Make Yourself Bihari Food Part – 51: Dahi Chura
By Nandini Bhushan*
From Vat Savitri to Chhath Puja, and from humble litti chokha to the traditional dal pitha, Bihar is blessed with all the flavour and spirit of pomp and splendour. Eddie Kennyson rightly said, “when opportunity presents itself, don’t be afraid to go after it.” In these columns I shall not only be telling something about my native state Bihar through the window of its festival and food, but shall also offer the recipe so that one can try it oneself.
Bihari cuisine, I believe deserves its long overdue credit, as it is one of the most unexplored and under rated food today despite being full of flavours and among the most palatable cuisines. In today’s world of marketing and flamboyance, we seriously need a makeover of the sumptuous Bihari food to find its rightful niche in the gastronomical world. We need to present our recipe to the global audience, and being a food enthusiast myself, it is my humble attempt to present a traditional Bihari food with an interesting variation.
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Dahi chini is considered auspicious and what better way to conclude the fabulous Bihari cuisine series than the same. Dahi chura holds a special place in Bihari cuisine since it is a very popular and healthy breakfast recipe. The three ingredients zero cooking magical wholesome recipe would give a tough competition to the English cereal or musslea menu. Low in calorie, high in fibre and iron, it is indeed our very own desi fast food to start a day on a sweeter note.
Curd : 3 cups
Chura : ½ cup
Sugar or Gur : according to taste
Chopped nuts ( optional)
Place the chura in a sieve and rinse it with running water. Leave it aside until it is tender.
Place the dahi in a serving bowl.
Add the chura over the dahi along with sugar or Gur.
Garnish with chopped dry fruits and serve chill.
*Nandini Bhushan is a well-known food blogger