Friday, 24 March 2017

Food Habits of people of Dhanbad

When you undertake any trip for holidaying or work, the food available at the place being visited becomes important. No matter whether you are a great food enthusiast or otherwise but in case you know and like the local food then your trip can indeed be a very pleasurable one. We, at Hotel Cocoon Dhanbad being one the best luxury hotels in Dhanbad always look to provide you not only with our high quality hospitality services but also aim to keep you updated about the latest in the travel industry. In this blog therefore try to keep you update you about the food habits of the people of Dhanbad and Jharkhand.
The traditional local food 
When it comes to vegetarian food then rice, chapati and green vegetables with achar or pickle is a typical routine meal at most homes in Dhanbad. The traditional dishes of Dhanbad and Jharkhand include litti, chokha, mitha khaja, pittha, samosa etc. These are relished by one and all in Dhanbad. Non Vegetarians of Dhanbad mostly prefer to have spicy chicken, mutton and fish. However, since Dhanbad is in many ways more cosmopolitan in nature while moving through the streets you would find that young and old are relishing on chola-bhatura which is mainly north Indian food. They also like sada vada, dhosa, idli as well which are south Indian food.
Some of the more famous traditional food include aloo chokha, dhuska, anarsa, nimki, pitha, rugda etc. The food of Dhanbad usually has a slight touch of the Mughlai style of preparation. This is more so in case of the non veg dishes like chicken, mutton and fish. Usually mustard oil is a popular medium for cooking in the region. For cooking various types of spices are used as well.

Snacks of Dhanbad
People of the region love to have various kinds of snacks. Thus, you would find numerous options in terms of snacks as well. These include everything from Samosa or Singara, bara, aloo chop, litti, pakora, baiganee chop etc. Barra here is made from rough dough of pulses or gram. Litti on the other hand is baked pulses which are filled with black gram and desi ghee.
Sweets of Dhanbad
Dhanbad has plenty to offer in terms of sweets as well. They range in varieties as well. Gajar ka halwa, kheer, mitha khaja are all very tasty and popular amongst all. 
To conclude we can say that Dhanbad has plenty to offer in terms of foods. So in case you visit Dhanbad, you must make it a point to try out as much as possible. At Hotel Cocoon too we have a great restaurant called the "Caramel", which offers the best food. To know more please visit our website.

Friday, 10 March 2017

The history of coal mines in Dhanbad.

You must know about Dhanbad. But did you know that the region in and around Dhanbad is famous for coal mines?  You may have visited this beautiful place many times but may not be aware of the glorious history associated with it. Being one of the best hotels of Dhanbad, we at Hotel Cocoon take you through the rich history it has.  
Origin of the name and early history 
Dhanbad was formerly known as Dhanbaid. This means that "Dhan" is known for paddy and "Baid" means land. This originally this was known as the Paddy land. Thereafter the city has become famous for the "Coal Capital of India". Thus the region is famous for its coal mining. Some of the largest mines in India are located in and around Dhanbad. Large companies which operate the Coal mines here are Tata Steel, Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) and Indian Iron And Steel Company (IISCO). Considering the importance of coal mines in the region, the Indian School of Mines (ISM) is also located in Dhanbad.
 Mining in India after independence 
After India became independent, the newly formed government at the time, emphasized on the rapid growth of heavy industry. It was in accordance with this important need that "The National Coal Development Corporation" was founded in 1956 .This was one of the first Government of India undertaking. The founding of this body was major step in the development of an indigenous Indian coal sector. This became very important for the development of the vast Dhanbad coal-mining complex with such major operations. It was around this time that major companies like Tata Steel, BCCL, IISCO started their operations. The Indian School of Mines too was founded and it started to train engineers, geologists and employees for mining related activities. Thereafter, Coal remains a very important industry for the district and also a major attraction. 
To conclude we can say that in case you have an interest in mining then you must make a point to visit Dhanbad. For your accommodation in Dhanbad you must book your room at Hotel Cocoon Dhanbad which is one of the best luxury hotels of Dhanbad, offering the best facilities and services at affordable rates. To know more please visit our website.