Patna: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to incorporate at least 10 dishes from the Bihari cuisine in its menu soon. These will be available on trains originating from the state.
According to IRCTC regional manager (Patna) Rajesh Kumar, a proposal in this regard has been sent to the zonal office of the corporation in Kolkata and is likely to be accepted in a month.
The 10 dishes that we will introduce are ‘Litti-chokha’, ‘Litti-dehati chicken’, ‘dahi-chura’, ‘chana-ghughani’, ‘poori-sabzi’, ‘zeera rice’-fish curry, ‘chura-moong ghughani’, ‘sattt paratha’-curd-pickle, `khichadi’ and ‘dal poori-sabzi’,” Kumar said.
Meanwhile, the people of the state are happy that they will get their favourite food even when they are travelling.
Event manager Rakesh Kumar said, “I know many Biharis, who have not yet tasted a number of dishes available locally. Introducing them on trains will make them popular among all.”