Cultural foods of Himachal Pradesh to satisfy your taste and soul

Cultural foods of Himachal Pradesh

The snowy mountains, green lands, tranquil atmosphere, beautiful rivers and fresh surroundings, these are things that describes the Himachal Pradesh at its best. But you have a surprise that Himachal Pradesh is also known for scrumptious food. From the street sellers to the cafes and restaurants, the people of Himachal pour their love in their dishes. So, on your next tour to this amazing state do not miss out some of the mouth-watering dishes.

  1. Chana Madra

Madra dish is actually belongs to the Chamba region of Himachal Pradesh and generally contains the soaked chickpeas (Chana). Cooked well with many Indian spices like – Cardamoms, Cinnamon, Coriander Powder, Cloves, Cumin and Turmeric powder. All the spices improve the taste of this dish. It also represents the food culture of Himachal Pradesh. Every occasion, you will find Madra.

Chana Madra
Chana Madra

Where you can get – Chamba

  1. Dhaam

The dish promises you a good taste and contains Dal, Rice, Curd, Rajma followed by sweet. Dhaam is a “Thali” full of delicious foods that are served on the occasions and carnivals. The unique thing about this dish is that it is cooked by professional chefs. To enjoy the best taste of Dhaam, you must travel Himachal Pradesh carnivals.


Where you can get – Manali and Chamba

  1. Tudkiya Bhath

The dish is known as Pulao of Himachal Pradesh that people cook in their own style. The dish is cooked with lentils, potatoes, yogurt, onion; tomatoes along with garlic, cinnamon, cardamom make this a great taste. To add most taste, the dish is served with Mash Dal and lemon juice.

Tudkiya Bhath
Tudkiya Bhath

Where you can get – Chamba

  1. Bhey or Spicy Lotus stems

A favorite dish of Himachal Pradesh that is lovingly eaten among the Himachali people, Bhey is a tasty dish which is cooked with the lotus stems. Thinly cut lotus stems are then cooked in the ginger, garlic, onions and gram flour which improves the taste of the dish.

Bhey or Spicy Lotus stems
Bhey or Spicy Lotus Stems

Where you can get – All over Himachal

  1. Chha Gosht

If you are a vegetarian then nothing would be better than Chha Gosht. A pure Himachal dish, Chha Gosht is a tasty dish cooked with the marinated lamb which is later cooked in the gravy of gram flour and yogurt. The dish improves its taste when it is well-cooked in the Indian spices like – cardamom, red chili powder, coriander, bay leaf, ginger-garlic, asafetida and others.

Chha Gosht
Chha Gosht

Where you can get – Chamba

  1. Siddu

Generally cooked with wheat flour, Sidu is a local dish to try in Himachal Pradesh, which praises the main course of mutton or some vegetables. The cooking process of Sidu is little time consuming, but the taste is awesome. The dish can be easily found in the local eating joints of the state to give tourists a taste of Himachal cuisine.


Where you can get – Kullu

  1. Babru

Himachal serves the popular North India dish called “Kachoris” in a different way. Babru is bread stuffed with black gram paste which is added to the Knead Dough. The crispy and delicious taste will make you forget the traditional Kachoris of North India. Babru is perfectly enjoyed with tamarind chutney and it also follows the popular Chana Madra of Himachal cuisine.


Where you can get – Shimla

  1. Aktori

Aktori is a wonderful dish which is very much enjoyed by the people of Himachal Pradesh in their festive time. Aktori is cooked in the form of a cake with the buckwheat leaves which is further cooked in the wheat flour. Although, the dish originated in Spiti Valley but it is regularly prepared and enjoy fully all over Himachal Pradesh.


Where you can get – Lahaul- Spiti

  1. Kullu Trout fish

The state promise you a number of Non-Veg dishes. Kullu Trout is a popular dish of Kullu region which is cooked with trout fish. The marinated fish is prepared in the minimal spices to keep the nutrients and the actual taste of Trout intact. The dish is combined with numerous boiled vegetables, which is considered as the healthiest dishes.

Kullu Trout fish
Kullu Trout Fish

Where you can get – Kullu

  1. The Tibetan dishes

The food talk about itself and cannot be completed without containing the Tibetan cuisines. Being a vital Tibetan colony, the cultural food of Himachal Pradesh is highly inspired by the Tibetan civilization. Momos is a favorite dish of the Himachal people and can be enjoyed in the Kiosks of Himachal Pradesh.

The Tibetan dishes
The Tibetan Dishes

Now, you can know what to eat during your Himachal Pradesh Tour price. These tasty dishes just add an additional bonus to your tour experience. Experience the cultural food of the state.


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