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Cuisines of Bokaro

Bokaro follows the typical Jharkhand cuisine. Lately, due to modernization and urbanization, the lifestyle has changed, giving way to new food joints including new cuisines and extending across the city with new outlets. But even then, the staple cuisine of Bokaro hasn’t lost its charm.The major population of the city opts for the home-made food which includes the traditional Jharkhand vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. These traditional dishes are not available in any restaurants in the city as they were never commercialized. All the preparations are usually low on oil and spices.

Staple Diet of Bokaro

Food of Bokaro is greatly influenced by that of Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal. If we see the kind of food that people have as traditional cuisine, we see a lot many food items somewhat similar to that of the fore mentioned states.Thanks to the multi-ethnicity of the city that has influenced the cusines of Bokaro. Be it Litti Chokha of Bihar or Macher Jhol of West Bengal or Pokhal in Oriya you can find all prepared in the homes of Bokaro. Tribal foods like Sandhna, Marua roti, Ghattha and Sweet dish named Anarsa are equally liked.

Foods of Bokaro

The staple foods of this region are Rice, Urid dal, Rohar dal, Marua roi, Chilka roti, Sanai phool, Kohnra phool (Pumpkin flowers), Barri, Phutkal, Kanda (Sweet potatoes), Joki (Drumsticks), Saakhin, Khukri (Mushrooms), Kathal (Jackfruit), Jhinga (Itch gourd), Pumpkin, Seem (Flat beans), Bhindi (Lady finger), Baasi bhaath (Pokhal in Oriya) and more.

Snacks of Bokaro

The snacks preferred by the people in this region are Singhara (samosa), Litti, Aloo chop, Baiganee chop, Vegetable chop, Barra, Pyaji, Dhuska, Pakauri/Pakoda, Roles and more. Tea (commonly called “cha” in this region) is an important beverage here. Here, tea is taken without milk and instead of sugar, jaggery or salt is used.On festive occasions, the food is prepared with extra spice and oil. The types of food preferred during occasions are Arsa, Nimki, Pitha, Kasar larua, Murhi larua, Lakhto, Gud chiwda, Chawal laddu, Balu sahi and Rose cake. The fruits are also different and seasonal including Keond, Satalu, Toot, Piarpitthor, Dumber, Jaamun, Bair, Panera, Kathal, Falsa, Papaya, Guava, Naspatti (pear), Lichi, Mango and Sarifa.

Sweets of Bokaro

Cuisines of Bokaro

Bokaro is no alien to popular sweet dishes. Malpua is often prepared on auspicious occsion specially during Holi as the festival seems incomplete without this particular sweet dish of Bokaro. Coconut or Nariyal ladoo is also favored by the residents of the city. Peda is offered in temples and is prepared by taking out cream from milk. Rosogolla, Gulab Jamun, Petha, Pitha are also savored by the citizens of Bokaro.

Fast Foods in Bokaro

Bokaro is a major and emerging city of Jharkhand State. The significance of the city is much more than the administrative headquarters of the district. Being a religious and popular tourist place in the state, it has earned lot of focus of the people. The increase of population and influx of tourist has made it a buzzing city with markets all over the place. There are many markets in the city which are not only famous but also remain crowded throughout the year. Also, there are many food joints like Mc Donald’s, Pizza Hut and Dominos Pizza offering the young generation the kind of food that entices them to have more.

The city is witnessing a gradual change with the onset of urbanization and young population, the preferences have highly changed regarding food. The new outlets and food joints have changed the concept of traditional food. Restaurants with international cuisine and while traditional food is still a choice of many, the new preferences are also taking a toll.

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