Traditional and Luscious: Bihari Cuisine
Bihar, one of the largest states in India, in terms of area as well as population, is known for its association with Lord Buddha. A land-locked state, it falls mid-way between West Bengal in the east and Uttar Pradesh in the west and stands bounded by Nepal in north and by Jharkhand in south. It served as a center of power, learning and culture in ancient India and now, is regarded as a major tourist destination. Apart from its varied attractions, the state is also known for its luscious cuisine, with sweets forming a major specialty.
Special Bihari Food
In context of the traditional food of Bihar, dalpuri is the first name that comes to mind. It is basically a type of bread, made of salted wheat flour, which is
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Litti - Chokha
Litti is another main-course dish that forms a part of Bihari cuisine. It is nothing, but wheat flour cake that has been salted and baked. Litti is filled with sattu (fried gram flour) and some special spices and served with ghee.
Baingan-ka-Bharta, though not a traditional Bihari dish, can be commonly found in the Bhojpuri speaking belt of North-Western Bihar. It basically comprises of baked Brinjal, treated with spices.
When the talk is about Bihari cuisine, how can one forget the laddoo of Maner. Laddoo is the name given to a sweet-ball made that is made from gram-flour, sugar and ghee. Though you will find laddoos in every sweet shop of Bihar, the
ones made in Maner, about 30 km west of Patna, are the best.
Silao village, situated about 15 km from Biharsarif and 8 km from Rajgir, is known for its ancient tradition of khaja making. A sweetmeat prepared with maida (wheat-flour), sugar and ghee, it is available in many varieties - Chandshahi, Round, Palvidar and Gandhi Topa. Amongst these, the one with rectangular shape is the most popular.
Tilkut and Anarsa
Gaya is not only famous for its association with Lord Buddha. It is also known as the place with Tilkut and Anarsa as its specialty. While Tilkut is made from with white sesame seeds (til) and sugar, Anarsa comprises of a combination of rice flour, white sesame seeds and sugar. The Ramna Road of Gaya is the place where you should head to, for tasting these sweets.
If you happen to visit Bihar anytime in the future, make sure to taste the luscious malpuas
that form a specialty of the state. A malpua is prepared from a combination of maida, milk, banana, grated coconut, cashew nut, raisin, sugar, water and green cardamom, fried in ghee.
If you have come to Bihar and not tasted Kheer-Makhana, then your trip is as good as incomplete. It is a sweet dish prepared with milk, sugar and makhana, considered to be a specialty of the Darbhanga region of north Bihar.
Its Chai Time Folks !!!
Pyala is new hangout place for Jaipurites recently opened at Shri Krishnam Tower, Muktanand Nagar near Gopalpura Byepass. The concept behind Pyala is to give the people of jaipur a place to sit and enjoy and have a good time with friends and family, where they can enjoy variety of Teas , finger foods etc.
Owner's of Pyala Mr. Siddharth Choudhary and Mr. Ved Bhatt has opened this Tea Lounge considering the new trends of the market where people love to go out and sit over a coffee or tea and chit chat with friends , so seeing this trend both them opened this Tea Lounge by the name of Pyala. The Lounge has a very different and heritage look which will make you feel as if you are sitting at modern Thadi.
Not only this the food and teas here are also amazing, must to have teas from the menu are Pyala Special Tea, Masala Chai and lots more one can also have Cup of your choice in which you can add on 3 items of your choice to make the perfect cup of tea.
Mr. Siddharth Choudhary who is an IHM graduate and MBA from London said that today people are becoming more health conscious and prefer tea over coffee, and he has used his 8 years of experience of hospitality industry to set up this new café in jaipur.
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