Traditional pitha, laru etc. being sold at roadside stalls during Magh Bihu

The Bihu festival, celebrated by the Assamese community, is a time of great joy and revelry. One of the highlights of this festival is the delicious food that is prepared during the celebrations.

From sweet treats to savory snacks, Bihu offers a plethora of mouth-watering delicacies that are a must-try for food lovers.

In this article, we’ll explore some must-try Bihu delicacies that will tantalize your taste buds and give you a glimpse into the rich culinary heritage of Assam.

So, let’s dive in and discover the flavors of Bihu!


Pitha is a type of traditional Assamese rice cake that is prepared during Bihu. It comes in different varieties, such as til pitha (made with sesame seeds), ghila pitha (pancake-style pitha), and narikol pitha (coconut-filled pitha).


Laru is a sweet made from jaggery and coconut, and is a staple during the Bihu festival. It comes in different flavors, such as gur laru (made with jaggery), til laru (made with sesame seeds), and narikol laru (made with coconut).


Jolpan is a traditional Assamese breakfast dish that is typically served during Bihu – and otherwise. It consists of various options, such as doi chira (flattened rice mixed with yogurt), muri (puffed rice), and chira (flattened rice) or kumol saul (a variety of rice which can be had by just soaking in hot water).

Tekeli pitha

Tekeli pitha is a type of rice cake that is made by steaming rice flour. It is typically served with tea during the Bihu festival.

Sunga pitha

Sunga pitha is a type of rice cake that is cooked inside a hollow bamboo stem. It has a unique flavor and texture and is a must-try during the Bihu festival.

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