The people of Jorhat are foodies who always love to explore and experiment with food. People here are fond of traditional Assamese cuisines. They like to taste Chinese, North Indian and Continental food. Other than the delicacies made at home people also like visiting hotels and restaurants to have a taste of food items that they don’t get at home. There are many numbers of hotels and restaurants in Jorhat offering food that one wants. You can have food varying from North Indian to Continental and Assamese to Chinese food in the many numbers of hotels and restaurants in Jorhat.
Cuisine of Jorhat
Although people of Jorhat like having food other than Assamese food but they are always crazy for a traditional Assamese platter. A traditional Assamese platter would comprise of rice, dal, khar, meat, masor tenga, a vegetable dish, aloo pitika, curd and pickle. There are some items in an Assamese platter which is unique to it and is not to be found anywhere else. Rice, dal and vegetable items are made in the same way as are made anywhere else but “khar”, “masor tenga”, “aloo pitika” and “pithas” are some important items made in a unique way in Assam.
Aaloo Pitika The very dear and tasty “Aloo Pitika” or mashed potatoes is a delicious and mouth watering cuisine of Assam. Potato is first boiled and then mashed with mustard oil, green chillies and raw onions to add to the taste.
Khar “Khar” is a signature dish of Assam. The khar item is prepared by filtering water through the ashes of a banana tree, which is called kola khar. "Omita khar" is one major Assamese cuisine.
Fish Curry Other than the normal fish curries, fish is also cooked with green vegetables and herbs like “Narasingha paat” and “bhedailota”. “Masor tenga” is also an indispensable part of a proper Assamese meal. “Masor tenga” is cooked in tomatoes, lemon, “thekera” and “Ou tenga”.
Pithas In any Assamese household you will get “pithas”. Pithas are made of powdered rice, salt and sugar, itl and coconut. A special kind of rice preparations called the Til pithas or Narikol pithas are made on special occasions like Bihu.