Pahnakhar (Mushroom) – Hmar Hme

Pahnakhar (anglicized as pa-hna-khar) is a fungus (mushroom) scientifically identified as auriscalpium villapes. In Hmar culture, it holds culinary significance, often prepared as changalhme—a dish crafted with fermented pork fat, known as sathu, and baking soda—or simply boiled in water. Similar to the pasisaw, it thrives within the hollows of decaying logs.

Pahnakhar (with behna, buor, mantakha, hmarchahring)

Photo Credit: Khuplal Jr. Songate
Location: Parbung, Pherzawl district




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