India is full of diverse lifestyles where every one of its states has a cuisine that involves its specialities. Uttarakhand is also one of them. Aside from the scenic valleys to the unavoidable beauty that feels like heaven on earth, this place has various delicacies to offer. The speciality of Uttarakhand is similar to its people, unpretentious yet phenomenal. The dishes here diligently pick to provide you with exquisite taste as well as healthy food to devour.
Kumauni Raita is a delicious mouth-watering dish that is best to serve in summers as it makes you feel calm and refreshed. This dish is easy to make as you only need few ingredients – Cucumber, curd, Rai Powder, Green Chillis, turmeric and salt. To enjoy it more, you can add Pakodas to it, and the dish will become yummier.
One of the most popular sweets of Uttarakhand. It’s a Kumaon region famous sweet which is obtainable only in Uttarakhand. It looks like chocolate as it is in rich brown, decorated with small white sugar balls. It is delicious and luscious. You will forget the no. of pieces you have eaten in one go.
Kapaa is a tasty cuisine that primarily enjoys in wintertime. It is made of spinach and fenugreek leaves. The speciality of this dish is that it made in an “Iron Kadhai”. In Kumaon, it is known as ‘Kapaa’, and in Garhwal, it is known as ‘Kafuli’.
Bhaang Ki Chutney-
Bhaang Ki Chutney is one of the delicious dishes in Uttarakhand with opulent fragrance. Its ingredients are hemp seeds, tamarind, cumin seeds and garlic leaves. The tangy chutney is sure is secure in your heart. This flavourful savoury is provided with the Pahadi food creating a charm on our taste palate.
If you have to choose the tastiest repast out of all the delicious cuisines of Uttrakhand, give it a try to Dubuk. Dubuk is the Kumaoni meal in which regional pulses like Gahat and Bhatt are soaked overnight and then made into a paste cooked with some powdered spices in an iron pot.
This is the forte of the Uttarkhand region you won’t see anywhere outside the state. The cone-shaped Kumaoini sweet is made with ‘khoa’ and encases in ‘Maalu leaf’.
Sishond Saag – An unusual type of blend coming from Uttrakhand. Sishond saag is not a dish that quickly prepared, but it does have a speciality. Its ingredients are – sishond (Bichhu ghas), Onions, ghee and spices.
Maduye ki Rotii-
Maduye ki roti is also one of the Pahadi delicacies. It is made of Madua, also known as ‘Ragi.’ It is served by putting ‘ghee’ on it with saag on the side.
This delicious dish is prepared in the cookhouse of the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand. To prepare for Chudkaani, the lentil of rice is soaked in the water overnight, and then it is cooked with powdered spices and prepared as a curry served with rice.
Jhangora ki kheer-
Taste the regional yet luscious “Jhangora Ki Kheer”, whose fragrance is fantastic. A popular recipe of the state, its main ingredient Millet makes it different. Milk is the main ingredient that makes it delicious in texture and nutrition.