Street Foods at Janakpur
What do you crave the most you think of street food in Kathmandu? Pani puri, chaat, momos, chatpate… Well, janakpur has something else to offer. The street food in Janakpur is majorly influenced by Maithali, Marwari, Mughal and Tharu cuisines. The street food in the city is unique and has a blend of flavours from all these cuisines. You and your friends can enjoy Street Foods at Janakpur.
Here are a few list of famous foods of Janakpur:
Bhaja stalls can be found in every nook and corner of the city. Murli Chowk and Janak Chowk are some of the popular hubs. Bhaja is a spicy food with salty flavor which can be eaten as a morning, afternoon and evening snacks.
A glass of lassi in a hot weather is nothing more you would wish for especially during summer. After a plate of hot and spicy bhaja, a glass of lassi is a perfect drink you would wish to have. Lassi is a blend of yoghurt, water and other flavours. Lassi in Janakpur is different than other places as they do not add much water and sugar. Instead they add Khuwas and dry fruits to give a unique taste.
Litti, a doughball filled with sattu (made using roasted chickpea flour mixed with different herbs and spices) can be found almost everywhere acorss the city. Raghupati Misthaan Bhandar and Banarasi Litti Pasal are two popular litti shops of Janakpur. Littis are also eaten in other places such as Bihar, Jharkhand and Rajasthan but it is known as Baati in those places. Litti are eaten with a sour and spicy chutney which are made of raw mangoes in Janakpur.
Ghevar, a disc shaped cake, is a famous dessert which was originally originated from Rajasthan. It is very famous in India (Maharastra and Bihar) as well. It is made of flour- based dough by mixing plain flour, water and creamy ghee and then soaked in sugar syrup. The dessert is essential during festival of Teej and Raksha Bandhan during the month of Shrawan and Bhadra in Janakpur.