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A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer

If food fascinates you as much as the beautiful valleys and mountains of Himachal Pradesh, then yes, you have been traveling right. As you go from places to places discovering new culture, natural beauty and beautiful landscapes, don’t forget to stop here and there once in a while for delicious local cuisines. So, on your next trip to this beautiful state do not miss out on some of the mouth-water dishes that they have to offer you.

1. Madra

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Madra is one of the dishes that is prepared all around and represents the food culture of the state. Every restaurant, every occasion, and the festival will have Madra offered to you with utmost hospitality. The dish consists of the soaked chickpeas (chana) or vegetables. It is well cooked in oil and various spices are added to it such as cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, coriander powder and turmeric powder enhance the taste of this dish.

2. Dhaam

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You will find a lot of it during the festival season in Himachal Pradesh. Dhaam is a complete food with various dishes on one plate that along with a great taste promises a complete meal with various nutrients. The dish includes dal, rajma, rice, curd, boor ki Kadi and is very well complemented with gur (jaggery). Dhaam is prepared by special chefs of Himachal Pradesh known as ‘botis’. The dish is a huge cultural significance of the state.

3. Tudkiya Bhath

A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer-3 The authentic pulao of Himachal Pradesh that pahadi people cook in their own very style local spices and ingredients that adds to the taste of this dish of Himachal Pradesh. The dish is cooked with Indian spices and lentils, potatoes and, yogurt is added along with chopped vegetables and spices including onion, tomatoes, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom provides this dish such a great taste. Tudkiya Bath is often complemented with mash dal and few drops of lime juice to get the best taste.

4. Bhey or Spicy Lotus stems

A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer-4 Bhey is a delicious dish which is prepared with the lotus stems and is full of nutrients. Fine chopped lotus stems are cooked in the ginger-garlic, onions and gram flour which adds the unique and great taste to the dish. It is prepared in the day to day life of the local Himachali people.

5. Chha Gosht

A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer-5 If you crave for non-vegetarian then nothing can serve you better than Chha Gosht. A typical Himachal delicacy, Chha Gosht is a dish prepared with the marinated lamb and gravy is prepared with gram flour and yogurt.The taste of this dish is highly enhanced when it is well cooked in the Indian spices such as cardamom, bay leaf, red chili powder, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste, bay leaf, and asafoetida

6. Siddu

A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer-6 Siddu is often considered a side dish to complement various delicacies of Himachal such as Mutton or vegetable dishes. The time and hard work is taken to prepare this dish are simply worth the taste that it renders. The wheat flour is kept for 4-5 hours for the yeast to settle down. Later, the dough is filled with fat and put on the direct flame to get the half-cooked dough. This partly cooked dough is then steamed to keep the taste and nutrients of the ingredients intact. You will find a lot of authentic restaurant serving Sidu with main course, it is also fondly eaten for breakfast.

7. Babru

A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer-7 Add the touch of the uniqueness of Himachali to the north Indian kachoris, you get Babru. Babru is a flat-bread which is prepared with the stuffing of black gram paste which is added to the kneaded dough. The crisp and the scrumptious taste of Babru will make you forget the conventional Kachoris of North India. Babru is best enjoyed with Tamarind chutney and it also complements the famous Chana Madra of Himachal cuisine.

8. Aktori

A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer-8 Although, the dish originates in Spiti Valley but it is frequently prepared and fondly eaten all over Himachal Pradesh. Aktori is prepared in the form of a cake or pancake, just the difference remains that it is made with the buckwheat leaves which is further cooked in the wheat flour. It is frequently prepared during the festive season by the local households.

9. Kullu Trout fish

A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer-9 Himachal Pradesh promises a great number of non-vegetarian delicacies. Kullu trout is a famous dish of Kullu region which is prepared with trout fish. The marinated fish is cooked in the minimal spices to keep the nutrients and the original taste of Trout intact. The dish is best coupled with the number of boiled vegetables, and hence it remains one of the healthiest delicacies of Himachal Pradesh.

10. Mittha

A list of delicious delicacies Himachal Pradesh has to offer-10 Mittha is the sweet dish of Himachal Pradesh prepared on special occasions. It has sweetened rice mixed with dry fruits and raisins. They are easy to cook and absolutely scrumptious to dig your spoons in.

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