Top 20 Dishes of Bihari Cuisine

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Top 20 Dishes of Bihari Cuisine

1 Litti Chokha

The dish consists of wheat and sattu along with all the spices, kneaded into round spicy balls, dipped in lots of ghee. The amazing texture of yummy Litti along with the crunchy crust (crunchy touch) makes it a foodie’s delight. Now, the Chokha is prepared by mashing boiled vegetables, most common being potatoes, brinjal, and tomatoes along with spices and chopped onion, garlic,  and served with Litti as a complimentary delicacy. The dish is made with Sattu or you can say fried gram flour, which forms an amazing dish of Bihari food and cuisine.

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2 Naivedyam

The original roots of Naivedyam can be traced back to Tirupati Balaji Temple of Andhra Pradesh. It is s a prasad given in the Hanuman mandir.  It contains mainly besan (gram flour), sugar, cashew nuts, raisins, cardamoms, Kashmiri-saffron and other flavorings as well. The Prasad is cooked in ghee and molded into a ball shape.  It is a unique Prasad. The divine delicacy melts in your mouth leaving you ecstatically content.

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3 Chandrakala

The sweet dish is very similar to Gujia. This sweet dish, Chandrakala is another heavenly dessert for those with a sweet tooth. The dish is very well stuffed with sweetened khoya along with grated coconut, and cardamom powder. You can also add lots of dry fruits in a crispy covering, along with dips in sugar-syrup.

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4 Chana Ghugni

The dish, Chana Ghugni is a spicy-tangy tasty and is an evening snack item from the food of Bihar. The dish is extremely common in Bihar. This mouth-watering, yummy snack is prepared in almost every household of Bihar. Boiled chickpeas, fried with onion and spices make it a perfect answer to satisfy your hunger!

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5 Khaja

Khaja is an equally tasty and scrumptious dish of Bihar. This comes under the category of snack. Khaja is believed to be a 2000 year old dish. The recipe of the crispy dessert is very easy. It is made from wheat flour, sugar and mawa; and the mixture is deep fried in oil. This unique dessert from Bihar is waffery in texture; yet it melts in the mouth.

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6 Kesar Peda

Peda is an essential part of the Bihar’s cuisine (food of Bihar). Kesar Pedas are exclusive specialty of Bihar. The taste of Kesar pedas is simply mood enhancing as the soft pedas when melt in your mouth give a amazing feeling.

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7 Laung Latika

Laung Latika is a traditional recipe of Bengal prepared especially on festivals. This tantalizing dish coated with sugar syrup and crusty from outside but stuffed with mawa and dry fruits and with a clove on top is loved by all.

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8 Khajuria

Khajuria is one of the most commonly prepared snack of Bihar’s food. The recipe of the snack is very easy, what all you need to do is make a mixture of wheat flour and jaggery and deep fry it. It’s ready. This lip-smacking snack is ready to fulfill all your hunger attacks! If you want more crispy then you can also use rice flour instead of wheat flour and sugar instead of using jaggery to make different varieties.

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9 Badi Wali Kadhi

This is an all time favorite yummy dish of Bihar. Also, you can say that this is another staple delicacy of Bihari food. The gravy (usually called as Kadhi) as well as the badis are prepared from besan (chickpea flour or gram flour). You can also add yoghurt to enhance the taste of kadhi. The gravy dish goes amazingly well with rice and/or puris.

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10 Rasia

Rasia is a special type of kheer.  This is made mainly on the occasion of traditional Chhath Puja. Rasia is famous for its yummy taste and festive touch.

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11 Pantua

The dish, Pantua is a different yet tasty form of Kala Jamun. Pantua is very famous in Bihar. The sweet dish is deep fried and then dipped in sugar syrup. The sweet dish is made from mawa, sugar and milk. The different touch given to pantua is that, Pantuas are elongated and have a little harder crust.

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12 Khurma

Another name of Khurma is shakarpara and it is another sweet snack from Bihari food and cuisine. The recipe of the dish is very easy as it is made of flour, sugar syrup and salt. The dough is deep fried in oil and then dipped in sugar syrup. The sugar syrup cools off and crystallizes to give an amazing outer texture to the sweet snack.

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13 Laktho

Laktho is a very common Bihari snack seen most often during the occasion of Dussehra and Diwali. In case if you are using rice flour dough instead of corn flour dough and thick jaggery syrup instead of sugar syrup in the recipe of making shakarpaare, then you get another variant called Laktho. Both of them are really sumptuous in taste to enhance your mood.

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14 Parwal ki Mithai

While searching for Bihari foods I found that Biharis love sweet dishes more than any other dish.  Yes you read that right, for proving  this statement, I have a solid proof as they even turned the plain old vegetable like parval or patol ( also known as pointed gourd) into a sweet dish, can you imagine the taste of the sweet dish? It simply tastes heavenly yummy. For making this dish what you need to do is just simply scoop out the inner pulp of the parwal then, boil it and dip in it sugar syrup and fill it with sweet khoya preparation. The end result looks as amazing as it tastes!

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15 Gur Anarsa

For making this yummy dish, rice flour and Jaggery come together. After making the dish coat it in sesame seeds and fry over medium heat until it achieves the perfect shade of red. After frying, soak the sweet delight in the sweet syrup.

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16 Laai

The name of the dish is very common but the taste is not common. For making this yummy easy snack jaggery syrup is poured all over lightly fried cereal, and then shaped into sizeable balls. The cereal may be puffed rice (also known as muri), beaten rice (also known as choora) or Ram Dana, choose as per your taste. It’s my guarantee that after tasting it is going to be your favorite Saturday evening munchies!

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17 Dal Puri

We all know Puris, but this is not what we all know, this is stuffed Puri. The Puri is stuffed with dal. The deep fried dal filled in Puri is all you need to have.

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18 Kheer Makhane

This is a totally different  yummy version of kheer which is  made in a similar way like the normal kheer but is not as sweet because of the slightly salty taste of the fox nuts(makhane) added in the sweet dish.

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19 Pedakiya

Probably this sweet dish is Bihar’s most famous fried sweet dish. The peda kiya is made by stuffing flour stuffed with suji (also known as semolina), khoya and grated coconut. It is specially made during the occasion of Teej festival in Bihar.

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20 Sattu Parantha

For making sattu parantha you must know how sattu is made. Sattu is made by grinding the dry roasted Bengal Gram (also known as chana dal). Sattu is also used to make litti. Sattu Parantha is eaten during the Navratri time as it’s not made of grains so you can have it in upvaas days also.

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