Common Dishes of Bihar

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Hi, few friends of mine are coming to stay in my place for few days. I want to serve them good food and dishes. As I am Bengali I am afraid that they might not like the Bengali dishes. I know they prefer ROTI to RICE. Can any one suggest me what common dishes they prefer for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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My two paises to the query: Always serve your best instead of imitating... They will love and enjoy them...

You may also ask them when they arrive...

And, what about daal, chawal, sabzi with bujiya and papad in lunch and daal, roti, sabzi in dinner along with some sweets...

If non-vegetarians, mutton or fish with chawal or roti...

BTW, I found the links here little bit helpful...
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Yes...serve them what you are best at. I've stayed quite a few years in Bihar and witnessed that people there love bengali dishes. Only thing is that you need to add a pinch of red chilli powder than normal since they favor dishes which are hot in taste.
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Instead, please keep chilli normal which could be added later. It would be difficult to normalize if guests find them hotter...

Sugar or some sort of sweet is added in recipe while cooking some of Bengali dishes. But, have not found the same being done in Bihari dishes...
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Litti chokha, sattu, puri potato , fish!
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But, Litti chokha, and sattu could not be a daily staple of people from Bihar, I believe!
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That only a bihari can tell; I am just stating some signature bihari food! The hard labour workers of Kolkata from Bihar live on sattu; which is quite unique and so too litti( in winter especially)!
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You should serve your food.I personally love Bengali food and hope they would too.There are many similliarities between Bihari and Bengali food and the primary is use of Mustartd oil/mustard.In Bengali food i some times sweetner(Sugar or ) is added but in Bihari curry sweet flavour is never added.
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Biharis make a mean mutton curry, can someone share the recipe ?
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One type of recipe which i know-
Put mustard oil in cooking pan.Put cummins seed,bay leafs.When it start crackling then put 2 to 3 red chillies,then a pinch of HING,after that 250 gm of sliced onion,then ginger garlic paste(Garlic cloves can also be added).Then stir it for 2 to 3 minute.Then add half kg Mutton .After that turmeric powder,salt as per taste.Then stir it well to mix all the ingridients.Then let it for 5-10 minutes on low flame with cover.After 5-10 minute stir it well and then mix spices (spices contain mixture of Garam masala 2 table spoon,Coriander 1 ts ,red chilly powder 1 ts).Then again stir well.Then cover the lid and cook till mutton gets cooked.When curry get dark red color then add water as per requierd thickness of gravy.Then add 2 to 3 ts of desi ghee.Then stir well and cook again and then serve with rice.
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Originally Posted by RPAT View Post One type of recipe which i know-
Put mustard oil in cooking pan.Put cummins seed,bay leafs.When it start crackling then put 2 to 3 red chillies,then a pinch of HING,after that 250 gm of sliced onion,then ginger garlic paste(Garlic cloves can also be added).Then stir it for 2 to 3 minute.Then add half kg Mutton .After that turmeric powder,salt as per taste.Then stir it well to mix all the ingridients.Then let it for 5-10 minutes on low flame with cover.After 5-10 minute stir it well and then mix spices (spices contain mixture of Garam masala 2 table spoon,Coriander 1 ts ,red chilly powder 1 ts).Then again stir well.Then cover the lid and cook till mutton gets cooked.When curry get dark red color then add water as per requierd thickness of gravy.Then add 2 to 3 ts of desi ghee.Then stir well and cook again and then serve with rice.
Thanks RPAT. I can relate to this recipe. This goes on throughout the Gangetic Plane by many names. Add some ground pepper here and there, deduct a clove blah blah. The Bihari Mutton I am referring comes with a bit of greenish tinge. That has to have a different combo of potent poisons . Guess guess, explore explore
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Maybe ask them beforehand. Just because they're from Bihar doesn't necessarily mean they only like that food. Maybe Chinese or a Pizza would be OK. My point being, ask them and say I want to make your stay more enjoyable, so what kind of food do you like or don't like? I don't think that's out of line.

Or just go to a restaurant and let them order what they want!
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Originally Posted by RPAT View Post One type of recipe which i know-
Put mustard oil in cooking pan.Put cummins seed,bay leafs.When it start crackling then put 2 to 3 red chillies,then a pinch of HING,after that 250 gm of sliced onion,then ginger garlic paste(Garlic cloves can also be added).Then stir it for 2 to 3 minute.Then add half kg Mutton .After that turmeric powder,salt as per taste.Then stir it well to mix all the ingridients.Then let it for 5-10 minutes on low flame with cover.After 5-10 minute stir it well and then mix spices (spices contain mixture of Garam masala 2 table spoon,Coriander 1 ts ,red chilly powder 1 ts).Then again stir well.Then cover the lid and cook till mutton gets cooked.When curry get dark red color then add water as per requierd thickness of gravy.Then add 2 to 3 ts of desi ghee.Then stir well and cook again and then serve with rice.
Well...this receipe took me down the memory lane. I was in Dhanbad(at that time, it was in Bihar) where a shop called "Tiwari" was or is famous for yummy mutton curry and since I stayed very near to that joint, have seen them preparing meat identical to your receipe. The taste was out of the world even it's hard to find match in Kolkata.

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