Most people know about Litti Chokha and Champaran Mutton. But have you ever tried Bihari desserts?
We know when we mention Bihar and desserts in the same line, the first thing to cross your mind is Thekua. But Bihari gastronomy is an amalgam of three cuisines- Maithili, Magahi and Bhojpuri. This amalgam results in dishes that are unique in flavours, textures, and aromas. These distinct features make Bihari cuisine one of a kind. From Litti Chokha to Ghugni, Bihari delicacies are loved by most for ages. But have you ever thought about the dessert course in Bihari cuisine? Just like the savoury dishes, Bihari desserts are decadent and flavoursome. Unlike most savoury Bihari delicacies, most Bihari desserts aren’t based on seasonal ingredients. This factor becomes a perk for people with an incorrigible sweet tooth as they can relish these desserts all year round. Are you also someone with a sweet tooth and always craving sweets? Here are five Bihari desserts you can indulge in.
A quintessential part of almost all Bihari special occasions, Khaja is a crispy sweet made with all-purpose flour and sugar. The flaky dessert is first prepared from a flour dough, deep-fried in ghee or oil and finally dipped in Chashni (sugar syrup) before serving.
Parwal Ki Mithai
Do you sulk by just hearing the name of pointed gourd or Parwal? Well, this Bihari indulgence is here to change your mind. The delicious sweet made with Parwal will force you to believe in the supremacy of this “boring” vegetable.
The Indian cousin of donuts, Balushahi is a flaky dessert made with all-purpose, ghee and sugar. The baking soda used in the reparation results in the flaky texture of the dessert.
If you have ever celebrated Chhath Puja with a Bihari, you must have known what Kheer Makhana is. Made with fox nuts and milk, Kheer Makhana is healthy and scrumptious as well.
Calling Thekua the most popular dessert shouldn’t come across as a surprise. A must-have dessert during Chhath Puja, Thekua is made with flour, ghee and sugar. We know you won't be able to resist savouring these delicious biscuits so we are embedding a recipe for you to try.
So, these are some of the most loved Bihari desserts which are absolutely delectable. Try them the next time you visit Bihar to know how pure indulgence tastes like.