  2. 2 medium-sized potatoes, diced
  3. 1 tomato, chopped
  4. 1 onion, sliced
  5. 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  6. 1-inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
  7. 200g smoked or dried fish (optional)
  8. 5-6 cups water
  9. Salt to taste
  10. A handful of fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  11. 2 green chilies, slit (adjust to taste)


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Rinse the vegetables thoroughly. If using smoked or dried fish, soak it in water for a few minutes, then clean and set aside.
  2. Cook the Stew:
    • In a large pot, combine the chopped vegetables, potatoes, tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Add water and bring to a boil.
    • Reduce the heat to a simmer, add the fish (if using), and season with salt. Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  3. Garnish and Serve:
    • Once the vegetables are cooked, check the seasoning and adjust if necessary. Turn off the heat and add chopped coriander leaves for garnish.
    • Serve hot as a soup or with steamed rice for a complete meal.


  • Kangshoi can be customized based on available seasonal vegetables.
  • For a vegetarian version, omit the fish or replace it with tofu.
  • The dish is traditionally cooked with minimal spices to highlight the flavors of the vegetables and smoked fish.

Nutritional Information per Serving (Based on USDA Guidelines):

  • Calories: 120 kcal (without fish)
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Sugars: 5g

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