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Location map of the Indian state of Jharkhand
Location map of the Indian state of Jharkhand

Jharkhandi cuisine encompasses the cuisine of the Indian state of Jharkhand. Staple foods of Jharkhand 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] However, on a visit to a local village, one can get a chance to experience such exotic foods. Some dish preparations may be mild with low oil and spice content, although pickles and festive dishes may have such characteristics.

A Jharkhandi rice plate
A Jharkhandi rice plate

Foods and dishes

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.[17] In the past, food supplies were distributed to the districts in phases, which some have criticized as problematic.[17] 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.[17] In this manner, Paswan stated a preference for distributions to be completed in entirety by September 1, 2015.[17]


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