If you have a sweet tooth, then this is definitely for you. While doughnuts, brownie, and cake get all the attention from dessert lovers in cities, they often relish authentic desi cuisines like laddoo, halwa, mithayi, and what not. For most of them, no firangi sweet dish can replace such cravings, right?
Speaking of which, a Twitter thread caught our attention today which has eight underrated sweet dishes from Bihar. This list will surely touch the right chord of your desi heart.
The thread posted by a Twitter user, @FirdausLaibah, features sweet dishes like Anarsa, Balushahi, Parval Mithayi, Tilkut, and more. So, let’s delve into it. Shall we?
“Made with rice flour, khoya, poppy seeds, and ghee.”
Underrated Sweet Dishes from BIHAR— Laibah Firdaus. لائبہ فردوس (@FirdausLaibah) July 17, 2022
Made with rice flour, khoya, poppy seeds and Ghee.
(My Favourite) pic.twitter.com/ZTr0UxsAui
“Deep-fried layered sugar syrup soaked pastry.”
2. KHAJA— Laibah Firdaus. لائبہ فردوس (@FirdausLaibah) July 17, 2022
Deep Fried layered sugar syrup soaked pastry.
A not so Rich Cousin of BAKLAVA pic.twitter.com/kxkhkTLM4M
“Similar to a glazed doughnut in terms of ingredients, but differs in texture and taste.”
3. BALUSHAHI— Laibah Firdaus. لائبہ فردوس (@FirdausLaibah) July 17, 2022
similar to a glazed doughnut in terms of ingredients, but differs in texture and taste pic.twitter.com/uroYVQ1m42
“Made of sesame seeds and mostly available in the winter.”
4. TILKUT— Laibah Firdaus. لائبہ فردوس (@FirdausLaibah) July 17, 2022
Made of sesame seed and mostly available in the winter. pic.twitter.com/ffU5Yn0g9D
5. Parwal Mithayi
“A vegetable turn into delicious sweet filled with khoya and dry fruits.”
5. PARWAL MITHAYI— Laibah Firdaus. لائبہ فردوس (@FirdausLaibah) July 17, 2022
A Vegetable turn into Delicious Sweet filled with khoya nad Dey Fruits. pic.twitter.com/R9Nzc37wWu
6. Shakkar Paare
“Sugar coated fry maida square shape dough.”
6. SHAKKAR PAARE— Laibah Firdaus. لائبہ فردوس (@FirdausLaibah) July 17, 2022
As Name suggested sugar coated fry maida square shape dough pic.twitter.com/PUNvxSeUQg
7. Lakhto/Jhilli Mithayi
7. LAKHTO/JHILLI MITHAYI pic.twitter.com/WdkqGMafBa— Laibah Firdaus. لائبہ فردوس (@FirdausLaibah) July 17, 2022
8. Laayi Mithayi
“Made from Ramdana seeds, khoya and sugar.”
8. LAAYI MITHAYI— Laibah Firdaus. لائبہ فردوس (@FirdausLaibah) July 17, 2022
Made from Ramdana Seeds, Khoya and Shugar. pic.twitter.com/Jr6eXqPOkl
Netizens are craving for these sweet dishes:
Koi bihar se ho to please anarsa bhej do i will pay 🥺🤌🏻❤️ https://t.co/Z8HYQm1DbR— Guddi (@mishraverse) July 20, 2022
Yaar, khaaja khana hai..silaav khaaja https://t.co/RunLnUBTDK— Prashant (@randompacific) July 18, 2022
No sweet dish comes close anarsa and lucto. I repeat no one. https://t.co/RphgmEXOc1— TweetsFromMe (@TweetsFrom_DA) July 17, 2022
These are sweets from my state… 2-3 toh gazab tasty hai https://t.co/cGrSokknPD— MONK TRADER (@sumitku32065121) July 17, 2022
Gaya ke tilkut aur anarsa, Dhanarua ka laai mithai (Patna Jehanabad road), Silao ka khaaja behtareen hota hai…shakkarpaara homemade…baalushahi I think is originally Bengali.
Some Twitter users added more sweet dishes from Bihar to the list:
Padakiya jo tumlog khaye nhi hogge pic.twitter.com/WXksrqFQeT— MIZZU (@NadeemK85248732) July 17, 2022
Adding a few other delicacies— Ashish (@Justalovelythou) July 18, 2022
1. Gaja (not Ganja)
2. Launglatti (Lawanglata)
3. Mehidana (Mihidana)
4. Sakrauri (Unique to Mithilanchal)
6. Ahibakfar (usually homemade during marriages) https://t.co/tyl2rYbY52
So, which one have you heard about or tasted before? Munh mein paani aaya kya?