Food And Cuisine


  • Bamboo Shoots

    Bamboo shoots are the shoots of the bamboo plants, but they are totally edible and are a part of the staple food of Jharkhand. This shoot which has a tough exterior has a faintly sweet flavor and a unique taste. The local people prepare a variety of dishes from the bamboo shot and mainly use it as a vegetable.

  • Chilka Roti

    Jharkhand is an eastern state that was a part of Bihar up until 2000 and like Bihar rice is a staple dish in this state. Chilka Roti is one of those dishes which are prepared using rice flour and besan. It is prepared in the households during festive seasons and special occasions and is enjoyed along with chana dal chutney. It is quite similar to Dosa prepared in South India, yet has a distinct flavor.

  • Dhuska

    A common food in Jharkhand, it is deep fried rice flour pancakes that may be served with gram curry and potato.

  • Handia

    It is actually a drink which is prevalent in the state of Jharkhand. It is a rice beer which is prepared by the local community. It is made from the ranu tablet which is a combination of 20-25 herbs, which is mixed with boiled rice and left to ferment. This drink gets ready within a week. It is loved by the people and has lower alcoholic content than the country liquors.

  • Litti Chokha

    Litti is a very famous food item in the State and savoured by the locals. It is eaten with Yoghurt, Baigan Bharta (Chokha), Aloo Bharta or Papad.

  • Mitha Khaja

    Refined wheat flour with sugar is made into layered dough, with or without dry fruit or other stuffing, and lightly fried in oil to make khaja.


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