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.

  • 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.

  • Mirchi Ka Salan

    A dish which consists of lamb curry and diced potato that is spiced with garam masala.

  • 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.

  • Rugra

    An item which tastes like mushroom and is very delicious to eat. Rugra is basically an indigenous variety of vegetable, rich in protein and minerals and high on calorific value.

  • Til Barfi

    It is one of those yummy desserts which is exclusively prepared during the Makar Sankranti. The state of Jharkhand takes great pride in Til Barfi as one of its most scrumptious and nutritive delicacies. Since it is so loved by the locals, it is prepared on other occasions also.


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