Full of stories from a rich past, Patna city is a small neighbourhood in Bihar’s capital, Patna. Home to one of the most sacred Gurudwaras in the country, Patna Sahib Gurudwara and being the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth guru of the sikhs, this place holds great significance for the Sikh community and sees a number of travelers.
Patna city also has a unique gastronomic experience to provide, before taking you through which, let us begin with the blessed offering and the Langar Prasad at the holy Patna Sahib Gurudwara.
Patna Sahib Gurudwara
Kada Prasad- A blessed offerings at the Gurudwaras, Kada Prasad is a smooth and velvety halwa made with whole wheat flour, sugar, ghee and water.
Langar Prasad- A hearty wholesome meal consisting of roti (baked flatbread) and dal (lentil preparation).
Now, let us go through some of the must visit eateries and the delicacies they have waiting for you!
Nandu kachori Ki Dukan
Kachori Ghugni- Kachori is a crisp and flaky, disc shaped, deep fried stuffed pastry stuffed with a mixture of Sattu, nigella, carom and cumin seeds, red chilli powder, pepper powder, salt etc. They are served with a spicy kala chana sabzi known as Ghugni.
Price- INR 3 per piece
Kachri- Small and crisp fritters made from a batter mix that contains soaked Khesari dal (grass-pea/chickling-pea) paste, red chilli powder, nigella seeds, garlic etc.
Tip: Stop by small tea stalls on your way for some refreshing Chai and Pappe. Chai is a traditional Indian style milk tea while Pappe is a crisp and flaky, all purpose flour based, baked tea time snack.
Price- Chai- INR 5, Pappe- INR 2
Manish Kumar Aloo Puri Wale
Aloo Puri- Thick and puffy, deep fried, all purpose flour based stuffed flatbread that is mostly eaten with aloo dum. Its filling is made with mashed potatoes, sattu, basic spices and seasonings.
Price- INR 10 per plate
Vinod Ji Imarti Wale
Imarti- Crispy and syrupy, traditional Indian sweet made with a urad dal based batter that is piped into hot oil (in the shape of a circle with loops), fried and then soaked in sugar syrup.
Price- INR 6 per piece
Mushtaq/ Nawab Lakhto Wale
Lakhto- Crisp and optimally sweet, this traditional snack is coated in jaggery and made from an all purpose flour based dough. They are in the form of deep fried strips.
Price- INR 150 per kg
Lai- Traditional sweet snacks made with murmura (puffed rice) and jaggery.
Tandon Ji Ke Samose
Samosa- Deep fried triangular pastry stuffed with a mixture of mashed potatoes cooked in oil along with panch phoran (a whole spice blend) and some basic spices and seasonings.
Price- INR 8 per piece
Suraj Gupta Avum Mahadev Gupta
Dahi- Thick, smooth and creamy curd set in traditional earthen pots, served on dried Sal leaf.
Khurchan- A traditional sweet consisting of layers of firm and thick, buffalo milk based malai, lined with bhura and cardamom powder.
Price- INR 1000 per kg
Peda- Cardamom flavoured traditional Indian sweet made from a dense and rich lump of solidified milk that is obtained by simmering milk mixed with sugar, for a long time.
Gajar Barfi- Soft, rich and dense traditional Indian sweet made of a cooked mixture of grated carrots, milk, khoya, sugar and dryfruits.
Tip: End your journey with a sweet and juicy treat, Ber. Ber or Indian jujube is an oval shaped, highly nutritious tropical fruit, whose white coloured flesh is sweet, crisp and juicy.
Experience a fun culinary trail in Patna city filled delectable sweets as well as savory delights and
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