Dhokraha is a quaint little village situated in the West Champaran district's Majhauli tehsil. Walking through a narrow lane amidst refreshing greenery around, one can reach the village temple behind whose premises one can find a glimpse of the charmingly simple village life, maybe find a bunch of kids playing cricket as we did during our visit.
With an exciting and warm environment throughout, the village also has some fascinating marvels such as structures called Baedis which are mud walled thatched roof silos used for storing grains.
Let us now explore a wide range of rustic local flavours and unique traditional dishes made with native ingredients and fresh produce plucked right off of a lovely backyard farm.
Tip: On your way from Majhauli Railway station to the village don’t miss out on the special Tilkut, a thick, firm, brittle, crispy and nutty winter-time sweet treat made with sesame seeds, jaggery and peanuts.
Aloo Gobhi ki Bhujia- A delicious side dish made of stir fried potatoes and cauliflower that are cooked in mustard oil along with cumin seeds, whole red chillies, turmeric and salt.
Dahi Chura- A tasty, healthy and filling breakfast dish which is a combination of flattened rice, curd and jaggery.
Shalgum ki Sabzi- A simple and flavourful curry made with purple turnips, cooked in mustard oil along with cumin seeds, red chillies, bay leaves, onions, tomatoes and a masala paste containing onion, garlic, garam masala, mustard seeds and coriander.
Garai Bhaja- A crispy starter cum side dish prepared with whole Garai fish that is first mixed with a thick paste made of rice flour, turmeric, salt and coriander powder and then shallow fried in mustard oil.
Kele ka Kofta- A delicious curry made with boiled raw banana based fried balls which are cooked in mustard oil along with cumin seeds, red chillies, bay leaves, onions, tomatoes and a masala paste containing onion, garlic, garam masala, mustard seeds and coriander.
Coming to an end of the village food saga at Dhokraha, we highly recommend you to embark on an exploration of this unique and refreshing flavour palette and catch a quick break from your busy urban schedules!
For a glimpse of the gratifying Village Dhokraha food experience, visit the link below-