The lush green valleys, the snow-clad mountains, the quiet and calm air,
harmony in the environment. And, with this quote, you just missed out on a
huge surprise that this state has to offer for its loyal travelers and that is the
mouth-watering food. From the fancy restaurants and cafes to road
vendors, the locals of Himachal pour their hearts out in every dish they
make. So, to make sure you do not miss out of some must-try foods of this
state in your next Himachal trip we have prepared a list of must-try dishes.
Here are our picks for the best dishes from Himachal Pradesh:
This one is a delicacy that originally belonged to the Chamba district of
Himachal Pradesh. This recipe is prepared from the soaked chana
(chickpeas) or veggies. The vegetables or chickpeas are cooked well in oil
along with a blend of different spices such as cardamoms, cinnamon,
coriander powder, cumin, and turmeric powder these spices greatly
enhance the taste of this dish. It is one of the most popular dishes that
showcase the food culture of Himachal Pradesh. Every special occasion,
every restaurant, and every festival of Himachal Pradesh Madra is offered
to you with utmost love. You can easily order this dish online using Swiggy
First Time Offer with great discount.
Dhaam is considered a full-course meal that along with amazing taste
promises to provide all the essential nutrients. This recipe is consist of
rajma, dal, curd, rice, boor ki Kadi and is supported with gur (jiggery). You
can consider this one as a full course Thali filled with delicacies that are
must serve on the festivals and occasions. One aspect that makes this dish
stands out from the rest is that fact that the chefs preparing it are called
‘botis’. If you want to try it visit Himachal in the festive season.
- Tudkiya Bhath
This one is kind of Pulao which is prepared by using ingredients like ginger,
cinnamon, cardamom, garlic, lentils, potatoes, onions, yogurt and is spiced
with red chili powder, bay leaf, etc. You can find this one anywhere in
Himachal Pradesh pretty easily.
- Bhey or Spicy Lotus stems
This one is the most popular dish of the Himachal cuisine and is usually
served in the local households of Himachal Pradesh. It is a mouth-watering
dish and is made with the lotus stems. Onions, grams flour and ginger
garlic are cooked with thinly sliced lotus stem this adds in great and unique
taste to the dish.
- Chha Gosht
This one is another famous and traditional dish from Himachal Pradesh
which is prepared with marinated lamb meat. To add in more flavors the
chefs of the Himachal cook the meat in red chili powder gravy, gram flour,
coriander powder, yogurt and spices like ginger-garlic paste, cardamom,
asafetida, and bay leaf.
This one is an Indian bread prepared from wheat flour. First, it is cooked in
the bonfire and then it is steamed. It is usually prepared by using butter and
ghee and is served with dal or mutton. You should not miss out on this dish
on your next trip to Himachal Pradesh. Also you can order this dish online
at your doorstep using Mobikwik Offers with great deals.
Kachoris are a famous dish of North India and Himachal has added a
unique twist in this one. Black gram paste is stuffed in the kneaded dough
and flatbread is prepared from this. After tasting the scrumptious taste and
the crisp that this recipe has to offer you are sure to forget about the
conventional Kachoris of North India. Babru is best served with Tamarind
sauce and it also goes well with the Chana Madra.
Aktori is considered a festive dish by the locals of Himachal Pradesh it is
usually served in every festival. It is made in the form of pancake or cake
prepared with the buckwheat leaves which is cooked in the wheat. It was
initially originated in the Spiti valley but it is very much liked in the Himachal
Pradesh and is prepared in households of Himachal Pradesh pretty often.
- Kullu Trout fish
Kullu trout is one among the different nonvegetarian dishes that the cuisine
of Himachal Pradesh has to offer. As the name suggests this dish is made
with trout fish. Minimal spices are used to cook the marinated fish to keep
its nutrients and original taste of trout fish intact. This dish is served well
with various boiled veggies, and hence it is considered one of the healthiest
dishes of the Himachal Pradesh.
- The Tibetan dishes
When we talk about Himachal food then the food talk is not finished until
the Tibetan food is mentioned. Since Himachal is an important part of
Tibetan colony, the Himachal cuisine is highly inspired by the Tibetan
culture. The best of these Tibetan dishes can be found in Dharamshala and
This concludes our list of the best food of Himachal Pradesh, hope it will
help you in your next trip to Himachal Pradesh.