Nalanda has got pretty plain food habits, mostly due to the Buddhist influence. The cuisine is pretty much vegetarian and healthy comprising of dal roti and seasonal vegetables. Litti Chokha is the most favourite snack of the people. Some other popular snacks are Samosa, Kachori, Aalu Kachaalu, Bhooja, Ghughni Choora, Dahi Choora, Jhaal Moodhi etc. Khaja is a distinct savoury sweet originating from a small village called Silao, next to Nalanda. You should definitely try the mouth-watering crispy fried dish made with kneaded flour and dipped in sugary syrup. It is available in plenty shapes and sizes- triangular, rectangular, circular, as per your wish. The place also excels in sweets made from condensed milk. Tilkul and anarsa are some other popular sweets of the region.
If in Nalanda, you should never miss out on their very famous drink- Sattu Pani, made from roasted grains, spices and water. We also recommend you to try the delish Lassi or Aam Jhor.
Here are the top 4 restaurants in Nalanda:
1. Suraj Restaurant
Bazar Samiti, Biharsharif, Nalanda - 803101
2. Bhaji Restaurant
Bazar Samiti, Biharsharif H O, Nalanda - 803101
3. Elite Family Restaurant
Maghara Commercial Complex, M G Road, Biharsharif, Nalanda - 803101, Near Reliance Communications