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Title: Preparation of rice beer by the tribal inhabitants of tea gardens in Terai of West Bengal
Authors: Ghosh, Chandra
Das, A P
Keywords: Jhārā
Hārhiā
Oraons
Santhals
Rānu Dābāi
Rice beer
Issue Date: Oct-2004
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code Int. Cl.7: C12C11/00, C12C7/00, C12C1/00, C12C3/00, C12C5/00
Abstract: The ingredients and the method of preparing starter mixture (Rānu Dābāi ) and the fermentation of boiled rice for production of rice beer (Jhārā or Hārhiā) have been recorded as it is practiced by the Oraon and Santhal workers in Terai Tea Gardens. In addition to the use of five core plants (Oryza sativa, Coccinia grandis, Plumbago zeylanica, Vernonia cinerea and Clerodendrum viscosum), tribals use quite a few more plants to modify the taste and/or colour of Jhārā.
Page(s): 373-382
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.03(4) [October 2004]

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