Cuisines of RanchiPrimarily typical food of Ranchi is influenced by the tribal culture, but it also has reflection of Mughlai & Bengali and Bihari Cuisines. The food of this region has a distinctive style. The local dishes are still the same and have not been much commercialized like dishes of other states. Some snacks like Singhara or Samosa, can be savored in the restaurants of the city. On visiting any tribal village or a tribal wedding one can taste the exotic traditional food of this part of the region. The non-vegetarian food is spicy and quiet liked by the local people.
Ingredients Used in Ranchi Cuisine
Food items commonly used in the cuisine of Ranchi include various kinds of tarkari (vegetables), Dal (lentils) and Bhat (rice). Rice is a staple food in the main course & is popular among the residents. Some flowers like Drumstick flowers and Jhirool are used by tribal people as vegetables. Saag (Green) vegetables like Palak, Bathua, Methi and Chana are also fondly eaten by the people of Ranchi. Curd is also an important part of the daily food. Mostly all types of fruits are eaten here most common being Mango, Banana, Apple, etc.
Some common local dishes of Ranchi are:
- Arsa & Chhilka
- Litti &Chokha
There are a large number of restaurants, to suit every pocket in Ranchi, which serve all types of Indian cuisine and International cuisine. Visitors and the tourists can hang out with the family, and enjoy the delicacies in an amicable & cozy atmosphere. Dishes like Chowmein, Dosa, Idli, Channa- Bhathura can be enjoyed here. The variety of food available is an added attraction to visit the city.Main Road, Ranchi has the maximum number of restaurants which offer food of all varieties.
Nutritional Value of Food in Ranchi
The traditional foods prepared in Ranchi are famous for their nutritional & medicinal values. Sattu, used as a drink also is an integral part of diet of the people in Ranhi. It is very refreshing, filling and is very beneficial in hot weather.