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Cuisines of Motihari

Motihari, called the ‘Karma Bhumi of Mahatma Gandhi’, is an important historic and tourist destination in East Champaran district of Bihar. The people of Motihari are known for their simplicity that is reflected in their cuisines as well. They believe that a healthy diet is the key to living a happy and content life. Along with the traditional and healthy snacks and delicacies, sweets form an integral part of their diet.

Traditional Food of Motihari

The people of Motihari enjoy vegetarian as well as non – vegetarian cuisines. The traditional Indian dishes occupy a prominent place in their regular meals. A typical thali consists of dal, rice, tarkari, roti and achaar (pickle). Mustard oil is mostly used as the main cooking medium. Khichdi, a nutritious broth of rice and lentils, served with pickle, is a healthy as well as tasty food, enjoyed by the people in Motihari. Kadhi Bari is another popular and a healthy recipe that is relished by the people in Motihari. It is made up of chickpea fritters cooked in spicy gravy of flavoured, thick buttermilk and besan.

Food in Motihari

Non – vegetarian dishes in Motihari have their own unique flavour and essence. Dishes made of meat and fish are quite popular among the people in Motihari. A particular special dish of Motihari is the Tash, made by frying marinated mutton and is eaten with flattened rice called chewra.

Snacks and Sweets of Motihari

Apart from the traditional dishes, there are a variety of evening snacks that are popular among the people in Motihari. The typical Bihari snack Litti Chokha is relished by people of all ages. The baked wheat flour cake litti accompanied by the tangy chokha is quite in demand, especially among the tourists visiting Motihari. Chiwra, samosa, kachori, makhaana are other famous snacks in Motihari. Sattu paani, lassi, aam jhor etc are beverages, preferred by the people here. The sugar coated mouth-watering pastries called khajas, available here are truly irresistible. Chena Murki – a sugar coated Bengali sweet, dark brown gulab jamun called Kala Jamun, Motichoor ka Ladoo, Kesaria Peda, Khurma, Mal Pua, Tilkut, Murabba, Thekua are other popular sweets that find mention in the list of must taste items in Motihari.

Restaurants in Motihari

Owing to the influence of Western culture, one can see numerous restaurants and fast food centres sprawling up in various places throughout the city. One can also see a number of eateries and fast food centres in prominent locations in the city, serving various lip smacking delicacies. Multi cuisine restaurants like Park Restaurant, Elchiko Restaurant, Monalisa Restaurant that serve choicest varieties of local as well as global dishes. The fast food centres have become a popular hangout spot for the youngsters, who visit here with their friends and relish the different varieties of appetising snacks.

Palika Fast Food and Family Restaurant
Address: Palika Market, Main Road, Motihari Ho, Motihari - 845401
Phone No: +(91)-9546777718, +(91)-6252-230011

Annapura Pizzahut
Address: Pani Tanki Main Road, Motihari Ho, Motihari - 845401
Phone No: +(91)-9431435748, 9934624162, +(91)-6252-234825

Elchiko Restaurant
Address: Meena Bazaar Road, Motihari Ho, Motihari - 845401

Besides food stalls at prominent places, the Railways have decided to set up a 24 hour food plaza at Bapudham Motihari Railway station, in memory of the great author, George Orwell, who was born in Motihari. Passengers would get to relish a variety of fast food items, north Indian and south Indian dishes, snacks, beverages and ice cream, at highly affordable rates.

Thus apart from historic significance, this city is also known for its gastronomical delights. Do visit to experience and relish the unique taste and essence of the mouth-watering cuisines.

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