BM # 39
Day : 4
State : Bihar

On Day 4 we are cooking from Bihar, this happens to be one of my favorite cuisines.

The cuisine of Bihar is predominantly vegetarian, but fish, chicken and mutton are taken sparingly. This is because the population of Bihar is mainly Hindus and they are influenced by the Buddhist teachings.However their meat eating, and fish dishes are also quite popular as there are many rivers in Bihar.
Dairy products are a must in this state. Commonly buttermilk, ghee, lassi and butter are used in cooking. They cook their food in mustard oil, which lends a special aroma to the food. The cuisine of Bihar is similar to a great extent to the North Indian cuisine, but it definitely has a strong influence of east Indian cuisine, specially Bengal.

I had short listed the ever so popular Litti Chokha, but changed at the last minute and decided to make Sattu Parathas. My friends mom who is from Bihar tells me that one really does not need anything with these Parathas, except curd but the Aaloo ka Jhol made this a complete meal for our family. 
We enjoyed this meal thoroughly and even though the Parathas do not look as appetizing, trust me they tasted absolutely awesome. The Bihari Cuisine tastes delicious, I have tried the Ghugni Dhuska in a previous marathon and it tasted amazing too.

Sattu ke Parathe

For Covering
3 cups wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp ghee
For Stuffing
1 1/2 cup sattu
4 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp – amchur powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
Red chilli powder to-taste
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp oil
Knead soft dough for covering.
Mix all the ingredients in the sattu flour for stuffing.
Roll out ball of dough into 3-4 inch diameter puri.
Fill the mix, close the puri to form a ball and roll it out into parantha.
Stir-fry in ghee and serve hot.

Aaloo ka Jhol
4 Boiled potatoes
2 bay leaves

1/2 tsp ginger, chopped

1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste

Heat a tbsp of mustard oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and bay leaves.
Add chopped ginger and green chilly.
Add chopped potatoes .
Add dry spices turmeric, coriander powder, red Chilli powder, salt and garam masala.
Cook for 2 -4 minutes on low flames.
Add a cup of water and cook on slow fire.

Garnish the jhol with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Sattu ke Parathe aur Aaloo ka Jhol - Bihar Speciality

26 thoughts on “Sattu ke Parathe aur Aaloo ka Jhol – Bihar Speciality”

  1. Sattu paratha, litti and now kachori are here to stay at my place, we love the taste, your platter looks delectable and the perfectly stacked parathas and inviting bowl of aloo khol is superlicious

  2. oh my such perfect round sattu paratha looks fantastic and well paired with aloo jhol ๐Ÿ™‚ I wud never say no to this yummy delightful combo as they are tempting me badly ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sattu is so flavorful by itself so can understand why your friend's mom said sattu paratha can be eaten as it is with some curd. I made sattu for the first time and was surprised how flavorful it is. Aloo jhol looks like a perfect side dish to go with the paratha.

  4. These Sattu parathas are tempting me to make some right away. I have to wait until the mega BM is over to make all this for bookmarked theme that I have to ask Valli to have soon in the regular BM!

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