A north Indian or (Bihar Thali) consists of chapati, Toover dal, steamed rice, sabji (vegetable curry), Chokha (vegetable mashed), Dry sabji (stir fry). The dishes are stir fry in mustard oil and even raw mustard oil used in Chokha or Chutney’s.
Biharies are fond of eating the pungent taste and flavour of mustard oil. They also use homemade pickles, raita, chutney, salad, papad and Tilori.
Vaghar/chhaunk (seasoning) is blend of spices, which is sputtered in hot mustard oil and then added into dal. Ghee is mandatory in dal in the serving bowl.
I am uploading North Indian Thali (no. 1) from Bihar and feeling very joyful and proud. I have already linked all recipes below.
Enjoy the meal…
- Toover dal
- Steamed rice
- Dahi wale aaloo (Potato in curd gravy)
- Aaloo chokha (vegetable mashed),
- Baigan ka tarua (brinjal fry)
- Onion cucumber raita
- Lemon pickles