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Location map of the Indian state of Jharkhand

Jharkhandi cuisine is the cuisine of the Indian state of Jharkhand. Staple foods are rice, dal and vegetables.[1] Common meals often consist of vegetables that are cooked in various ways, such as curried, fried, roasted and boiled.[2] Many traditional dishes of Jharkhand may not be available at restaurants.[3]

A Jharkhandi rice plate

Foods and dishes

Chhilka Roti
A platter of Dhuska

Alcoholic beverages

Food security

The twenty-four districts of Jharkhand receive supplemental food security supplies as per the National Food Security Act, 2013 of India.[19] In the past, food supplies were distributed to the districts in phases, which some have criticized as problematic.[19] In June 2015, Ram Vilas Paswan, the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for the government of India stated a preference toward the Food Security Act to be implemented all at once, rather than in phases.[19] In this manner, Paswan stated a preference for distributions to be completed in entirety by September 1, 2015.[19]


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