A foodie always finds a new reason to fall in love with food, all over again. It is something that is truly valued, cherished and appreciated by a ‘foodie’. To some, food can be a stress buster, on the other hand for others it can be a reason to celebrate, indulge and relax. India has varied varieties of cultures, climate, people and not to forget : Food. Each region and state offers some speciality in cuisines with different taste, ingredients and aroma.
Let’s go on a foodie tour to India as HotelBids takes you to different cities which offer the best local food in India. It’s time to treat your taste buds and indulge in the sinful delicacies that this country has to offer.
Agra is not only known for Taj Mahal, but also for a world-renowned sweet delicacy that you simply cannot afford to miss! Tourists from all over India flock to Agra to satisfy their sweet tooth. Petha and Agra are like synonym to each other. In Agra you will get to taste near about 50 varieties of ‘Pethas’. This endless list of Petha ranges from plain Petha to Angoori flavored petha, kesari petha, mango petha, cube petha, pan petha and many more to add to the tempting list.
Be prepared to come back a few kilos heavier when you come back from Amritsar! From authentic dhaba fare (Kesar da Dhaba is the best) to Amritsari kulchas, from Makke ki roti and Sarso saag to savoury moong dal laddoos. From tempting Amritsari Kulchas to malai rabdi, the city is truly a foodie’s delight. One can truly enjoy the typical punjabi cuisines being in this famous city of PUNJAB.
When it comes to food, this city blends the Mughlai, Turkish and Andhra cuisines in a best possible way. Hyderabad presents people with some of the most delightful food choices. The Hyderabadi dum biryani is famous all over the country due to its unique taste, flavours and spices. That’s why they say that in India, biryani is synonymous to Hyderabad, as no other place in India offers this better than this city. The city offers other especially delicious items like haleem, chakhna, and seekh kebabs especially during the month of Ramzaan. In fact the best Ramdaan food in the country can be tasted in the City of the Nizams, Hyderabad.
We Indians love our street food and Mumbai has made a remarkable place in the pages of foodie history as the destination for one of the best street food in the country. This is the place which offers endless variety of delightful street food which includes the best vada pavs, panipuri, dahipuri, bhelpuri etc. Foodies have a great option to stroll down the Juhu Beach for its plethora of food vendors, beside the beach. This place offers scrumptious varieties of food which will surely make it difficult for you to choose from.
If you are lover of food and culture then Jaipur is one of the perfect place for you! If you like to try some spicy and crunchy delicacies deep fried in ghee, you should plan for a culinary vacation to Jaipur. The first thing you should try for the very authentic rajasthani cuisine: Dal bati churma. It is truly the flagship dish of Rajasthani cuisine. A ball made of flour and covered in ghee is served with lentil curry (dal) along with churma which is a mouth-watering sweet. So for once, don’t think about your waist size when visiting the Pink City and indulge in rajasthani cuisines and traditional culture that this place offers.
Kashmiri food is extremely filling, scrumptious and healthy, with common ingredients such as leafy vegetables, potatoes, paneer and chicken. It’s taken alongwith the delicious Kahva – a tea exclusive to the Jammu & Kahmir region. It is said to have detox properties and is considered very good for health. Wedding meals in Srinagar comprise of 36 courses, known as ‘Wazawam’ which cover food items such as chicken gravies, seekh kebabs, and rogan josh. Kashmiri breads such as Sheermal, Baqerkhani, Tabakhmaaz and Kashmiri pulao are also some special delicacies of this region.
The city of kebabs and Nawabs, Lucknow is a must-visit place for all. This place offers the best authentic Mughlai and Awadhi food. Lucknowi Biryani is a melting pot of the most scintillating aromas and fragrances, which alone can make any foodie drool. People especially stopover in Lucknow to devour the Galouti kebabs, kormas, kabab parathas and the very special ‘sheermaal’. Lucknow brings forth some legendary varieties of foods for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.
Kolkata and ‘Rasogolla’ have almost become synonymous to each other over the years. That is one of the reason why an Indian might not know about the geography of the city. But will surely identify Kolkata with the tempting sweet dishes ‘Rasogolla’ and ‘Sandesh’. Jokes apart! Kolkata is truly a foodista’s paradise and one can probably realize it better after visiting this place. When in Kolkata, do not miss trying different varieties of Chops and Cutlets.
Alu Posto, Shorshe Ilish (Mustard paste with Ilish fish), Bhetki Macher Paturi and Kosha Mangsho are also one of the very famous delicacies. If you love dessert ‘misti doi’ (sweet curd) and ‘Kalakand’ are must have for you.
Delhi is popular for multiple reasons, Food is one of the major reason of them all. It is the best place to indulge in different varieties of street food. Aalu-Tikki, Chaat, Gol Gappe, or stuffed rolls is something which is just irresistible. Adding to the list, the very famous Paranthe Wale Gali of Chandni Chowk serves infinite varieties of stuffed parathas. It is accompanied with melting butter on top and is a must try for all. Try to manage some time to explore the Jama Masjid locality. This place will surely spoil you for options of non-veg delicacies like Butter Chicken, Kebab or even Chicken Korma. This place has the quality of winning a foodie’s heart forever.
Be it the scrumptious spread of various kinds of chaat, the ghee-dripping baati or the foamy, creamy goodness of the malaiyo, Banaras has something to delight every foodista. The Malaiyo, a winter speciality of Banaras, is prepared by leaving flavoured milk out overnight for being tempered by the morning dew. It’s something not to be missed being in the holy city of temples, being a speciality of this place. Banarasi ‘pan’ is also something which is world famous and is a must try for treating your taste buds with refreshment.
Here’s the place that gave India its favourite breakfast menu: Dosa, Idli, Sambar, Uttapam. It is considered as one of the very light, tasty and healthy meals in India. South Indian food is accompanied by a variety of chutneys which are mouthwatering. Chennai’s authentic Rasam and vegetarian dishes have a taste that only Tamilians can bring to it. Lastly, not to miss the filter coffee, Chennai is a sure show stopper for the food lover!
The beach and party capital of India has a wide variety when it comes to food. Goa is undoubtedly a major tourist hot spot. This place offers amazing variety of seafood – the prawn curries, seafood platters, the king crab fries, fishes and so much more that sets the mood for enjoying the perfect Goan meal. However, nothing beats sipping on some chilled beer as you listen to the sound of waves crashing on the shore.
You can also try some popular restaurants offering scrumptious sea food such as Mum’s Kitchen and Martin’s Corner. Don’t forget to taste the lip smacking feni. It is a fermented drink made from cashew fruit which is available only in this beach town.
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