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Cuisines

Snuggled in the foot hills of the majestic Himalayas, Kumaon and Garhwal are two distinct constituent regions. Both have their own distinctive traditions, festivals and culture and their Cuisine is high on taste and nutrition. The food habits of the people change according to the changing seasons. So, if in winters Mathir and Til Laddus or Madua Rotis are preferred, in summers, Dubkas with Chholia Rotis are savoured. To actually experience Uttarakhand, one should also savour its exquisite Cuisine.

Garhwali Cuisine

Taste the magic of Uttarakhand recipes. The traditional cuisine of Uttarakhand is highly nutritious, simple to prepare and at the same time appealing to the palate. Several of recipes are special to specific occasions or festivals.

Gahat (Kulath) Soup


A Delicious And Nutritious Soup Prepared From Gahat (Kulath) Grains.

Stuffed Gahat Chapatis


It is as much a part of breakfast as that of lunch or dinner.

Gahat (Kulath) Rasmi Badi (Kofta)


Gahat Badi or Koftas are like meat balls which is used as an ingredient in other preparations.

Urad Ke Pakore (Wada)


These spicy pakoras are prepared with Urad dal (a type of pulse) and are good as snacks, served during breakfast or with...

Bhangjeera ki Chatni


A taste Sour Chutney prepared with roasted Bhang seeds (Hemp Seeds) and cumin seeds ( jeera ), mixed with Lemon juice.

Aloo Ke Gutke


The sight of this preparation, nicely laid out in the road side shops in the hills, is needed a very mouth watering pro...

Chainsoo


Similar preparation with slight variation is made out of black bhat (a variety of soya bean), but in that case it is cal...

Kafuli


Kafuli is a thick gravy preparation made from green leafy vegetables. Kafuli made of spinach.

Phaanu


Phaanu is also made of dals (lentils) like chainsoo, but in this case the dals are soaked in water for about 4 to 6 hou...

Til ki Chutney


Phaanu is also made of dals (lentils) like chainsoo, but in this case the dals are soaked in water for about 4 to 6 hou...

Rus


It is very nutritious as it consists of a mixture of various pulses (great source of protein and iron as it is cooked in...

Kumaoni Cuisine

Snuggled in the foothills of the Majestic Himalaya, Kumaon is located in Uttarakhand, in the northern province of India. Its cool and fresh mountain breeze, the ethereal Himalaya scenic view, tall swaying Pine and Deodar trees

Bal Mithai


A very popular Sweet Dish prepared from Khoya (Condensed Milk), decorated with small white Sugar Balls.

Madua Ki Roti


Delicious and nutritious Chapattis made from Madua, a local cereal.

Singodi


A tasty sweet prepared from Khoya (Condensed Milk) and Coconut, wrapped in Malu le.

Bhangak Khatai


A tasty Sour Chutney prepared with roasted Bhang (Cannabis) seeds and Cumin seeds, mixed with Lemon juice.

Sisunak Saag


A Green Leafy Vegetable Dish, prepared like other green vegetables. The leaves are locally known as “Bichhu Ghas”.

Lesu


KUMAONI Roti prepared by stuffing Madua dough into Wheat Flour dough. (Eaten with a lot of Ghee).

Jhangora Ki Kheer


A sweet Dish prepared with Milk, Sugar and Jhangora (a local cereal).

Sani Hui Mule & Nimbu


A typical refreshing and tempting mixture of Radish, Lemon, Curd and paste of Bhang seeds, eaten during winter season.

Aloo Ke Gutke


A typical Kumaoni dish prepared from potatoes, generally had as evening snack.

Aloo Dal Pakore


An innovative Kumaoni food, prepared like Potato Rolls, stuffed with boiled Dal, and served as a snack.

Wada


Spicy Pakoras prepared with different Dals. Can also be served as kababs.

Kumaoni Raita


Raita prepared with Cucumber, Curd and Mustard seeds. KUMAONI RAITA

Kaapa


A typical Kumaoni delicacy prepared with mixed Dal Stock, thickened by Rice-powder paste and served with Rice

Gahat Ki Dal


A typical Kumaoni delicacy prepared with mixed Dal Stock, thickened by Rice-powder paste and served with Rice

Mixed Dal Salad


Highly nutritive Salad, to be served before meals to enhance appetite. It is an innovative way to utilize Rus residue.

Singal


Highly nutritive dish, to be served with evening tea. Can also be had just like that as well any time of the day.

