Wednesday, October 24, 2007

RCI : Cuisine of Bihar


I am hosting the RCI (Regional Cuisine of India) event for the month of November. A big thank you to Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine - this event is her brainchild :) Another round of Thank you's goes out to all those gracious bloggers who hosted this event before me.

Simplicity defines the food eaten in Bihar. The staple diet is "Bhaat" (Rice), "Daal", "Tarkari" (Curry), Chutney. The diet is mostly vegetarian, although Fish and Meat is served on special occasions. "Chuda" (Poha / Flattened rice) and "Dahi" (Yougurt) and "Sattu" (roasted gram flour) are breakfast regulars. The cooking medium used here is Mustard Oil. You can find recipes here, here and, here.Some of the "Bihari" recipes listed on this blog are here, here, here, here, here, and, here.

Participation rules are very simple. Post any recipe from the state of Bihar on your blog from October 25 to November 25. Mail me your name, the URL of your post along with a picture 200 x 200 pixel size at khanagharka@gmail.com. Non bloggers, please email me the recipe and a picture.

I will do the round-up in the first week of December. I look forward to your participation. Should you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an email.
Happy cooking :)

16 comments:

Rina said...

Hey, Can I send my Bihari Kabab recipe as entry?

Namratha said...

Bihari khana, wow this is going to be one interesting RCI :) I'm off to research Bihar now ;-D

Rajitha said...

yippee..it is an under-rated and unknown cuisine..will be fun to see more of it :)

musical said...

Dear Sangeeta, good to see you! Bihari cuisine is really going to be inetersting-thanks for the many links you've provided!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thanx for this event with Bihari cusine sangeeta...Will try to participate....:))

Asha said...

Hurray! I was waiting for this post. Great selection Sangeeta. Bihar, again is one those unfamiliar states for me, don't have any cookbooks related to it. I will have to rely on the internet. I am excited to learn about Bihar now, thanks for hosting!:)

Swaroopa said...

hey thanx for hosting...will try to participate

Sharmi said...

hmmm Looking fwd for many delicious posts:)

Linda said...

Bihar will be another new lesson for me on the Indian odyssey, thanks for that Sangeeta :)

Lissie said...

hi sangeeta, first time here. great event! i will try to cook something for the event...

Suganya said...

Looking forward to participating, Sangeetha.

Swapna said...

Lovely choice for RCI Sangeeta. will definitely send in my entry.

Madhu said...

Sangeetha I am very excited to cook some bihar food for the first time. Count me in.

Nags said...

i had the most fun researching for RCI: Oriya. This sounds even more exotic, if possible :)

I will definitely send in something :)

maninas: food matters said...

Hi Sangeeta. I sent you my entry for RCI Bihar a few days ago, and I was wondering whether you got it alright? You see, my Outlook has been playing up, and I had some other emails that didn't arrive at their destinations, so I just wanted to check.

Thanks for hosting this!

Maninas

Anamika said...

Dear Sangeeta
Your blog site evokes memories of home - sattu , baigan ka bhartha etc. A very good effort indeed by all of you. Sometimes here in Botswana, i make them to let others know what a litti is and how we make besan ka sabji so often, which is famous as gatte in Rajasthan. Currently am into sugarcraft and cake making. Do visit the site whenever you have time. Search on google for sugarcraft will point towards 'the sugarcrafter' (http://sugarcraft-india.blogspot.com ).
Cheers !