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CUISINE OF UTTAR PRADESH

   
 

 

 

Cuisine of Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: उत्तर प्रदेश का खाना, Urdu: اتر پردیش کا کھانا) is from the state of Uttar Pradesh located in Central-South Asia and Northern India), and the cooking patterns of the state are similar to those of Central Asia, the Middle East, and Northern India as well. The cuisine consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Uttar Pradesh has been greatly influenced by Mughal cooking techniques, and the cuisine

Uttar Pradeshi thali with naan, sultani dal, raita, and shahi paneer
Uttar Pradeshi thali with naan, sultani
dal, raita, and shahi paneer

 

of Uttar Pradesh bears similarities to those of Kashmir and Punjab, and the state is famous for its Nawabi foods(of Lucknow and environs) and use of mutton, paneer, and rich spices including cardamom and saffron. Its most famous dishes include kebabs, biryani, and various mutton recipes. The samosa and pakora, among the most popular snacks in all of India, are also originally from Uttar Pradesh.

Popular dishes from Uttar Pradesh

 
  • Zamin Doz Macchli (fish stuffed with spices and sealed in earthenwre case which is then cooked for 8 hours) * Murg Mussallam (whole chicken with variety of spices)
  • Lukhnawi Biryani (slightly fried Rice preparation with mutton)
  • Dum Bhindi
  • Gobhi Mussallam
  • Sultani Dal
  • Rizala
  • Shami Kabab (includes tangy green mango)

The samosa is a popular snack from Uttar Pradesh
The samosa is a popular snack from Uttar Pradesh

 
  • Palak Paneer
  • Kakori Kabab (similar to Seekh Kabab)
  • Pasanda Kabab(skewered boneless mutton)
  • Kachori
  • Pasanda Paneer (similar to Paneer Makhani or butter paneer(indian cheese))
  • Samosa
  • Shab Deg (a winter dish, turnips and mutton balls with saffron)
  • Paneer Pakora & of various vegetables

Kebabs are an important part of Uttar Pradesh's cuisine
Kebabs are an important part of Uttar Pradesh's cuisine

 
  • Kofta
  • Qorma
  • Kachori
  • Samosa
  • Pakora
  • Raita
  • Nahari (curry eaten at dawn)

Traditional Desserts

 
  • Gujia (like a samosa though filled with sweetened thickened milk (khoya))
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Kheer
  • Qulfi
  • Halwa (sweet pudding)
  • Sheer Qorma
  • Ghewar
  • Imarti
  • Petha

 

The koftah is a popular main dish of Uttar Pradesh
The koftah is a popular main dish of Uttar Pradesh

 
Popular drinks from Uttar Pradesh    
  • Lassi
  • Bhang
  • Ruh-Afza (rose water beverage)
  • Gurahl Sharbat (hibiscus)
  • Lemon Sharbat
  • Rose Sharbat

 

 

 

The koftah is a popular main dish of Uttar Pradesh
Raita has its roots in Uttar Pradesh as well

   
Bread preparations    

As wheat is the staple food of the state, breads are very significant. Breads are generally flat breads; only a few varieties are raised breads. The breads may be made of different types of flour and can be made in various ways:

Tandoori Naan, or naan baked in a tandoor, tandoori roti, kulcha, lachha paratha

 

The koftah is a popular main dish of Uttar Pradesh
Naan is one of the staple breads of Uttar Pradesh

 
     
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