You might have visited Bihar for its tourist spots or because you might have a bihari friend and he insisted you to visit, but no one would have ever asked you to visit Bihar for its mouth-watering cuisine. You are a foodie, We all know that! And I should perhaps tell you that we have listed down 7 more reasons to visit Bihar and these are 7 scrumptious, mouth-watering and drool-inducing reasons.
1. Litti Chokha:
This is probably the cuisine that is most often associated with Biharis. And there is a reason why around 100 million people love that. Numbers don’t lie! Baked from wheat flour dough that is stuffed with a mixture of roasted gram flour, spices and lemon juice, and served with chokha, this should be the first reason to draw yourself towards Bihar.
You know what pua is right? and you also know what maal means! Now think of this. A pua itself is so delicious, there certainly must be a valid reason why they call it malpua. This dish may not have originated in Bihar but its scent can be perceived in every Bihari household. Its batter is made by mixing flour, milk, sugar and mashed bananas and is deep fried. The best part is always the crisp edges and the soft center.
You might have never heard of this word before but Thekua in a Bihari family is like a special blessing from heaven. This mouth-watering snack is prepared in almost all the festivals and no one can every get bored of it. It is made by wheat flour, jaggery (or sugar) mixed together, moulded and deep fried.
What are you even waiting for? With a name totally asking you for it, you should never leave this chance once you get it. Khaja is another Bihari dish so sweet that even Alia Bhatt will shy away from it (I am sorry,Alia Bhatt haters). This wafery sweet snack is made from flour and sugar, is deep fried and then dipped in hot sugar syrup. Can you imagine the intensity? Now, double it! Now that you are drooling profoundly, get a ticket to Bihar.
Come Makar Sakranti and every possible sweet shop in Bihar will sell one of these. Tilkut is made of pounded ’tila’ or sesame seeds (Sesamum indicum) and jaggery or sugar. Can you imagine the power of a sweet which governs the entire festival? This is one of its kind and like most of other Bihari snacks, this is pretty light to eat and comes handy too.
6. Dal Pitha:
This is indeed the Bihari way to make a dumplin. This beauty is made of kneaded rice flour, is stuffed with spiced Bengal gram paste and then steamed. Low on calorific content, this is the delicacy to eat when you are looking to watch your diet without compromising on the taste or quality.
7. Maner ka Ladoo!
Ah! How can I possibly mention it at the last! If you might not know, this sweet was one of the two things that delighted Aamir Khan on his trip to Bihar. Ladoos are always known to be delicious, but if you haven’t tasted this yet, you certainly are missing something important in your life.
Now that you are drooling endlessly and have possibly mouth-watering, have you booked your tickets to Bihar yet?