Rongali Bihu is incomplete without traditional delicacy. Festivals in India have an important component called as “traditional cuisines” without which the celebrations would go in vain. There are many traditional dishes served at Bihu festival.
Laru or Laddoo
Coconut laddoo is a delicacy prepared with raw grated coconut and is quite popular during the festive season in India. The soft delectable coconut prepared with dry fruits and nuts impart it a distinct texture and taste, which makes it the perfect choice for a light dessert.
Til Laddoo is mostly associated with Makar Sankranti which is also named as Til Sankranti by some communities, and on that day it is a ritual to have this laddoo. Sesame (black or white) is mixed with jaggery and made into small rounds. The flavor of jaggery and sesame blend together to give a mild yet lingering taste.
Muri Laru or puffed rice laddu is very famous delicacy during Bihu. Almost this yummy laddu is prepared at every house. This is prepared from puffed rice and jaggery.
Til pitha is almost synonymous to Bihu as you cannot think of Bhogali Bihu without loads of til pitha. This traditional dish is not known to many except the Assamese community, but we bet, once you have it you will crave for more. This cylindrical shaped dessert is stuffed with til (sesame) and sometimes with coconut too.
Assamese style sweet where coconut is mixed with sugar and caramelized, mixed with flour and milk, and deep fried. You can serve it as a dessert at the end of a meal or as a evening tea time snack.
A sweet preparation made with rice flour and sugar syrup. The flour is cooked with the sugar syrup till the syrup dries. This paste is further rolled into small balls and flattened with the rolling pins. After this step, it is deep fried in the oil till crispy and golden brown.
Whether it be soaked komal saul with curd/ cream and sweetened with bananas/ jaggery/ sugar or soaked bora saul cooked in milk and sweetened to arrive at a soft and chewy rice pudding or the more ubiquitous doi- sira- gur that is the hallmark of khati okhomiyas, breakfast options are never limited within the ambit of traditional Assamese cuisine.