The famous foods of Bihar Include a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food recipes.
Sattu, is another popular food in Bihar.
It is flour made of cereals and pulses. It has many health benefits. During summer, Sattu consumption is very high.
This food belongs to Bhojpuri Cuisine. Traditionally, Maithili cuisine has been heavily influenced by Nepalese cuisine.
There is high consumption of dairy products in the state.
List of top 16 Famous food of Bihar
Bihari Dishes is a blend of Bhojpuri, Maithili, and Magahi cuisines. Rice, Sabzi, and Pickle are the staple food of Bihar. Rice-based alcoholic drink Handia plays an important role in the life of the Bihari people. Although, Bihar is now a “Dry State”. Panch Foran spices are very common in Bihar food also. Magahi cuisine is Popular in the eastern part of the State. “Sarson Ka Jhor” food of every household. Sarson ka tel (Mustard oil) is mostly used oil in Bihari cuisine. Thekua is a popular Prasad during “chhath” festival of Bihar.
1. Litti Chokha
Litti chokha is famous in the entire Country. It is a Synonym for Bihar. This vegetarian food is the Authentic food of Bihar. Litti and Chokha are healthy food with high energy. Litti is a ball made with wheat flour dough, and it is Stuffed with Special Mix. This mix is Prepared with Gram flour, Pulses, other herbs, and spices. This stuffed ball is Cooked in Coal and Wood. Food takes time in preparation and cooking. Generally, people enjoy the cooking of this food in the group. Litti is Then tossed in Ghee. Which will make this food heavier. But the taste will amaze you. Chokha is Made of Brinjal. That is Known as Baingan Ka bhrata. It is roasted Brinjal in low flame. Liiti choka served hot with Dahi, Aloochokha, and Papad. This is a full meal. Eaten in dinner or lunch. Most famous & Staple food of Bihar.
2. Chana Ghugni
Chana Gunai is famous Snacks of Bihari Cuisine. This Food is extremely delicious and Healthy. Mouthwatering snacks, Chana ghuni is very simple and easy to make at home. Food is made with Chickpeas. Boiled chickpeas are fried with Onions and Spices along with flattened rice. Food is rich in energy. I am sure this Spicy and tangy flavored Snack will make your day.
3. Mutton Curry
Mutton Curry from Bihar food. It is the Bihari style of Making Mutton. Mutton is Prepared in Mustard Oil and Ghee with Spices. The aroma Of Mustard oil makes this food unique and Distinct.
4. Kadhi Badi
Kadhi Badi is a Curry dish of Bihar. As you know, Kadhi is Very popular in North Indian Cuisine. Similarly, this food is famous in Bihar too. Kadhi is a Special Curry (Gravy) made with Gram flour, Yogurt (Curd), and Other spices. Badi is a deep-fried dumpling made with Gram flour dough. This is a Bihari Style kadhi dish. Usually served with steamed rice or Roti. Yogurt & Herbs make this food sour and spicy.
Naivedyam is Famous Holy Food of the Hanuman Mandir In Patna. This is a laddu and offered to Lord Hanuman. It is a famous Prasad in the state. This Special Prasad Mahavir temple has received certification from the Ministry of Food, Government of India. FSSAI Guaranteed the purity of this food. Naivedyam is Made of Besan or gram flour, sugar, cashew, raisin, Green cardamom, Kashmiri saffron, etc. Laddu is finally prepared with pure Ghee. It is India’s 9th and 1st temple of Bihar that got the certificate of Blazeful Hygiene offering to God Bhog.
6. Chandrakala/ Suryakala
Chandrakal and Suryakala is a famous sweet dish from Bihari cuisine. It is Smilar to Gujia. This stuffed dish is Made with Maida( all-purpose flour). The outer cover is made with Maida dough and stuffing is done with Khoya a dairy Product and Dry fruits. After that this dumpling is deep-fried and put into the sugar syrup. Name of this sweet because of its shape, one looks like a sun another is a half-moon. This is a one of the delicious Bihari dishes. Very popular homemade sweet dish during festivals.
Khaja is a delicious sweet dish in Bihar. It is very popular in Andhra Pradesh, Nepal, Odisha. Khaja is Offering in the Jagannath temple in Andhra Pradesh. Khaja is the Traditional food of Bihar and Similar to Baklava of the Ottoman Empire. Middle East Region. This Crispy and Layered Sweet dish is Prepared with Wheat Flour, Sugar, Mawa, etc. A batter is prepared with ingredients and deep-fried in oil. After That, it is put into sugar syrup until it fully absorbs the syrup. This extremely sweet dish has an Unforgettable and Unique taste. It is one of the Imports sweet in Bihar food List.
