in ,

16 Best & Tasty Uttrakand food You Should Try

We all are a foodie, but this is the world’s best combo if a traveller is a foodie too, like I am.

Uttarakhand, one of the best place in India and also a pilgrimage, religious state of India which is famous for adventurous activities too. Uttarakhand have so much to give us from leisure, adventure to food.

Here is the best food list of Uttarakhand in which some are veg, non-veg and some desserts.

#1 Urad Dal ke Pakode


Urad ki Daal Ke Pakore

Yummy soft and spongy Pakoras are one of the best things that you’ll have in Uttarakhand. All-time favourite and for every occasion, Urad dal Pakoras are made every single time. Deep fried in oil and served hot with chutney.



#2 Singori

It is the pride of Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand, one of the most sought-after desserts, if you are on

a trip to Kumaon then not having it shouldn’t be less than missing a winning lottery. This toothsome sweet is made from khoya (condensed milk) which is wrapped into molu leaf. Almora is one of the best places to try this delicacy. The smell of molu leaf and the taste of condensed milk, having an aroma of cardamom and coconut will make you crave for more.


#3 Arsa

Arsa is a local sweet made from jaggery, rice and mustard oil. If you have been to Pahadi weddings then you must remember this delicacy being handed over as a wedding favour. The taste of this is so yummy when the soft round balls melt in your mouth.


#4  Dubuk

Having a subtle taste, this dish is good for stomach and tastes better when served with plain white rice, Bhang ki Chutney or Muli Thechwa (crushed radish). Dubuk also referred to as ‘dubuke’ is generally prepared from bhatt ki dal, gahat ki dal or arhar ki dal.

#5 Garhwal ka Fannah

This appetizer has become so popular over the years that it is on the menu card of every Pahadi wedding. A staple food of Mussoorie and is good enough to satiate both your eyes and stomach. Garhwal ka Fannah is one such dish that on tasting it you’ll surely ask for more.

#6 Sweet Asra

Sweet Arsa

A traditional sweet item of Uttarakhand made up of Rice, Water, jaggery and oil. Arse is a good and pure sign for the people of Uttarakhand. It is prepared on the special occasions.

#7  Chainsoo


It is Kind of dal prepared by black cereal. It is very rich in protein. One of the best food items of Uttarakhand. Cooked with cumin and Asafoetida.


Chainsoo is high protein dish of a whole black gram with a strong taste of coriander and garlic

#8 Garhwali Fannah

Garhwali Fannah

Garhwal Ka Fannah has become a must food item in the menu card for every occasion that takes place in Uttarakhand. It is so divine in its taste and aroma that everyone loves to have it on their menu of celebration.


# 9 Jholi (pahadi Kadhi)

 Jholi (pahadi Kadhi):

A traditional dish of Uttrakhand commonly served with rice. Tasty and made up of Chana flour (besan) and Curd. Good for Stomach and served with Desi Ghee.



#10 Kafuli

Food of Uttarakhand

This dish is a boon for all the diet-conscious people out there. Yes, it is actually that nutritious. Kafuli is a dish that all the locals of Uttarakhand swear by. It is basically primarily prepared of Spinach and fenugreek leaves, which even the doctors, prescribe. It is an exotic dish, prepared in an iron kadhai, and complimented by hot steaming rice. It is the most nourishing and health-conscious dish you will come across in the State.


#11 Bhaang Ki Chutney

Food of Uttarakhand

We are not kidding! There is chutney made in Uttarakhand that is actually bhang ki chutney. It simply enhances the taste of every other cuisine and its fresh aroma and tangy taste will linger in your mouth long after you have consumed it. It is basically prepared of Hemp Seeds which provides it the characteristic aroma. Already feel your mouth-watering?


#12 Phaanu

Food of Uttarakhand

Phaanu is a dish which is famous mostly in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is rather complicated to prepare since it is made by mixing lentils of different varieties that are soaked in water overnight. It is a kind of soupy dish, served mostly wish rice. The unique flavour of Phaanu will definitely be a treat for your taste buds!

#13 Baadi

Food of UttarakhandBaadi is one dish that has mesmerised the locals of Uttarakhand since a long time, mainly by its lingering aroma and tangy taste.  This dish is as simple as the people of Uttarakhand. It is bequeathed with all the essential nutrients that are hard to find in one dish altogether. It is abundant in Vitamin B12 and Vitamin A among others. What more can we ask for, when we get nutrients and taste in a single delicacy!

#14 Dubak

Food of Uttarakhand

Touted as one of the best dishes of Uttarakhand, Dubuk makes the people a fan by its indescribable taste.  It is a preparation of Dal and is best served with rice. You might think what’s so special about a normal delicacy prepared of Dal. Well, Dubuk is here to change your perception. Though the suitable time to eat Dubuk is during winters, but who can stop you from savouring it all throughout the year.


#15 Jhangora Ki Kheer

Food of Uttarakhand

When talking about delicacies how can we not mention the desserts! This is one famous sweet dish of the State. Jhangora is basically a type of millet which is the main ingredient of this dessert. Jhangor Ki Kheer has an unforgettable taste and is a must try after a heavy meal of the Garhwali cuisines. Its rich texture and the goodness of milk will leave you asking for more.

#16 Gulgula

Food of Uttarakhand

Yet another dish which is highly popular among tourists and visitors, Gulgula is a delectable sweet of Uttarakhand. It is a sweet local snack made of jaggery which traces its origin to the Garhwal region. This is a very common dish you will find in the State since it uses extremely basic ingredients that are available in the immediate vicinity of the local people. Gulgula has eventually found its place in the delicious desserts in many parts of Northern India.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Gun Hill Mussoorie

Best Top 10 tourist places in Mussoorie Uttarakhand

White Water Rafting

Top 10 things to do in Rishikesh