Signature dishes of Bihar, equally used in Jharkhand and Eastern UP and wherever Biharis live.
Daal baati is like unstuffed roasted ball of flour along with dal while litti chokha is full of flavors and taste. Chokha of aloo, baigan and tamatar baked or boiled or grilled or roasted and then mashed with coriander and lemon is heavenly and mouthwatering.
(Bihari momos) It can be made with dozens of edible stuffing ranging from daal to tofu through boiling or steaming. Later, it can be fried too. It is one of the very best and delicious dishes found here in Bihar. This could make many people book last minute flight again to India.
ROHU FISH IN BIHARI STYLE:
We have a very unique way of creating the gravy of fish that is always cooked in mustard oil. The best thing about this dish is that there are no spices used and it is cooked just the way it is in mustard oil. The simplicity to this dish is the key.
It is made by beating sesame seeds with sugar, jaggery, dry fruits and condiments like saffron and elaichi. Tilkut is basically from the Gaya region and is famous for its health benefits.
Silao Khaja is very famous and is actually one of the rarest dishes that cannot be found anywhere else other than Bihar. Silao Khaja is different from other Nehru Topi Khaja. This is made with hundreds of layers that make it super crispy and tasty.
Bihar’s answer to cookies! Keep a jar full homemade thekuas in desi ghee and it will always satisfy your sweet tooth and taste buds.
A very stable Bihari dish that can last a few months while remaining tasty and stuffed with roasted and sweetened semolina and dry fruits. Bachelors living out of home safeguard this delicacy and savor the taste of home. It is a homemade dish and ordinarily one cannot buy it from sweets shop.
DAAL, BHAAT, CHOKHA:
Do not underestimate the power of this super fast food of Bihar. If you have a cooker with separators, then you will get daal, bhaat and chokha all cooked together. This dish must have helped them in having homemade food away from home, most easily.
There are many more signature dishes and sweets very popular in that region that I will add here gradually. One thing is very peculiar about Bihari signature dishes. They are all made to eat in plenty. Size zero aspirants and calorie conscious guys please excuse.