The cuisine of Bihar is as diverse and awesome as the state of Bihar. Whatever, the menu of Bihar cuisine, it is rich in taste and good for health. As the dishes, originate from the prevailing culture, Bihar cuisine gives ample of opportunity to stay healthy and enjoy good taste.
In fact, the cuisine of Bihar tells us much about its rich history, geography, economical status, and culture of Bihar. You can very well witness as how the food habits evolved as far as the history of Bihar is concerned. As various cultures and regimes ruled the state of Bihar from time to time, they had an effect on its cuisines and food habits.
As the state of Bihar is the land of Lord Buddha, the impact of his essence has to be big on its cuisine. However, the food habits of Bihar do not lean only towards vegetarian food. People in Bihar are also fond of meat and chicken dishes. Therefore, what we find is the mix of both the streams of food, vegetarian and non-vegetarian.
The staple diet of Bihar constitutes wheat and rice. In addition, vegetables are in abundance and cooked in a variety of ways. If one talks about the regular Bihar meal, it consists of dal, bhat, rice, tarkari and achaar. However, the menu changes with the seasons. Bihar witnesses four seasons every year.
One of the very famous dishes is sattu (powdered gram), which is drunk and eaten in the form of ‘litti’ and constitutes the most preferred dish in the entire Bihari region.