Most of us just equate the Bihari Cuisine to Litti chokha but its so much more than that. I was fortunate to visit here before the lockdown and taste some of their delectable offerings.
Read on to get a decent idea of what's in store and can be expected, if you decide to visit the place or order in.
• Baggia Basket: These were steamed and tempered rice flour pockets filled with spiced lentils and chokha. It was something new for me and a good start.
• Ghugni Chooda: Its spiced black gram on a bed of poha. I liked it. It was a little spicy and had a good kick to it. Topped it with some onions and it turned even better.
• Bihari Kebabs: These were probably my favourite of the lot. Spicy and well-marinated mutton kebabs along with a flaky paratha and raita. You can also get a chicken variant in it.
• Fish Fingers: These were your regular deep-fried fish fingers and some potato fries along with it.
• Litti Chokha with Mutton / Chicken / Dal: You can't call yourself a restaurant catering to Bihari Cuisine unless you have this dish, can you? It was delicious as expected and a sufficient meal in itself.
• Jhinga Machli: Prawns in spicy tangy curry along with steamed rice and some potato fritters. I liked the curry flavour, it was a bit different and had a good tangy profile.
• Champaran Mutton: Boneless mutton cooked in whole spices and served with spinach pooris.
• Ranchi ka Pulao: Pulao made with potato, baigan and mixed lentils. It was cooked in mustard oil, which gave it a distinct taste. If you like rice with a hint of mustard oil flavour, it is a good option.
• Being a new restaurant and also getting less crowd due to lockdown restrictions, they didn't have many desserts available. But they had Malpua. And that alone was enough. It had a good taste of fennel and cardamon and wasn't too sweet. Another favourite.
Overall, I came out quite satisfied. It was a welcome change to taste different dishes and know more about Bihari Cuisine. You must visit whenever its possible, or else get it delivered. Recommended.