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Food- Top Indian Cities are Famous For

Category : All, khichdi, Taste of India · by Mar 7th, 2015

Indian cuisine famous for its taste, spices & variations. Although taste & range of every dish in India varies at every 10 km, here we lists top 10 of the famous food which you can’t avoid while visiting these cities.
If you are an Indian then these are must have dishes for you & if you are a foreign traveller without having these food your visit to India is incomplete.

1. Dal Baati Churma- Rajasthan

If you visit Rajasthan, a traditional state of India then your visit is incomplete without tasting Dal-Baati-Churma. Whether it’s a birthday, marriage or any ceremony in Rajasthan it just can’t be celebrated without Dal-baati-Churma. So, lets a handshake with Dal Baati Churma.

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Daal Baati Churma

“Dal-Baati-Churma”, is a combination of three different food items – Daal (lentils), Baati and Churma (Sweet). Daal- is normally made of lentils and can be little bit spicy. Baati- is made of wheat floor. Churma- is a sweet, made of wheat flour, sugar and dry fruits. And without lots of ghee into our plates we even can’t imagine about Dal Baati Churma.
So dip your fingers & experience the taste of royal Rajasthan.

2. Petha & Bedmi Kachori- Agra

We all know this majestic city & a visit to India is incomplete without visiting “The Amazing Tajmahal”. But do you know that except beautiful Taj Mahal what is the specialty of Agra which will add taste to overwhelming experience?


“Pethanagri”- Agra is also famous by this name. All of us who have a sweet tooth especially for Indian sweets must have been well known with Petha and specially Agra ka Petha.

Petha is a sweet dish made from ash ground vegetable with a number of variants in tastes ranging from kesar to chocolate. And petha is available at each & every corner of Agra. There are some other variations based on content, one with coconut mixed, another with some nuts put into it.


For pethanagri- Agra breakfast means Bedmi & Aloo ki sabji.
Deep-fried, crisp and puffy, bedmi poori is a bread made of wheat flour and ground urad lentil. Served with aloo subzi (potato gravy) & chutney. So leave bread butter just for one day & taste this delicious breakfast.

3. Litti Chokha- Patna

If you got a chance to visit the capital of Great Ashoka here is the most famous cuisine from land of Buddha i.e. Litti Chokha. This dish consists of wheat & sattu (powered gram) formed into balls with spices, and then filled with ghee (clarified butter). Mostly it is eaten with Mutton in lunch or dinner & also can be eaten with yogurt, baigan bharta, alu bharta.

It is available at every corner in Patna


4. Kabab- Lucknow

The City of Nawabs, traditions & rich culture is world famous for its delicious Kababs & it’s a 100 years old tradition passed from one generation to another which added to its uniqueness. If you are fond of non-veg food with pinch of spices on it, Lucknow is a perfect place for you.
Relish and enjoy Kebab in the 100-year old Tunde ke Kebab shop in Aminabad- the most famous outlet for choicest Kebabs and non-veg dishes even today. A number of variety of kababs are available their.

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Tunday Kabab- Lucknow

So a peek into some of the most famous Kebab outlets in Lucknow which promise you a taste for a lifetime


5. Varanasi- Paan

Every Indian has heard of “Khai k Paan Banaras Wala”, so what is so special about these beetle leaves that makes them world famous. Paan is used as mouth freshener in India & holds an important place in various traditions. But above all a Varanasi Paan will relish your taste buds.
Be it ‘Chocolate Paan or Tobacco Paan’, and ‘Meetha Paan or Sada Paan’, if you take it, you will be filled with joy, refreshing your mood.

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Varanasi Paan

It also found to have healthy properties i.e. it reduces the blood pressure and helps in digestion, relieves hunger, removes bad breath, decreases menstrual bleeding in ladies and also strengthens the teeth.

A visit to holy land of Varanasi is just like without soul if you don’t try Varanasi Paan.


6. Idli & Sambar- Chennai

South India is impossible to imagine without coconut & delicious Idli- Sambar. So if planning a visit to beautiful terrain of southern part of India, your breakfast is incomplete without Sambhar and chutney with idli and dosa. It is a healthy breakfast & also balances a meal by bringing in a lot of pulses and veggies.

So dip idli into sambar & say good morning to a healthy breakfast while visiting Chennai.


7. Biryani- Hyderabad

Heaven of non-vegetarians in India is Hyderabad. Why?
Yes you guess it correctly with Hyderabad & its royal landmarks here comes the name of Biryani!!!
The Hyderabadi biryani developed under the rule of Asaf Jah I, who had been appointed as the Governor of Deccan by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. It is made with basmati rice, spices and goat.

So complete your visit with Hyderabadi Biryani.


8. Makke di Roti & Sarson da Saag- Amritsar

Punjab- so what strikes your mind at first?

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Sarson da Saag-Makke di Roti

It is famous for a number of cuisines such as Chole Bhature, Daal Makhani, Aloo tikki but above all the mouth watering Makkee ki Roti & Sarson ka Saag. Winters in Punjab cannot be imagined without this world famous recipe.
This dish definitely needs no introduction. It is prepared with mustard leaves, accompanied with makki di roti. The luscious green sarson da saag tastes fabulous with makki ki roti & a dollop of butter.This rich & irresistible dish is easy to prepare. Main ingredients are mustard leaves (sarson ki bhaji) & maize flour ( makki ka atta).

The cuisine is a must try in Punjab, a perfect meal for people who love healthy traditional food.


9. Vada Pav- Mumbai

At all nook, stall and corners of Mumbai you will find Vada Pav’s. Mumbaikars just jump on them. Its quite filling and easily available across India. They are hot favorite of almost every age group.

A visit to Mumbai- Economic capital to India is incomplete without munching Vada Pav available across the street in Mumbai


10. Dhokla- Ahmedabad

Gujarat- land of rich cultural heritage. Colors of Garba & rainbow of hand made dresses. Rich state in terms of tourism & ethics. Gujarati food is very much famous in every Indian kitchen for its healthy & light snacks. And from all of them Dhokla tops the list
Dhokla is a nutritious Indian food with a base of fermented chickpea batter and rice.

A favourite evening snack is a must try for every one while visiting Ahmedabad.


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