Thekua or Kahjuria is the most important dish during Chhath Pooja. It is offered to The god “Sun” and eaten as Prasad during this time.it is prepared with Wheat flour with jaggery. This Deep-fried dish is tasty and delicious. This food is a traditional food from Bihari cuisine. In general, this is served as snacks during breakfast or evening time with tea or coffee.
9. Makhane ki kheer
Special recipes from the Bihari dishes. Kheer Made of makhana. Makhan is a Fox Nut or Lotus Seed. Makhana is very good for Health. The sweet is very famous during Chhat Pooja in Bihar. Chhat Pooja is a very big festival in Bihar. The sweet dish is made with Makhana, Sugar, and Milk. It is garnished with dry fruits. This dessert is served hot. It is an amazing variant of Kheer from the food of Bihar. This is also known as “Rasia”.
10. Kesar Peda
Kesar Peda is another Sweet dish from Bihar. Devghar is a place that is very famous for Pedas Now it is part of Jharkhand. This sweet dish is made with khoya, Sugar, Saffron, and Cardamom. Dessert is quite popular among all age groups. Devnager Kesar Peda is very famous in the entire state. Festivals and celebrations are incomplete with Kesar Peda in Bihar.
11. Sattu Sharbat
Saatu Sarbat is a Popular drink during Summer. It works as cooler a for the body. Sattu is flour made of Pulses and cereals. This is very easy to make. Add water to Sattu powder. Add some seasoning and flavouring as per your choice. Your drink is ready to consume. Sattu is very popular in North India, especially in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand. The drink is very good for health.
12. Pantua/ Kala Jamun
This Bihari dish is a sweet dish. It looks similar to Gulab Jamun. But both the dishes are different recipe. In Gulab jamun is main ingredient are Khowa or Mawa and all-purpose flour. In case of Kala Jamun or Pantua Chhena are used. A dough is prepared with chhena or paneer, then it is deep-fried and dunked into a sugar syrup. This sweet dish also very popular in West Bengal.
13. Til Laddu
laddu is a traditional sweet dish of Indian cuisine. Til laddu is a sweet dish made of Sesame seeds. This food is very popular in entire country. You can find this dish in the south as well as north Indian cuisine, The Festival of Makar Sankranti is incomplete without the laddu of sesame seeds.
A ball is prepared with sesame seeds, jaggery, and cardamom powder. This dish is a rich source of iron and calcium. Other names of this dish are Til Gur, Ellu urundai, Ellu under, Nuvvula Undalu. This food of Bihar, popular among all generations.
Malpua is a sweet dish of Bihar food. You can also say it is an Indian pancake coated with sugar syrup.Pancake is prepared with all-purpose flour, Curd, Khoya, Spices, and Nuts. Malpua is popular in all festivals. The texture of this food is soft and fluffy from the inside. This sweet dish is eaten on its own, or in some parts of the country it is consumed with Rabri.
Anarsa is a popular sweet dish during Diwali. The dish is prepared with soaked rice, jaggery, Poppyseed, and Ghee. A ball is prepared with the dough of the main ingredients. This ball is rolled out on Poppyseed, flatten it and then golden fried.
16. Balu Sahi
Balu Sahi also known as Badusha or Badhusha. It is a traditional food of Bihar. The dish is prepared with Maida, Ghee & Sugar. A disc-shaped given to dough and deep-fried on Ghee. Later on, dunked into the sugar syrup to make sugar coating. The dish is very sweet and Flaky in texture. This sweet dish is one of the famous food of Bihar
FAQ- Bihar Food
1.What is the famous traditional food of Bihar
Traditional food of Bihar are as follows-1. Litti Chokha 2. Chana Ghugni 3. Mutton curry 4. Kadhi Badi 5. Naivedyam 6. Chandrakala/ Suryakala 7. Khaja8. Khajuria/Thekua 9. Makhane ki kheer 10. Kesar Peda 11. Sattu Sarbat 12. Pantua/ Kala Jamun 13. Til Laddu14. Malpua 15. Anarsa 16. Balusahi
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