RUS


A typical Kumaoni delicacy prepared with mixed Dal Stock, thickened by Rice-powder paste and served with Rice

Organic Food

Uttarakhand is known the world over for its mesmerizing natural beauty. The rich natural diversity coupled with the distinct climatic conditions yield edible plants and spices that are unique to the State.

Mandua Ki Roti


It is commonly in Uttarakhand during winters and holds a key position in the list of Uttarakhand’s delicacies. It is ...

Lesu


Cooked in Kumaon as well as Garhwal, this bread is prepared by stuffing Mandua dough (Finger Millet) into wheat flour d...

Gahat (Kulath) Ki Dal


Gahat or Kulath is also well known for its positive impact on kidneys. This delicious dal of Gahat (Kulath) is tempered...

Gahat (Kulath) Soup


A delicious and nutritious soup prepared from Gahat ( Kulth) grains.

Stuffed Gahat Chapatis


Stuffed with Gahat (Kulath) paste, these wheat flour chapatis are delicious, nutritious and very filling.

Gahat (Kulath) Rasmi Badi (Kofta)


Gahat Badi or Koftas are like meat balls which is used as an ingredient in other preparations and can also be eaten oth...

Urad Ke Pakore (Wada)


These spicy pakoras are prepared with Urad dal (a type of pulse) and are good as snacks, served during breakfast or wit...

Rus


A very appetising and highly nutritious dish made from a mixture of dals. It is very nutritious as it consists of a mix...

Bhangjeera Ki Chatni


A taste sour chutney prepared with roasted Bhangjeera seedsand cumin seeds (Sauf), mixed with Darim (a local variety of...

Aloo Ke Gutke


This famous snacks, which has almost acquired a legendary status, is prepared from boiled pahari potatoes.

Jhangore ki Kheer


A sweet-dish prepared with Jhangora.

Mixed Bhaddu Dal


Bhaddu is a heavy bottom and narrow neck pot made of mix alloy

Sani Hui Mooli and Nimbu


Mouth waters the moment you have a flavour of this refreshing and tempting mixture of radish, lemon, curd and paste of ...

Sisunak Saag


Sisunak (Nettle) saag is enhanced by high nutritious value. The leaves from where this saag is prepared are locally know...

Kaapa


This is a dish, which is very sumptuous as well as nutritious since it is a special preparation of Spinach.

Alu Dal Pakora


Alu Dal Pakora is served as a snack and is one of the favourite snacks of the locality of the Kumaon. It is served with ...

Chainsoo


Chainsoo is a delicacy of Garhwal and is prepared by using black gram daal. Normally due to the high protein content in ...

Kafuli


Kafuli is a thick gravy preparation made from green leafy vegetables. Kafuli made of spinach leaves is the most common ...

Phaanu


Phaanu is also made of dals (lentils) like chainsoo, but in this case the dals are soaked in water for about 4 to 6 hour...

Til ki Chutney


This chutney is mainly prepared during winters and tastes great with Tor ki dal and Bhaat or with Gahat ke paranthe. I...

Thechwani


Thechwani can be prepared using radish root (pahari mula having round root) or potatoes. The preparation is called by t...

Baadi


Baadi is made from Kwada ka Aata (also known as choon or mandua flour and is black in colour) Baadi is best eaten with G...

Alu Tamatar Ka Jhol


This potato gravy cooked with ample amount of tomatoes is a delicious curry which serves well with steamed rice, chapati...

Bhatt ki Churkani


Made with black soyabean, this sour preparation is eaten with rice and is well known for its unique taste and high nutr...

Dubka


A typical Kumaoni dish, it is made with lentils like Urad, Moong etc. This recipe is for Dubka made from Moong dal.

Gaderi Ki Sabji


Prepared from boiled Gaderi from the hills with the taste of saute Jamboo and garlic, it is used as a Sabji with normal...

Raita


Another mouth watering preparation, which is consumed either as snacks or supplement with meals. Besides it improves th...

Badeel


Badeel is a popular snack of Uttarakhand. It is made from pahari masoor and can give a stiff competition to the popular...

Kauni Pulao


The tasty dish from the remote villages, kauni pulao has an aroma which increases one’s appetite. It is a wholesome f...

Lal Chawal Ki Kheer


Traditionally grown in Uttarakhand Himalayas, red rice is very high on nutritive content. Lal Chawal ki Kheer (pudding)...

Jamboo /Feren ( Allium Stracheyi)


A very popular in Uttarakhand as a condiment, flavoring agent in “dals’ and ‘soups’.

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