The cuisine of Jharkhand is not very different from its neighboring Bihar. The food of Jharkhand is very light on the stomach and easy to digest.
Dhuska is a popular deep fried snack eaten in Jharkhand. The main ingredients of the dhuska are powdered rice, chana dal powder and boiled potatoes.The bread is then deep fried. It is often served with any sauce or chutney. Dhuska is mostly made at the streets where people enjoy it as a snack .
Handia is a rice beer popular in the Jharkhand.The making involves the use of ranu tablets, which is a combination of about 20-25 herbs and acts as a fermentor.The ranu tablets are then mixed with boiled rice and left to ferment. It is served cool and has lower alcoholic strength than other Indian liquors.
Meetha Khaja is an item which is prepared in almost every household and then exchanged with their friends and relatives during the festive season. It is synonymous to Diwali in the state. This luscious dessert is made maida and sugar syrup and is a must try for all the sweet tooth out there.
Pitha are typically made of rice flour, although there are some types of pitha made of wheat flour.The less common types of pitha are made of palm root. Pithas are primarily made from a batter of rice flour or wheat flour, which are shaped and optionally filled with sweet or savory ingredients.
Rugra is indigenous variety of mushroom and is very delicious to eat. It rich in protein and minerals and high on calorific value. This dish is preferred by the local people and is high in demand during the peak season of Monsoon.