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
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.
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.
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.
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.
# 9 Jholi (pahadi Kadhi)
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
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.
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.