Indian cuisine is extremely diverse. From delicious Punjabi butter chicken, south Indian sambar dosa to Assamese aloo pitika, Gujarati kadhi and more - each state has something unique and flavourful to offer. You can find anything according to your liking in Indian cuisine. However, one such cuisine that is often overlooked is Bihari cuisine. Bihar not only has a rich cultural heritage but also has some mouth-watering delicacies to offer. The food pattern here has a mix of various cooking styles from across India. It is made using local spices which makes their food extremely flavourful. So, if you're wanting to try some Bihari food, here we have curated a list of delicious Bihari recipes that you must try. These recipes are ideal for a wholesome lunch meal. Take a look.
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Here's A List Of 5 Bihari Recipes You Must Try At Home:
1.Litti Chokha - (Our Recommendation)
Mention Bihari cuisine and the first thing that usually comes to our mind is litti chokha. A traditional Bihari dish, it is a dough ball made up of whole wheat flour and stuffed with sattu along with spices like ajwain and kalonji. It is served with chokha made with mashed potatoes - making it a wholesome meal. Find the recipe here.
2.Bihari Handi Gosht
This recipe is a must-try for all the mutton lovers out there. As the name suggests, this mutton curry is made in a handi. Mutton pieces are marinated in a host of spices and then cooked with caramelised onions, garlic and more. Sounds delicious right? Find the recipe here.
Dal pithi, also known as 'dal ki dulhan', is another popular recipe from Bihar. It is made with yellow dal and wheat dumplings. This dish gets its name from wheat dumplings that are similar to a veil of a bride. The shape of the dumplings differs when served unfilled and flat. Find the recipe here.
4.Bihari Fish Curry
This Bihari fish curry recipe is spicy, unique and extremely flavourful. What makes this curry unique is the way in which spices are roasted over low heat before grounding. The spice mix is made from coriander, cumin, black pepper, mustard seeds and red chilli. It makes for a delicious lunch meal. Find the recipe here.
5.Chicken Bihari Boti
If you're someone who loves chicken kebabs, then this recipe is just for you. Juicy chicken pieces are marinated with raw papaya, yogurt and aromatic spices and then grilled to perfection. You can pair these kebabs with a side of garlic naan or paratha and indulge in its goodness. Find the recipe here.
So, what are you waiting for? Try out these recipes and let us know how they turned out in the comments section below.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.